Today at Berkeley Lab

Volunteer for Disability Employment Awareness Month Planning and Events

Berkeley Lab’s All Access Employee Resource Group is seeking help to plan events for October’s National Disability Awareness Month that increase understanding of and appreciation for individuals with disabilities. To assist in building a more inclusive and respectful community, contact Kat Wentworth and join bi-weekly planning meetings on Tuesdays at 11am.

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Aug. 4 Poster Session Highlights Work by Undergraduate Interns

The work of 69 undergraduate students who spent the summer participating in the BLUFF, BLUR, CCI, SULI, and VFP internship programs will be on display during a poster session from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in the cafeteria. The internships provide the opportunity to work with world-class scientists and engineers on projects related to the Lab’s cutting-edge research programs.

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Chemical Sciences Division Hosts Inaugural Postdoc Retreat

The agenda for the July 21 event included research presentations, discussions on diversity, inclusion, and implicit bias, a presentation by the Berkeley Lab Postdoc Association, a Chemical Sciences “Alumni Highlight” showcasing opportunities after Lab postdoctoral work, and a career development workshop. More>

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Interactive Timeline Celebrates ESnet’s 30-Year Anniversary

Created in 1986, ESnet provides a unified network that allows people to easily connect with colleagues, facilities and data centers. Prior to that, networking was confined to specialized networks created to service targeted research communities. This timeline shows the milestones that led to ESnet’s creation and marks the advancements that have enhanced its operation over the last 30 years.

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Employees Invited to Attend Ambassador Program Open House on July 18

The Ambassador Program was piloted in 2015 with the goal of advancing outreach efforts aimed at increasing underrepresented populations at the Lab. The event runs from noon to 1 p.m. in the Building 50 Auditorium. More>

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Lab Hosts First LGBTQ Pride Networking Event

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>

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DePaolo Retirement Party on June 24

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.

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June 27 Meeting on IGB Construction, Parking Impacts & Commute Options

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.

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June 22 Lambda Alliance Resource Fair

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.

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Reception Honoring Recent and Past Retirees of Berkeley Lab

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.

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