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Messages from UC President and UCB Chancellor on Roe v. Wade decision

Dear colleagues, We are living through a turbulent moment in history. Today’s Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade reverses nearly 50 years of constitutionally protected women’s reproductive rights and it will enable many U.S. states to end access to legal abortions. The next steps for us as a country are difficult to imagine […]

Audio: The Name Change Initiative and the Power in a Name

 Listen as two Berkeley Lab leaders and a transgender scientist share their firsthand experience with the difficulties of a name change in academia as they discuss the Name Change Initiative, which focuses on making it easier for researchers to reclaim past work with their preferred name.

Lab Among Sponsors of New Workplace Gender Equity Resource Guide

Message from DOE Secretary Moniz and Deputy Secretary Sherwood-Randall

Dear Colleagues: As President Obama has often said, we are stronger when we stand together – and we stand with you in this challenging moment as members of the diverse and dedicated DOE family.  The events this week in Louisiana, Minnesota, and Texas, following tragedies in many other communities in which lives have been lost, […]

PLOS ONE ousts reviewer, editor after sexist peer-review storm—Science Magazine

UCLA faculty approves diversity class requirement—LA Times

The Real Problem When It Comes to Diversity and Asian-Americans—Time Magazine

Jeanette E. Brown, Chemist, Historian, and author of “African American Women Chemists,” to Speak August 18

Jeannette E. Brown, an organic chemist and historian, will describe her life in chemistry and how research was done in the days before the Internet and computerized equipment on Monday, August 18th at noon in the B50 Auditorium.  She will also discuss her work on coccidiosis and on dehyropeptidase enzyme inhibitor, part of the currently […]

Profiles in Diversity: Berkeley Lab Celebrates LGBT Pride Month

— By Theresa Duque Every June, Berkeley Lab festoons the main Blackberry Gate entrance with the rainbow flag, reminding employees and visitors that this month is Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Pride Month. In honor of the Lab’s LGBT community, the following portraits of Andrea Mercado, David Schild, and Amanda Krieger celebrate a diverse […]

UC Berkeley’s Arlene Blum Gives Talk on Mountaineering and Green Science

Arlene Blum, environmental scientist, author, and mountaineer, will share her favorite photos and stories from her historic mountaineering expeditions as well as her scientific work with the Green Science Policy Institute protecting our health and environment on Thursday, July 17, at noon in the Building 50 Auditorium. Blum is a Visiting Scholar at UC Berkeley’s Department […]