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Lab Takes Up Food Bank Challenge

Inspired by “friendly competition” among research area teams to raise money for local food banks, the Lab, through the Government and Community Relations Office, will donate an additional $10,000 to the Alameda County Community Food Bank. You can join the challenge. The competition ends Friday. Full story and details>>

Lab Crisis Care Program Extended to May 15

Bright Horizons’ Crisis Care Program has been extended through May 15. During this time, those unable to secure care via the Bright Horizons network can secure their own care (i.e. friend, neighbor) and get reimbursed $100 per day. Bright Horizons registration is required to activate the program.

Connect With Lab Staff to Practice, Teach Languages

How’s your Russian? Want to brush up on your Mandarin? The Lab’s Postdoc Association is hosting an online language exchange network, which connects Lab staff with others who are seeking to learn or teach another language. Sign up, get matched, then partners can set up their own meetings. More information>>

Replay: Lab’s Open Mic Performers Shine

The talented employees of Berkeley Lab once again shared their unique musical and spoken word talents in the Lab’s second Open Mic last Friday. Where else can you hear “Ode to Joy” on a didgeridoo, guitars, an accordion, and a compilation of coronavirus songs on the violin?

Need Homework Help? Lab Co-Workers to the Rescue

If you have a middle or high school student looking for personalized help with math, science, English, or history homework, sign up at the Lab’s K-12 site for an hour-long session of homework help over Zoom. Sign-ups start Friday, April 24. REGISTRATION and more information on the Berkeley Lab K-12 site. Berkeley Lab staff are […]

Select Appropriate Zoom Backgrounds

Changing Zoom backgrounds is one way to build community by sharing your interests, but be aware that not all images are appropriate in a work setting. Do not choose violent or other potentially offensive content to ensure everyone remains psychologically safe. Check out these LBL Zoom backgrounds that are available to download.

Support Local Restaurants While Feeding Our Medical Workers

Local restaurants are struggling. The staff in our local hospitals can use a good meal. East Bay Feed ER brings these needs together by purchasing meals from local restaurants and delivering them to five East Bay hospitals. Learn how you can be part of this effort.

April 20 Workshop on Postdoc Mental Health Resources

A Postdoc Behavioral Health Resource Workshop will be held via Zoom on Monday, April 20, from 1 to 3 p.m. Representatives from the Employee Assistance Program, Gallagher Benefits, and Mental Health Network will participate in the workshop, which will cover benefit coverage and access. Zoom:

Send an E-Card for Administrative Professionals Day (April 22)

Administrative Professionals Day, celebrated this year on Wednesday, April 22, recognizes and celebrates the important work and contributions of all administrative professionals in the U.S. Previously called National Secretaries Day in 1952, the name change reflects the changing job titles and expanding responsibilities of today’s modern administrative workforce. Many teams at Berkeley Lab have celebrated […]

Zoom Tip for Gender Pronouns

The Lambda Alliance has done a lot of work to bring awareness to gender pronouns at the Lab, including incorporating in signature lines and meeting introductions. One new tip for Zoom to support inclusion in your teams: you can add your pronouns to your name, so it shows every time you log in to Zoom. […]