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2016 Cultural Food Tasting     Filmscreening Byron Hurt 2016     Dr. Sekazi Mtingwa

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Quiz closes COB - Wed., Feb. 24, 2016   Black History Month Trivia Quiz Each trivia participant will be entered into a chance to win a ticket to the 4th Annual Cultural Tasting on Feb. 25, 2016 (dessert sold separately).

The Quiz closes at the close of business on Wed., Feb. 24, 2016.

Go to https://surveys.bnl.gov/n/BlackHistoryQuiz.aspx to take the quiz.
Wed., Feb. 10, 2016
Noon
Physics Small Seminar Room, Bldg. 510 Presentation by Dr. Rick Kittles Dr. Rick Kittles Presents:

“The Role of Diverse Populations in Precision Medicine”

Rick Kittles received a Ph.D. in Biological Sciences from George Washington University in 1998. Dr. Kittles is well known for his research on prostate cancer and health disparities among African Americans. He has also been at the forefront of the development of ancestry-informative genetic markers, and the use of genetic ancestry to map genes for common traits and disease.

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Admission is free and open to the public. All visitors to the Laboratory 16 and older must bring a photo I.D. For more information call 344-2345.
POSTPONED
Thurs., Feb. 11, 2016
5PM
Tap Room, BNL Center, Bldg. 30 Open Mic Night POSTPONED due to weather - watch for the announcement of a new date.
Open Mic Night comes to Brookhaven Laboratory!

BNL is unfounded territory for emerging music, poets and spoken word. This event is guaranteed to be energetic, sophisticated, chill, and just a great time for all.

BERA’s AAAG is your host and this event is open to all Lab employees and spouses. The proceeds from this event will support the AAAG Scholarship Fund.

All talent are welcome. Drinks and light refreshments to be served. There will be featured guests from BNL.

If you are serious about putting your talent in front of people, please consider signing up to participate. For participation sign-up submit the attached form and submit to Tracy Wood.

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Donation: $25 Advance Tickets; $30 at the door.
Tickets available at the BERA office or call x4512.
The sales support the AAAG Scholarship Fund.

For more information contact Tracy Wood at x4267 or email at twood@bnl.gov
Thurs., Feb. 25, 2016
Noon - 1 PM
Medical Bldg. 490, Conf. Rms. A/B Cultural Food Tasting 4th Annual Cultural Food Tasting

Join the BERA African-American Affinity Group for lunch and entertainment,
as we celebrate Black History Month with an array of homemade dishes
from around the globe.

**** Proceeds fund scholarships for local high school students ****

Donation: $10.00 for meal & beverage

Click here for more information or contact:
Joy Haskins, haskins@bnl.gov, ext. 7898

Tickets also available for sale in the BERA Store in Berkner Hall
Fri., Feb. 26, 2016
Noon
Berkner Hall Film Screening with Byron Hurt Film Screening with Byron Hurt

“Soul Food Junkies” - A film about Family, Food, & Tradition by Byron Hurt

The film runs 63 minutes and is followed by a Q&A with the filmmaker.

Byron Hurt is an award-winning documentary filmmaker, writer, and anti-sexist activist.

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Admission is free and open to the public. All visitors to the Laboratory 16 and older must bring a photo I.D. For more information call 344-2345.
Fri., Feb. 26, 2016
Noon
Physics Small Seminar Room, Bldg. 510 Presentation by Dr. Sekazi K. Mtingwa Dr. Sekazi K. Mtingwa Presents:

“Science and Technology in Africa: What Path Forward?

Sekazi K. Mtingwa is president of the Interdisciplinary Consortium for Research and Educational Access in Science and Engineering (INCREASE), where he works closely with BNL’s Diversity Office and Office of International Services to facilitate faculty and students from Minority-Serving Institutions in accessing the user facilities at the national laboratories. He will discuss the present state of science and technology in Africa, especially in regards to their impact on African nations’ economies, environment and health.

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Admission is free and open to the public. All visitors to the Laboratory 16 and older must bring a photo I.D. For more information call 344-2345.


 

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