Today at Berkeley Lab

Women@The Lab Awardees Honored at Special Event

The Oscars-style celebration on June 9 filled the Building 50 Auditorium to capacity with family, friends, and colleagues who cheered as each awardee took center stage. Sixteen women were recognized for their professional accomplishments and contributions to STEM outreach. “The best science is done when you have diverse voices,” said Director Witherell at the ceremony. More>

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Two Poets and a Particle Accelerator

Two visiting poets – Kate Greene, a former Berkeley Lab science writer who is an author, essayist, journalist, and poet; and fellow poet, writer, and science enthusiast Anastasios Karnazes – drew inspiration from an overnight stay at Berkeley Lab’s 88-Inch Cyclotron June 14-15. More>

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Berkeley Lab Team Wins Data-Driven Scavenger Hunt for Simulated Nuclear Materials

Competing in a fictitious high-stakes scenario, a group of scientists at Berkeley Lab bested two dozen other teams in a months-long, data-driven scavenger hunt for simulated radioactive materials in a virtual urban environment. More>

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At Pride Parade, Lab Employees Show That ‘Diversity is Elemental’

Nearly 50 employees joined the Berkeley Lab contingent at the recent Pride Parade in San Francisco. The group — sponsored by the Lab’s Lambda Alliance — was among thousands of participants in the parade, and was broadcast by a local news organization. Go here for more and to view additional photos of the event.

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JGI, KBase Staff Put a Personal Stamp on the IGB

On June 22, Joint Genome Institute (JGI) Director Nigel Mouncey and Systems Biology Knowledgebase (KBase) CEO/CSO Adam Arkin gathered JGI and KBase staff for a “topping off” ceremony, signing the ultimate beam to be placed on the Integrative Genomics Building (IGB) now under construction at the Lab’s main campus. See video and full story here.

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Vote for Your Favorite Photos From Two Lab Contests

Earlier this year, the Lab hosted a Physics Photowalk competition as well as an employee photo contest. Judges have selected the top 10 photos from each contest, and employees are invited to vote for their top three as part of the “People’s Choice” award. Go here to view and vote for photos entered into the employee contest, and here to vote for crowd favorites in the Physics Photowalk competition. The voting deadline is July 20.

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Video of Conversation Between NPR’s Joe Palca and Geri Richmond Now Available

Geri Richmond — a member of the National Science Board, secretary of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and advocate for diversity — sat down in conversation with NPR’s Joe Palca on Monday, June 11. The event was part of the Director’s Distinguished Women in Science speaker series. Watch it here.

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Pride Month 2018: Lab Events Scheduled

Celebrate the contributions of the LGBTQ+ community by participating in one of several Lab events that have been scheduled, including movie screenings, talks, networking sessions, and fairs. The month of June was chosen for LGBTQ+ Pride Month to commemorate the Stonewall riots, which occurred at the end of June 1969.

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Berkeley Lab Participates in Alaska National Lab Day

To raise awareness about collaborating with national labs, Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski and the University of Alaska Fairbanks hosted Alaska National Lab Day. Lab Director Mike Witherell helped explain “What is a National Lab?” ETA researcher Peter Larsen spoke on energy solutions, and Elsie Quaite-Randall (Intellectual Property Office) discussed entrepreneurship.

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Cafeteria Dining Hall Closing at 1 p.m. on June 7

The cafeteria will close at 1 p.m. on Thursday, June 7, to facilitate setup for an Energy Sciences Area special event. Diners will be asked to vacate the dining hall at that time. Seating may also be impacted on the patio area.

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