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Wadsworth takes senior-level post at Battelle

June 28, 2002 -  
Jeff Wadsworth, deputy director for Science & Technology and formerly AD of Chemistry & Materials Science, is resigning from the Laboratory, effective in August, to join Battelle Corp. as a senior executive. In announcing his resignation, Wadsworth said he discussed his departure date with...

Tarter looks to the future

June 28, 2002 -  
After serving for eight years and two months (including seven months in an acting capacity), today will be my last as Laboratory Director. It’s a good time to sum up the major events of the past decade and assess the state of the Lab. I’ll do this for four areas: programs, science and technology,...

Gordon leaving NNSA to join the White House as national security adviser

June 28, 2002 -  
Gen. John Gordon, administrator of the National Nuclear Security Administration, is leaving the agency to join the White House as deputy assistant to the president, national director and deputy national security adviser for combating terrorism. There was no word when the move would take place. “I...

Michael Anastasio Statement Regarding NNSA Administrator John Gordon

June 27, 2002 -  
"The great accomplishments in establishing the National Nuclear Security Administration and executing its missions are a direct result of General Gordon's extraordinary leadership," said Director Designate Michael Anastasio. "His commitment to national security and the people across all of NNSA has...

Lab Chemist Receives 2002 Seaborg Award

June 26, 2002 -  
LIVERMORE, Calif. — Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory chemist Leonard Gray has something in common with renowned chemist, Nobel laureate and former chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission Glenn Seaborg. And it’s more than just a love of chemistry. Gray recently received an award named after...

New Building For Center For Adaptive Optics To Be Dedicated

June 20, 2002 -  
LIVERMORE, Calif. — Researchers from the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, a key partner in the University of California Santa Cruz-based Center for Adaptive Optics (CfAO), will participate Friday in the dedication of a new building for the Center. National Science Foundation Director Rita...

Laboratory statement on Homeland Security proposal

June 7, 2002 -  
“Our Lab has been cited in a number of media stories today relative to President Bush’s proposal to create a new Homeland Security Cabinet-level agency. We have not yet received any official details on this proposal. “Over the past few years, our Lab and our sister NNSA laboratories have played...

UC Regents’ Committee on Oversight to gather at Lab for program overviews

June 7, 2002 -  
A committee of the UC Board of Regents will meet at the Laboratory Wednesday, June 12. The Regents will hold their meeting at the Public Affairs Press Room, Trailer 6575, located near the East Gate entrance and Visitors Center. The Regents Committee on Oversight of the Department of Energy...

New intranet portal means Grapevine will go offline

June 7, 2002 -  
Now that the content in the Grape-vine has been moved to My- LLNL, the Laboratory’s new intranet portal, the Grapevine Web page will be shut down. Starting July 15, you will be redirected from the Grapevine to the corresponding MyLLNL page. MyLLNL is available to anyone at LLNL with access to the...

Anastasio to take the Lab’s lead

June 7, 2002 -  
UC, Newsline staff reports Michael R. Anastasio has been named the next director of the Laboratory, the University of California Board of Regents announced Tuesday. Anastasio, currently deputy director for Strategic Operations at the Lab and a research scientist nationally recognized for his...

Lab to undergo inspection of safety management

June 7, 2002 -  
Integrated Safety Management, the Lab’s safety management program, will undergo an external audit beginning next week. “We’ve made a big effort to get ISM into place and get it running smoothly,” Associate Director for Safety, Security and Environmental Protection Dennis Fisher said. “We’ve been...

LLNL Statement Regarding Establishment of Department of Homeland Security

June 6, 2002 -  
"Our Lab has been cited in a number of media stories today relative to President Bush’s proposal to create a new Homeland Security cabinet level agency. We have not yet received any official details on this proposal." "Over the past few years, our Lab and our sister NNSA laboratories have played...

Combating bioterrorism calls for a comprehensive biological security approach

May 31, 2002 -  
The anthrax attacks last fall make it clear that the United States needs “a comprehensive approach” to biological security, said Christopher Chyba, co-director of Stanford University’s Center for International Security and Cooperation, in a Director’s Distinguished Lecturer Series presentation...

Tower of power for Site 300

May 31, 2002 -  
A 300-foot tower has been erected at Site 300 to improve radio coverage at the experimental test site and upgrade communications links with the Laboratory. The new structure replaces the nearby 100-foot tower at Bldg. 849 on the 1,400-foot promontory overlooking the test site and the Central Valley...

Plowshare leader Higgins dies at 75

May 31, 2002 -  
A memorial gathering for Lab retiree Gary H. Higgins will be held Saturday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Crow Canyon Country Club in Danville, 711 Silver Lake Drive. Higgins, a longtime Lab manager and scientist, died Friday following a heart attack. He was 75. Higgins was born in Minnesota and earned...

Evolving trends in software, and intellectual property subject of IPAC workshop

May 31, 2002 -  
A software workshop sponsored by the Laboratory’s Industrial Partnerships and Commercialization (IPAC) Office drew nearly 100 attendees last week. Participants in the event, held on on May 22 and 23, included software developers, their managers, procurement officers, attorneys, DOE/NNSA...

More companies join Lab technology center

May 31, 2002 -  
Three additional companies, for a total of six, have moved into the Tri-Valley Technology Enterprise Center at the Laboratory. As of earlier this month, Reactive NanoTechnologies (RNT), WaferFlow and DIODETEC Inc. opened offices at TTEC’s facility, near the Lab pool. RNT, headquartered in Baltimore...

Atmospheric release prediction capability LINCs with Seattle

May 24, 2002 -  
In the aftermath of Sept. 11 and ensuing anthrax threats, the Lab has proposed an atmospheric release assessment program that could help put the minds of city and county officials, worried about the release of airborne chemical and biological agents in their jurisdictions, at ease. The Local...

Lab DNA signature tools used to detect naturally occurring food pathogens

May 24, 2002 -  
Technologies developed by the Laboratory researchers and other scientists to fight bioterrorism could find another use — detecting naturally occurring pathogens in food. Livermore biomedical scientist Paula McCready delivered that message earlier this week during a session of the American Society...

Discovery may improve anthrax detection

May 24, 2002 -  
Laboratory scientists with collaborators at Northern Arizona University and Los Alamos National Laboratory, have discovered new DNA regions unique to the bacterium that causes anthrax, potentially providing a way to improve the disease’s detection. The scientists’ research, conducted during the...