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New Website: All About COVID-19 @ the Lab

A new website has been developed that brings all the information from the existing website into an easy-to-use collection of information. You’ll find FAQs broken down by subject, a page of videos, all leadership messages, and a top section that provides the most recent information.

Reflection: Director Mike Witherell on Living Our Lives, Inside

As we go into another weekend of sheltering-in-place, Lab Director Mike Witherell shares his thoughts on the extension of the shelter-in-place order, how it is potentially flattening the curve in the Bay Area, and what he misses about not physically being at the Lab.

Working Remotely Training Videos

Working remotely with your team poses new challenges and opportunities. Two training videos on LinkedIn Learning share best practices for effective remote meetings, project management, conflict management, time management, and more.

Practice Your Language Skills via Zoom

Ni hao. Bonjour. Kumusta ka. Would you like to practice your language skills via Zoom? Sign up for the new Berkeley Lab Postdoc Association Language Tandem program, which matches people based on the language they speak and the language they want to learn. More information and to sign up>>

Virtual Yoga Tuesdays & Wednesdays

Learn yoga to support your wellness. Join the Lab’s Wes Bethel on Zoom every Tuesday and Wednesday at noon for a free yoga class. Tuesday’s classes are for the beginning student, and Wednesday’s classes are for those more familiar with yoga. Yoga is a great family activity as well. LBL Yoga Club Website & Calendar […]

UC Online Training Course on People Management

This may be a good time to earn the UC certificate in people management, which consists of a series of online courses. The certificate is recommended for all people managers and includes a subset of courses on implicit bias. More information>>

Statement: Being an Upstander During COVID-19

As a Lab community, we are adjusting to a new way of living and working in our environment in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. At the Lab, we are implementing continuity plans, putting controls in place to minimize risk, and responding to emerging issues. As we face the numerous challenges of our current situation, we […]

UC Guidance on Equity and Inclusion During COVID-19

Equity and Inclusion During COVID-19 This guidance document has been prepared by the Council of Chief Diversity Officers at the University of California to assist campus decision makers, faculty, administrators, students and staff on providing supportive positive and inclusive campus climates during the COVID-19 crisis. Download a PDF of the guidelines.      

Weekend Plans: STEM Activities for the Family

Your weekend plans can continue to focus on family fun. After your family hike, there are plenty of online activities to keep the family engaged. Check out these great resources from the K-12 team. For those with kids at home looking for educational activities to do while sheltering in place, we will be compiling resources […]

Video: Maintaining Emotional Health During a Crisis

These are stressful times for many people, and different people handle anxiety differently. In this short video, Craig Mielcarski, Director of UC Berkeley’s Employee Assistance Program, offers some tips to help you maintain your emotional health during these challenging times.