Today at Berkeley Lab

August 17 Blood Drive; $5 Target Gift Card for Donors

The American Red Cross is experiencing a severe blood shortage. Stop by the Bloodmobile in the cafeteria parking Lot from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on August 17 to help out. Go here to schedule an appointment (Sponsor Code “LBL”). Walk-ins also welcome. Save time by using RapidPass.

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Apply for the Smogathon by August 15 to Fight Air Pollution and Win $100,000

On October 3, the Berkeley Energy & Resources Collaborative at UC Berkeley will host a combined North and South American continental semifinal of the Smogathon 2017 Global Edition, a worldwide competition for projects that have the potential to fight air pollution with innovative science and technology. Go here to learn more. Applications are due by August 15.

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Be an Ambassador for Science and Berkeley Lab at the 2017 Solano Stroll

Volunteers are needed on Sunday, September 10, to help staff Berkeley Lab’s booth at the Solano Stroll. As the largest street festival in the East Bay, the Stroll is an engaging way to teach the community about the Lab’s world-leading science. Go here to sign up for a time slot.

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Photo Club Macro-Photography Contest Winners Announced

First place goes to Stephen Czarnecki (ETA), second to John Christensen (EESA), third to Tim Kneafsey (EESA), and fourth to Haris Mahic (ALS). Go here to view the winning images and for more information on the Lab Photo Club.

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Runaround T-Shirt Contest Launches; Submissions Due by Sept. 1

Submit a one-color vector, PDF 300 DPI or higher resolution file on white or light background that includes the Lab logo and the words “Berkeley Lab,” “40th Annual Runaround,” and “2017,” along with your division, phone number, and description. Voting will begin in early September. Go here for more on the race, scheduled for Friday, Oct. 20. Contact Anytra Henderson to volunteer for the event.

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Open House for Employee Resource Groups on August 15

The Diversity and Inclusion Office will host an open house/brown-bag lunch for all staff to learn more about Berkeley Lab’s Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) on Tuesday, August 15, from noon-1 p.m., in the Building 50 auditorium. Berkeley Lab currently has four ERGs. Learn more here.

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Postdocs Run in SF Marathon to Raise Funds for Postdoc Association

Leen Alawieh, Protonu Basu, Jarrod McClean, and Jana Voříšková were among the finishers of the San Francisco Marathon, which took place July 23. The runners used the race as a fundraiser for the Lab’s Postdoc Association, via the Berkeley Lab Foundation. McClean is leaving the Lab to continue work on quantum computing for Google.

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Lab Employees Invited to Watch Inclusion Videos, Play Game, Win A Prize

As a follow-up to the talk given by Steve Robbins on July 26-27, the Diversity and Inclusion Office (DIO) is launching an inclusion program called “Inclusion Starts with a Conversation.” The DIO, along with the Diversity and Inclusion Council, invite all staff to watch the inclusion videos and play the “Inclusion Insights” game. Collect all of the cards to win individual and Division prizes.

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Postdoc ‘Meet and Greet’ July 19

The Berkeley Lab Postdoc Association is hosting a “meet and greet” at the cafeteria patio (Building 54) on Wednesday, July 19, at 3 p.m. Coffee and cookies will be served.

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Winners Announced for Photo Club’s ‘Street/Urban’ Contest

Jon Bertsch (JGI) placed first; John Christensen (EESA) and Kelly Owen (Strategic Communications) tied for both second and third place; and Bertsch, Michael Wehner (CRD), and Sayan Gupta (MBIB) tied for fourth place in the Photo Club’s June “Street/Urban” contest. For more information about the Photo Club, contact John Christensen. To see the winning images, go here.

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