Today at Berkeley Lab

Public Affairs Offers Media Training on May 11

The two-hour session is ideal for researchers and others who may need to speak to the news media or the public. Former CBS News producer, and current Lab Communications manager, Jon Weiner will lead this free class from 10 a.m. to noon on May 11. Contact Weiner for more information or to sign up. More>

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Training Opportunities in Excel, Smartsheet and More

The IT Division is offering a series of training opportunities over the next few months on introductory, intermediate and advanced Excel features, as well as Excel for Science. Other classes include “Project Management With Smartsheet,” “PowerPoint Psychology,” and various “Intro to Google” applications. Go here for more information and to register.

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Video of AGU Webinar on Sharing Science With the Media Now Available

The recent webinar, hosted by the American Geophysical Union, included tips on how to prepare for a newspaper, TV, or radio interview, what to do when a reporter calls, and how to establish successful long-term relationships with journalists. Watch here.

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April 3 Seminar on How to Use Social Media

With the increasing importance of social media in scientific outreach, scientists need to learn how to use these tools to their advantage. UC Berkeley’s Catharine Adams will present “How to Use Social Media to Advance Your Research Career” on Monday, April 3, at 11 a.m. in the Building 50 Auditorium. The event is sponsored by the Lab’s Postdoc Association.

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Advancing Education for Tomorrow’s Building Technicians

The Energy Technologies Area hosted an annual institute to advance education for tomorrow’s building technicians. Faculty from community colleges attended “Learning by Doing in Building Technician Education: New Technologies, Teaching Strategies, and Lab Applications.” Using hands-on activities, the group learned about ensuring building comfort and functionality while saving energy. More>

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AGU Hosts Webinar for Scientists on Communicating With the Media

Viewers will learn the difference between communicating with other scientists and the media, how to determine if research is newsworthy, and interview preparation, among other topics. The American Geophysical Union webinar takes place Thursday, March 23, from 11 a.m. to noon. Register here. More>

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Applications Open for Exotic Beam Summer School

Berkeley Lab is partnering with Argonne National Lab and others in sponsoring the Exotic Beam Summer School. Sponsored by DOE and the National Science Foundation, the school invites graduate students to explore the science of exotic nuclei, particularly nuclear structure, nuclear astrophysics, and fundamental interactions. Deadline for application is April 15. More>

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Financial Education Workshops This Month

The workshops — hosted by the Energy Sciences Area and led by Nancy Pargot of Fidelity — include “The UC retirement System (March 9),” “Creating Budgets, Reducing Debt, and Building Savings” (March 17), and “Women and Investing” (March 24). A workshop on leaves of absence, including disability benefits, FMLA, and parental leave, will be held March 22. More>

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Community Emergency Response Team Training

If a disaster strikes, will you be prepared? Protective Services-Emergency Management will be holding Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training in April. CERT training teaches disaster response skills such as preparedness, small fire suppression, medical triage and treatment, and light search and rescue. The Lab’s CERT team currently has 50 members. More>

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Lab Researchers Invited to UC Berkeley’s ‘I Love Data’ Week

The campus’ University Library and the Research Data Management program invite researchers to attend a set of trainings from Feb. 14 to 16. The sessions will show researchers how to manage, secure, publish, and license their data. Registration required. More>

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