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Kuckuck finally ready ‘to play’

Feb. 9, 2001 -  
By Lynda Seaver Newsline staff writer With his retirement barely a reality, Bob Kuckuck says he is beginning to feel a little awkward. Since making his announcement in November, he has attracted the attention of the local newspapers, along with ongoing reminders in Newsline and NewsOnLine. He also...

MA and PA buses almost ready to roll into NIF

Feb. 9, 2001 -  
By Sue Stephenson Newsline correspondent At the end of January, the first pair of amplifier buses was produced in the high bay of Bldg. 381 and shipped to Bldg. 493, a storage area for the National Ignition Facility (NIF). These massive enclosures will house the first bundle of NIF amplifiers. The...

Integrated Desktop Model will streamline support

Feb. 9, 2001 -  
One of the major challenges for a chief information officer, in any enterprise-computing environment, is improving efficiencies in desktop computing support. At LLNL, this challenge is compounded by a heterogeneous computing environment composed of three predominant computing platforms: Macintosh,...

Organizational changes reflect increased emphasis on Lab operations issues By Lynda Seaver Newsline staff writer

Feb. 2, 2001 -  
A new administration, a new direction for the National Nuclear Security Administration, a new structure within the University of California and a new contract for operation of the Laboratory are just a few of the factors which were considered in designing the organizational changes announced by...

Lab to celebrate its science

Feb. 2, 2001 -  
The Laboratory will showcase its latest scientific and technological accomplishments for employees, Department of Energy dignitaries and invited guests during a special “Science Day,” scheduled for Wednesday, March 21. “We are looking forward to this event as a great opportunity to highlight our...

A blast from the past at NTS

Feb. 2, 2001 -  
The mushroom clouds and the underground tremors are long gone, and the site that once hosted these “events” now shows hints of ghost town stature. While the Nevada Test Site still plays an important role in national security and stockpile stewardship, it is the rumblings of the past for which the...

Lab responds to employee class action

Feb. 2, 2001 -  
A case involving alleged employment discrimination moved forward earlier this week. An Alameda County Superior Court judge has granted class action status to six women who filed a lawsuit charging the Regents of the University of California with employment discrimination at the Laboratory. In...

LLNL Statement on Women's Lawsuit

Feb. 1, 2001 -  
"This decision by Judge Sabraw is limited to the composition of the class and does not address the merits of the plaintiff's claim. It sets the stage for the examination of additional information and we look forward to having a full hearing on this case. We do not believe there are statistically...

Groundwork for extensive employee survey under way

Jan. 26, 2001 -  
A comprehensive survey of employee attitudes and concerns about workforce issues is to be conducted this spring at the Laboratory and is now under development. The goal is to conduct the survey, assess the results and implement a full set of recommendations within the calendar year. In his Jan. 12...

A Director's Office column by Harry Radousky Institutes open doors to collaborative research

Jan. 26, 2001 -  
LLNL has five University/Lab institutes that operate under the auspices of the University Relations Program (URP). The objective of these institutes is to improve access to DOE's unique facilities, contribute to science education, strengthen existing LLNL programs, develop new initiatives and...

FSC analysis may seal 'angel's' fate

Jan. 26, 2001 -  
The re-arrest on Jan. 16 of Efren Saldivar, the self-proclaimed "Angel of Death" and alleged killer of the terminally ill at a Glendale hospital, could not have happened without the assistance of the Lab's Forensic Science Center and its director Brian Andresen. Special analyses by the center gave...

Kuckuck farewell Feb. 9; all employees invited

Jan. 26, 2001 -  
Director Bruce Tarter invites all employees to a special celebration in honor of Bob Kuckuck, the deputy director for Operations. The reception will be held 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9, in the West Cafe. Kuckuck is retiring on Jan. 31, but will continue to work on special Lab projects, such as...

Hoya steps up NIF glass production

Jan. 26, 2001 -  
A major technological milestone in optical glass melting has been achieved by Hoya Corporation USA, a laser glass manufacturer in Fremont. Hoya is using a novel continuous glass melting system (approximately 150 feet long and two stories high) to produce 20 tons of high quality laser glass per...
For article Hoya Corporation Produces More Than 600 Laser Glass Slabs for LLNL's National Ignition Facility

Hoya Corporation Produces More Than 600 Laser Glass Slabs for LLNL's National Ignition Facility

Jan. 24, 2001 -  
A major technological milestone in optical glass melting has been achieved by Hoya Corporation USA, a laser glass manufacturer in Fremont, California. Hoya is using a novel continuous glass melting system (approximately 150 feet long and two stories high) to produce 20 tons of high quality laser...

UC President's Council rates labs 'outstanding'

Jan. 19, 2001 -  
The national labs continue to perform research that ranges from “excellent” to “outstanding” — the highest ratings of the UC President’s Council on the National Labs — UC Regents learned Thursday. Bill Friend, chair of the council, submitted his written annual report to the Regents, emphasizing in...

Environmental security series looks at potential rising tide of water conflicts

Jan. 19, 2001 -  
Although water is a scarce resource in many parts of the world, more often than not, countries that share water basins have been able to hammer out cooperative agreements for water rights, according to an expert on international water issues. Speaking to a Lab audience Monday, Aaron Wolf, assistant...

Finding meaning behind King's dreams

Jan. 19, 2001 -  
“In 2001, What Would Dr. King Say?” This was the theme for the Martin Luther King, Jr., celebration hosted by the Affirmative Action and Diversity Program. The celebration featured winning essays from area high school students, a dynamic speech from San Diego State University professor of Africana...

UC OKs contract modification

Jan. 19, 2001 -  
The University of California Board of Regents approved modification of contracts Thursday under which it manages Lawrence Livermore and Los Alamos national laboratories for DOE. The modifications are to five-year contracts originally approved and signed in 1997. Scheduled to last through 2002,...

Bright Light work offers ray of hope for diabetes patients

Jan. 12, 2001 -  
WASHINGTON D.C.—When Lab physicist Tom Peyser found out his young daughter had diabetes, he wanted to work on a project that would make it easier for her to manage the disease. And now Peyser, along with his co-researchers, have received a Department of Energy Bright Light award for their work on a...

'Smart' way to detect cancer

Jan. 12, 2001 -  
The pain and anxiety women experience undergoing breast cancer tests and awaiting the results may soon be lessened thanks to a new, minimally invasive diagnostic tool that can instantly detect cancerous tissue. Under a cooperative research and development agreement announced at the Lab Wednesday,...