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Three Questions for Open Mic Performer Andrea Taylor

With a dad, mom, and brothers that play instruments and sing, music has always been a part of Andrea Taylor’s life. But extreme performance jitters have prevented the singer/guitarist from sharing her talent in front of physical audiences, which makes the Lab’s Open Mic the perfect venue for her. Full Story>>  

Pledge Seeks to End Use of Insensitive Science Term

Maurice Garcia-Sciveres of the Physical Sciences Area has started an online pledge to eliminate the term “master and slave,” which is often included in electronics and technical documents. Those who sign the pledge agree to use alternate terminology in their communications. “I pledge to not use the words Master and Slave to designate components or […]

George Floyd and the suffering in our communities

Monday, June 1, 2020 Dear friends and colleagues, Our community is suffering from unimaginable grief. The tragic death of George Floyd last week, the latest of many acts of race-related violence in our society, is echoed in the pain and anguish we see in the streets of our communities. At the same time, we are […]

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 […]

Inaugural Chat: Calling All Parents – Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Trying to balance homework and work? Join Faith Dukes, the Lab’s K-12 STEM education program, manager, in a chat with parents. Date: Wednesday, April 8, 2020 Time: 1 – 2:30 pm Zoom: It is not easy balancing homeschooling and work. Faith is a passionate science educator who will share some ideas with you on […]

Video: Michael Brandt With a Special Thanks to On-site Workers

Approximately 150 Lab employees are on-site each day working to maintain the Lab in a safe and stable condition. Deputy Lab Director for Operations Michael Brandt thanks these teams that are doing essential work to keep the Lab operational and make it possible for most of us to telework.  

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.

IDEA Brown Bag for Staff – Creating a Culture of Feedback – February 25, 2020

The Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Office leads a series of IDEA Brown Bag sessions for staff. This month’s topic: Creating a Culture of Feedback Join us for a discussion and tour of all our available resources: LinkedIn Learning videos, discussion guides, tool kits, articles and case studies and One Minute for Idea slides. We’ll show […]

IDEA is a Personal Journey

IDEA and the principles it embraces are part of our responsibility as citizens of the Lab, as we all play a role in creating a culture of collaboration and respect. Change is a journey, and Henrik von der Lippe, Director of the Engineering Division, reflects on his path to IDEA ideals.