Today at Berkeley Lab

LDRD ‘Beyond Petrochemicals’ Workshop on Feb. 16

The workshop takes place from 2 to 5 p.m. in the Building 50 Auditorium. Researchers are encouraged to propose projects that interface chemistry, materials, biology, and computing to develop new materials and chemicals that are environmentally friendly in production and use. The program includes short presentations, discussion, and networking. Register here. More>

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Lab Asian Association Hosts Chinese New Year Festival on Feb. 5

The event — from noon to 3 p.m. at Perseverance Hall (Building 54) — includes such activities as making and sampling dumplings and a tea tasting. All Lab employees and affiliates are welcome. Contact Larry Li Guo for more information.

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Lab Breaks Ground on Integrative Genomics Building

Extending the roots of team science at its birthplace, the Lab will soon bring together researchers from the Joint Genome Institute and the Systems Biology Knowledgebase (KBase) under one roof. The Jan. 31 groundbreaking celebrated the future colocation of these partnering scientific user community resources. The building is scheduled for completion in 2019. More>

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Feb. 10 Town Hall: Invent the Future of Computing

Researchers and research teams from multidisciplinary backgrounds are invited to a town hall meeting to discuss “Beyond Moore’s Law,” an LDRD initiative. How can Berkeley Lab apply its unique capabilities to invent the future of computing? Join the discussion from 1 to 3 p.m., in Building 59-3101 (Wang Hall). Go here for more information, or contact John Shalf.

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Lab Breaks Ground on Jan. 31 for IGB, the New Home for JGI & KBase

The Joint Genome Institute and KBase will gather at the site of the now-departed Bevatron, and later at the Building 50 Auditorium, to celebrate the groundbreaking for the Integrative Genomics Building (IGB), the new home for these two resources. This event will slow traffic and impact parking between noon and 4 p.m. and the cafeteria will close at 1 p.m. for a reception. The event will be streamed live.

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Feb. 1 Fidelity Presentation on Making the Most of Social Security

Eric Schreiber of Fidelity Investments will present on the key factors that affect your monthly Social Security payment and the payment strategies available to you. The event takes place in Building 30-206 from 3 to 4 p.m. More>

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Berkeley Food & Housing Project Donation Drive Dec. 6 to 19

Staff are invited to donate unopened food and unused personal items (towels, toiletries, socks, underwear, t-shirts, sweat pants, sheets, blankets) to the collection barrel in the cafeteria lobby Dec. 6 to 19. Go here for a detailed wish list. A rep for BFHP will attend the Dec. 16 holiday party. BFHP works to ease and end the crisis of homelessness.

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Holiday Craft Fair Takes Place Dec. 7, 3:30 to 6 p.m.

The fair will feature a variety of handmade goods for sale, including jewelry, jams, jellies, local honey, teddy bears, crocheted and knitted items, paintings, items from recycled horseshoes, metal yard art, and seasonal decorations. See full list here. The event will be held in the cafeteria. The Ukulele Club will perform holiday songs from 4 to 5 p.m.

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Employees Invited to Attend WSEC Networking Forum on Dec. 13

The Women Scientists and Engineers Council (WSEC) invites all 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. 9. More>

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Lab Holiday Party on Friday, Dec. 16

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

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