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Info Table on Lab Clean-Up Effort on April 7 in Cafeteria

Representatives will be on hand from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. to share tips on how best to clean up your office and/or lab, and where to deposit challenging waste items. The event is part of the Lab’s Earth Month activities. Go here for more on the clean-up effort.

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April is Earth Month…Check out the Events Calendar

Join an environmental walk around the Lab, learn about California’s water and energy resources, and find out what to do with your most challenging waste items. Each week of April features a themed Earth Day event. Check out the Earth Month calendar and find out how to participate. More>

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Daughters and Sons to Work Day is April 21

Employees are invited to bring a youngster, be it a family member, relative, or friend, to the Lab for Daughters and Sons to Work Day (DSTW) on Thursday, April 21. DSTW is open to children ages 9 to 16 and costs $30 per child. Go here to see a schedule of events, register, or sign up as a volunteer.

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Postdoc Association Kickoff Drew 100 Early Career Researchers

Lab Director Mike Witherell and COO Glenn Kubiak attended the March 28 event, as well as Deputy Director Horst Simon, who is the group’s executive sponsor. The association’s steering committee (Antoine Wojdyla, Etosha Cave, and Valentine Trotter) organized the event. Those interested in announcements on future events, or serving on the board can e-mail postdoc@lbl.gov.

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Foundry Symposium Highlights 10 Years of Achievement

The event included talks by Foundry Director Jeff Neaton, past and present lab directors, users, and Congressman Mike Honda (pictured). Topics included the use of the facility for research on nanophotonics, nanocrystal probes for biological and medical applications, and the use of computer simulations for materials design. More>

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“CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap” Film Screening on March 28

In honor of Women’s History Month, the Diversity and Inclusion Office and Computing Sciences Area will screen “CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap” on Monday, March 28 at noon in the Building 50 auditorium. The film looks at the dearth of female and minority software engineers and highlights efforts to close the gap. More>

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Postdoc Association Hosts Kick-Off Event on March 28

The recently launched Berkeley Lab Postdoc Association is hosting their kick-off social event on Monday, March 28, at 5:30 p.m. in the Bay View Cafe dining hall. This will be a catered event with refreshments and snacks. RSVP by March 23. More>

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Berkeley Lab Celebrates Women in Science and Public Service

March is Women’s History Month, a time to recognize and celebrate the diverse and historic accomplishments of women. The theme for 2016 is to honor women who have shaped America’s history and its future through their public service and government leadership. We profile (l-r)
Reva Nickelson, Shiela Dixson, and Lauren Lui. More>

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The Molecular Foundry Turns 10 on March 24

This nanoscience user facility has served thousands of scientists from all over the world over the last decade. To mark the 10th anniversary of the completion of the Foundry’s iconic building,
TABL will highlight 10 of the facility’s most notable scientific achievements over the next 10 days. Go here to view a complete list of milestones. A scientific symposium and dinner are planned for March 24 to honor the occasion.

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Lab Postdoc Association Launched; Kick-Off Event on March 28

The group was formed to enhance inclusion and offer assistance to the Lab’s early career researchers. Members will organize networking events to connect with other postdocs, and address issues related to professional development, institutional support, and external outreach. The kick-off event begins at 5:30 p.m. in the cafeteria. More>

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