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UCB College of Chemistry: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in STEM – February 24, 2021

Anne Baranger, the newly appointed Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for the College of Chemistry, will facilitate a discussion with alumni on their personal and professional experiences with DEI in higher education and various industries. Don’t miss the chance to ask your questions and hear from these leaders about their thoughts on this […]

Two Lunar New Year Events – February 18 & 19, 2021

Happy Lunar New Year! Thursday, February 18 Join us for the Asian and Pacific Islander (API) ERG’s Lunar New Year social event next Thursday, February 18, at 4 PM.  We will watch a Zodiac video and then participate in an interactive Zodiac-based activity. We will follow that with a second video on traditional Lunar New […]

Black History Month Recognition, Celebration, and Action 2021 – Message from Mike Witherell

Dear colleagues, We are celebrating the 95th year of commemorating the significant ways Black Americans have shaped and contributed to US history. This year’s celebration of Black History Month seems different to me, however. Much has happened in the nine months since George Floyd’s murder to refocus our attention on the violence, discrimination, and barriers […]

Welcome the Lunar New Year with Festivities and Food

If you’re not yet in the mood for Lunar New Year, the Lab’s Asian Association suggests this video which features festive activities and food. May the Year of the Ox bring happiness, fortune, and wellness to your home!

Black History Month 2021 – Five Years of African American ‘Firsts’

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Black History Month 2021: Honoring the Contributions of Lab Researcher James Harris

The discovery of an element is a rare occurrence. Defying racial and academic expectations, James A. Harris played a prominent role in the discovery of two elements. Harris, who grew up in both Texas and California, earned a bachelor’s degree in chemistry in 1953 from Huston-Tillotson College in Austin, Texas. He then served in the […]

Black History Month 2021 Zoom Backgrounds

In honor of Black History Month we’ve created a series of Zoom backgrounds. Download your favorite one and use it at your next meeting.                                                

Black History Month 2021 Learning Resources

Black History Month is here! Virtual Events That Celebrate and Honor Black Culture from Eventbrite PBS is premiering three new shows and streaming 10 more                   Also from PBS: Learn About 28 Black History Makers in 28 Days                   […]

2021 Black History Month Banner Raised by AAERG

Dawn Robinson, a steering committee member of the African American Employee Resource Group (AAERG) and Kelly Perce, an IDEA Office program manager, met on Friday, January 29th to hang the Black History Month banner near Blackberry Gate. Black History Month is an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans and a time for recognizing the […]

Black History Month 2021 – a note from Michael Brandt, Deputy Director of Operations

Dear colleagues, February is Black History Month, in which we acknowledge and celebrate the global achievements and impacts of African Americans. As the executive sponsor of the African American Employee Resource Group (AAERG), I am a proud collaborator in the effort to achieve the AAERG mission, which is to create a diverse, welcoming, and inclusive […]