Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz will visit Berkeley Lab on Thursday, Oct. 23 and will be holding an all-hands meeting with lab staff. The meeting will take place in the Building 50 Auditorium from 11:45 to 12:30 Thursday. Due to the anticipated high interest, this is a first-come, first-seated opportunity. However, live web streaming will be available on the Lab’s epresence site. Watch TABL on Friday for a follow-up to the Secretary’s visit to the lab.
Hundreds participated in the 37th annual race, but two emerged as the winners. Doyle (Engineering) led the women with a time of 10:57 (only one other woman has ever run it faster), while Whitelam (Materials Sciences) led the men’s division with a time of 9:48. Both won the race last year, and Doyle also won the women’s division in 2012. Go here to view a hyperlapse video of the race’s start.
This year’s event, themed “Weaving the Fabric of Diversity,” will offer a whirlwind tour around the world, featuring jazz singer Amy Ukena, Hula dancer Adel Serafino, the Ukulele Club, Dance Club, and the Karaoke Idols. Also featured are international dance performances. More>
The Lab’s Filipino-American Club will be hosting a film screening of “El Presidente” on Wednesday, October 22 at 12 p.m. in the Building 50 Auditorium. The movie portrays the life of General Emilio Aguinaldo and the first democratic republic in Asia. More>
The K1 (cafeteria) parking lot will close Thursday evening. All traffic will be frozen on the Hill starting at 11 a.m. on Friday. Access via Strawberry Gate to Building 85 and up, and Blackberry Gate below the traffic circle will remain open. All roads and lots will reopen around 1:15 p.m. The Bikearound will start at 11:30 a.m.
All Lab veterans are invited to attend a complimentary appreciation lunch will on Nov. 10. RSVP by Nov. 3 to attend. A screening of the film “Honor Flight” will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 11, from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Building 50 Auditorium. More>
Go here to watch the event, which begins at 9 a.m. on Monday. Mark Levine (pictured) will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award. The full list of winners is posted here. Attendance at the ceremony is by invitation only.
Individuals or groups are invited to share traditional dress, music, dance, games, and more at the event, which celebrates our community’s many cultures and backgrounds. Fill out this form if you are interested in performing or contributing. The Diversity and Inclusion Council is sponsoring the festival, now in its 4th year. Send e-mail here for more information.
Check out what’s new in the world of lasers by attending the annual Laser Vendor Fair in the cafeteria dining area from 3 to 5 p.m. Sponsored by the Laser Safety Program, the event features the newest products related to lasers, optics, protective eyewear, fiber lasers, enclosure, and other applications. Free refreshments will be provided.
The event will be held in the cafeteria lower parking lot from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Participants include local bike shops, the East Bay Bicycle Coalition, UCPD, and Sustainable Berkeley Lab, among others. Free bike tune-ups will be offered. The Cafe will feature a special menu. Download poster here.