Today at Berkeley Lab

‘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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April 7 Speech Recognition Brown Bag Session

The EHS Ergo Team is hosting an educational brown bag session on “Speech Recognition Tools for Windows and Mac” on Tuesday, April 7 from noon to 1 p.m. in Perseverance Hall. E-mail ergo@lbl.gov or call x6848 for more information. More>

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Share Engaging Science Activities With Visiting Fifth Graders

Attend a March 31 workshop from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. to learn how to guide fifth graders as they investigate properties of matter through hands-on science activities related to states of matter, electricity, and thermal conductivity of metals. This is the last workshop for 2014-15. Registration is required.

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Onsite Developer Training for Intel Xeon Phi Coprocessor on March 27

This free, IT-hosted training takes place at 9 a.m. in Perseverance Hall. Software developers will learn how to modernize their code to take advantage of parallel architectures found in the Xeon® processor and the Xeon Phi™ coprocessor, which are available on the LBNL Lawrencium Cluster. Go here to register.

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Changes to First Aid & CPR Training

Starting in April, EHS Training is changing the enrollment process for First Aid and CPR training. This change is designed to provide better service to those who are required to take this training, while providing options to those who take the training as an elective. More>

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Work Planning and Control Activity Manager Update

Berkeley Lab is continuing implementation of Work Planning and Control (WPC) Activity Manager, our new work authorization system. Currently more than 800 activities are in development. At the end of this transition, staff will be authorized to work under one or more “activities” rather than under a JHA. More>

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IT Hosts Arduino, Software Carpentry, Excel Trainings

The offerings include an intro and advanced Arduino sessions, instructor training and web programming with Software Carpentry, or intermediate and advanced Excel courses. Go here for more information and to register.

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Feb. 13 Lab Workshop on TrueNorth, IBM’s Brain-inspired Computer

The Computational Research Division, with IBM, will host an all-day workshop on TrueNorth, IBM’s brain-inspired machine, on Friday, Feb. 13. The workshop begins at 9 a.m. in the Building 50 Auditorium with an introduction to TrueNorth, programming and use. For more information, contact Peter Nugent.

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