Today at Berkeley Lab

Black History Month: Feb. 27 Talk by NASA Astrophysicist Hakeem Oluseyi

Hakeem Oluseyi of the Florida Institute of Technology will give a brown-bag lunch talk called “Hacking the Stars” on Tuesday, Feb. 27, at noon in the Building 50 Auditorium. Oluseyi will discuss his professional journey as an astrophysicist, cosmologist, inventor, educator, science communicator, author, actor, and humanitarian. He will also share his personal experiences. More>

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Seeking Nominations for ‘Women @ The Lab’ 2018 Honorees

Staff are invited to submit nominations for talented and dedicated women whose contributions and achievements to the Lab’s mission merit recognition. Nominations are accepted for various categories. Honorees will be celebrated at the “Women @ The Lab” event in June, sponsored by the Women Scientists and Engineers Council. The nomination deadline is March 9. More>

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Postdoc Association Hosts Ice Cream ‘Meet & Greet’ on Feb. 7

Employees are invited to the February edition of the Postdoc Association’s “Meet & Greet” monthly gathering on Wednesday, Feb. 7, at 4 p.m. on the cafeteria patio area. With warm days upon us, this month’s theme is ice cream.

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‘Still They Rise’ – African American ERG Seeks Empowerment for All

As part of Black History Month, we highlight the Lab’s African American Employee Resource Group and its efforts to advance a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workforce. Founded in 2016, the group’s strategic priorities encompass four core actions: recruit, retain, empower, and inspire. More>

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UC Berkeley Hosts ‘Love Data Week’ Feb. 12-16

Love Data Week 2018 is a nationwide campaign designed to raise awareness about data visualization, management, sharing, and preservation. UC Berkeley’s University Library, Research-IT department, and the Berkeley Institute for Data Science are hosting activities on campus. Go here for more information and to register.

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Stunning Images Submitted for ALS ‘Science as Art’ Competition

Advanced Light Source users were invited to submit images for a “Science as Art” competition, which are featured on the Lab’s Instagram page. Four winners were selected. The DOE featured the images on their Instagram mobile feed as well. Go here to view a slideshow of the images.

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Lab Staff Invited to Annual WSEC Networking Forum on Feb. 5

Berkeley Lab’s Women Scientists and Engineers Council (WSEC) will be hosting its annual networking forum on Monday, Feb. 5, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Perseverance Hall. This event will provide an opportunity to network with Lab senior leadership and scientific staff. This year’s program will feature Physics Division Director Natalie Roe. All employees are welcome to attend. More>

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Astro Teller to Speak at Lawrence Hall of Science Benefit Event

The Lawrence Hall of Science is hosting its annual benefit event — “Innovations and Inspirations” — on March 18, from 5 to 9 p.m. The featured speaker is Astro Teller, CEO of X, the moonshot factory run by Alphabet. Among the topics he will discuss is the rapid pace of technology and the challenges this speed presents for STEM education.

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Check Out ALS ‘Science as Art’ Instagram Feature

The Lab’s Instagram account is currently featuring images submitted by Advanced Light Source users and staff as part of the facility’s “Science as Art” competition. The account will feature one image a day now through Jan. 23.

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Lab Holiday Party on Dec. 20

The Lab Directorate invites 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. 20. Hors d’oeuvres and light refreshments will be provided. Festive attire is encouraged. The cafeteria will close at 1 p.m. that day.

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