Employees are invited to visit the Guest House for a holiday open house on Thursday, Dec. 12 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Visitors can enjoy holiday treats, view rooms, relax in the Bay View room, and meet Guest House staff.
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Employees are invited to attend the Lab’s holiday party on Tuesday, Dec. 17, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. in the cafeteria dining hall. The event will feature holiday music, refreshments, remarks from senior leaders, and a performance by the Lab’s Karaoke Club. Festive attire is encouraged.
The Bay View Cafe is catering is the event. The menu includes winter vegetable crudite, artisan cheese display, pita and hummus, spanakopita, mini quiches, satay, holiday desserts and beverages.
The Lab is once again hosting a charitable campaign for BOSS (Building Opportunities for Self-Sufficiency). Employees are invited to donate toiletries, towels and socks. Established in 1972, BOSS has over 40 years experience helping homeless families and individuals. BOSS operates a local network of housing, health, economic development and social justice programs in Berkeley, Oakland and Hayward. Donations can be brought to the holiday gathering, or dropped off at Building 50A-4119J. Items sought include:
-New, or clean & gently-used, towels of all sizes
-Toiletries, including trial- and hotel-sized
-New socks for men, women, children
For those trying to juggle all the responsibilities of work and family this winter season, back-up care can really help. The Lab offers employees back-up care for children, adults, and the elderly through Bright Horizons. Staff are eligible for 15 days of back-up care per calendar year at a co-pay of $15/child or $25/family for a day of center-based care and $6/hour for in-home care. Representatives from Bright Horizons will be at the Lab on Thursday, Dec. 5, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the cafeteria to share more information on the program. Go here to register or make a back-up care reservation (username is LBNL, password is 4Backup), or contact a consultant 24/7 at 877-242-2737.
The Women Scientists and Engineers Council (WSEC) invites Lab employees to attend its annual December Networking Forum on Wednesday, Dec. 11, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Building 15-253 conference room. Lunch will be provided. The WSEC focuses on developing strategies for professional development, work/life balance, recruitment, retention, and career advancement of the Lab’s women scientists and engineers. To RSVP click here. Send e-mail for more information, or go here.
The annual Berkeley Lab craft fair will be held Thursday, Dec. 5, from 3:30 to 6 p.m. in the cafeteria. Sponsored by the Employee Activities Association, past fairs have featured a variety of handmade goods for sale, such as jewelry, photography, art glass, candles, baked goods, jams and jellies, crafts, knitted and crocheted items, paintings, and pottery. Go here to view some of the items that will be on sale. Members of the Ukulele club will perform holiday music during the event. Also, members of the Lab’s Filipino-American club will be collecting donations for the victims of Typhoon Haiyan.
Employees can learn more about the 2014 medical plans by attending an Open Enrollment event at the Lab on Thursday, Nov. 14, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Building 50 Auditorium. Representatives from UC health care providers as well as CONEXIS Flexible Spending Accounts will be on hand from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. to answer questions. Representatives will also give scheduled talks as part of the event:
Kaiser — 9:10 to 9:40 a.m.
Health Net Blue & Gold: 9:45 to 10:30 a.m.
Blue Shield Health Savings: 10:40 to 11:40 a.m.
UC Care PPO: 11:45 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.
Last Wednesday, employees came together to celebrate the rich and diverse cultural heritage represented by the Berkeley Lab. The booths and performances displayed a strong cross-section of our individual identities, expressed through food, dance, music, and cupcake challenges. Organizers wish to thank the volunteers, performers, and attendees who helped make the event successful. To help improve future events, participants are asked to fill out this evaluation form. Additional photos of the event are available here.
Last Friday, 15 Lab women working in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) fields were honored at a special event, hosted by the Diversity & Inclusion Office and the Women Scientists and Engineers Council. By promoting their achievements, we hope to encourage a new generation of women to enter the STEM workforce, Lab Director Paul Alivisatos told the gathering. Honorees include (l-r) Susan Celniker, Jill Fuss, Rachel Segalman, Deborah Agarwal, Aindrila Mukhopadhyay, Natalie Roe, Vera Potapenko (HR), Alivisatos, Mina Bissell, Horst Simon (Deputy Director), Rosio Alvarez, Susan Hubbard, and Rebecca Abergel. Honorees not pictured are Nancy Jean Brown, Beate Heinemann, Dawn Munson, Susannah Green Tringe, and Kathy Yelick. More>
Join the Diversity and Inclusion Council on Wednesday, Oct. 23 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30pm on the Cafeteria Lawn as to celebrate the Lab’s diversity in this one-day tour around the world. Come learn how to Zumba and Salsa with the Dance Club, sing along with students from the German International School, and answer trivia questions with the Lambda Alliance. Make sure to check out the Bay View Café’s special menu for the week. To find out more information about these festivities, go here.
Next Friday (Oct. 18), a special event will honor 15 Lab women involved in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) careers. This “Women @ the Lab” event runs from 3 to 5 p.m. and takes place in the cafeteria. Visit the newly launched Women @ the Lab website to learn more about these remarkable women and what inspired them to pursue STEM careers. Staff can also nominate other women to be featured on the website.