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LLNL's Science & Technology Symposium Attracts 100 California Teachers

Sept. 17, 2001 -  
LIVERMORE, Calif — More than 100 high school and community college science teachers from throughout California are slated to arrive at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory on Friday for the second annual Edward Teller Science & Technology Education Symposium. The teachers will spend two...
For article Spiros Dimolitsas Joins Georgetown University As Senior Vice President & Chief Administrative Officer

Spiros Dimolitsas Joins Georgetown University As Senior Vice President & Chief Administrative Officer

Sept. 17, 2001 -  
Dr. Spiros Dimolitsas, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory’s Associate Director for Engineering, has resigned to take a position with Georgetown University in Washington, DC as Senior Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer. Dimolitsas, who came to LLNL in 1995, will join Georgetown...

Questions and Answers for LLNL Employees in Relation to Terrorist Emergency

Sept. 11, 2001 -  
Yes. The controller’s office guidelines will be published Wednesday, Sept. 12. How do I find out when/if to come back to work? What is the hotline? URL? Check the external Web page, http://www.llnl.gov ; call 424-LLNL (5565), stay tuned for updates on radio station KKIQ, 101.7 FM, or contact your...

Laboratory Response to Terrorist Emergency

Sept. 11, 2001 -  
The Laboratory remains open under enhanced security operations. Truck deliveries are being searched before acceptance. Security checks have been moved to the outer perimeter. Security force is at a heightened security level. South Mall area is closed to public access. We have no reason to believe...

Laboratory Response to Terrorist Emergency–Update–

Sept. 11, 2001 -  
UPDATE: The Laboratory remains open for essential functions under enhanced security operations. - Truck deliveries are being searched before acceptance. - Security checks have been moved to the outer perimeter. - Security force is at a heightened security level. - South Mall area is closed to...

Laboratory Response to Terrorist Emergency –Final Update–

Sept. 11, 2001 -  
FINAL UPDATE: The Emergency Management Center will remain open until 8 a.m. Wednesday as part of the federal emergency response. The Public Affairs Office will be staffed until 12 a.m. Wednesday. We have no reason to believe that the Laboratory or its employees have been targeted. Non-essential...

Brown bag discussion on diversity workshop

Sept. 7, 2001 -  
A daylong diversity workshop initiated by NNSA’s Gen. John Gordon for administrators and personnel from Lawrence Livermore, Los Alamos and Sandia national laboratories was held Aug. 24 in Albuquerque, N. M. The meeting was attended by 16 LLNL representatives, including Jeff Wadsworth, Deputy...

Majority of employees ‘proud to be associated’ with Lab— Lab will decipher data to decide course of action

Sept. 7, 2001 -  
After the results from the employee survey, “Assessing the Workplace” were unveiled, Associate Director for Administration Jan Tulk assured employees gathered in the Bldg. 123 auditorium and watching on live Lab TV that action will be forthcoming based on those results. Tulk thanked employees for “...

Majority of employees ‘proud to be associated’ with Lab

Sept. 7, 2001 -  
More than 80 percent of the workforce says it is “proud to be associated” with the Laboratory, according to results from the employee survey, “Assess-ing the Workplace.” Laboratory employees, on the whole, gave high marks for the level of safety at LLNL, their work role and involvement, and overall...

Lab presents new line of thought on solar corona

Sept. 7, 2001 -  
Lab physicists and astrophysicists have explained how the two strongest energy emission lines from iron ions in the solar corona differ from laboratory calculations. The emission lines — a discrete spectral line that corresponds to the emission of energy at a single wavelength — from iron ions in...

Tauscher vows continued support for labs

Aug. 31, 2001 -  
With a precarious hold on the national laboratories in her district, Rep. Ellen Tauscher took a break from her redistricting battles Wednesday to chat with employees, vowing to continue fighting for the labs when she returns to Washington next week. At the start of her one-hour town hall meeting at...

Labs pledge collaboration to resolve diversity issues

Aug. 31, 2001 -  
A daylong diversity workshop for managers and other personnel from Lawrence Livermore, Los Alamos and Sandia national laboratories concluded with each laboratory agreeing to take the lead role in combined efforts to address one of three major diversity issues, and ensure that necessary actions are...

Business incubator begins life at Lab

Aug. 31, 2001 -  
Got an interesting idea for a business but have no idea how to go about opening your own company? Try the Tri-Valley Enterprise Center (TTEC), a joint effort between the Tri-Valley Business Council, Livermore and Sandia labs, Pacific Gas & Electric Company, the City of Livermore, the office of...

Results of employee survey will be unveiled next week at special all-hands meeting

Aug. 31, 2001 -  
Results of the recent employee survey, “Assessing the Workplace,” will be unveiled next week during a special all-hands meeting at 2 p.m. in Bldg. 123, Thursday afternoon, Sept. 6. All employees are encouraged to attend or watch the live broadcast on Lab TV Channel 2. International Survey Research...

Amplifiers are NIF’s crown joules

Aug. 24, 2001 -  
Amplifiers are to NIF, what the heart is to the human body; they pump energy into the system. NIF amplifiers increase the optical energy of each of the 192 laser beams from one joule to 20,000 joules. NIF is 40 times more powerful than its predecessor, Nova, due to its multipass amplifier...

Lab expertise helps blow open bomber case

Aug. 24, 2001 -  
Laboratory expertise in forensic analysis played a key role in the recent conviction of “Fremont bomber” Rodney Blach, according to an Alameda County district attorney. Blach was found guilty of 11 felony counts, including attempted murder, by a jury June 1 after an 11-week trial. He was arrested...

Lab collaborations get $23 million to advance science research on supercomputers

Aug. 24, 2001 -  
The Lab has received more than $23 million to research a variety of subjects from supernovae to climate modeling to plasma microturbulence to supercomputer simulation tools. The funds are part of a series of grants from the Department of Energy through its new Scientific Discovery through Advanced...

Lab garners 8 of 11 UC campus-lab collaborative projects and exchanges

Aug. 24, 2001 -  
Laboratory researchers have been awarded eight of UC’s 11 recently announced research projects and exchanges to be carried out collaboratively between laboratories and university campuses. Among the projects, researchers will probe a pathogen implicated in respiratory, heart and Alzheimer’s...
For article Astrophysicists Receive $2 Million From Department Of Energy To Explore Supernovae

Astrophysicists Receive $2 Million From Department Of Energy To Explore Supernovae

Aug. 20, 2001 -  
LIVERMORE, Calif.— Scientists from Lawrence Livermore and Los Alamos national laboratories, the University of California Santa Cruz and the University of Arizona have received a $2 million, three-year grant from the Department of Energy to research supernovae, the cataclysmic deaths of stars. A...

ASCI White partnership celebrated

Aug. 17, 2001 -  
Hailing ASCI White as the “foundation of science-based Stockpile Stewardship,” NNSA Administrator Gen. John Gordon led the formal unveiling Wednesday of the world’s fastest supercomputer. “Today we mark the dedication of a tool that is important on so many levels — to the sustained future of our...