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Submissions Open for Roadway Safety Image Contest

Staff can submit images that embody the “Share the Road” spirit at the Lab, including pedestrians, wheelchairs, bikes, wildlife, motorcycles, shuttles, trucks, GEMs, construction crews, cars, etc. Qualifying entries will be displayed at the Safety, Security and Sustainability Fair on April 27 and the JGI Safety and Wellness Fair on May 17. The winner will receive a $100 award. More>

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‘MAKERS: Women in Space’ Film Screening to Celebrate Women’s History Month

The PBS documentary “MAKERS: Women in Space” traces the history of women pioneers in the U.S. space program. Screenings will be held on Tuesday, March 21, at noon in the Bldg. 50 Auditorium; and on Tuesday, March 28, at 12:30 p.m., at the Joint Genome Institute, Conference Room 149A. More>

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Women Scientists & Engineers Council Champions Workplace Improvements

If you’ve ever used the Lab’s back-up care program or taken a parenting class on your lunch hour, you can thank the Women Scientists & Engineers Council (WSEC). In honor of National Women’s History Month, we look back at how WSEC got started and what issues it is currently working on. More>

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Lab Launches African-American Employee Resource Group (AAERG)

Sponsored by Lab Deputy Director for Operations Glenn Kubiak, the AAERG seeks to advance a diverse, inclusive and inspiring work environment, particularly focused on African American employees. Founding members: James Lee, (CRD); LaTonja Wright, (HR); Mary Sidney, Chair (ETA); Colette Flood, (Public Affairs); Jacqueline Scoggins, (NERSC). A brown bag lunch takes place on March 20 at noon in Perseverance Hall. Email AAERG@lbl.gov to sign up. More>

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Photo Club ‘Night Photography’ Contest Winners Announced

The first-place winner is Haris Mahic (ALS), second is Randy Roig (retired), third is Joost Daniels (ATAP), and fourth is Sayan Gupta (MBIB). Go here to view the winning photos and for more on the photo club.

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Dance Club Begins New Series on March 6

East Coast Swing is a lively dance style that can be performed to upbeat music from every era. Classes are free and geared towards beginners. Lessons will progress quickly with plenty of new material for more experienced dancers. Sessions are held Mondays and Wednesdays at noon in Building 76-235. Contact Jeff Philliber for more information (x5257).

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Staff Invited to Join Employee Resource Groups

Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) are organized around a primary diversity dimension and work on furthering the Lab’s business goals. Current ERGs focus on providing support for African-Americans, individuals with disability, LGBTQ individuals, and veterans. No need to identify as a member of these groups to join the ERG. More>

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Complimentary Concert Tickets for Employees

Four Seasons contemporary music is offering free tickets to hear baritone Thomas Buckner and others on Saturday, March 11, at 3:30 p.m. at St. John’s Presbyterian Church in Berkeley. Contact CCarpenter@fsarts.org or call (510) 845-4444 for tickets. More>

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CANCELED: Blood Drive Feb. 16; Amazon Gift Card for Donors

Help the American Red Cross fight a winter blood shortage. Blood drive takes place on Feb. 16, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the cafeteria lot. Donors receive a $5 Amazon gift card. Go here to schedule an appointment (sponsor code “LBL”). Walk-ins are also welcome. Use RapidPass to expedite the registration process.

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Lab CUCSA Accepting Staff and Leadership Award Nominations

The Council of UC Staff Assemblies (CUCSA) is accepting award nominations for the Kevin McCauley Memorial Outstanding Staff Award and the Outstanding Senior Leadership Award. The awards honor employees who are supportive and inclusive of staff, and encourage equity and diversity. Deadline is Feb. 24. Pictured is former winner Lady Idos (right).

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