Today at Berkeley Lab

Emergency Exercise on Aug. 24; Will Impact Parking in Two Locations

The annual exercise will test the Lab’s emergency response capabilities. The morning session (8 a.m. to noon) will impact parking in the U5 lot (near Strawberry Gate) and near Building 56. Employees not participating in the exercise are requested to avoid these areas, and should not be alarmed by staged emergency scenes.

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Sign up for NERSC’s Aug. 22 Data Day

This summer, NERSC will host a brand new data-centric event: Data Day. The main event will take place on August 22, followed by a half-day hackathon on August 23. The goal: to bring together researchers who use, or are interested in using, NERSC systems for data-intensive work. More>

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Volunteer for Disability Employment Awareness Month Planning and Events

Berkeley Lab’s All Access Employee Resource Group is seeking help to plan events for October’s National Disability Awareness Month that increase understanding of and appreciation for individuals with disabilities. To assist in building a more inclusive and respectful community, contact Kat Wentworth and join bi-weekly planning meetings on Tuesdays at 11am.

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Aug. 4 Poster Session Highlights Work by Undergraduate Interns

The work of 69 undergraduate students who spent the summer participating in the BLUFF, BLUR, CCI, SULI, and VFP internship programs will be on display during a poster session from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in the cafeteria. The internships provide the opportunity to work with world-class scientists and engineers on projects related to the Lab’s cutting-edge research programs.

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Chemical Sciences Division Hosts Inaugural Postdoc Retreat

The agenda for the July 21 event included research presentations, discussions on diversity, inclusion, and implicit bias, a presentation by the Berkeley Lab Postdoc Association, a Chemical Sciences “Alumni Highlight” showcasing opportunities after Lab postdoctoral work, and a career development workshop. More>

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Interactive Timeline Celebrates ESnet’s 30-Year Anniversary

Created in 1986, ESnet provides a unified network that allows people to easily connect with colleagues, facilities and data centers. Prior to that, networking was confined to specialized networks created to service targeted research communities. This timeline shows the milestones that led to ESnet’s creation and marks the advancements that have enhanced its operation over the last 30 years.

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Employees Invited to Attend Ambassador Program Open House on July 18

The Ambassador Program was piloted in 2015 with the goal of advancing outreach efforts aimed at increasing underrepresented populations at the Lab. The event runs from noon to 1 p.m. in the Building 50 Auditorium. More>

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Lab Hosts First LGBTQ Pride Networking Event

Lab Director Mike Witherell provided a welcome message, along with Associate Lab Director Jay Keasling, Lambda Alliance’s Executive Sponsor. The event was also the launch of Berkeley Lab’s Workplace Gender Transition Guidelines for transgender employees, which is considered a best practice among major companies. More>

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DePaolo Retirement Party on June 24

Don DePaolo, the ALD for the Energy Sciences Area, is retiring after 28 years with the Lab. To honor his career, a celebration is being held on Friday, June 24, from 3 to 5 p.m. in the cafeteria.

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June 27 Meeting on IGB Construction, Parking Impacts & Commute Options

A briefing on construction of the Integrative Genomics Building, the impacts on parking, and commute options will be presented, followed by a Q&A. The event takes place from 1 to 2 p.m. in the Building 50 Auditorium, and will be live streamed. Visit the commute website for information, to offer feedback, and access resources.

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