National Hispanic Heritage Month is observed each year Sept. 15 to Oct. 15. Today, 55 million people or 17% of the American population are of Hispanic or Latino origin, representing a significant increase from 2000, when it was 35.3 million or 13%. We profile Deirdre Olynick of the Molecular Foundry, Zaida McCunney of NERSC, and Carlos Lopez of IT.
On Sept. 19 WD&E hosted its Volunteer Recognition Reception, which recognized all employees who have volunteered for mentoring, outreach, and education programs. The event also highlighted accomplishments in FY16, and provided information about upcoming volunteer opportunities. Go here for more information on volunteering for WD&E programs.
A team of computer scientists and geneticists has demonstrated significant speedups of the epiSNP bioinformatics program using the Edison supercomputer at NERSC. The team used the application to perform pairwise comparisons of genotypes and how they affect traits such as height, weight or makeup of body tissues. More>
This two-part workshop is aimed at active UC staff who are several years out from retiring. The series will help participants design a plan for post “full-time work” life using interactive self-assessments to help develop their own personal ‘next chapters’. The workshop takes place Oct. 14 and 21 from 2 to 4 p.m. in 150 University Hall on campus. Send e-mail here to register.