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6th Annual LabTech on Oct. 11

LabTech is an annual free event for staff and friends focusing on computing and technology for Berkeley Lab users. Hosted by the IT Division, LabTech features technical tutorials, discussion sessions, networking opportunities, demonstrations, and more. To register, go here.

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‘Totality’ Excited About the August 21 Eclipse? Here Are Some Viewing Tips

While the Bay Area will not experience the full eclipse, a partial eclipse can be viewed for about two minutes at 10:15 a.m. PDT. Want to watch it? Be sure to protect your eyes. You can view the full eclipse via the Exploratorium’s live stream. Will you be in the “Path of Totality?” If so, share your photos with @BerkeleyLab on Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook. More>

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See What Summer Interns Have Been Up to at August 3 Poster Session

The work of 70 interns who spent the summer participating in the BLUFF, BLUR, CCI, MEISPP, MLEF, SULI, and VFP internship programs will be on display from 3:30 to 5 p.m. on the ALS Patio. Workforce Development & Education provides interns with 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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Science & Snacks Featured at Computing’s Summer Student Poster Session

Staff are invited to the Computing Sciences Summer Student program poster session from 10 a.m. to noon on Thursday, August 3, in Wang Hall (Bldg. 59) room 3101. Enjoy light snacks, recognize the work of tomorrow’s scientists, and maybe even learn something new. Computational Research Division, ESnet and NERSC staff mentor Computing summer students. More>

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Dark Matter Day Is Approaching…but Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark

A global hunt for the universe’s missing matter is underway, and this autumn everyone is invited to join in. On and around Oct. 31, events around the world will celebrate the hunt for the universe’s unseen “dark matter.” Events will engage the public in discussions about dark matter, and about the many experiments that seek to solve its mysteries. More>

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Lab Contingent Marches Proudly in San Francisco Pride Parade

The parade theme was the 50th anniversary of the “Summer of Love.” The Lab contingent — which included about 30 employees and their friends and family, as well as staff from Sandia Lab — celebrated “Love for Science and Diversity.” The Lab’s parade participation was organized by the Lambda Alliance. See photos here. Send an email to learn more about or join the group.

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Pride Month Screening of ‘Trembling Before G-d’ on June 29

This documentary film chronicles gay and lesbian Orthodox Jews trying to reconcile their sexuality with their faith. It will be screened at noon on Thursday, June 29, in Perseverance Hall (Bldg. 54). Popcorn will be provided. For those who need to work, feel free to bring your computer and sit in the back of the room. More>

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Ally Visibility Campaign Launched for LGBTQ Pride Month

The Lambda Alliance, Berkeley Lab’s LGBTQ association and Employee Resource Group, is launching its Ally Visibility Campaign as part of LGBTQ Pride Month. Allies are invited to print and display an “ally card” at their workstation. These are half-sheet displays with the “Role of an Ally” listed on the back. Click here to learn more.

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June 23 Retirement Party for Chemical Sciences Division Director Ali Belkacem

Employees are invited to attend a retirement celebration for Ali Belkacem on Friday, June 23, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the cafeteria dining hall. Deadline to RSVP is Tuesday, June 20. Belkacem previously served as Chemical Sciences deputy director and acting director, assuming the directorship in 2013. He is also a principal investigator with the Ultrafast X-Ray Science Lab.

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Berkeley Lab Marks Pride Month

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month is celebrated each year in the month of June in remembrance of the 1969 Stonewall riots in Manhattan. The Stonewall riots were a tipping point for the Gay Liberation Movement in the United States. In honor of Pride Month, we’re profiling Berkeley Lab’s Lambda Alliance groups and their accomplishments.

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