Today at Berkeley Lab

Memorial Day: May 28 Holiday Honors Those Who Died Serving Our Country

While you’re enjoying the three-day weekend (Monday is a Lab holiday), remember that Memorial Day was created to honor those who died while serving in the country’s armed forces. Founded in 1868 by General John Logan, Memorial Day (originally called Decoration Day) became a federal holiday in 1971. More>

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Feel Better: JGI Hosts Annual Safety and Wellness Fair on May 30

The Joint Genome Institute (JGI) is hosting its 12th Annual Safety and Wellness Fair from noon to 2 p.m. on May 30 at the JGI courtyard in Walnut Creek. Attendees from Berkeley Lab are welcome. The fair will be held Over 50 exhibitors will be participating, promoting safety, health, wellness, and sustainability. More>

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Lab Participates in May 22 Wildfire Awareness Event

Area fire-response agencies will meet at the site of last year’s Grizzly Peak​ Fire from 11 a.m. to noon on May 22 to discuss fire preparedness and prevention efforts. The event may cause traffic delays from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. along Grizzly Peak Boulevard, between Centennial Drive and South Park Drive. Emergency vehicles will be stationed in the area as part of the event. More>

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Lab Event Organizers Invited to Attend May 24 Catering Fair

The Epicurean Group, which manages the Lab’s Bay View Café, is hosting a catering fair on the cafeteria patio on Thursday, May 24, from 1 to 2 p.m. Samples of dishes from Epicurean’s seasonal catering menu will be served. The event is geared towards those who organize Lab events and coordinate catering.

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Lab Research, Facilities Captured Through Lens of Visiting Photographers

To mark the International Day of Light on May 16, 27 photographers visited the Lab to creatively capture scenes of science at the Advanced Light Source, the Molecular Foundry, NERSC, and battery labs. The event was part of a Global Physics Photowalk, with similar shoots taking place at research organizations around the world. Strategic Communications coordinated the Berkeley Lab Photowalk. Watch a video on the event here.

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Get Healthy: Join Lab Colleagues for ‘UC Walks’ Event on June 15

The Lab will join forces with UC Berkeley and the Lawrence Hall of Science for the June 15 event, part of the University of California’s WellBeing Initiative. The walk will take 30 minutes (other activities are planned for those unable to walk) and conclude with a wellness fair at the Lab. Go here to register. Watch TABL for more details as the date approaches.

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Postdocs and Early Career Scientists Can Win Cash Prizes at Lab Research SLAM

Researchers are invited to present their science at the Lab’s inaugural Research SLAM on Sept. 20. The event offers a chance to improve presentation skills and win a $3,000 first prize, $1,500 second prize, or $750 people’s choice award. Submit an intent to participate by June 15 to get first-priority registration for communications training with Jean-Luc Doumont. Go here for details.

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Postdoc Association Hosts Ice Cream ‘Meet & Greet’ on May 18

Employees are invited to the May edition of the Berkeley Lab Postdoc Association’s “Meet & Greet” gathering on Friday, May 18, at 4 p.m. on the cafeteria patio. In honor of the upcoming summer season, this month’s theme is ice cream. Stop by to meet representatives from Exponent and learn about career paths in engineering and scientific consulting.

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Visiting Photographers to Participate in Lab Photowalk Event on May 16

About 30 photographers are scheduled to visit various Lab sites — including the ALS, Molecular Foundry, NERSC, and Building 62 battery labs — on May 16 as part of a Global Physics Photowalk competition. The Lab also is hosting a separate photo competition for employees, contractors, affiliates, and those who conduct research at the Lab.

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Bike-to-Work Day is May 10; Tips and Resources for a Great Ride

Considering biking to work on May 10? Get support along the way at one of 143 “energizer stations” that will pop up in Alameda and Contra Costa counties that day. Go here for a map of stations, as well as information on safe riding, the Lab’s shuttle buses and shower facilities, and the Bike Station located in downtown Berkeley.

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