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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.

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Lab Holiday Party on Dec. 19

The Lab Directorate invites all Lab employees to join with their colleagues to celebrate the holidays from 3 to 4:30 p.m. in the cafeteria’s dining hall on Wednesday, Dec. 19. Hors d’oeuvres and light refreshments will be provided. Festive attire is encouraged. The cafeteria will close at 1 p.m. that day. Staff are invited to bring nonperishable food items to donate to the Alameda County Food Bank.

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Holiday Craft Fair Scheduled for Dec. 13

The craft fair will feature a variety of handmade goods for sale, including jewelry, jams, jellies, desserts, candies, local honey, soap, hand-sewn bags, photography, paintings, items made from recycled horseshoes, succulents, and seasonal decorations. The event runs from 3:30 to 6 p.m. in the cafeteria. Go here for a list of items for sale.

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Fall Intern Poster Session on Dec. 6

The work of 21 interns who spent the fall participating in the BLUR, CCI, and SULI internship programs will be on display during a poster session from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in the cafeteria on Thursday, Dec. 6. The interns, who were hosted by Workforce Development & Education, worked with world-class scientists and engineers on projects related to the Lab’s cutting-edge research programs.

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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>

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Bay View Cafe Hosts Thanksgiving Cooking Demonstration Today

Stop by the Bay View Cafe today at 2:30 p.m. to learn how to brine a turkey for Thanksgiving from chef Cesar Rodriguez, and make cranberry stuffing from sous chef Marie.

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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.

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Who’s Your Favorite Scientist? These Kids Answer in Entertaining Ways

While staffing the Lab’s booth at the Discovery Day science education event on Nov. 3, employees stopped to talk with students from elementary school to high school to find out who their favorite scientist is. They gave a broad range of answers — from Frankenstein to the character “Doc” in the “Back to the Future” films — in typical kid fashion.

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Lab Veterans Invited to Nov. 13 Appreciation Luncheon; Request to Self-Identify

Armed Forces veteran employees are invited to an appreciation luncheon on Nov. 13. If you are a veteran and have not received an invitation, contact Joelle Bradley. Veterans are also encouraged to self-identify in the HR system to receive notification of any future veterans events. Use your LDAP to log in, select “self identification” from the menu, and scroll down to the section on “U.S. Military and Protected Veterans.”

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Lab Brings Science to the People at Discovery Day at AT&T Park

Discovery Day at AT&T Park, held Nov. 3 as part of the Bay Area Science Festival, was the culmination of a series of local activities for young scientists. The free event was packed with children of all ages getting hands-on experience with goop, brains, robots, and rockets. The Berkeley Lab booth added kale, lettuce, lights, bacteria, and even pepper to the experiment opportunities offered to attendees. Go here for more info and a photo feature.

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