Today at Berkeley Lab

Competition Helped Biosciences Intern Reavelyn Pray Find Her Place in Science

Pray was taught that students like her didn’t become scientists. But thanks to landing first place in the National Science Foundation’s Community College Innovation Challenge, and help from the scientific community, Pray – now an intern with the Lab’s Environmental Genomics and Systems Biology Division – is a lot further along toward her goal than the naysayers ever thought possible. More>

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‘Your Brain Is Good at Inclusion … Except When It’s Not’ Talk July 26-27

In continuing efforts to enhance the work environment, Berkeley Lab has invited Dr. Steve Robbins ­– a leading expert on diversity and inclusion – to lead a presentation on July 26 and 27 in the Building 50 auditorium. Registration is required. Click here to learn more.

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Lab Contingent Marches Proudly in San Francisco Pride Parade

The parade theme was the 50th anniversary of the “Summer of Love.” The Lab contingent — which included about 30 employees and their friends and family, as well as staff from Sandia Lab — celebrated “Love for Science and Diversity.” The Lab’s parade participation was organized by the Lambda Alliance. See photos here. Send an email to learn more about or join the group.

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Pride Month Screening of ‘Trembling Before G-d’ on June 29

This documentary film chronicles gay and lesbian Orthodox Jews trying to reconcile their sexuality with their faith. It will be screened at noon on Thursday, June 29, in Perseverance Hall (Bldg. 54). Popcorn will be provided. For those who need to work, feel free to bring your computer and sit in the back of the room. More>

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Ally Visibility Campaign Launched for LGBTQ Pride Month

The Lambda Alliance, Berkeley Lab’s LGBTQ association and Employee Resource Group, is launching its Ally Visibility Campaign as part of LGBTQ Pride Month. Allies are invited to print and display an “ally card” at their workstation. These are half-sheet displays with the “Role of an Ally” listed on the back. Click here to learn more.

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Isabel Porras Gives Talk on Fostering LGBTQ Inclusion in the Workplace

Isabel Porras, associate director of research at Out & Equal Workplace Advocates in San Francisco, will give a brown bag lunch talk during Pride Month on “Fostering LGBTQ Inclusion in the Workplace.” This “Perspectives on Diversity” event will take place on Tuesday, June 27, at noon in the Building 50 Auditorium. More>

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Berkeley Lab Marks Pride Month

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month is celebrated each year in the month of June in remembrance of the 1969 Stonewall riots in Manhattan. The Stonewall riots were a tipping point for the Gay Liberation Movement in the United States. In honor of Pride Month, we’re profiling Berkeley Lab’s Lambda Alliance groups and their accomplishments.

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Lambda Alliance Hosts Lab Events for LGBTQ Pride Month

The Lambda Alliance, Berkeley Lab’s LGBTQ association, invites employees to celebrate LGBTQ Pride Month in June. Lab activities include screenings of “Pride” and “Don’t Call Me Son” (June 14 & 19), a social hour (June 20), and a resource fair (June 21). Click here to view all Lab events, or here to view on Google Calendar.

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Employees Invited to March in SF Pride Parade

The Lambda Alliance, Berkeley Lab’s LGBTQ+ association and Employee Resource Group, will be marching in this year’s 2017 San Francisco Pride Parade on Sunday, June 25. Employees, friends, and family (including allies) are welcome to join. All participants must register to participate in the Berkeley Lab contingent. More>

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LGBTQ Staff and Allies Invited to Annual Pride Networking Event

The Lambda Alliance, Berkeley Lab’s LGBTQ+ association, will be hosting its second annual LGBTQ Pride Networking Event off site on Friday, June 9, 5:30 p.m., at Townie (1799 University Avenue, Berkeley). All Berkeley Lab employees, friends, and family members (including allies) are invited. More>

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