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Third Annual Celebration of Black History Month – February 27, 2020

The African American Employee Resource Group (AAERG) presents: Third Annual Celebration of Black History Month Featuring Berkeley Lab African-Americans and Allies Giving Live Readings of Seminal Literature In Remembrance & Celebration of “The Black Experience in America from Beginning to Now” Thursday, February 27, 2020 12:00-1:00 PM Bldg. 50 Auditorium Light desserts served following the program. […]

Three Questions For Stacy Curry

As part of Black History Month, Elements is highlighting members of the Lab’s African American Employee Resource Group in a series of 3Q4 features. First up is Stacy Curry, a Program Operations Analyst in the Energy Technologies Area. Read the full interview.

Black History Month – February, 2020

The Purpose of Black History Month The celebration of Black History Month (BHM) began in 1915, half a century after the Thirteenth Amendment abolished slavery in the United States.  Black History Month is an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans and a time for recognizing the central role of blacks in U.S. history. Since […]

African American Employee Resource Group Holiday Potluck – December 12, 2019

Come and celebrate with us! Please join us for this year’s African American Employee Resource Group Holiday Potluck. All Lab employees are welcome to join the group. Time: 12 noon – 1 pm Location: Pers Hall. Building 54, Room 130 Please sign up to bring something: Holiday Party/Social Potluck Sign Up Sheet

Still Serving Their Country

The Lab honored its military veterans and those still in service at a luncheon as part of National Veterans Month. Click to see more photos of the lunch. You can join the Veterans Employee Resource Group by going to to learn more.

Stewardship Responsibilities – A Note from Mike Witherell

In early November, Berkeley Lab Director, Mike Witherell emailed all scientific and engineering staff with a message about our stewardship responsibilities as members of the Berkeley Lab community. As the Lab’s Stewardship website states, “Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory is committed to conducting groundbreaking research in science and technology, with a special focus on national priorities. […]

Day of the Dead at Berkeley Lab

As a follow-up to the screening of the “Coco” movie, the Latinx and Native American Employee Resource Group (LANA) will set up a Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) table in the Cafeteria lobby on Tuesday, October 22. From Wednesday, October 23 through Monday November 4, LANA invites the Lab community to participate […]

Movie: Pixar’s Coco – Monday, October 21, 2019

As part of Hispanic Heritage Month, please join the Latinx and Native American Employee Resource Group’s (LANA) showing of the Disney/Pixar movie Coco. Date: Monday, October 21st Location: Building 50 Auditorium Time: 11:30 am – 1:15 pm Movie Trailer Set in Mexico, young Miguel dreams of becoming an accomplished musician despite his family’s generations-old ban […]

Three Questions for Michael Espinosa

Biosciences Area senior administrator Michael Espinosa has empathy for those who feel different. Learn more about Espinosa as part of Element’s Hispanic Heritage Month “Three Questions For” series.

Three Questions for Patricia Valdespino Castillo

Postdoc Patricia Valdespino Castillo conducts research at the intersection of omics and chemical imaging, is at the Lab as part of a UC-Mexico fellowship, and loves communicating about science with youngsters. Learn more about Castillo as part of Elements’ Hispanic Heritage Month series.