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May 23 UC Webinar on Improving Mental Health Awareness

In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month, the University of California’s “Stigma-Free” webinar series will feature a discussion by award-winning speaker and author Ross Szabo on how to improve efforts to raise awareness of mental health. The webinar runs from 11 to 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, May 23. More>

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CERT Emergency Training Class Offered in May

If a disaster strikes, will you be prepared? The Lab’s Emergency Management group will host Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training in May. CERT training teaches disaster response skills such as preparedness, small fire suppression, medical triage and treatment, and light search and rescue. More>

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IT Division Offers Free Big Data Workshop May 1-2

Supported by the National Science Foundation’s Extreme Science and Engineering Development Environment, the workshop will provide information on Hadoop, Spark, and other tools. The course runs from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on May 1 and 2. Attendance is free, but space is limited. Go here for more information and to register. Deadline is April 26.

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Archiving Files and Records Workshop

Is space in your office limited? Are you moving to a new office? Do you need to process the records of a retiree? Learn which files need to be kept or archived, and which can be tossed, at a workshop sponsored by the Archives and Records Office. The May 10 class runs from 10 to 11 a.m. in Perseverance Hall. Register here. Contact Karen Nelson (x4686) for more information.

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Genomics Data Analysis and Application Training May 3-4

The IT Division is offering a free two-day course in computational methods, taught by Data Carpentry. This hands-on workshop teaches basic concepts, skills, and tools for working more effectively with genomics data. The focus is on data management and analysis techniques for biosciences research. Space is limited and registration is required.

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Mindfulness Meditation Training on April 23

Training in mindful awareness can help improve focus and reduce stress, among other benefits. The Postdoc Association is hosting a mindfulness meditation training session on Monday, April 23, at 11:30 a.m. in Perseverance Hall (Bldg. 54-130B). The session is open to all and will be led by Lab researcher Arthur Montazeri.

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Livestream of April 13 ‘Communications and Presentation Skills’ Workshop

HR is hosting a workshop for scientists and engineers who would like to improve their communication and presentation skills. The workshop, titled “The Three Laws of Communication,” will be led by Jean-Luc Doumont. Registration is closed for the physical meeting, but the event will be streamed live from 1 to 3 p.m. on Friday, April 13.

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April 13 Workshop on BLISS Nanoscience Kit

Developed by Workforce Development & Education and the Molecular Foundry, this BLISS workshop will train volunteers to demonstrate activities featuring nanoscience technologies for the fourth-to-fifth-grade classroom, science festivals, and community events. The class takes place Friday, April 13, at 12:30 p.m. in Bldg. 67-3111. Send email here to register.

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Two-Day Python Programming Course Offered April 25 to 26

The IT Division is offering a course in scientific programming in Python, taught by Software Carpentry. The workshop will cover basic concepts and tools, including program design, version control, data management, and task automation. Participants will be encouraged to apply what they have learned to their own research problems. Space is limited. Register by April 10.

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Interactive Live Theater Sessions Help Foster Harassment-Free Workplace

The Lab is offering a live, interactive theater experience, with trained actors, to foster a harassment-free workplace. Staff are encouraged to attend as a way to increase diversity, inclusion, and positive behavior. Send email here to register for the April 30 or May 3 session (10 a.m. to noon). Attendees will receive harassment-prevention training credit.

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