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Engineering’s Nick Palaio Selected as ‘Golfer of the Year’

Nick Palaio of the Engineering Division won the Lab Golf Club’s “Golfer of the Year” award for the 2017 season. The Golf Club is currently conducting its annual membership drive. All Lab employees/retirees are invited to join. For more information, contact Patty Giuntoli.

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Winners Announced for Photo Club ‘Abstract’ Contest

The first-place winner is EESA’s Christina Patricola, second place is Stephen Czarnecki (ETA), tied for third is John Christensen and Tim Kneafsey (both EESA), and tied for fourth are Patricola, Janie Page (ETA), and Doug Lockhart (retiree). Go here to view the winning images and to learn more about the Lab’s Photo Club.

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‘Mind Tricks and Perspectives’ Videos and Inclusion Challenge Now Available

The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Office has launched a Lab-wide inclusion program called “Inclusion Starts With a Conversation.” The DEI Office, along with the Diversity and Inclusion Council, invites all Lab employees to watch the inclusion videos and join the inclusion conversation challenge. This month’s theme is “Mind Tricks and Perspectives” featuring Dr. Steve Robbins. More>

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Doyle, Hoek Win 40th Runaround; Hartman-Baker Wins T-Shirt Contest

Over 750 employees participated in the Runaround on Nov. 17. The female winner was Jennifer Doyle (Engineering), the male winner was Harmen Hoek (Chemical Sciences), and the T-shirt design winner was Rebecca Hartman-Baker (NERSC). Organizers include Anytra Henderson, Steve Derenzo, Chris Debernardi, and Bob Smith, with help from volunteers. View an Exposure feature on the race.

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Employee Discount for Dec. 7 Berkeley Symphony Concert

The Berkeley Symphony Concert Program II, Clyne and Rachmaninoff, takes place Thursday, Dec. 7, at 8 p.m. at UC Berkeley’s Zellerbach Hall. Lab staff can purchase balcony seats for $10 with the code LABGRAD10, or rear or front orchestra, or rear-side mezzanine for $20 with code LAB20. Go here to purchase tickets. This offer is sponsored by the Lab’s Postdoc Association.

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Holiday Craft Fair Scheduled for Dec. 14

The fair will feature a variety of handmade goods for sale, including jewelry, jams, jellies, local honey, photography, glass works, crocheted and knitted items, paintings, items made from recycled horseshoes, tiki-themed products, and seasonal decorations. The event runs from 3:30 to 6 p.m. in the cafeteria. Go here for a list of items for sale.

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Winners Announced for Photo Club ‘Close to Home’ Contest

Tied for first place are Karen Lingua (OCFO) and Doug Lockhart (retiree). Second place goes to John Christensen (EESA), third to Christina Patricola (EESA), and tied for fourth are Janie Page (ETA) and Doug Lockhart. Go here to view winning images and for more on the Lab’s Photo Club.

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Open Call for Employee Resource Groups

Since 2015, four Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) have been formed to advance the Lab’s diversity and inclusion goals. ERGs are open to all Berkeley Lab employees, including allies. Those interested in joining one of these groups can visit the ERG website to learn more. Want to learn more about starting an ERG? Contact Lady Idos at lvidos@lbl.gov. More>

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Artisans Sought for Holiday Craft Fair

If you are an artist or crafter, consider participating in the Lab’s Holiday Craft fair on Thursday, Dec. 14. Past fairs have featured a variety of handmade items, such as jewelry, art, honey, baked goods, pottery, photography, and hand-sewn clothing. Contact Robin Mitchell for more information.

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Improve Your Public Speaking; Toastmasters Open House on Oct. 26

The Lab’s Toastmasters group — which seeks to improve public-speaking skills — is hosting an open house on Oct. 26, at noon in Building 70A-3377. Speakers include Adrian Chofor, an expert in public speaking, empowerment coaching, and team building, and EESA postdoc Shan Dou. Visitors can get involved by participating in a “Table Topics” session. Light refreshments included.

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