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Public Affairs Offers Media Training on May 11

The two-hour session is ideal for researchers and others who may need to speak to the news media or the public. Former CBS News producer, and current Lab Communications manager, Jon Weiner will lead this free class from 10 a.m. to noon on May 11. Contact Weiner for more information or to sign up. More>

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Berkeley Lab Tweets Travel Around the World

How far can a Berkeley Lab tweet travel…pretty far. On April 4, @BerkeleyLab tweeted with an “ask” for followers to say where they are in the world. More than 220 people responded from 28 U.S. states, 36 countries, and 6 continents. Check out this cool graph and read some of our followers’ responses. Click here to view full-size map.

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Hosting a Lab Event? Add it to the Calendar

From science lectures, workshops, IT training, or dance classes, there’s always something going on at the Lab. And there’s no better way to track these activities than checking the Lab Events Calendar on the TABL website. Is your division, department or club hosting an event open to employees? If so, add it to the events calendar to broaden your reach. Instructions are here.

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CASE Honors Public Affairs for News Writing, Strategic Communications

The Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) District VII recognized the Lab’s Public Affairs office with a Gold award for Best News Writing and a Bronze award for Strategic Communications for “Aboard Oceanus: Embedding a Science Writer on a Research Cruise.” More>

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2016 Lab Science in Review

From big gains in understanding Earth’s climate and environment, to advancements in health, computing, clean energy, imaging, cosmology, materials sciences, and energy efficiency, the Lab had a banner year of impactful research. Go here to view a social media round-up of the Lab’s scientific highlights.

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DOE Report on Quantum Materials for Energy Relevant Technology Now Available

The “Basic Research Needs Report on Quantum Materials” that Berkeley Lab Senior Science Writer (retired) Lynn Yarris worked on for the Office of Science on behalf of the Lab is now online and can be viewed here. It includes design work by Public Affairs Creative Services’s Susan Brand.

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Social Media Feature Highlights 7 Lab Imaging Tools Pushing Science Forward

Lab scientists are developing new ways to see the unseen. Here are seven imaging advances that are helping to push science forward, from developing better batteries to peering inside cells to exploring the nature of the universe. View this feature and more on the Lab’s Facebook page. More>

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New Websites for Lab Video, Photography Services

Need video or photos to promote your science, share news, feature researchers, or cover a special event? Learn more about these services on their newly launched websites, including details on how to make requests, the production process, rates, and contact information. Go here for video website and here for photo website.

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Public Affairs Offers Media Training Sept. 30

The two-hour session is ideal for researchers and others who may need to speak to the news media or the public. Former CBS News producer, and current Lab Communications manager, Jon Weiner will lead this free class from 1 to 3 p.m. on Sept. 30. Contact Weiner for more information or to sign up. More>

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Carbon Voyage Update: A Floating Classroom for Students

All members of Jim Bishop’s team have been trained in key deck operations, such as working the tag lines during CTD deployment. UC Berkeley junior William Kumler, for instance, has been introduced to the winch at the stern of the ship. He stood at the controls during sediment trap deployments and recovery, vigilantly following the signals for letting out or taking in cable. More>

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