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Maternal Mental Health Awareness

Did you know? 1 in 5 new moms may have strong feelings of sadness, anxiety (worry), or tiredness. These feelings are part of a medical condition known as perinatal depression. It is one of the most common complications that can happen during pregnancy and after childbirth. Perinatal depression can be treated. Yet, very few seek […]

Lab Leads Transgender-Inclusive Name-Change Partnership

Berkeley Lab is coordinating a partnership among the 17 national laboratories and prominent academic publishers to support name change requests from researchers on past published papers, allowing researchers of all genders to own their academic work.

Universal Design: How to Create an Accessible World

  The disability rights movement gave us universal design—the concept that accommodation for one group will help everyone. Examples in everyday life include curb cuts, ramps, automatic doors, and closed captions. Check out this infographic and tell us what designs you want to see in the future.

Audio: The Name Change Initiative and the Power in a Name

 Listen as two Berkeley Lab leaders and a transgender scientist share their firsthand experience with the difficulties of a name change in academia as they discuss the Name Change Initiative, which focuses on making it easier for researchers to reclaim past work with their preferred name.

As Interim CDO, I look forward to continuing our IDEA journey together- A Message from Aditi Chakravarty

July 22, 2021 Dear colleagues, By now, you’ve heard that Lady Idos, the Lab’s Chief Diversity Officer, will be temporarily assigned to the DOE’s Office of Economic Impact and Diversity for about a year. This is an exciting opportunity to share her wealth of expertise and to take the spirit of diversity, equity, and inclusion […]

Lady Idos to Join DOE to Help Develop DEI Strategy- A Message from Mike Witherell

  July 22, 2021 Colleagues,  You may know that under the leadership of Lady Idos, our Chief DEI Officer, the Lab’s Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accountability (IDEA) program has made incredible progress fostering a diverse workforce and a culture of inclusion here at the Lab. We have begun to see positive changes, and Berkeley Lab […]

Fighting for trans rights — through research

Anti-trans legislation is taking aim at issues as diverse as sports, bathroom use, gender-affirming health care, and even the ability to obtain goods and services. And while the intense backlash on trans rights appears new, the fight for LGBTQ equality is not. Legal experts at UCLA’s Williams Institute are fighting back through data. Learn how it’s […]

Lab’s Government & Community Relations Office Launches New Website

  The Office of Government and Community Relations (GCR) has a new site highlighting the team’s critical work. The GCR office is a resource for the entire Lab, helping educate government and community partners about the Lab’s research, institutional, and good neighbor goals.

Bucketlist Redemption: Meet Tom Goatant

Members of the Lambda Alliance secretly gathered enough Bucketlist points to award Tom Gallant, former Lambda Alliance ERG co-chair, a goat named in his honor. Dubbed ‘Tom Goatant’, Tom Gallant got to meet his namesake in person and also received a award marking the occasion. Tom was nominated for his years of work on behalf […]

Call for 2021 CUCSA Nominations

The Lab is seeking a new delegate to serve a two-year term on the Council of UC Staff Assemblies (CUCSA). This assignment is effective August 1, and the delegate will attend quarterly meetings from September 2021 through June 2023. The application deadline is July 15. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1_wON_CdtXha1oY1OuG9pgAeMthcLCvKljvNWEH5rbfo/viewform?edit_requested=true