Today at Berkeley Lab

Free Tickets for Piano Concert

The Employee Arts Council is offering complimentary tickets for a recital by pianists Anthony and Joseph Paratore, part of the Four Seasons concert series. The performance takes place Saturday, Oct. 21, at 7:30 p.m. in the Regents Theater at Holy Names University. Two tickets only per request. Call 510-845-4444 or email ccarpenter@fsarts.org. More>

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Announcing Launch of Veteran Self-ID Campaign and Video

The Veterans Employee Resource Group is reaching out to all Lab veterans to ask for help in identifying themselves as a veteran through the Employee Self-Service system. Self-identifying will help the Lab employ and retain veterans. Watch this video to learn more. All self-identified veterans will receive a Berkeley Lab challenge coin. More>

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Red Cross Blood Drive on Oct. 19

The Bloodmobile will be in the cafeteria parking lot on Thursday, Oct. 19, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Go here to schedule an appointment (Sponsor Code “LBL”). Walk-ins also welcome. Save time by using RapidPass.

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Emotional Intelligence Info Session on Oct. 17

This presentation is a part of the “Perspectives on Diversity” series presented by the African American Employee Resource Group (AAERG). The presentation will provide an overview of “Emotional Intelligence Theory,” which is facilitated through the lens of “Storytelling, Laws of Attraction, and Temperament Theory.” The session takes place in Building 59-3101 (Wang Hall) from noon to 1 p.m. More>

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Oct. 24 Screening of Film Exploring Use of Technology to Treat Disabilities

As part of Disability and Inclusion Month, the Lab’s All Access Employee Resource Group is showing “Fixed,” a documentary that questions commonly held beliefs about disability and normalcy by exploring technologies that promise to change our bodies and minds. Told from the perspective of five people with disabilities, “Fixed” will be shown at noon, Oct. 24, in Bldg. 59-3101.

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Oct. 18 Brown Bag Talk to Look at 35+ Year Campaign for Disabled Rights

At noon on Wednesday, Oct. 18, Susan Henderson of the Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund (DREDF) will talk about that group’s work to defend the civil rights of people with disabilities. The talk takes place in Building 59-3101 (Wang Hall) and is presented by the Lab’s All Access Employee Resource Group as part of Disability and Inclusion Month. More>

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Photo Club ‘Depth of Field’ Contest Winners Announced

Tied for first place are Stephen Czarnecki (ETA) and Doug Lockhart (retiree), second place is John Christensen (EESA), third place is Jon Bertsch (JGI), and tied for fourth are Tim Kneafsey (EESA) and Czarnecki. Go here to see the winning images and for more on the Lab’s Photo Club.

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ALS Exhibitor Sessions Open to Staff

Exhibitors will be showcasing their products during the Advanced Light Source User Meeting on Monday, Oct. 2, and Tuesday, Oct. 3. Staff are invited to meet with the exhibitors on the ALS patio outside Building 6, particularly on Monday from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.; and on Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. The list of exhibitors is available here.

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‘Conceptualizing Diversity’ Videos and Game Now Available

The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Office has launched a Lab-wide inclusion program called “Inclusion Starts With a Conversation.” DEI, along with the Diversity and Inclusion Council, invite all Lab employees to watch the inclusion videos and play the “Inclusion Insights” game. The theme for this month is “Vantage Points to Conceptualizing Diversity.” More>

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Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drill on Oct. 19

On Thursday, Oct. 19, at 10:19 a.m., over 14 million people worldwide will participate in the annual Great ShakeOut earthquake drill. The Lab will participate by enacting a “Drop, Cover, and Hold On” drill followed by facility evacuations. This year’s drill is a collaborative effort between Protective Services-Emergency Management and the Lab’s Building Emergency Teams. More>

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