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Pride Banner Raising Virtual Ceremony – 2021

During this year’s banner-raising virtual ceremony, Chief Diversity Officer Lady Idos noted: “This year’s theme for San Francisco Pride is ‘All in this Together.’ Given all of the challenges that we’ve been through in the past year, as a nation and a global community, the theme of unity and solidarity is appropriate. ‘All in this […]

Understanding the Past and Present: Pride Flag and Banner

The Pride banner at the Lab has a long history, going back to 1999 and the start of the Lambda Alliance at the Lab. Several times the banner was removed by unknown persons, but when that happened, Lab leadership stepped up. Lambda Alliance first formed in October 2013 as an employee resource group (ERG) to […]

Three Questions For Alex Kim

Alex Kim, a Lab physicist and engineer, and a member of the Asian Pacific Island ERG, shares his previous experience as a Lab Ambassador and the value he has received from this program in expanding his knowledge, skills, and even recruiting talent to the Lab. Read the full interview>>

API ERG Book Discussion: They Called Us Enemy – June, 24, 2021

The Asian Pacific Islander ERG is hosting a book club to discuss the graphic memoir, They Called Us Enemy, on June 24 at 11 – 11:50 AM. It was written by George Takei, Justin Eisinger, and Steven Scott and illustrated by Harmony Becker. The book is the story told by Takei about his childhood while […]

Lambda Alliance presents Pride events 2021

Dear Lambda Alliance members, allies, and enthusiasts, Next week marks the start of Pride, a month in which we celebrate Sexual orientation & Gender Minority (SGM) culture at home and in the workplace! Fostering unity is a big part of any Pride month and this year SF Pride’s theme is “All in this together”. So […]

Veterans ERG Leadership Announcement – May 2021

The VERG co-chair Michael Batie has accepted a new role outside of Berkeley Lab and is in the process of transitioning from his role here at the Lab. It’s been an incredible experience to work with Michael in bringing some of our projects to fruition, like the formation of our Outreach Committee that had their […]

Acknowledgement of COVID challenges for our South Asian Colleagues

Dear API ERG members, During this time as COVID-19 cases surge in India and other parts of the world, the Berkeley Lab’s Asian Pacific Islander (API) ERG acknowledges this terrible situation for our South Asian colleagues. India is currently facing a devastating second COVID wave and lacks resources to combat it. Other Asian countries are […]

API Heritage Story: Arica Chhay

To celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, members of the API ERG are sharing their personal heritage stories. Listen to their stories below. Arica Chhay, a senior administrator in the Physical Sciences Area, is a Cambodian-American whose family fled war, famine, and genocide in Cambodia to settle in the U.S. She shares her family’s story of […]

API ERG Raises Heritage Month Banner

To kick off Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, the Asian Pacific Islander ERG raised a banner at Blackberry Gate. Don’t miss it if you are on site! Learn more about Berkeley Lab’s Asian Pacific Islander ERG.

Maxon Pens Cover Article on Future of Bioengineering

Mary Maxon, ALD for Biosciences, and Executive Sponsor to the Lambda Alliance ERG, co-wrote the cover story for “The Environmental Forum,” The Environmental Law Institute’s policy magazine. In the article, Maxon provides an overview of the bioeconomy, including the Joint Genome Institute’s development of a biopesticide with antifungal properties.