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Survey will help shape Lab policies

May 18, 2001 - Because results from the upcoming survey will be used to shape Lab policies for years to come, all employees are strongly encouraged to participate and voice their honest opinions about the Laboratory’s work environment, said Deputy Director Jeff...

Senior Management Team Named at LLNL

May 18, 2001 - Six new associate directors and a new deputy director were named today to join the senior management team at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. C. Bruce Tarter, director of LLNL, announced the selections. The appointments were confirmed by the University of California Regents and by the...

Bruce Tarter Statement Regarding John McTague, New U.C. Vice...

May 17, 2001 - "John McTague has had a long association with DOE, the national labs and the University of California system. He is very familiar with the issues. His years of high-level management and his broad scientific background make him a tremendous choice for the Vice President Lab Management role. I...

Researchers Link Past Recurrent Droughts To Collapse Of Mayan...

May 17, 2001 - LIVERMORE, Calif.— A researcher at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory along with scientists at the University of Florida at Gainesville have attributed the end of the Mayan civilization on the north-central Yucatan Peninsula to a recurrent series of droughts that spanned the last 2,600...

Lab engages its workforce in upcoming survey

May 11, 2001 - When the employee survey, “Assessing the Workplace,” kicks off on May 29, it will give every Lab employee the chance “to put his or her spin on the issues at hand. “This is not just a request for employees to check off the boxes,” said Leo...

Lab names Laura Gilliom University Relations director

May 11, 2001 - Laura R. Gilliom, manager of Sandia National Laboratories’ Advanced Design and Production Technology Program and an organic chemist, has been named director of the Lab’s University Relations Program. She will begin her appointment on June 11. “I have...

Time to examine effects of Lee case, racial profiling, Underwood...

May 11, 2001 - “We need to look at the effects of the Wen Ho Lee case and racial profiling by the FBI on the whole Asian Pacific American community,” began Congressman Robert Underwood of Guam, in a talk at the Lab as part of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. “While no...

Kuckuck takes job as NNSA’s principal deputy administrator

May 11, 2001 - Gen. John Gordon on Monday announced key leadership team appointments at the National Nuclear Security Administration, including the appointment of former Lab Deputy Director Bob Kuckuck as acting principal deputy administrator. Last week, Gordon, DOE Under...

Laura R. Gilliom Named Director of LLNL’s University Relations...

May 11, 2001 - LIVERMORE, Calif — Laura R. Gilliom, an organic chemist and manager at Sandia National Laboratories, has been named director of the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory’s University Relations Program. She is expected to begin her appointment June 11. Gilliom is the manager of the Advanced...

LLNL Statement in Response to Tri-Valley Cares On NIF

May 9, 2001 - LIVERMORE, Calif — The TriValley Cares presents an extremely inaccurate picture of the NIF project and its operating costs. For example, NIF is a small part of NNSA's High Energy Density Physics (HEDP) Program. The entire HEDP's program 30 year cost is approximately HALF of the $32.4 billion...

Amber waves bring cooler temps

May 4, 2001 - Researchers in the Lab’s Atmospheric Science Division have demonstrated a cooling of up to 2-degrees Fahrenheit over land between 1000 and 1900 AD as a result of changes from natural vegetation, such as forests, to agriculture. Through...

Stanford-Lab team concludes North Korea’s framework compliance...

May 4, 2001 - A joint Stanford University-Laboratory team of scientists, nuclear engineers and arms control experts has concluded in a new study that North Korea’s compliance with the 1994 Agreed Framework can be verified to a satisfactory degree of accuracy....

Powell earns posthumous distinction of optical fellow

May 4, 2001 - Howard Powell, a longtime Lab laser researcher who died last November, has been elected a fellow of the American Optical Society. This is the first time in the society’s history that fellowship has been bestowed posthumously. Powell was...

Congressman spotlights Asian contributions to government

May 4, 2001 - Congressman Robert Underwood of Guam will present “Celebrating the Contributions of Asian Pacific Americans in Federal Government” from 10-11 a.m. Monday, May 7, in the Bldg. 123 auditorium. Underwood has taken leadership on issues important to the Asian...

LAB RESEARCHER HOWARD POWELL ELECTED FIRST POSTHUMOUS FELLOW OF...

May 3, 2001 - LIVERMORE, Calif. — Howard Powell, a long-time Lab laser researcher who died last November, has been elected a Fellow of the American Optical Society. This is the first time in the society’s history that fellowship has been granted posthumously. Powell was recognized by the society "for...

Survey will be released to employees on May 29

April 27, 2001 - A comprehensive survey to get input on and gauge workforce climate and needs, recruitment, retention, diversity and other issues is scheduled to be available for employees to take on May 29. The survey has been developed in conjunction with International...

Energy secretary speaks out against racial profiling

April 27, 2001 - “Through the committed and dedicated efforts of its employees, the Department of Energy plays a critical role in securing America’s economic and national security. Many individuals of diverse backgrounds devote their careers and lives to contribute to the...

Tarter says FY2002 budget could hinder threat reduction work

April 27, 2001 - A strongly supported Stockpile Stewardship Program is needed to ensure the safety, security and reliability of the nation’s nuclear arsenal over the long term, Director Bruce Tarter told the Senate Committee on Armed Services Wednesday. Likewise, strong and...

Lab gives Keck a protective coat

April 27, 2001 - Two Lab scientists, Jesse Wolfe of Electronics Engineering Technology Division, and Norman Thomas of Chemistry & Material Sciences, together with their team of supporters, have patented a new ultra-thin silver coating for mirrors, which is proving to...

Lab caveman’s tunnel vision leads to regional rescue efforts

April 27, 2001 - Like most engineers and scientists working at the Lab, Mark Bowers spends a good deal of time “in the dark” before finding the right approach. But for Bowers, long hours inside a dark chamber are also a natural part of his off-duty hobby and passion —...