Today at Berkeley Lab

Holiday Craft Fair Scheduled for Dec. 14

The fair will feature a variety of handmade goods for sale, including jewelry, jams, jellies, local honey, photography, glass works, crocheted and knitted items, paintings, items made from recycled horseshoes, tiki-themed products, and seasonal decorations. The event runs from 3:30 to 6 p.m. in the cafeteria. Go here for a list of items for sale.

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Winners Announced for Photo Club ‘Close to Home’ Contest

Tied for first place are Karen Lingua (OCFO) and Doug Lockhart (retiree). Second place goes to John Christensen (EESA), third to Christina Patricola (EESA), and tied for fourth are Janie Page (ETA) and Doug Lockhart. Go here to view winning images and for more on the Lab’s Photo Club.

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Open Call for Employee Resource Groups

Since 2015, four Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) have been formed to advance the Lab’s diversity and inclusion goals. ERGs are open to all Berkeley Lab employees, including allies. Those interested in joining one of these groups can visit the ERG website to learn more. Want to learn more about starting an ERG? Contact Lady Idos at lvidos@lbl.gov. More>

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Artisans Sought for Holiday Craft Fair

If you are an artist or crafter, consider participating in the Lab’s Holiday Craft fair on Thursday, Dec. 14. Past fairs have featured a variety of handmade items, such as jewelry, art, honey, baked goods, pottery, photography, and hand-sewn clothing. Contact Robin Mitchell for more information.

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Improve Your Public Speaking; Toastmasters Open House on Oct. 26

The Lab’s Toastmasters group — which seeks to improve public-speaking skills — is hosting an open house on Oct. 26, at noon in Building 70A-3377. Speakers include Adrian Chofor, an expert in public speaking, empowerment coaching, and team building, and EESA postdoc Shan Dou. Visitors can get involved by participating in a “Table Topics” session. Light refreshments included.

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Free Tickets for Piano Concert

The Employee Arts Council is offering complimentary tickets for a recital by pianists Anthony and Joseph Paratore, part of the Four Seasons concert series. The performance takes place Saturday, Oct. 21, at 7:30 p.m. in the Regents Theater at Holy Names University. Two tickets only per request. Call 510-845-4444 or email ccarpenter@fsarts.org. More>

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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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Red Cross Blood Drive on Oct. 19

The Bloodmobile will be in the cafeteria parking lot on Thursday, Oct. 19, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Go here to schedule an appointment (Sponsor Code “LBL”). Walk-ins also welcome. Save time by using RapidPass.

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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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