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LBNL Asian Pacific Islander ERG Statement of Solidarity with the Afghan Community

The steering committee of the Asian Pacific Islander ERG acknowledges that the unrest, instability, and uncertainty in Afghanistan is causing suffering among the Afghan people. In addition to the rapidly changing political situation and warlike conditions, Afghanistan has experienced earthquakes and is facing a food shortage as winter approaches. The situation in-country causes a ripple […]

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 SAGE camp SAGE Guides!

The K-12 Program Office is now actively recruiting volunteers as SAGE Guides to walk our girls through the professional development curriculum that we have been hard at work designing. If you are available the week of August 1st both 8:30-8:45am and 11:40am-12:35pm, we need your help!!! This opportunity is open to all LBL employees so please […]

Live Science Series: Scratching the Surface on June 18, 2021

Learn about the physics behind vinyl records and turntables, and the significance of them in the history and culture of Hip Hop. See live demonstrations on the turntables, an exploration on sound and sound restoration, along with various STEM connections to the turntable. Discover how the art of DJing in Hip Hop culture and STEM […]

Special Philippine Independence Day Program – June 11, 2021

Philippine Independence Day (observed on June 12) Zoom talk on the national hero, Dr. José Rizal Date: June 11, 2021 Time: 12:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada) Watch a recording of the presentation>> This presentation will center on the life and times of Dr. Jose Rizal (1861-1896), the national hero of the Philippines. He […]

IDEA Brown Bags: Psychological Safety in a Hybrid Workplace – May 19 & 20

We know that psychological safety helps our teams unlock innovation, but how do we improve psychological safety while our teams are both virtual and on-site? The Inclusion, Diversity, Equity & Accountability (IDEA) Office will lead IDEA Brown Bag sessions for supervisors, managers & staff on the topic of psychological safety in a hybrid workplace. Join […]

Equity Reset Program Launches

Learning & Organizational Development invites employees across the Lab to join Equity Reset — a program dedicated to anti-racism learning and practice that includes a self-guided curriculum and monthly community forums called First Fridays. Learn more and consider signing up for the next session>>

New Employee Recognition Platform Launches

The Lab is launching a new employee recognition platform called Bucketlist to offer an easy and fun way to thank and recognize individuals and teams for living and demonstrating the values recognized at the Lab as critical to success. Learn more here and recognize someone for their great work today. Learn more and participate>>   […]

Join a ‘Return to Work’ Lab-wide Listening Session – April 7 or 13, 2021

The pandemic has forced most of us to work differently in the past year. You have shown flexibility and creativity on how and when to work while continuing to deliver on the Lab’s mission. This forced shift in our work structure is an opportunity to discuss the future of work at the Lab. We have […]