Oct. 6, 2010
Diversity Talk Today on 'Unlearning Stereotpyes'
Today at noon in the Building 50 Auditorium, Lee Mun Wah will present a talk on “Unlearning Stereotypes: Initiating Diversity Conversations in the Workplace.” Wah is a Chinese American community therapist, documentary filmmaker, special-education provider, performing poet, Asian folk-teller, and author. The Lab’s Diversity Council is hosting his presentation as part of its “Perspectives on Diversity” lecture series. All employees are invited to bring their lunch and questions to this free event.
In preparation for Friday’s race, which starts at noon at the Firehouse, the K1 (cafeteria) lot will be closed tomorrow evening and most of Friday. At 11 a.m. on Friday, all traffic on the Hill will be halted. Cars entering Blackberry Gate will be stopped at the crosswalk just above Building 65. Cars entering Strawberry gate will only be allowed from Building 85 and up. Roads should begin to reopen around 1 p.m. Shuttle bus service will also be interrupted during this time.
People: CRD's Wehner Joins Congressional Briefing on Extreme Weather
Michael Wehner, a member of the Computational Research Division’s Scientific Computing Group who researches extreme weather conditions resulting from global climate change, was one of four panelists providing input during a Congressional briefing on “Extreme Weather in a Warming World.” The Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming, chaired by Rep. Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) held the briefing late last month in the Rayburn House Office Building in Washington, D.C. More>
EH&S: 15 Days Until Lab's 'Drop, Cover, Hold On' Drill
The Lab will once again participate in the annual Great California ShakeOut earthquake drill on Thursday, Oct. 21, at 10 a.m. On the day of the drill, instructions will be provided via the Lab’s public address system. Building Emergency Teams in each building will guide staff to Emergency Assembly Areas and communicate with the Emergency Operations Center. The drill will be evaluated via an online evaluation sent to all employees, and an evaluation team will observe one of the buildings. More information and reminders will be provided in the coming days. The drill should last about 20 minutes. For more information, contact Rocky Saunders (x7032).
EH&S: Drive Safely to Work Week — Drive Now, Text L8TR
Texting while driving takes your mind, eyes, and hands away from the task of driving. On average, those who text while driving take their eyes off the road for up to 4.6 out of every six seconds. That's like traveling the length of a football field at 55 mph without looking up. Texting is simply one of the most dangerous things you can do while driving and it's against the law.
Wellness: October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month
The Lab’s Health Care Facilitator wants to remind employees that October is “National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.” Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women in the United States, aside from skin cancer, and the second leading cause of cancer death in women after lung cancer. Mammography screening remains the best available method to detect breast cancer early. When detected at an early stage, a number of effective treatment options are available. Patients and their physicians will choose the best treatment, based on the location and extent of the cancer, age and preferences, and the risks and benefits. More>
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