Today at Berkeley Lab

How Improving Accessibility for Some Improves Accessibility for All

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month. We feature All Access Berkeley Lab, an Employee Resource Group (ERG) working to make our workplace and activities more accessible. The group is co-chaired by Betsy MacGowan (right) and Misha Gonzalez. Computing ALD Kathy Yelick is the executive sponsor. Go here to learn more about the All Access ERG.

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Announcing Launch of Veteran Self-ID Campaign and Video

The Veterans Employee Resource Group is reaching out to all Lab veterans to ask for help in identifying themselves as a veteran through the Employee Self-Service system. Self-identifying will help the Lab employ and retain veterans. Watch this video to learn more. All self-identified veterans will receive a Berkeley Lab challenge coin. More>

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Emotional Intelligence Info Session on Oct. 17

This presentation is a part of the “Perspectives on Diversity” series presented by the African American Employee Resource Group (AAERG). The presentation will provide an overview of “Emotional Intelligence Theory,” which is facilitated through the lens of “Storytelling, Laws of Attraction, and Temperament Theory.” The session takes place in Building 59-3101 (Wang Hall) from noon to 1 p.m. More>

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Oct. 24 Screening of Film Exploring Use of Technology to Treat Disabilities

As part of Disability and Inclusion Month, the Lab’s All Access Employee Resource Group is showing “Fixed,” a documentary that questions commonly held beliefs about disability and normalcy by exploring technologies that promise to change our bodies and minds. Told from the perspective of five people with disabilities, “Fixed” will be shown at noon, Oct. 24, in Bldg. 59-3101.

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Oct. 18 Brown Bag Talk to Look at 35+ Year Campaign for Disabled Rights

At noon on Wednesday, Oct. 18, Susan Henderson of the Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund (DREDF) will talk about that group’s work to defend the civil rights of people with disabilities. The talk takes place in Building 59-3101 (Wang Hall) and is presented by the Lab’s All Access Employee Resource Group as part of Disability and Inclusion Month. More>

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Oct. 18 Webinar on Communication and Interpersonal Relationships

Nanci Luna Jiménez, founder of Luna Jiménez Seminars & Associates, will give a webinar on communication and interpersonal relationships on Wednesday, Oct. 18, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. This webinar — hosted by the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Office — will include a Q&A session. More>

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Oct. 6 NERSC Seminar on Diversifying the HPC Workforce

Toni Collis, co-founder of Women in HPC and a consultant at the Edinburgh Parallel Computing Center, will present “Opportunities and Challenges: Diversifying Your Workforce” at 10 a.m. in Bldg. 59-4102. She will discuss unconscious bias and how it can be addressed in the workplace. The talk can be viewed online via Zoom. More>

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‘Conceptualizing Diversity’ Videos and Game Now Available

The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Office has launched a Lab-wide inclusion program called “Inclusion Starts With a Conversation.” DEI, along with the Diversity and Inclusion Council, invite all Lab employees to watch the inclusion videos and play the “Inclusion Insights” game. The theme for this month is “Vantage Points to Conceptualizing Diversity.” More>

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A Life of Ups and Downs Before Landing at Berkeley Lab

For National Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15 to Oct. 15) we recognize the contributions made and the important presence of Hispanic and Latino Americans and celebrate their heritage and culture. Today, read about Primo Caliz of the Facilities Division, the last of three employees featured this week.

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Chasing Gamma Rays From Buenos Aires to Berkeley

For National Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15 to Oct. 15) we recognize the contributions made and the important presence of Hispanic and Latino Americans and celebrate their heritage and culture. Today, read about Augusto Macchiavelli of the Nuclear Science Division, the second of three employees we will feature this week.

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