Today at Berkeley Lab

Women@The Lab Awardees Honored at Special Event

The Oscars-style celebration on June 9 filled the Building 50 Auditorium to capacity with family, friends, and colleagues who cheered as each awardee took center stage. Sixteen women were recognized for their professional accomplishments and contributions to STEM outreach. “The best science is done when you have diverse voices,” said Director Witherell at the ceremony. More>

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At Pride Parade, Lab Employees Show That ‘Diversity is Elemental’

Nearly 50 employees joined the Berkeley Lab contingent at the recent Pride Parade in San Francisco. The group — sponsored by the Lab’s Lambda Alliance — was among thousands of participants in the parade, and was broadcast by a local news organization. Go here for more and to view additional photos of the event.

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‘Oversimplifying Limits Innovation’ Videos, Inclusion Challenge Now Available

The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Office has launched a Lab-wide program called “Inclusion Starts With a Conversation.” Each month features a new inclusion theme. July’s topic is “Oversimplifying Limits Innovation.” As part of the program, staff are invited to watch a series of videos associated with this theme, and to then join a conversation challenge. More>

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Pride Month 2018: Screening of ‘Love, Simon’

As part of LGBTQ+ Pride Month, the Lab is hosting a screening of the movie “Love, Simon” today in the Building 50 Auditorium at 11:30 a.m. The full schedule of other Lab Pride Month events is available here.

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Women @ The Lab Honorees Announced; Awards Event on July 9

Sixteen women from across the Lab areas have been selected as “Women @ The Lab” honorees. The program recognizes women at the Lab who demonstrate dedication, talent, STEM contributions, and commitment to the Lab’s mission. An awards ceremony will be held on Monday, July 9, at 3 p.m. in the Building 50 Auditorium. All employees are invited.

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Pride Month 2018: Lab Events Scheduled

Celebrate the contributions of the LGBTQ+ community by participating in one of several Lab events that have been scheduled, including movie screenings, talks, networking sessions, and fairs. The month of June was chosen for LGBTQ+ Pride Month to commemorate the Stonewall riots, which occurred at the end of June 1969.

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Interactive Live Theater Sessions Help Foster Harassment-Free Workplace

The Lab is offering a live, interactive theater experience, with trained actors, to foster a harassment-free workplace. Staff are encouraged to attend as a way to increase diversity, inclusion, and positive behavior. Register for the June 13 session at Potter St., or the June 21 session at JBEI. Attendees will receive harassment-prevention training credit. More>

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‘Conscious of Your Subconscious’ Videos and Inclusion Challenge Now Available

The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Office has launched a Lab-wide program called “Inclusion Starts With a Conversation.” Each month features a new inclusion theme. June’s topic is “Becoming Conscious of Your Subconscious.” As part of the program, staff are invited to watch a series of videos associated with this theme, and to then join a conversation challenge. More>

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African American ERG Hosts Emotional Intelligence Workshop

Members of the Lab’s Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) recently participated in an emotional intelligence workshop, which used group exercises and an interactive personality decoding method to help participants learn how to manage stress and emotions. The workshop was led by Derrick Bedford of iNeverWorry Consulting. The event was hosted by the African American ERG.

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Joe Palca to Interview Geri Richmond for June 11 ‘Women in Science’ Talk

Geri Richmond — a member of the National Science Board, secretary of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and advocate for diversity — will sit down in conversation with NPR’s Joe Palca on Monday, June 11, at 1:15 p.m. in the Building 50 Auditorium. The event is part of the Director’s Distinguished Women in Science speaker series. The talk will be streamed live. More>

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