Today at Berkeley Lab

Free Tickets for Oct. 27 Saxophone Concert

Employees are eligible to receive two free tickets for the Kenari Saxophone Quartet, performing at Holy Names University Regents Theatre in Oakland on Saturday, Oct. 27, at 7:30 p.m. Email ccarpenter@fsarts.org to request tickets. This offer is sponsored by the Lab’s Postdoc Association.

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Lab Celebrates National Coming Out Day

National Coming Out Day — celebrated on Oct. 11 each year — encourages LGBTIQQA+ employees to “bring their true selves” to work, and for allies to show support. The Lab’s Lambda Alliance, Women Scientists and Engineers Council, and the All Access and African American Employee Resource Groups will host an information table with refreshments from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the cafeteria lobby. More>

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Join the Molecular Foundry in Celebrating #NationalNanoDay

The Molecular Foundry is celebrating #NationalNanoDay on social media. Tune in for the live YouTube broadcast from the Molecular Foundry that starts at 10:09 a.m. today. You can also vote in the Foundry’s NanoArt Image Contest and help select the People’s Choice. Winning entries will be printed and displayed at the Molecular Foundry. More>

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A Fond Farewell to Retiring CFO Kim Williams

Kim Williams was joined by colleagues, friends, and family on Oct. 4 to celebrate her retirement after 12 years with the Lab, the last six as the Chief Financial Officer. Both Lab Director Mike Witherell and Deputy Lab Director for Operations Michael Brandt gave remarks lauding her career, followed by testimonials from those who worked alongside her. View a slideshow of the event here.

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Highlighting Lab Research on National Hydrogen Day

October 8 marks the fourth annual National Hydrogen Day, a nod to to the atomic weight of hydrogen (1.008). Berkeley Lab researchers are working on ways to produce, store, and use hydrogen in cleaner and more efficient and affordable ways. Hydrogen fuel is considered a key component of an all-of-the-above national energy portfolio and is one of the fastest-growing clean energy technologies. More>

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CORRECTION: No Screening Today of Film Exploring Use of Technology to Treat Disabilities

As part of Disability and Inclusion Month, the Lab’s All Access Employee Resource Group is showing “Fixed,” a documentary that questions commonly held beliefs about disability and normalcy by exploring technologies that promise to change our bodies and minds. Told from the perspective of five people with disabilities, “Fixed” will be shown at noon, Oct. 5 in Perseverance Hall.

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Lab Runaround Scheduled for Friday, Oct. 12

The 41st Runaround — the Lab’s annual 1.86-mile-long foot race — starts at the Firehouse (Bldg. 45) at noon (the Bikearound at 11:30 a.m.) and finishes at the cafeteria parking lot. No registration is required. The event will feature music, a farmers market, fitness vendors, and a special cafeteria menu. Free T-shirts will be given to all finishers. Parking and traffic will be affected. More>

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Runaround Scheduled for Friday, Oct. 12

The 41st annual running of this 1.86-mile-long footrace starts at the Firehouse (Bldg. 45) at noon (the Bikearound at 11:30 a.m.) and finishes at the cafeteria parking lot. No registration is required. The event will feature music, a farmers market, fitness vendors, and a special cafeteria menu. Free T-shirts will be given to all finishers. Parking and traffic will be affected. More>

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Two Lab Science Slam Winners to Participate in ‘Uncharted Ideas’ Festival

The two-day festival (Oct. 5 and 6) explores the issues beyond today’s headlines via talks, performances, workshops, and an opening-night party with live music and food. Among those giving talks are recent Berkeley Lab Science Slam winners Michele Rosso (Friday at 12:10 p.m.), and Sinéad Griffin (Saturday at noon). More>

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ALS Exhibitor Sessions Open to Staff

As part of the ALS User Meeting, 32 exhibitors will be showcasing their products. Staff are invited to meet with the exhibitors on the ALS patio outside Building 6, particularly on Tuesday from 10-11:30am and 2-3pm. The list of exhibitors is available here.

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