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Arian Aghajanzadeh Receives Clean Energy Leadership Institute Fellowship

Arian Aghajanzadeh, with ETA’s Building & Industrial Applications Department, has been selected to participate in the highly competitive Clean Energy Leadership Institute’s Fall 2017 Fellowship Training Program. He develops methodologies and software tools for demand response potential and energy efficiency impact estimation. More>

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Lab Events Planned for Postdoc Appreciation Week Sept. 18-22

In addition to daily “10 Things We Should Know About…” profiles of postdocs in TABL, activities include a banner hanging event on Monday at 9:30 a.m. near Building 65, career planning (BLI0018) and job hunting (PDT0100, 101, 102) workshops on Wednesday (register), and on Thursday, a Peter Fiske talk on career strategies at 2:30 p.m., followed by a slam competition and happy hour.

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Community Emergency Response Team Training

If a disaster strikes, will you be prepared? Lab Emergency Management will host Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training on the Hill in November. CERT training teaches disaster response skills such as preparedness, small fire suppression, medical triage and treatment, and light search and rescue. More>

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Foundry to Host Workshop and Short Course on Electron Tomography

The Molecular Foundry will host an event Oct. 23 to 26 featuring a workshop on “Frontiers in Electron Tomography,” a short course on electron tomography, and presentations and training courses on atomic electron tomography and other topics related to quantitative 3D characterization. Registration deadline is Sept. 15. More>

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Applications Open for TED Fellows Program

The TED Fellows program provides a platform to innovators across a wide range of disciplines. The fellowship includes an all-expenses paid trip to the TED2018 conference, giving a talk at the conference, receiving ongoing professional mentorship and coaching, and networking with other TED fellows. The registration deadline is Sept. 10. More>

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UC Retirement Center Hosts Pre-Retirement Planning Programs

The four-week course takes place on Wednesdays, Sept. 13 to Oct. 4, from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Go here for more information and here to register. The center is also offering a free “Resilient Aging Lab” workshop on Oct. 6., which explores the journey of retirement, including practical tools and support for planning your next chapter. Continental breakfast and lunch are included.

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IT Division Classes on Managing Research Software Projects

The IT Division is offering two one-day classes (Sept. 7 and 14) on Managing Research Software Projects. These classes will introduce participants to the basics of software project management with a focus on the projects commonly found in research settings. More>

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Innovation Training from IPO and Bay Area I-Corps

The Innovation and Partnerships Office and I-Corps instructors will offer innovation training exclusively for Lab staff in September. Participants will gain an understanding of the commercial potential for Lab research, the customer discovery process, and business model concepts. Applications are due Aug. 23. Go here for course dates and requirements. Contact Russell Carrington for additional information.

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Strategic Communications Offers Media Training on Sept. 13

Berkeley Lab’s Strategic Communications office is offering a free, on-site media training session on Wednesday, Sept. 13, from 10 a.m. to noon. The class is limited to six participants, so early registration is suggested. Lab Communications Manager Jon Weiner, a former CBS News producer, will lead the session; for more information, or to sign up, contact him at jrweiner@lbl.gov.

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Data Carpentry Workshop on August 7 and 8

This hands-on training teaches basic concepts, skills, and tools for working more effectively with data. The focus of this workshop — to be held all day on August 7 and 8 — will be genomics data, data management, and analysis for genomics research. To learn more and register, go here.

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