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AGU Offers Free ‘Working With the Media’ Webinar

Participants can learn how to prepare for a newspaper, TV, or radio interview, what to do when a reporter calls, and how to establish relationships with journalists. The class, sponsored by the American Geophysical Union, takes place Friday, May 29, from 9 to 10 a.m. More>

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Registration Now Open for Parenting Classes

The bi-monthly classes will provide “some new perspectives and some tangible tools that participants can use immediately to improve cooperation, mutual respect, and self-discipline in their children.” The first class takes place on Tuesday, May 26, from noon to 1:30 p.m. Space is limited and registration is required. More>

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June 15 Event Approval Database Training

This course — designed for staff that plan events that use DOE managed funds — will provide a step-by-step process on how to enter Lab-hosted meetings and conferences, both on- and off-site. The two-hour training begins at 1:30 p.m. on June 15.

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How to Access Your Training When JHA Goes Away

Since the Lab is transitioning from the JHA to the new Work Planning & Control process, the JHA is no longer the place to view and access your training. Instead of JHA, you can now use the Berkeley Lab Training system. Here are two short videos (one for staff and one for supervisors) that show how.

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UC Hosts Team Science Retreat in Oct. 23-26

Participants will get tips on expanding their capacity to conduct team science, enhancing their research leadership skills and competencies, and preparing winning proposals. The retreat will be held at the Asilomar Conference Center in Pacific Grove. All expenses paid, including on-site childcare, for successful applicants. Deadline is June 15. More>

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‘Dry Ice Investigations’ Workshop for Lab Volunteers on May 11

Employees are invited to attend a workshop on Monday, May 11 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in Building 2-100B. Learn to guide students in grades 6-8 as they explore dry ice, and plan and conduct their own investigations. Participants are eligible to borrow a materials kit. Register here.

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Event Approval Database Training on May 21

This course — designed for staff that plan events that use DOE managed funds — will provide a step-by-step process on how to enter Lab-hosted meetings and conferences, both on- and off-site. The two-hour training begins at 1:30 p.m. on May 21.

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‘Cabbages and Chemistry’ Workshop for Lab Volunteers on April 27

Employees are invited to attend a workshop on Monday, April 27 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in Building 70A-3377. Learn to guide students in grades 4-8 as they use the special indicator properties of red cabbage juice to investigate acids, bases, and group chemicals by their behavior. Participants are eligible to borrow these materials. Register here.

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Lab Hosts HPC Broader Community Engagement Workshop

Last week, participants from underrepresented groups in high performance computing (HPC) attended a two-day workshop at Berkeley Lab to improve their research presentation skills in preparation for SC15. More>

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Public Affairs Offers Media Training on April 22

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 1:30 to 3:30 PM on Wednesday April 22. Contact Weiner for more information or to sign up.

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