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Inclusive Recreation & Fitness

In honor of National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM), UC Berkeley Rec Sports offers a series of fitness and recreation resources: Adaptive online exercise classes from Bay Area Outreach & Recreation Program (BORP) and the National Center on Health, Physical Activity and Disability (NCHPAD). Free exercise resources and live events from Disabled Sports USA. Chair […]

7th Annual Veterans Appreciation Event – November 13, 2020

The Lab Directorate and the IDEA Office will host the 7th Annual Veterans Appreciation Event on Friday, November 13th – held virtually of course! All Lab employees from various branches of the U.S. military, including veterans in the DOE Berkeley Site Office, are invited to attend. Mike Witherell, Horst Simon and VERG Executive Sponsor Mihn […]

Be Well at Work – Mindful Parenting Workshop – October 20, 2020

Self-care, learning to push the pause button, and being mindful may not be responses we typically engage in when responding to the needs of our children, especially if we are tired, angry, or if we learned different parenting behaviors as children ourselves. The purpose of this workshop is to educate parents on effective ways of […]

Wellness Webinar: Stress and Stress Management – October 14, 2020

Stress is a fact of life. Some stress is good – it can spur us to act – but long term, chronic stress can wreak havoc on our physical and mental health. As 2020 continues to bring trying times, with new challenges coming up each day, paying attention to our stress and expanding our ability […]

WSEC/All-ERG Brown Bag – Mocktail Halloween Party – Oct. 13, 2020

The Women Scientists & Engineers Council is hosting an October Brown Bag for all ERG members. Dress up your Zoom background, add a hat or costume via the new Zoom features (or wear a real hat!), and feel free to share your favorite mocktail recipes. Date: Tue Oct 13, 2020 Time: 12pm – 1pm Zoom: […]

Feel Better with Berkeley Lab Yoga Club Classes

The practice of yoga can help provide physical and mental well being. The Lab’s Yoga Club offers classes that feature varying styles of practice, for different levels of experience, and are scheduled throughout the week. Learn more, view a calendar of classes, and get Zoom access information:

WorkFit is Celebrating ‘Exercise is Medicine’ Month in October

Join Berkeley Rec Sports and University Health Services in a month-long celebration of Exercise is Medicine on Campus (EIM-OC), showcasing virtual programs and services from campus fitness, health, and wellness specialists. EIM-OC is a global initiative committed to the belief that physical activity promotes optimal health and is integral in the prevention and treatment of […]

Friday Live Science Event on Neuroscience – October 9, 2020

Each episode in the series highlights scientists and researchers at Berkeley Lab. Make sure to download the worksheet beforehand (uploaded to to follow along in easy at-home activities. Register with your preferred email to receive the webinar link. This week, our theme is: Nanoscience Come celebrate Nano Day with us! This week, we’ll take […]

Teleworking Safety Tip

Telework presents unique ergonomic challenges. Don’t ignore your discomfort. Get an ergo evaluation and make changes to your set-up. In August, four employees reported neck, shoulder, or wrist discomfort and got help. Contact a Lab ergo advocate at [email protected] or call 510-486-6848. The Berkeley Lab Ergonomics Program provides ergonomic support and services to help optimize […]

October is LGBTQA+ History Month

In honor of LGBTQA+ History Month, the Lambda Alliance has planned a series of fun events. Please join us! LGBT History Month is an annual month-long observance of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender history, and the history of the gay rights and related civil rights movements. It was founded in 1994 by Missouri high-school history […]