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Follow up message on the Supreme Court’s Dobbs decision – July 12, 2022

Dear colleagues, When we communicated a few weeks ago, many were experiencing strong reactions to the Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs to reverse Roe v. Wade, which fundamentally alters the landscape of access to reproductive and maternal healthcare across the nation. We understand that these changes may affect you, your loved ones, and your colleagues […]

Messages from UC President and UCB Chancellor on Roe v. Wade decision

Dear colleagues, We are living through a turbulent moment in history. Today’s Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade reverses nearly 50 years of constitutionally protected women’s reproductive rights and it will enable many U.S. states to end access to legal abortions. The next steps for us as a country are difficult to imagine […]

Monday is the Juneteenth Holiday: A Day to Reflect – Message from Mike Witherell

Dear Colleagues, We are pleased that UC and the Lab are again celebrating Juneteenth by observing the federal holiday on Monday, June 20, 2022. The Lab will be closed on Monday. For many, observing Juneteenth as a holiday is a new tradition, but it has long been established as a day of celebration for Black […]

Message from the Lab Director and Deputies on last weekend’s violent events – May 17, 2022

Dear Colleagues, I am sure that the news of the multiple mass shootings across the nation this past weekend has caused you the same anguish, pain, and grief that we have felt. There is no comfort for the families and friends of the victims in Buffalo, NY, Laguna Woods, CA, and several other cities that […]

History of Juneteenth

Juneteenth (a combination of June and nineteenth), also known as Freedom Day, Jubilee Day, and Liberation Day, is celebrated annually on the 19th of June to commemorate Union army general Gordon Granger’s reading of federal orders in the city of Galveston, Texas, on 19 June 1865, proclaiming all enslaved persons in Texas were free. On […]

April is Arab American Heritage Month

Arab American heritage was first recognized on the national level with a “National Arab-American Day” in 1992 and in 2022, President Biden issued a statement in recognition of Arab American Heritage Month. UC Berkeley is also honoring the month for the first time since the State Department began officially recognizing the Arab American community with […]

Director’s Awards Workshop & the Expanded IDEA Award

The Director’s Awards program recognizes the significant achievements of Lab employees. Each year, these awards are given for accomplishments, leadership, collaboration, multi-disciplinary science, cross-divisional projects, and commitment to excellence in support of the Lab’s mission and strategic goals. Each year, Berkeley Lab employees submit nominations of individuals and teams, which are then reviewed by a […]

Black History Month 2022 Zoom Backgrounds

In honor of Black History Month we’ve created a series of Zoom backgrounds. Download your favorite one and use it at your next meeting Background image created by freepik – www.freepik.com Background image created by freepik – www.freepik.com  

Add the IDEA Zoom Background to Your Next Meeting

The ever talented Berkeley Lab Creative Services team designed an IDEA Zoom background you can use at your next meeting. Just click on the image below to download it. Or download it here: IDEA Zoom Background

Community & Diversity Outreach Certificate Available

Learn about outreach strategy and fundamentals, engagement with historically black colleges and universities, the Lab Ambassador program, and more.  Attendees will receive course credit, and completion of all four webinars will result in an outreach certificate from HR.