Today at Berkeley Lab

‘Animals’ Win 2018 Lab Softball Championship

The Animals softball team claimed the Berkeley Lab league championship title, beating Ballpark Estimates 7-0 in the final game. Runners-up included Cyclotron Roadies and Small Ball. The league runs from June to August each year. Go here to see full results from the 2018 season, to sign up, and to learn more about the Lab league.

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Winners Announced for Photo Club ‘Abstract’ Contest

The first-place winner was John Christensen, with Tim Kneafsey and Haris Mahic tied for second place, Umberto Savino and Tom Ruegg tied for third place, and Sayan Gupta and Stephen Czarnecki tied for fourth place. Go here to view the winning images and learn more about the Lab’s Photo Club.

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Winners Crowned for Lab Tennis Club’s Annual Tournament

After two evenings of play at the Davie Tennis Stadium in Piedmont, Lab retiree Sherman Wong and guest player Al MacLeod emerged as the winners of the Berkeley Lab Tennis Club annual tournament. Second place went to Amy Ecclesine of the Environment, Health, and Safety Division and guest player John Yarley. The club regularly plays tennis on campus over the lunch period. Contact Csaba Toth for more information.

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Postdoc Association Hosts ‘Meet & Greet’ Friday

Employees are invited to the August edition of the Postdoc Association’s monthly “Meet & Greet” gathering on Friday, Aug. 24, from 4 to 5 p.m., on the cafeteria patio. Sandwiches will be served.

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‘Apples & Hops’ Festival at the UC Botanical Garden on Aug. 25

Join the UC Botanical Garden on Saturday, Aug. 25, for its “Apples & Hops” Garden Festival, a special fundraiser for education. The Botanical Garden has extended a 25 percent discount code (UCBGFRIEND) to all Lab employees. Learn more about the event here.

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Lab Tennis Club Hosts Annual Tournament Aug. 27 and 29

The doubles tournament runs from 4:30 to 7 p.m., on Aug. 27 and 29, at the Davie Tennis Stadium in Oakland. Partners will rotate on the first day and fixed on the second day. To participate, email your playing level (beginner, intermediate, advanced), availability (one or both nights), and phone number to Csaba Toth. Deadline is Friday, Aug. 24 at noon. Cost is $5 per day, payable in cash at the site.

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Help Reduce Blood Shortage by Participating in Aug. 16 Red Cross Blood Drive

Due to a current blood shortage, staff are encouraged to donate at the Lab’s next blood drive on Thursday, Aug. 16. Donors will receive a $5 Amazon gift card via email. The Red Cross Bloodmobile will be in the cafeteria parking lot from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Go here to schedule an appointment (sponsor code “LBL”). Walk-ins are also welcome. Save time by using RapidPass.

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Free Outdoor Movie in Downtown Berkeley on Aug. 12

The UC Berkeley Art Museum is screening “Step,” a documentary about an inner-city women’s step team, on Sunday, Aug. 12, at 4 p.m. The movie is free, but bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit on. The screen is located at the corner of Addison and Oxford streets. Food and beverages are available in the museum’s cafe. More>

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Two Staff Photos Show Smoky Skies Above the Lab

While the California wildfires may seem distant, the effects are visible locally, with smoky conditions creating ominous skies overhead. Two employees captured this phenomenon in recent photos taken at the Lab. Do you have a Lab photo you’d like to share via the Lab’s social media channels? Upload to your Twitter account and tag @BerkeleyLab for a chance to have it shared.

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Winners Announced for Photo Club ‘Wild Animals’ Contest

Stephen Czarnecki won first place, with Claude Lyneis and Czarnecki tied for second place, Randy Roig in third place, and Lyneis in fourth place. Go here to view the winning images and for more on the Lab’s Photo Club.

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