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Lab Researchers Named Fellows for Campus Data Institute

The Berkeley Institute for Data Science has introduced its founding fellows, including Lab researchers Daniela Ushizima, Deborah Agarwal, E. Wes Bethel, Peter Nugent, Saul Perlmutter, David Schlegel, James Sethian, Kimmen Sjölander, Kyle Barbary, Beth Reid, and David Culler. Go here to view the complete list.

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RadWatch Brings Near Real-Time Radiation Data to the Public

Nuclear Sciences’ Kai Vetter leads project to provide online access to info on environmental radiation to help demystify a misunderstood subject. More>

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Frances Hellman Appointed Dean of UC Berkeley’s Mathematical and Physical Sciences Division

Berkeley Lab materials sciences researcher will oversees five departments in the division, part of the College of Letters & Sciences. More>

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EFRC’s Affiliated With Berkeley Lab, UC Berkeley Receive DOE Funding

Centers for Nanoscale Control of Geologic CO2 (Berkeley Lab) and Gas Separations Relevant to Clean Energy Technologies (UC Berkeley) part of $100 million grant. More>

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Once-a-Century Bloom on Display at UC Botanical Garden

Classes offered from 9 a.m. to noon or 1 to 4 p.m. in Perseverance Hall. More>

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Tobacco Gets a Makeover as New Source for Biofuel

KQED’s ‘QUEST’ highlights research program that includes Lab scientists. More>

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Lab’s Javey and Chang on Short List for Prestigeous Blavatnik Awards

Finalists were selected from a field of 300 nominees, all faculty-rank researchers aged 42 or younger from leading U.S. academic and research institutions. More>

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Gadgil Among Speakers at Talk on Encouraging Youngsters to Explore Science

Join Danielle Feinberg of Pixar, UC Berkeley biology professor Robert Full, and Berkeley Lab’s own Ashok Gadgil at the Lawrence Hall of Science as they discuss the importance of encouraging young people to explore, invent, and become scientifically literate. The event takes place Wednesday, May 28, from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Admission is free. More>

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Lab Physicist Bob Jacobsen Named Interim Dean of Undergrad Studies

Berkeley Lab physicist and campus professor Bob Jacobsen has been named interim dean of Undergraduate Studies in the College of Letters and Science at UC Berkeley. His primary focus will be on improving the undergraduate education experience for L&S students. His current research is focused on a dark matter search detector located in the former Homestake Mine in South Dakota. More>

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Retirement Center Hosts Conference on ‘Aging in America’

Lab employees are invited to attend a daylong conferences on “An Aging America: Challenges and Opportunities” on Thursday, May 15 at His Lordships restaurant in the Berkeley Marina. The keynote speaker will be former Michigan governor and current UC Berkeley professor Jennifer Granholm. Go here for more information. Cost for the event is $35. Payment and registration must be received by Tuesday, May 13. Mail the form and a check to Retirement Center, 1925 Walnut Street, Berkeley, 94720, or drop off at this location between 1 and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

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