Today at Berkeley Lab

Solar Eclipse as Viewed From the Advanced Light Source

The ALS patio is a great place to take photos of the Bay, but it’s also a choice spot for capturing celestial events. Public Affair’s Kelly Owen took this shot during the solar eclipse last week, on Oct. 23. She heard a nearby plane and waited patiently, hoping it would cross in front of the sun.
Though the pilot didn’t hear her plea, their course still created a dramatic shot.

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Take Part in the Halloween-Themed JGI Runaround on Oct. 30

The annual JGI Runaround is a three km walk/run event starts at 11 a.m. in the JGI courtyard in Walnut Creek. In keeping with this year’s Halloween theme, participants are invited to come in costume. Prizes will be awarded for best times and costume. For more information, contact Christine Naca.

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Tomorrow is UC Food Day; Famers Market on Campus

As part of the University of California’s Global Food Initiative, campuses across the system are hosting event. UC Berkeley will conduct a farmers market on Dwinelle Plaza from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. tomorrow (Oct. 24), which as been designated “Food Day.” Go here to view a complete calendar of activities.

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Energy Secretary Moniz to Hold All-Hands at Lab on Thursday

Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz will visit Berkeley Lab on Thursday, Oct. 23 and will be holding an all-hands meeting with lab staff. The meeting will take place in the Building 50 Auditorium from 11:45 to 12:30 Thursday. Due to the anticipated high interest, this is a first-come, first-seated opportunity. However, live web streaming will be available on the Lab’s epresence site. Watch TABL on Friday for a follow-up to the Secretary’s visit to the lab.

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Jennifer Doyle, Steve Whitelam Repeat as Runaround Winners

Hundreds participated in the 37th annual race, but two emerged as the winners. Doyle (Engineering) led the women with a time of 10:57 (only one other woman has ever run it faster), while Whitelam (Materials Sciences) led the men’s division with a time of 9:48. Both won the race last year, and Doyle also won the women’s division in 2012. Go here to view a hyperlapse video of the race’s start.

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Lab’s 4th Annual Diversity Cultural Festival is on Oct. 30

This year’s event, themed “Weaving the Fabric of Diversity,” will offer a whirlwind tour around the world, featuring jazz singer Amy Ukena, Hula dancer Adel Serafino, the Ukulele Club, Dance Club, and the Karaoke Idols. Also featured are international dance performances. More>

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Film Screening to Celebrate Filipino-American History Month

The Lab’s Filipino-American Club will be hosting a film screening of “El Presidente” on Wednesday, October 22 at 12 p.m. in the Building 50 Auditorium. The movie portrays the life of General Emilio Aguinaldo and the first democratic republic in Asia. More>

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Parking, Traffic Affected by Friday Runaround

The K1 (cafeteria) parking lot will close Thursday evening. All traffic will be frozen on the Hill starting at 11 a.m. on Friday. Access via Strawberry Gate to Building 85 and up, and Blackberry Gate below the traffic circle will remain open. All roads and lots will reopen around 1:15 p.m. The Bikearound will start at 11:30 a.m.

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Lab to Host Luncheon, Movie to Honor Veterans

All Lab veterans are invited to attend a complimentary appreciation lunch will on Nov. 10. RSVP by Nov. 3 to attend. A screening of the film “Honor Flight” will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 11, from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Building 50 Auditorium. More>

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Monday’s Director’s Achievement Awards Ceremony to be Webcast

Go here to watch the event, which begins at 9 a.m. on Monday. Mark Levine (pictured) will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award. The full list of winners is posted here. Attendance at the ceremony is by invitation only.

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