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Lab Holiday Party on Friday, Dec. 16

Join with other employees to celebrate the holidays from 3 to 4:30 p.m. in the cafeteria’s dining hall. Hors d’oeuvres, light refreshments and a chocolate fountain will be provided by Epicurean. Festive attire is encouraged.

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Nov. 8 Screening of ‘Honor Flight’ in Honor of Veteran’s Day

The Lab’s Veteran’s Employee Resource Group and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion will screen “Honor Flight” from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Building 50 Auditorium. The movie chronicles a mid-west community coming together to send World War II veterans to Washington, D.C. to visit memorials built in their honor. More>

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Runaround Rescheduled to Friday, Oct. 28

The 39th annual running of this 1.86-mile-long footrace starts at the Firehouse (Bldg. 45) at noon (the Bike-around at 11:30 a.m.) and finishes at the cafeteria parking lot. No registration is required. The event will feature music, a farmers market, vendors, and a special cafeteria menu. Free T-shirts will be given to all finishers. More>

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Lab Commemorates National Coming Out Day on Oct. 11

The Lab’s LGBTQ association, Lambda Alliance, celebrated National Coming Out Day, which was first observed at the National March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights 28 years ago. The Lab honors all who have come out as LGBTQ or as a straight ally for equality, which, in turn, creates new advocates. More>

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Urban Bicycling Workshop on Oct. 18, noon to 1 p.m. in Perseverance Hall

Staff considering biking to work, but have questions or concerns about this form of commuting, are invited to attend. Reps from Bike East Bay will share tips on how to make biking fun, safe, and stress-free. RSVP here. Alternative commute options are highly recommended with the impending loss of Lab parking due to construction. Go here for more info on Lab commute options.

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39th Annual Runaround on Friday, Nov. 18

The 39th annual running of this 1.86-mile-long foot race starts at the Fire House (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, farmers market, vendors, and a special cafeteria menu. Free t-shirts will be given to all finishers. Traffic, parking, and shuttle service will be impacted. More>

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Great ShakeOut Drill on Oct. 20

With the Lab situated on the Hayward Fault, and predictions of a significant earthquake in the region over the coming decades, according to scientists, it is imperative to prepare for such an event. Employees are invited to participate in the annual Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drill on Oct. 20 at 10 a.m. More>

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Physics Division Hosts Commemoration for J.D. Jackson

The Physics Division hosted an event on September 26 to honor the memory of longtime lab physicist and UC Berkeley physics professor J.D. Jackson. The event concluded with the dedication of a new interaction space, the J. D. Jackson Discussion Room. Go here for more on the event, including photos, agenda, and additional details.

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‘Lives Worth Living’ Film Screenings to Highlight U.S. Disability Rights Movement

As part of National Disability Employment Awareness Month, the Lab’s “All Access” Employee Resource Group and Diversity & Inclusion Council will host screenings of “Lives Worth Living,” which highlights the disability rights movement in the U.S. It will show at JBEI on Oct. 5, on the main site on Oct. 6 and 19, at OCFO on Oct. 21, and JGI on Oct. 26. More>

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Workforce Development & Education Recognizes Lab Volunteers

On Sept. 19 WD&E hosted its Volunteer Recognition Reception, which recognized all employees who have volunteered for mentoring, outreach, and education programs. The event also highlighted accomplishments in FY16, and provided information about upcoming volunteer opportunities. Go here for more information on volunteering for WD&E programs.

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