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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 – Background image created by freepik –  

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.

Congratulations to the Bay Area Research SLAM Winners

In last week’s inaugural Bay Area Research SLAM, first place and the People’s Choice Award went to Berkeley Lab’s Lydia Rachbauer, Biosciences. Second place went to Sarah Sandholtz of Lawrence Livermore National Lab. Third place went to Berkeley Lab’s Ryan Kingsbury, Energy Technologies.

New Opportunities Added to the Volunteer Portal

Mount Tamalpais College is excited to open up the application process for volunteer instructors and tutors for the Spring 2022 semester at San Quentin State Prison. To learn more about this opportunity and other new volunteer opportunities, read more here.

Become a Teaching Scholar

The Berkeley Lab Teaching Scholars program seeks to help Lab staff strengthen their science communication skills, gain experiences in formal and informal education, and provide connections to the local community. Learn more during the Nov. 2 Teaching Scholars Recognition Event.

Honor Native American Heritage Month

November is Native American Heritage Month, a time to celebrate diverse cultures, traditions, and histories and to acknowledge the contributions of Native people. Show your support with a Zoom background from the Latin American and Native American ERG.