Today at Berkeley Lab

Winners Announced for Photo Club ‘Funny/Humorous/Fun’ Contest

Doug Lockhart (retired) won first place, while Stephen Czarnecki and Lockhart tied for second place, John O’Brien and Tom Ruegg tied for third place, and John Christensen won fourth place. Go here to see the winning images and for more on the Lab’s Photo Club.

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Holiday Craft Fair Scheduled for Dec. 13

The craft fair will feature a variety of handmade goods for sale, including jewelry, jams, jellies, desserts, candies, local honey, soap, hand-sewn bags, photography, paintings, items made from recycled horseshoes, succulents, 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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Learn About India at Postdoc Association Cultural Lunch

After exploring France and Poland, the Postdoc Association’s cultural lunch series will this time travel to India, guided by Venkitesh Ayyar of NERSC. Learn more about this country at noon today in Perseverance Hall. Bring your lunch. More>

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Join ‘Maintain Don’t Gain’ Challenge

The holidays are a great time to celebrate with loved ones, but it doesn’t have to include weight gain. According to the Health Services, it’s possible to enjoy all the celebrations of the season while continuing to focus on your health. Consider joining the Lab’s “Maintain Don’t Gain” Challenge, an informal six-week program designed to help you stay focused on healthy eating and activities during the holiday season. Sign up here.

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Postdoc Association Hosts International Thanksgiving Potluck

The Berkeley Lab Postdoc Association invites employees and their families to join an international Thanksgiving potluck party on Thursday, Nov. 22, from 4 to 8 p.m., at 2030 Addison St., Suite 640B, in downtown Berkeley. Attendees are encouraged to bring their signature national dish. Go here to RSVP.

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Jerry Nazareta Wins Lab Golf Club Championship

Jerry Nazareta of UC Berkeley was crowned “Golfer of the Year,” besting runner-up Jin-Young Jung (Engineering Division) at the Lab Golf Club’s final tournament on Nov. 10. The Golf Club holds tournaments each month, from March through November. For information on joining the club, contact Patty Giuntoli.

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Winners Announced for Photo Club ‘Forgotten Objects’ Contest

John Christensen (EESA) won first place, with Haris Mahic (ALS) in second, John O’Brien (EESA) and Arkadeep Kumar (ETA) tied for third, and Janie Page (ETA) in fourth. Go here to view the winning images and for more on the Lab’s Photo Club.

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Judith Campisi to Speak at EX-Ls Luncheon on Nov. 15

Biosciences’ Judith Campisi will give a talk on “The Essence of Senescence” at the next ‘EX-Ls’ Berkeley Lab Retirement Association luncheon on Thursday, Nov. 15, 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the DoubleTree by Hilton in the Berkeley Marina at 200 Marina Blvd. Registration costs $40. Questions? Contact Kathy Bjornstad, EX-Ls activity coordinator.

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Want to Improve Your Public Speaking? Toastmasters Club Hosts Nov. 8 Open House

Join the Lab’s Toastmasters – a group dedicated to improving public speaking and leadership skills – at an open house on Thursday, Nov. 8 at noon, in Building 70A, Room 3377. Attendees can see firsthand how the weekly Toastmasters meetings work, and learn more from club members. The event will feature James Forslind, an experienced speaker who will talk about his journey through Toastmasters. Refreshments will be provided.

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Do You Have a Seat at the Table? Sign Up to Be a Thanksgiving Host or Guest

The gLoBaL Employee Resource Group is matching international employees and hosts for Thanksgiving dinner. GLoBal will match guests and hosts who fill out an online form by Nov. 16. Participants will be notified of their match on Nov. 19 via email, leaving it to both guests and hosts to arrange details such as transportation and who gets the drumstick. More>

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