Today at Berkeley Lab

TABL Retires; Elements Is New Lab Employee Communications Platform

Elements is available via mobile app, desktop, and email. Those who sign up can select the categories of news they are most interested in, share posts with their colleagues, and receive important alerts and broadcasts. To start using Elements, download the app (search for “Berkeley Lab Elements” in the app stores), or visit More>

Today at Berkeley Lab Retires; the Elements Era Begins

Nearly 16 years after its debut on Feb. 3, 2003, the Lab’s online newsletter Today at Berkeley Lab (aka TABL) is retiring this week to make way for Elements, the Lab’s new employee news platform. TABL follows a long history of Lab newsletters, starting with the Radiation Laboratory Bulletin, followed by The Magnet, and then Currents and The View. More>

Then & Now: Feature Compares Scenes From Lab’s Past With Its Present

Like a visual time machine, the “Then & Now” feature uses a series of interactive images that overlay historic and modern photos taken from the same vantage point, like this shot of Berkeley Lab founder E.O. Lawrence taken in 1956 (left) and current Lab Director Mike Witherell. A lot has changed since the Lab was founded 87 years ago, but some things remain the same. Check out more “Then & Now” images here.

This Is What It Looks Like, When Doves Nest

Kelly Owen and Keri Troutman of Strategic Communications quietly snapped this shot of a dove (named “Prince”) and its baby nesting above the doors to Building 65.

TABL Will Return on Friday, Aug. 24 

Have news to share with the Lab? Submit TABL articles via online form.

Winners Announced for Berkeley Lab’s Physics Photowalk

A photo featuring a view of UC Berkeley’s landmark Campanile building, the San Francisco cityscape and bay, and the south side of the Shyh Wang Hall building at Berkeley Lab was judged as the winner in a local Physics Photowalk photo competition organized by the Lab. The photo was submitted by Michael Dawson, an amateur photographer. More>

Winners of Internal Communications Survey Drawing Announced

Thanks to the 1,203 employees who participated in the Lab’s internal communications survey. The results are being analyzed and the findings will be shared with the Lab community in the near future. Three lucky staff members were randomly selected as winners of a $10 Bay View Cafe gift certificate. They are Davina Abram-Blakely (Biosciences), Frank Ogletree (Molecular Foundry), and Michele Pixa (Engineering).

State of the Lab: Q&A With Lab Director Mike Witherell

Lab Director Mike Witherell recently offered his thoughts on the Lab’s direction, status, and reputation in an interview with Lab Chief Communications Officer John German. If you missed the Director’s “State of the Lab” address, go here to watch it. More>

Help Improve Internal Communications; Provide Feedback Via a New Survey

The Strategic Communications group wants to provide information about the Lab that matters to staff, and offer the tools needed to engage with co-workers, management, and the Lab community. Take a brief (5-10 minutes), confidential survey here. Include your email to be part of a drawing for one of three $10 Bay View Cafe gift certificates.

Photo Feature: Visions of DESI at Kitt Peak

Lab photographer Marilyn Chung recently visited Kitt Peak and the Mayall Telescope in Arizona, where the Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument (DESI) will be installed. DESI will create the largest 3D map of the universe to help explain dark energy. See some of the images Chung captured during her visit in this photo feature.