Today at Berkeley Lab

International Staff Learn About Thanksgiving Via gLoBaL ERG’s Hosting Effort

Employee Resource Group gLoBaL welcomes our international colleagues to the Lab, providing support and a sense of community for employees who have moved to the United States. The most recent activity was matching employees who volunteered to be a host with colleagues who wanted to experience an American holiday … Thanksgiving. See the photos they shared.

Limited Seats Available for Interactive Harassment Prevention Workshop

There are limited seats available for two interactive-theater harassment prevention workshops on Tuesday, Nov. 27, from 10 a.m. to noon in the Building 66 auditorium and Thursday, Dec. 6 from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Building 66 auditorium. Click on one of the dates above to register. Those attending will receive credit for the required annual harassment prevention webinar. For more information, contact [email protected].

Moment of Silence Rescheduled for Monday

The moment of silence as part of the United Nations’ Day of Tolerance has been rescheduled to Monday, Nov. 26, at 3 p.m. in the Lab auditorium. Employees at JGI, Emory Station Operations Center, Potter Street, and Hollis Street are invited to gather together at their locations to participate via livestream. Gathering locations for the livestream will be announced on Monday.

Q&A With Lab Veterans Tina Declerck, Nick Everson, and Tom Hussey

In honor of Veterans Day, the Lab’s Tina Declerck of NERSC, Tom Hussey of the OCFO, and Nick Everson of JBEI and the Biosciences Area, answered some questions about their service, why they joined, and how their time in the military intersects with their current work, among other topics. Go here to see their answers.

Nov. 9 Talk on ‘Swords to Plowshares’ Efforts to Support Veterans

Tyler Solorio of Swords to Plowshares will be speaking at the Lab on Friday, Nov. 9, from noon to 1 p.m. in Building 15, Room 253. The talk is sponsored by the Veterans Employee Resource Group (VERG) and is one of several activities this month saluting employees who are veterans. More>

IT’s Toledano Is Role Model for Latina Student in Nissan Video

After appearing in a video for Nissan’s diversity campaign last year, Soledad Toledano of the Lab’s IT Division suggested to the car company’s creative team the need to feature more women in STEM fields. They liked her idea and developed a new video featuring Latina high school senior Olga Hernandez. In the video Toledano shares with Hernandez her experiences as a woman working in technology, and surprises Hernandez with a powerful image of her possible future in cybersecurity.

Lab Veterans Invited to Nov. 13 Appreciation Luncheon; Request to Self-Identify

Armed Forces veteran employees are invited to an appreciation luncheon on Nov. 13. If you are a veteran and have not received an invitation, contact Joelle Bradley. Veterans are also encouraged to self-identify in the HR system to receive notification of any future veterans events. Use your LDAP to log in, select “self identification” from the menu, and scroll down to the section on “U.S. Military and Protected Veterans.”

Hispanic Heritage Month: A Spotlight on Luis Alvarez and LANA ERG

The Lab’s Luis Alvarez won the 1968 Nobel Prize in physics for his discovery of “resonance states” within the nucleus of an atom, made possible by using hydrogen bubble chambers and data analysis. Alvarez is one of many scientists who share a Hispanic background. His tradition of excellence at the Lab continues through LANA (Latinx and Native American Association), one of the Lab’s Employee Resource Groups. More>

Lab Celebrates National Coming Out Day

National Coming Out Day — celebrated on Oct. 11 each year — encourages LGBTIQQA+ employees to “bring their true selves” to work, and for allies to show support. The Lab’s Lambda Alliance, Women Scientists and Engineers Council, and the All Access and African American Employee Resource Groups will host an information table with refreshments from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the cafeteria lobby. More>

Lab Hosts Oct. 23 Talk on Accessibility for Disability Employment Awareness Month

Carrie Farber will discuss her personal experience with disability in a brown-bag session on Tuesday, Oct. 23, from noon to 1 p.m. in Perseverance Hall (Bldg. 54). The session will also be livestreamed. Farber is the digital accessibility lead at Walmart eCommerce and works on digital inclusion and universal design to drive better experiences for all customers.