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Celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Virtually – January 18, 2021

Celebrating Dr. King’s Legacy  As the Lab honors Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. this year, Lab Director Mike Witherell shared this thoughts and reflections on the meaning of this important holiday. Below are some options for safe, socially distanced, engagement to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. King: The Northern California Dr. Martin Luther […]

Filipino American Club and the Asian Pacific Islander ERG – Documentary Viewing, The Kingmaker

The Filipino American Club and the Asian Pacific Islander ERG (co-sponsors) invite you to start the new year by gathering together virtually for a watch-party of The Kingmaker. Date: Thursday, January 7, 2021 Time: 4 pm to 5:40 pm The Kingmaker  is a documentary taking an extraordinary look into the controversial political career of Imelda […]

Physicist Chien-Shiung Wu Honored with Stamp in 2021

Chien-Shiung Wu will be honored with a United States Postal Service stamp in 2021. Wu was one of the renowned experimental physicists in the world and a postdoctoral fellow at E.O. Lawrence’s Radiation Lab, which later became Berkeley Lab. She received the first Wolf Prize in physics in 1978. Chien-Shiung Wu arrived in Berkeley in […]

Three Questions for Christopher Payne

In November the heritage of the indigenous peoples of America is celebrated in Native American Heritage Month. Many cultures make up the celebration of the people who first lived on the continent, including Native Americans, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians. Christopher Payne, the Division Deputy, Operations in the Building Technology and Urban Systems Division, has […]

Transgender Day of Remembrance – November 20, 2020

Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) is an annual observance on November 20 that honors the memory of the transgender people whose lives were lost in acts of anti-transgender violence. Join the Lambda Alliance for a gathering in honor of the day: Date: Friday, November 20, 2020 Time: 12 noon – 1 pm Zoom: Transgender […]

Three Questions for Navy Veteran Michael Batie

Navy Veteran Michael Batie supports the Lab in Facilities, where he maintains mission-critical infrastructure for the Lab. Michael is also serving as the new co-chair of the Lab’s Veterans Employee Group, and in this interview, he shares the importance of veterans to the Lab. Michael Batie joined the U.S. Navy to take advantage of its […]

Veterans Day Zoom Backgrounds

In honor of Veterans Day on November 11, we’ve created a series of Zoom backgrounds. Some have shields from all the branches of service and we’ve also created a background for each branch of the military.                                       […]

Asian Pacific Islander ERG Thanksgiving Celebration- November 17, 2020

Asian Pacific Islander Employee Resource Group is hosting a virtual Thanksgiving celebration. Date: Tuesday, November 17 (add it to your calendar) Time: 10:30 – 11:30 am Join us on Zoom We will share how different cultures express thanks, introduce our new executive sponsor Inder Monga, Executive Director ESnet, Division Director Scientific Networking, and plan upcoming […]

Falling Walls Science Breakthroughs Finalist Videos

The international Falling Walls Breakthroughs competition has recognized four Lab teams as finalists in its annual Science Breakthroughs competition. The teams are from the Molecular Foundry, Energy Technologies Area, Joint Genome Institute, and Strategic Communications. The Foundry team is also a Top 10 winner in the Science and Innovation Management category, and will be celebrated […]

Berkeley Lab’s 7th Open Mic – November 20, 2020

After a brief pause in the Open Mic schedule, we’re hosting one more before the end of the year! Please join us on Friday, November 20th at 4:30 pm for another hour of music, poetry, spoken word and, it goes without saying, great community. Date: Friday, November 20 (add it to your calendar) Time: 4:30 […]