Employees are invited to become Berkeley Lab Innovation Corps (BLIC) charter members at an event on Thursday, Oct. 29, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., in the Bldg. 66 auditorium. Participants can network with colleagues on lab-to-market strategies, meet I-Corps/Lab-Corps technology teams, and share ideas for enhancing BLIC. Call x4306 to RSVP.
The symposium will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Brower Center, and includes several Lab speakers. The panel discussion runs from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Zellerbach Hall and features Breakthrough Prize winners, including Berkeley Lab’s Jennifer Doudna and Saul Perlmutter. Registration is required. More>
All employees are invited to attend the dedication of Computing Sciences’ new home, Wang Hall (also known as the Computational Research and Theory facility, or CRT). The dedication starts at 1 p.m., followed by tours and a symposium on “Pioneering the Next Computing and Internet Frontier for Scientific Discovery.” Registration is required. More>
The event takes place from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on the Cafeteria patio. This year’s theme is “A Taste of Berkeley Lab,” and will showcase culinary dishes from around the world. The Lab’s first online cookbook will be unveiled, and a variety of groups will provide entertainment. Go here for more information and to watch a video of last year’s event.
Uncharted: The Berkeley Festival of Ideas is back for the third year in the Downtown Berkeley Arts District, Oct. 16-17 at Freight & Salvage Coffee House and the Berkeley Repertory Theatre. The festival sessions run the gamut from technology, science, culture, politics and education, through food, public policy, business, economics, the environment, activism, and the arts.
Are you a postdoc or a friend of a postdoc and want to meet other postdocs? Then come out to Townie on University Ave on Thursdays at 5:30pm. This will be an effort to start an ongoing happy hour. Townie always has a $5 cocktail, lots of food and decent parking. It’s within walking distance of the Berkeley BART. Questions? Contact Etosha Cave at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 38th Annual Runaround takes place Friday, October 16. To help you put your best foot forward for the Lab’s hilly, 1.86-mile race, we’ve put together some race-ready tips from last year’s winners, Stephen Whitelam and Jennifer Doyle. More>
Scheduled for 10:15 a.m., the exercise includes and “Drop, Cover & Hold On” and evacuation drill. The drill will last about 20 to 30 minutes. Participants who read, print out this document, write their name on it and hand it to the lead at your Emergency Assembly Area will be entered into a drawing for an earthquake awareness prize. More>
The garden will offer numerous varieties from their extensive collection from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., with a particular focus on water-wise plants. Experts will also be on hand to answer questions and offer advice. Visitors are encouraged to bring their boxes and wagons to tote plants. More>