Lab Director Mike Witherell provided a welcome message, along with Associate Lab Director Jay Keasling, Lambda Alliance’s Executive Sponsor. The event was also the launch of Berkeley Lab’s Workplace Gender Transition Guidelines for transgender employees, which is considered a best practice among major companies. More>
Don DePaolo, the ALD for the Energy Sciences Area, is retiring after 28 years with the Lab. To honor his career, a celebration is being held on Friday, June 24, from 3 to 5 p.m. in the cafeteria.
A briefing on construction of the Integrative Genomics Building, the impacts on parking, and commute options will be presented, followed by a Q&A. The event takes place from 1 to 2 p.m. in the Building 50 Auditorium, and will be live streamed. Visit the commute website for information, to offer feedback, and access resources.
As part of their 2016 Pride Month events, the Lambda Alliance is hosting a resource fair on the cafeteria patio from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Representatives from The Pacific Center, The Rainbow Community Center of Contra Costa County, and UC Berkeley Employee Assistance, will be available to discuss their services.
A reception honoring recent and past retirees of the Lab will be held at the Cafeteria on June 28 between 5:30 and 7 p.m. The event is organized in partnership with the Berkeley Lab EX-Ls and UC Berkeley Retirement Center. Go here to register. And be sure to add your name to the honor roll.
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month is celebrated each year in the month of June to honor the 1969 Stonewall riots in Manhattan. The Stonewall riots were a tipping point for the Gay Liberation Movement in the United States. As part of Pride Month, we profile employees Deb Agarwal, Elijah Goodfriend, and Andrew Hagen.
The LAMBDA Alliance, LAMBDA Employee Resource Group, and the Diversity and Inclusion office are hosting a variety of events throughout the month of June in celebration of LGBTQ Pride Month. Including a screening of The Danish Girl, a resource fair, Giants baseball game, and networking event. A coffee hour will be held on June 8 at 2:30 in the cafeteria. More>
The film, “My Love Affair With the Brain,” will be shown at noon on Tuesday, June 7, in the Building 50 Auditorium. ETA’s Rick Diamond, son of Marian Diamond, will host a brief Q&A after the screening. The event is hosted by the Women Scientists and Engineers Council, the Energy Technologies Area, and the Diversity and Inclusion Office. Go here to view a trailer.
The event will feature nearly 100 innovative companies and technologies in San Francisco’s Union Square. The Lab’s booth includes energy integration demos, including control system sequencing, interoperability, and model predictive control across buildings and transport. Also scheduled is a STEM teacher training, Science at the Theater, and tours of the Lab and JBEI. More>
Berkeley Lab’s Veteran Employee Resource Group (VERG) and the Diversity and Inclusion Office recently hosted a “Veterans’ Day on the Job” event for participants in the Npower program. The event included a tour, career workshop, and networking session. More>