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Energy Technologies’ Lynn Price Retires from Berkeley Lab

ETA’s Lynn Price retired from Berkeley Lab on June 29, and has stepped down as acting director of the Energy Analysis and Environmental Impacts (EAEI) Division as well as head of the International Energy Analysis Department in the Energy Technologies Area. Tom Kirchstetter will serve as acting EAEI division director. Nan Zhou will succeed Price as the International Energy Analysis department head.

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NERSC’s Shane Canon and Doug Jacobsen Discuss Shifter on Podcast

In this RCE (Research Computing and Engineering) podcast, Canon and Jacobsen of the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC) discuss Shifter, a prototype implementation that NERSC is developing and experimenting with as a scalable way to deploy containers in a high-performance computing environment. Go to the podcast here.

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Berkeley Lab Baristas Help Fuel Science

It’s a family affair at the Lab’s coffee shop. With their warm personalities and cheerful delivery of caffeine to hundreds on the Hill every day, Brittney Harris (right) and Marie Daugherty, the two friendly baristas who happen to be sisters-in-law, have built friendships that go beyond the coffee counter, and have learned more than they ever expected about scientific topics since working at the Lab. More>

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Former Lab Physicist Alper Garren Passes Away

Garren contributed to the design and orbit theory of the Bevatron, the 88-Inch Cyclotron, the Advanced Light Source, Fermilab’s Proton Synchrotron, and CERN’s Large Proton-Proton Storage Rings, among many other accelerators. He collaborated with scientists around the world, sharing his ideas with colleagues and mentoring his students. He passed away on June 25. He was 92. More>

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Winners Announced for Photo Club’s ‘Street/Urban’ Contest

Jon Bertsch (JGI) placed first; John Christensen (EESA) and Kelly Owen (Strategic Communications) tied for both second and third place; and Bertsch, Michael Wehner (CRD), and Sayan Gupta (MBIB) tied for fourth place in the Photo Club’s June “Street/Urban” contest. For more information about the Photo Club, contact John Christensen. To see the winning images, go here.

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‘Science Friday’ Episode Featured Roman Concrete Study

Advanced Light Source user Marie Jackson from the University of Utah joined Ira Flatow, host of the public-radio talk show “Science Friday,” on July 7 to discuss her work on 2,000-year-old Roman concrete, and what makes this ancient material so durable. More>

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10 Things You Should Know About Jon Bashor

Bashor, the head of communications for the Computing Sciences Area, has met former German Chancellor Helmut Schmidt, loves driving the loneliest road in America, and got a hose turned on him as a reporter in Richmond. Go here to learn more about Bashor. Are there 10 things we should know about you, or someone you work with? If so, send an email to communications@lbl.gov.

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Alivisatos Named UC Berkeley Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost

Paul Alivisatos, an internationally renowned chemist and UC Berkeley’s vice chancellor for research, has been chosen to serve as the campus’s new executive vice chancellor and provost, effective immediately. Alivisatos is a Berkeley Lab materials scientist and former Lab director. More>

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EHS’s Ecclesine Participates in Women’s Transcontinental Airplane Race

Amy Ecclesine (left) of the Radiation Protection Group and her flying partner Susan Larson placed 16th in the Air Race Classic held late last month, which started in Maryland and ended 2,700 miles later in New Mexico. The race dates back to the 1929 Women’s Air Derby, in which female pilots, including Amelia Earhart, raced from California to Ohio.

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Lab Photographer, Videographer Receives 2nd Emmy Award in Two Years

Marilyn Chung received an Emmy Award from the Pacific Southwest Chapter of The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences for a video on rising domestic violence reports in Coachella Valley. It was her second Emmy in two years for videos she created while at the Desert Sun newspaper in Palm Springs, California. Last year she won an Emmy for a video series on artist studios.

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