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LANA Hangs Banner in Honor of Latin American Heritage Month

The Latin American and Native American (LANA) Employee Resource Group unveiled a new banner this week in honor of Latin American Heritage Month.  Designed by LANA member and Creative Services Graphic Designer Eduardo de Ugarte, the banner features the new LANA logo which represents the sun sign common across North, Central and South America with […]

Berkeley Lab’s Open Mic for Postdoc Appreciation Week – September 25, 2020

Join us for an evening of music, poetry and community on Friday, September 25th. The Career Pathways Office and the IDEA Office are hosting an Open Mic night in honor of Postdoc Appreciation Week 2020. Please join us and celebrate by showing off your talent and skills and recognize the Lab’s Postdoc community! Everyone is […]

Visible Spectrum: Diana Swantek, Technical Illustrator

Visible Spectrum is a new series to spotlight talented and dedicated women employees across the Lab. In this inaugural feature, learn how Diana Swantek brings cutting-edge science to life in a visually engaging way in her role as a technical illustrator for Earth and Environmental Sciences. Diana Swantek has been with Berkeley Lab for over […]

Cafecito Hour with LANA – Sept 8, 2020

The Latin American & Native America (LANA) Employee Resource Group is hosting its first Cafecito Hour. Date: Tuesday, September 8th Time: 10: 00 – 11:00 am Zoom: Bring your own cup of coffee and join LANA for a fun break from your normal routine and chance to ease into the week after a long […]

Undergrad’s Poster Project Honors Black Physicists

Inspired by the nation’s grappling with issues of race and racial discrimination in the wake of George Floyd’s May 25 killing by police during his arrest in Minneapolis, UC Berkeley physics major and Berkeley Lab student assistant Ana Lyons turned to art as a way to contribute to the conversation. Aware of the scientific community’s […]

The Diversity of the Women’s Suffrage Movement

The history of women’s suffrage is most often told through the stories of a few famous suffragists such as Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony. However, they were by no means alone in the effort to win the right to vote for women in the United States. From the earliest years of the movement, they […]

Webinar on Communicating Across Cultures

With employees from more than 80 countries represented at Berkeley Lab, it is important to understand that different types of feedback styles can exist in your team. The IDEA office suggests staff watch this helpful webinar, sponsored by Toastmasters, on communicating across cultures. Read the full article and watch the webinar >>

Gary May’s Diversity Mission: Creating Change By Helping Others – August 18, 2020

Join us for a Lab-wide Town Hall with UC Chancellor Gary May and Lab Director Mike Witherell on Tuesday, August 18, at 1 p.m. at View a recorded version Chanellor May’s talk. Chancellor May became UC Davis Chancellor in 2017 after three decades at Georgia Tech, where he was Dean of the College of […]

Asian and Pacific Islander Employee Resource Group Kickoff – August 13, 2020

Join us in a kickoff event for Berkeley Lab’s newest Employee Resource Group (ERG), the Asian and Pacific Islander (API) ERG! During this hour-long event, you will meet others who are committed to the Lab’s API community and to addressing issues that matter to the community. The API ERG Steering Committee will share a draft […]

Berkeley Lab’s Fifth Open Mic – August 14, 2020

Join us for another evening of music, poetry and community on Friday, August 14th. “So impressed by the talented staff we have.” “I love this event. It lifts me up.” “Loved it! Great job to all performers and the incredible MC!” “Totally amazed at the talent surrounding me at work!” Date: Friday, August 14, 2020 […]