Today at Berkeley Lab

New Website Showcases Berkeley Lab’s Social Media Efforts

Did you know Berkeley Lab has almost 34,000 followers on Twitter, or that there are helpful guidelines for Lab staff interested in getting involved in social media? The Public Affairs Department has launched a new website that showcases the Lab’s main social media sites, the latest happenings, social media sites maintained by Lab divisions and facilities, and more. Visit the site here.

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2015 ‘On the Way’ List Unveiled

The Public Affairs Department has updated its “On the Way” list, which showcases ten Berkeley Lab research projects or technologies that are either starting up, moving along, or getting ready to deliver. The list first rolled out last year, and is intended to highlight how today’s science could lead to the solutions and discoveries of tomorrow.

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Pluto Haikus a Big Hit on Lab’s Social Media

“From blurry image, to celestial clarity, Pluto, you glimmer” was among the many haikus submitted via the Lab’s Twitter account, commemorating the NASA Pluto Fly By on Tuesday. Go here to read more.

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Share Your Lab Videos, Images Via Social Media

Staff who take photos or videos that capture everyday life at the Lab, and want it shared on our social media channels, are encouraged to contact Public Affairs’ Kelly Owen. She recently posted a goat video recorded by David Stein of Operations that reached almost 6.5 million people and was picked up by CNN, NPR and other major news outlets.

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In Memoriam: Judith (Judy) Goldhaber

Judith (Judy) Goldhaber, author of more than 1,000 science stories during her 35-year career as a science writer at Berkeley Lab, and wife of renowned physicist Gerson Goldhaber, passed away on May 26, following a hemorrhagic stroke. She was 81. More>

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‘Big Questions’ Answered at April 29 Science at the Theater

Those who missed the April 29 event in downtown Oakland can catch the presentation of “Five Big Questions,” featuring Judy Campisi on cancer and aging, Kai Vetter on radiation and public safety, Javier Ceja-Navarro on beetles, biofuels, and combustion, Ann Almgren on simulating supernovae, and Shashi Buluswar on his Urban Food Initiative. Go here to watch the video.

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“5 Big Questions” Theme of Wednesday’s Science at the Theater

4-29-15-SATTEvery discovery and invention starts with a question. From simulating supernovae to growing food in our cities, Berkeley Lab scientists will dive into the big questions that drive their research. Come hear Judy Campisi, Kai Vetter, Shashi Buluswar, Javier Ceja-Navarro, and Ann Almgren speak on April 29 at Oakland’s Kaiser Center Auditorium from 7-9 p.m. Go here to RSVP.

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Three Questions for ETA Researcher Marca Doeff

Doeff works in the Energy Technology Area’s Energy Storage and Distributed Resources Division, was motivated to pursue science from an inspirational high school teacher, and is researching materials to improve electric car batteries. Go here to read Doeff’s complete answers, which were posted on the Lab’s Facebook page last week.

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Lab Staff Participate in ‘Small Act-Big Impact’ Earth Day Campaign

Branden Brough of the Molecular Foundry commutes to work in an electric vehicle, and Linda Vu (pictured) of Computing composts and recycles. These small acts were featured on the Lab’s Twitter feed as part of Los Alamos Lab’s “My Small Act” Earth Day campaign.

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Get Your News While Waiting for Coffee or Eating Lunch

Staff who need to catch up on what’s going on at the Lab can do so while munching on a sandwich or waiting for a latte in the cafeteria dining hall. A video monitor next to the coffee bar features a daily updated slide show of the latest news, including research, lectures, awards, and events. Check it out next time you’re up there.

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