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Foundry User Meeting to Impact Cafeteria Seating and Parking in H-2 Lot

The Molecular Foundry User Meeting on Aug. 15 and 16 will require the closure of the H-2 parking lot (next to Building 70) starting at 5 p.m. on Aug. 14 through Aug. 16. Carpool parking will be moved to the H-1 lot. The cafeteria will operate as usual, but tables in the dining hall will be cleared starting 2 p.m. on Aug. 15.

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Education Outreach Office Hosts Aug. 8 Summer Intern Poster Session

The work of 75 interns in the BLUR, BLUFF Student, CCI, GEM, SULI, and VFP Student programs will be on display during a poster session on the Advanced Light Source patio, on Wednesday, Aug. 8, from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Workforce Development & Education interns work with world-class scientists and engineers on projects related to the Lab’s cutting-edge research programs.

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Personnel Accountability Drill on Aug. 9

At 10 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 9, all Lab employees, affiliates, and contractors will receive text and email messages, followed by a phone call, from the LabAlert system. Staff are asked to reply to at least one of these messages with their status and whereabouts. The system will continue to notify staff until their status is confirmed. Go here to register for LabAlert. More>

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Runaround T-Shirt Contest Launches

Submit a one-color vector, PDF file that is 300 DPI or higher resolution, on white or light background. The design must include the Lab logo and the words “Berkeley Lab,” “41st Annual Runaround,” and “2018,” along with your division name, phone number, and description. The deadline for submissions is Aug. 22. Voting begins late August. Go here for more on the race, scheduled for Friday, Oct. 12.

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Postdoc Association Hosts ‘Meet & Greet’ on July 26

Employees are invited to the July edition of the Postdoc Association’s monthly “Meet & Greet” gathering on Thursday, July 26, from 4 to 5 p.m. on the cafeteria patio. The food theme is “Summer Snacks,” so the gathering will feature chips and guacamole and carrots and hummus. The event is a great opportunity to meet and network with postdocs at the Lab.

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Hills Fire Danger Is Real: Learn What Lab Is Doing to Protect, Educate Staff

It’s not a question of if, but when a fire will ignite upwind of the Lab, says Fire Marshal Todd LaBerge. To help protect employees, the Lab’s Fire Protection and Emergency Management groups are developing wildfire prevention and safety programs, which include a series of presentations this summer. The first is July 24. Go here for more, including a goat-grazing time-lapse video.

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Women@The Lab Awardees Honored at Special Event

The Oscars-style celebration on June 9 filled the Building 50 Auditorium to capacity with family, friends, and colleagues who cheered as each awardee took center stage. Sixteen women were recognized for their professional accomplishments and contributions to STEM outreach. “The best science is done when you have diverse voices,” said Director Witherell at the ceremony. More>

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Two Poets and a Particle Accelerator

Two visiting poets – Kate Greene, a former Berkeley Lab science writer who is an author, essayist, journalist, and poet; and fellow poet, writer, and science enthusiast Anastasios Karnazes – drew inspiration from an overnight stay at Berkeley Lab’s 88-Inch Cyclotron June 14-15. More>

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Berkeley Lab Team Wins Data-Driven Scavenger Hunt for Simulated Nuclear Materials

Competing in a fictitious high-stakes scenario, a group of scientists at Berkeley Lab bested two dozen other teams in a months-long, data-driven scavenger hunt for simulated radioactive materials in a virtual urban environment. More>

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At Pride Parade, Lab Employees Show That ‘Diversity is Elemental’

Nearly 50 employees joined the Berkeley Lab contingent at the recent Pride Parade in San Francisco. The group — sponsored by the Lab’s Lambda Alliance — was among thousands of participants in the parade, and was broadcast by a local news organization. Go here for more and to view additional photos of the event.

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