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Dark Matter Day Is Approaching…but Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark

A global hunt for the universe’s missing matter is underway, and this autumn everyone is invited to join in. On and around Oct. 31, events around the world will celebrate the hunt for the universe’s unseen “dark matter.” Events will engage the public in discussions about dark matter, and about the many experiments that seek to solve its mysteries. 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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June 23 Retirement Party for Chemical Sciences Division Director Ali Belkacem

Employees are invited to attend a retirement celebration for Ali Belkacem on Friday, June 23, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the cafeteria dining hall. Deadline to RSVP is Tuesday, June 20. Belkacem previously served as Chemical Sciences deputy director and acting director, assuming the directorship in 2013. He is also a principal investigator with the Ultrafast X-Ray Science Lab.

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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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May 31 Reception Honoring Recent and Past Retirees; Sign Up for Honor Roll

A reception honoring recent and past retirees of the Lab will be held at the cafeteria on May 31 between 5:30 and 7 p.m. The event is organized in partnership with the Berkeley Lab EX-Ls and UC Berkeley Retirement Center. Go here to register. Submit your info here to be included in an honor roll recognizing 2017 retirees to be published in TABL in June.

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Summer Concerts at the Botanical Garden

The garden hosts concerts in the Redwood Grove on Thursdays, June through August, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $22 and include entrance to the garden (before 5 p.m. closing time). Shows tend to sell out so early purchase is encouraged. The first concert on June 1 features Inspector Gadje. More>

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Check Out Photos and Videos From Lab’s Earth Month Celebration

The Lab’s Earth Month celebration in April included a sustainability art show in the cafeteria, the Safety, Security, & Sustainability Fair, and talks on the Lab’s natural history, permaculture, and tools for managing and visualizing the Lab’s energy use. Check out photos and videos here.

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