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New Official Berkeley Lab Folders Available

New official Berkeley Lab folders are available for ordering through Creative Services. The folders come in packs of 10 for $15/pack. Contact Jon Rhodin at printing@lbl.gov.

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Saving the Bay…Lab Volunteers Assist With Coastal Marsh Restoration

In partnership with Save the Bay, volunteers transplanted over 2,200 baccharis glutinosa seedlings along the MLK, Jr. Regional Shoreline Park in Oakland yesterday. This native perennial supports the local marsh ecosystem and creates habitat for wetland animals and insects. For more on the Lab’s work in the community, contact Armando Viramontes.

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Whiteboards Around the Lab…Calculations With a View

These electron transport equations were photographed by Public Affair’s Kelly Owen on the third floor of the Molecular Foundry. Do you know of a cool whiteboard you’d like to share with the Lab? If so, contact Owen at kjowen@lbl.gov.

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The Tweet that Reached a Half A Million People

A recent story on combustion theory and cleaner fuels tweeted from @BerkeleyLab account reached a half million people, retweeted or mentioned by the Department of Energy (@ENERGY), Ecomagination (@Ecomagination), Brett Richardson (@BerkeleyBrett) Brookhaven National Lab (@BrookhavenLab) and others.

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Catch Up on Lab News While Waiting for Your Latte

To provide another venue for employees to stay on top of Lab news, the Public Affairs Office has installed a large video monitor in the cafeteria, located next to the coffee bar. A slideshow features headlines on the latest updates. Send e-mail to communications@lbl.gov.

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Share Your Ideas on Communicating Science Via Survey

Feedback will help creation of a lectures series by creative individuals who have unique ideas on how to communicate complex concepts. Go here to take this survey .

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Share Your Ideas on Communicating Science Via Survey

Lab Communications Council seeks to create speaker series for staff to help them effectively share complex concepts to the general public. Survey deadline is Friday, Jun 27. More>

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A Primer on How the New TABL Works

Click blue button on daily e-mail reminder to reach website that offers one-stop destination for employee news. More>

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Berkeley Lab Takes Over DOE’s Instagram Account

Yesterday, the Public Affairs Department was given the keys to the Department of Energy’s Instagram account, a popular photo-sharing site. The occasion was used to capture a day in the life of Molecular Foundry Director Jeff Neaton, from his bus ride to work, to seminars and meetings, to conversations around a whiteboard (and of course a turkey sighting). See out the photos here, and check out Berkeley Lab’s Instagram account. Got ideas about ways to use social media to highlight Berkeley Lab? Contact Kelly Owen.

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Berkeley Lab Scientists Participate in “Above the Arctic Circle” Google Hangout

Last week, several scientists participated in a live Hangout from above the Arctic Circle in Alaska and at Berkeley Lab. The topic was how and why scientists study permafrost to better understand the vulnerable Arctic ecosystem — and what may happen to it as the climate changes. Participating Berkeley Lab scientists included, from Alaska, Craig Ulrich; from a CT scanning lab in Building 74, Tim Kneafsey and Yuxin Wu; and from a microbiology lab in Building 70, Romy Chakraborty and Neslihan Tas. Students from Elmhurst Community Prep in Oakland, CA and Ashwaubenon High School in Green Bay, WI, joined the hangout and asked questions. An edited version of the hangout can be watched here.
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