Today at Berkeley Lab

New Shuttle Schedules Start Monday

A new schedule and route for the Rockridge BART shuttle starts Monday, Sept. 24. There will also be an additional shuttle added to the Blue route to ease overcrowding. The Rockridge BART route will run shuttles every 30 minutes during the morning and afternoon commute, and they will now be timed closer to the BART schedule. More>

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Mountain Lion Sighted Last Night Near Building 88

A mountain lion sighting in the vicinity of Building 88 was reported on Wednesday, Sept. 19, at approximately 7:30 p.m. Lab staff are encouraged to review this safety information. Additional information about wildlife sightings can be found in the Berkeley Lab Emergency Guide.

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TABL Will Return on Friday, Aug. 24 

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DOE Program Fosters Next Generation of Lab Leaders

DOE’s Oppenheimer Science and Energy Leadership Program has helped the national labs build a deep bench of stewardship among mid-career professionals with expertise in the sciences, operations management, and policy. Computing Sciences’ Katie Antypas completed the program this April, and Biosciences’ Trent Northen completed the program in 2017. More>

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Teresa Head-Gordon Named ACS Fellow

The American Chemical Society has named Teresa Head-Gordon – a faculty staff scientist in the Lab’s Chemical Sciences Division and a professor of chemistry, bioengineering, and chemical and biomolecular engineering at UC Berkeley – as an ACS Fellow for 2018. The new ACS Fellows will be honored at the ACS national meeting in Boston this August. More>

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NPR’s ‘Morning Edition’ Cites Lab Study on Office Temperature and Task Performance

This July 16 segment of NPR’s ‘Morning edition’ cites a 2006 study co-authored by William Fisk of the Energy Technologies Area, which found that when office temperatures rise above the mid-70s, worker performance begins to drop off.

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Shuttle Bus Orange Route Delays This Monday

The delays are due to construction closing one lane of Bancroft Way between Piedmont Avenue and College Avenue on Monday, July 23, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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DOE Secretary Perry, UC President Napolitano Kick Off National Traumatic Brain Injury Study at UCSF

DOE Secretary Rick Perry and UC President Janet Napolitano visited UC San Francisco yesterday to kick off a new national lab-wide collaboration to integrate clinical data with high-performance computing and neuroscience in an effort to develop effective, personalized treatment for traumatic brain injuries – a leading cause of death and disability for service men and women, civilians, and athletes. Berkeley Lab Director Mike Witherell, Associate Laboratory Director for Biosciences Mary Maxon, and Lab scientists Kris Bouchard and Eli Dart represented the Lab at the event.

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Splitting Water: Nanoscale Imaging Yields Key Insights

Researchers Johanna Eichhorn and Francesca Toma of Chemical Sciences, working with scientists at the Molecular Foundry, have pioneered a technique that uses nanoscale imaging to understand how local, nanoscale properties can affect a material’s macroscopic performance, allowing them to map the current at every point of a photoelectrochemical material for use in an artificial photosynthesis system. More>

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Volunteer Judges Needed for Aug. 11 Student Poster Competition

Volunteer judges are needed for Biotech Partners’ poster competition on Aug. 11 from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Berkeley High School. Expertise in science is not required. If you’d like to volunteer, contact Linda Gayden, executive director of Biotech Partners, by Wednesday, July 25. More>

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