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Lab to Participate in Annual ShakeOut Drill on Oct. 18

On Thursday, Oct. 18, at 10:15 a.m., more than 13 million people worldwide will participate in the annual Great ShakeOut earthquake drill. The Lab will participate by enacting a “Drop, Cover, and Hold On” drill followed by evacuations to designated assembly areas. More>

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Lab-Wide Event Sept. 28 to Celebrate the First and Next 25 Years at the ALS

The Lab community is invited to attend “A New Light for Berkeley Lab: The Next 25 Years at the Advanced Light Source,” a celebration of the ALS’s history and future, from 2 to 3 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 28, in the Building 50 Auditorium. Scheduled talks will look back on the last 25 years of the ALS and provide updates on a planned upgrade for the facility. A reception follows the event at the cafeteria. Go here to RSVP and view the agenda. The celebration will be livestreamed.

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Bay View Cafe Hosts Sept. 7 Fall Catering Fair

From pumpkin bread pudding cups and harvest Cobb salad to mini portobello sandwiches and stuffed acorn squash, the Bay View Cafe has added numerous autumnal dishes to their fall catering menu. Those who organize Lab events are invited to stop by the cafeteria patio on Friday, Sept. 7, from 12:30 to 2 p.m. to sample these dishes and learn more about the cafe’s catering services.

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H-1, H-2 Parking Lot Closures Due to Bay Area Postdoc Symposium

Berkeley Lab is hosting the third Bay Area Postdoc Symposium in the Building 50 Auditorium and nearby locations on Saturday, Sept. 8. Preparations for the symposium will begin on Friday, Sept. 7, at 5 p.m. with the closure of the H-1 (next to Building 50) and H-2 (next to Building 70) parking lots. Vehicles will need to be removed from these lots prior to 5 p.m.

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Finalists Selected to Compete in Sept. 20 Lab Research Slam

Twelve postdocs will give presentations on their research on Sept. 20 for a chance to win a $3,000 first prize, $1,500 second prize, or $750 people’s choice award (based on audience voting). Judges include the Lab’s Horst Simon, Elsie Quaite-Randall, and John German, as well as Livermore Lab’s Kris Kulp and local science luminary Kishore Hari. The event runs from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Building 50 Auditorium, followed by a reception. More>

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Cast Your Vote for Best Images in International Physics Photowalk

Berkeley Lab and numerous other institutions participated in local Photowalk competitions earlier this summer. The top three vote-getters from each location have been included in the International Physics Photowalk, sponsored by Interactions.org. Voting for that competition has now begun.

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Newark Electronics Vendor Fair at ALS on Aug. 24

Newark Electronics is hosting an Aug. 24 vendor fair on the Advanced Light Source patio from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Representatives from dozens of companies will be on hand to answer questions and showcase test equipment, electronic components (connectors, switches, sensors, and relays), and tooling. All Lab employees are welcome to attend. Refreshments will be served.

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Bay View Cafe Hosts Hawaiian BBQ Tomorrow

The charcoal grills will be fired up on the cafeteria patio from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 17, to prepare Hawaiian luau specialty items, including braised kalua pork, grilled chicken with macadamia nut relish, macaroni salad, citrus slaw, and pineapple agua fresca. Stop by and say, “Aloha!”

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Foundry User Meeting to Impact Cafeteria Seating and Parking in H-2 Lot

The Molecular Foundry User Meeting on Aug. 15 and 16 will require the closure of the H-2 parking lot (next to Building 70) starting at 5 p.m. on Aug. 14 through Aug. 16. Carpool parking will be moved to the H-1 lot. The cafeteria will operate as usual, but tables in the dining hall will be cleared starting 2 p.m. on Aug. 15.

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Education Outreach Office Hosts Aug. 8 Summer Intern Poster Session

The work of 75 interns in the BLUR, BLUFF Student, CCI, GEM, SULI, and VFP Student programs will be on display during a poster session on the Advanced Light Source patio, on Wednesday, Aug. 8, from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Workforce Development & Education interns work with world-class scientists and engineers on projects related to the Lab’s cutting-edge research programs.

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