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Learn About Kentucky at Friday Postdoc Association Cultural Lunch

Since the launch of the Postdoc Association Cultural Lunch, Lab employees have shared stories about their upbringings in and journeys from France, Poland, and India. On Friday, Dec. 14, Andrew Haddad, a postdoc in the Energy Technologies Area, will discuss his native state with a talk titled “A Kentucky Story: Bluegrass, Horses, Bourbon, and Bats.” Bring your lunch and join us at noon in Perseverance Hall (Bldg. 54-130).

Berkeley Lab Postdoc Association Hosts Holiday Meet & Greet on Dec. 12

The Berkeley Lab Postdoc Association invites employees and their families for a special meet & greet event to celebrate the holidays on Wednesday, Dec. 12, from 3 to 5 p.m. in the cafeteria. Activities for children will be held from 3 to 4 p.m.

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>

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.

RESCHEDULED: Academic Narratives Workshop

Lab staff are invited to a workshop on Academic Narratives with Terry Johnson, an associate professor at UC Berkeley, at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 13, in Building 59-3101. Workshop participants will learn about the concept of constructing a narrative, and then work in small groups to discuss developing a narrative that best fits their experiences and goals. Go here for more information and to register. LDAP login required.

Postdoc Association to Host New ‘Cultural Lunch’ Event

The Berkeley Lab Postdoc Association’s inaugural Cultural Lunch will take place at noon this Friday, Nov. 2, in Building 54, Room 130. Louise Lassalle, a postdoc in the Biosciences Area, will discuss examples of French politeness and faux pas. Bring your own lunch to this casual event to meet new people and learn more about the diverse places we come from. More>

Postdoc Association Hosts Halloween ‘Meet & Greet’ on Oct. 26

Employees are invited to the October edition of the Berkeley Lab Postdoc Association’s “Meet & Greet” gathering on Friday, Oct. 26, at 4 p.m. on the cafeteria patio. This month’s theme is Halloween.

Free Tickets for Oct. 27 Saxophone Concert

Employees are eligible to receive two free tickets for the Kenari Saxophone Quartet, performing at Holy Names University Regents Theatre in Oakland on Saturday, Oct. 27, at 7:30 p.m. Email [email protected] to request tickets. This offer is sponsored by the Lab’s Postdoc Association.

Employee Discount for Berkeley Symphony Concert

Lab employees can get a special ticket price of $20 for the Berkeley Symphony concert “Higdon & Ravel” next Thursday, Oct. 4, at 7 p.m. at UC Berkeley’s Zellerbach Hall. These are side and rear orchestra seats and can be purchased using code LAB20. For assistance call (510) 841-2800, ext. 1. This offer is sponsored by the Lab’s Postdoc Association.

Research Slam Video Now Playing

The full video of the inaugural Berkeley Lab research slam is now ready for viewing. See how the 12 postdoc finalists used their three minutes to explain their project — and compete for cash. More>