Today at Berkeley Lab

Video of Conversation Between NPR’s Joe Palca and Geri Richmond Now Available

Geri Richmond — a member of the National Science Board, secretary of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and advocate for diversity — sat down in conversation with NPR’s Joe Palca on Monday, June 11. The event was part of the Director’s Distinguished Women in Science speaker series. Watch it here.

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Pride Month 2018: Lab Events Scheduled

Celebrate the contributions of the LGBTQ+ community by participating in one of several Lab events that have been scheduled, including movie screenings, talks, networking sessions, and fairs. The month of June was chosen for LGBTQ+ Pride Month to commemorate the Stonewall riots, which occurred at the end of June 1969.

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Berkeley Lab Participates in Alaska National Lab Day

To raise awareness about collaborating with national labs, Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski and the University of Alaska Fairbanks hosted Alaska National Lab Day. Lab Director Mike Witherell helped explain “What is a National Lab?” ETA researcher Peter Larsen spoke on energy solutions, and Elsie Quaite-Randall (Intellectual Property Office) discussed entrepreneurship.

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Cafeteria Dining Hall Closing at 1 p.m. on June 7

The cafeteria will close at 1 p.m. on Thursday, June 7, to facilitate setup for an Energy Sciences Area special event. Diners will be asked to vacate the dining hall at that time. Seating may also be impacted on the patio area.

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Want to Improve Your Public Speaking? Toastmasters Club Hosts June 7 Open House

Join the Lab’s Toastmasters — a group dedicated to improving public-speaking and leadership skills — at an open house on Thursday, June 7, at noon in Building 70A-3377. The event will feature distinguished Toastmaster Brendan James Murphy, a professional who applies public speaking to highly technical and business-related projects. Attendees can take the stage during the “Table Topics” session.

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Memorial Day: May 28 Holiday Honors Those Who Died Serving Our Country

While you’re enjoying the three-day weekend (Monday is a Lab holiday), remember that Memorial Day was created to honor those who died while serving in the country’s armed forces. Founded in 1868 by General John Logan, Memorial Day (originally called Decoration Day) became a federal holiday in 1971. More>

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Feel Better: JGI Hosts Annual Safety and Wellness Fair on May 30

The Joint Genome Institute (JGI) is hosting its 12th Annual Safety and Wellness Fair from noon to 2 p.m. on May 30 at the JGI courtyard in Walnut Creek. Attendees from Berkeley Lab are welcome. The fair will be held Over 50 exhibitors will be participating, promoting safety, health, wellness, and sustainability. More>

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Lab Participates in May 22 Wildfire Awareness Event

Area fire-response agencies will meet at the site of last year’s Grizzly Peak​ Fire from 11 a.m. to noon on May 22 to discuss fire preparedness and prevention efforts. The event may cause traffic delays from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. along Grizzly Peak Boulevard, between Centennial Drive and South Park Drive. Emergency vehicles will be stationed in the area as part of the event. More>

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Lab Event Organizers Invited to Attend May 24 Catering Fair

The Epicurean Group, which manages the Lab’s Bay View Café, is hosting a catering fair on the cafeteria patio on Thursday, May 24, from 1 to 2 p.m. Samples of dishes from Epicurean’s seasonal catering menu will be served. The event is geared towards those who organize Lab events and coordinate catering.

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Lab Research, Facilities Captured Through Lens of Visiting Photographers

To mark the International Day of Light on May 16, 27 photographers visited the Lab to creatively capture scenes of science at the Advanced Light Source, the Molecular Foundry, NERSC, and battery labs. The event was part of a Global Physics Photowalk, with similar shoots taking place at research organizations around the world. Strategic Communications coordinated the Berkeley Lab Photowalk. Watch a video on the event here.

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