Today at Berkeley Lab

Town Hall With New Lab Director on Jan. 29; Will Be Live Streamed

Staff are invited to attend a town hall meeting with incoming Lab Director Michael Witherell from 2 to 3:30 p.m. in the Building 50 Auditorium on Friday, Jan. 29. Go here to view a live stream of the event.

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General Assembly for Lab Postdocs on Jan. 26

The Lab’s very first General Postdoc Assembly will gather Tuesday, January 26, at 6 p.m., in the Building 50 auditorium. Information about the LBNL Postdoc Association will be provided, and new board members will be elected. Grad students and early careers are encouraged to attend. Contact postdoc.lbl@gmail.com for more information. More>

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‘Pandas: The Journey Home’ 3D Movie Now at Lawrence Hall of Science

Meet the cute and sometimes mischievous pandas at the Wolong Panda Center in China and discover the extraordinary efforts being made to secure the future of these gentle giants. Learn about panda behavior and habitats as you follow Tao and his panda friends on their journey from captivity into the wild. The 40-minute film is showing daily through June 12. More>

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Physics Division Honors 1000 Years of Contributions From its Researchers

The Jan. 8 event drew about 100 attendees, mostly Lab physicists and retirees, who shared stories about the Bevatron, bubble chamber, BaBar, as well as efforts by researchers in the 1980s to support scientists affected by a Soviet Union crackdown on dissedents. Organizers estimate that the collective efforts of its scientists total more than 1,000 years. More>

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Jan. 12 Lunch Gathering for Grad Students, Post-Docs, Early Career

Bring your lunch and join your peers at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 12 in the cafeteria dining hall. Look for the blue balloons. E-mail ecave@lbl.gov or awojdyla@lbl.gov for more information.

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Jan. 8 Event Celebrates ‘1000 Years of Particle Physics Research’

The event, which covers research from the antiproton to the Higgs boson, is a tribute to senior scientists in the Physics Division and their research over the last 50 years. Lab staff are invited to attend the 2 p.m. gathering in the Building 50 Auditorium, followed by a reception in the cafeteria from 4 to 6 pm. Go here for more information and to register.

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WSEC’s Networking Forum Featured Gingerbread Construction Projects

Attendees at the Dec. 15 Women Scientists and Engineers Council gathering created gingerbread sculptures, with awards going to most original (pictured), difficulty of design, and most representative of the Lab. More>

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Berkeley Food & Housing Project Donation Collection Drive Dec. 7-11

Staff are invited to bring new or gently used towels, toiletries (new, unopened), new socks, underwear, t-shirts, sweat pants, flip flops, and new or gently used sheets and blankets to the collection barrel located in the cafeteria lobby from Dec. 7 to 11. A rep for BFHP will be onsite during the holiday party on Wednesday. BFHP works to ease and end the crisis of homelessness. More>

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Employees Invited to Attend WSEC Networking Forum on Dec. 15

The Women Scientists and Engineers Council (WSEC) invites all Lab employees to attend its annual December Networking Forum from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Building 15-253. Lunch will be provided. Deadline for RSVP is Dec. 10. More>

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Lab Holiday Party on Dec. 9

Join with other employees to celebrate the holidays from 3 to 4:30 p.m. in the cafeteria’s dining hall. Hors d’oeuvres and light refreshments will be served by Epicurean. Festive attire is encouraged.

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