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Six-Week Mindfulness Course Offered by UC Berkeley August 25 to Sept. 29

The practice of mindfulness is receiving increasing scientific support as a means to reduce stress, improve cognitive flexibility, foster relationship satisfaction, and promote health and well-being. The course (5:30 to 7:30 p.m.) provides participants with the basic principles of mindfulness, as well as tools for developing and applying mindfulness in daily life. Registration is required.

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Application Process for UC Management Skills Assessment Program Open Through July 15

Laboratory supervisors are eligible to apply to the UC Management Skills Assessment Program either as an assessee or an assessor. Assessees gain knowledge and insight regarding strengths, areas for skill development, and career direction through feedback from assessors. More>

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Lab Hosted Clean Energy Workshop with Keynote by DOE Deputy Secretary

Twelve international (Canada, Denmark, Mexico, and Russia) and three local STEM teachers participated, as part of “New Frontiers in Clean Energy Education: A Training for International Teachers.” The keynote address was given by DOE Deputy Secretary Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall. More>

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Laboratory Employee Time System (LETS) Training is Launched

Are you a new employee, a supervisor who approves time, or a LETS timekeeper? If so, you are invited to participate in training specialized for your role. Three new LETS training modules are now available for time entry, timekeeping, and approvers. Visit training.lbl.gov to take these online training modules.

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Lab Community Emergency Response Team Launched

Staff can be trained to assist during disasters, when first responders are often overwhelmed. Training includes emergency preparedness, basic fire suppression, medical assessment, patient transport, and light search and rescue. Take EHS 520 and 522, LBL 0010 or PSD 0150, PSD 0131, and PSD 0121 classes to qualify. Send e-mail here for more information.

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Campus Hosts May 26 Workshop on Intellectual Property

The event, hosted by the Berkeley Postdoc Entrepreneurial Program, features Robin Johnston of the Lab’s Innovation and Partnerships Office, as well as representatives from law firms WSGR and MoFo. The free event begins at 6 p.m. in 105 Stanley Hall. A networking session and reception will follow the presentations. More>

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Procurement Offers May 26 Webinar Series

A webinar on “Procurement Channels” will take place on May 26 at 1 p.m. Go here for more details and login information. The recording from two earlier webinars in the series, “Where’s My Stuff?” and “Requisition Tips and Tricks”, can be accessed here.

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Intro to Python and the Jupyter Notebook Workshop Offered May 24

IT is offering a one-day workshop on Python and the Jupyter Notebook on May 24, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Building 59-3101. The workshop will cover the Python programming language and the Jupyter Notebook, a browser-based literate programming tool that enables users to combine code, text, and visualizations in a single reproducible document. More>

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Apply to Summer Data Science Workshop

Graduate students and postdocs interested in pursuing a career in data science are invited to attend the CDIPS data science workshop July 9-30. The workshop includes mentors from Uber, Pandora, Square, Google and others, talks on transitioning from academia, and a closing dinner with former Amazon chief scientist Andreas Weigend. Application deadline is May 20.

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May 24 Parenting Class on ‘Allowances, Chores, and Family Work’

The class, facilitated by Marcilie Smith Boyle runs from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Building 70A-3377. The class is hosted by the Women Scientists and Engineers Council and the Diversity and Inclusion Office. Deadline for registration is May 20. More>

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