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Collaborative effort moves Lab step closer to shipping surplus plutonium off site

June 8, 2001 -  
By Lynda Seaver Newsline staff writer The Lab has moved significantly closer to shipping its surplus plutonium off site, thanks to a collaborative effort between researchers from the Lab's Nuclear Materials Technology Program, several DOE/ NNSA and DOE EM facilities, and British Nuclear Fuels...

Stepping out for cancer awareness

June 8, 2001 -  
By Elizabeth Campos Rajs Newsline staff writer More than 100 employees -- including about 25 cancer survivors -- laced up their tennis shoes and lathered on the sunscreen for a good cause Tuesday as participants in the Lab's first cancer awareness walk. The walkers assembled at noon near Health...

Lab Employees Launch Cancer Awareness Campaign With Symbolic Walk

June 4, 2001 -  
Who: A broad coalition of Lab employee networking groups and programs has taken the concept of National Cancer Survivors Day and expanded it to a monthlong cancer awareness campaign that will feature a number of speakers, including nationally recognized breast cancer specialist Dr. Susan Love. What...

Survey information to date: June 29, 2001 -- ADD REST OF INFO

June 1, 2001 -  
Total Survey Response (as of June 29: 70.4 %): Directorate No. employees Surveys completed (on line + paper surveys received) Percentage completed Administration 258 190 73.6% Biology & Biotechnology Research 231 133 57.6% Chemistry and Materials Science 445 300 67.4% Computation 898 677 75.4%...

Lab work speeds plague detection

June 1, 2001 -  
By Stephen Wampler Public Affairs Disappearances of prairie dog colonies in northern Arizona often signal an outbreak of plague — even though tests have usually required seven to 10 days to confirm the disease’s presence. But no more. Last week, a team of Northern Arizona University researchers,...

Tauscher comes to Lab to field employee questions on budget, energy crisis

June 1, 2001 -  
Congresswoman Ellen Tauscher (D-Tassajara Valley) told Lab employees that their tax-refund check “is in the mail.” Tauscher, who represents the Lab’s congressional district, is in a position to know, as she spent part of her Memorial Day weekend in Washington voting for the tax relief bill...

NIF gets a lift through high-tech transporters

June 1, 2001 -  
If the Enterprise, Voyager and Defiant are moving about you and you’re not lost in space on the set of a “Star Trek” television show, you must be in the laser bay of the National Ignition Facility (NIF). That’s where three vehicles carry ultra clean canisters used to transport phone-booth-sized...

Remedy for access problems to employee survey Website

June 1, 2001 -  
International Survey Research (ISR) is conducting the 2001 Employee Opinion Survey for the Laboratory. If you have already completed the survey, thank you. Some employees have reported problems in accessing ISR’s secure Website to take the survey online using Netscape Communicator. Netscape may...

2001 Employee Survey Questions & Answers

May 25, 2001 -  
Q. Why is the Lab conducting the survey? A. Director Bruce Tarter called for the survey as a way to engage employees in the issues that are important to the Laboratory. This is a survey to understand employee views of the LLNL work environment, with the ultimate goal of enhancing the Lab’s...

Job fair works well for Engineering, Comp

May 25, 2001 -  
Last week’s Engineering and Computation job fair, at Livermore’s Shrine Event Center, took everyone by surprise. “We had about 300 people pre-register,” said Beverly Hobson, chair for the job fair and engineer with New Technologies. “We expected maybe a couple of hundred more.” What the fair...

Employees will get chance to assess their workplace when survey kicks off

May 25, 2001 -  
Survey Questions and Answers When the employee survey, “Assessing the Workplace,” is released next week, it will provide the opportunity “to find what the ground truth is on the floor of the Lab,” said Director Bruce Tarter. During his state-of-the-Lab address last Friday, and in a separate...

State of the Lab unveils new ADs, FY02 budget outlook

May 25, 2001 -  
In a televised talk on the state of the Lab, Director Bruce Tarter discussed the budget prospects for the upcoming fiscal year, the National Nuclear Security Administration, the UC contract and the recent appointment of John McTague as Vice President-Lab Management, and the appointment of a new...

Sacramento Firm, Lab Scientists Seek to Test Rocket Technology to Produce Pollution-Free Electricity

May 23, 2001 -  
LIVERMORE, Calif. – Researchers from a Sacramento energy firm and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory believe a rocket technology may have a down-to-earth application — producing electricity. Composed largely of retired rocket scientists, Clean Energy Systems Inc. officials have developed a...

Choosing the Lab’s new leaders

May 18, 2001 -  
Today, I am announcing the selection of a new deputy director and a number of associate directors. The selection of all of these individuals at one time is somewhat of a first for our Lab, and so I thought I would take the opportunity to describe the process used in their selection and some of the...

Tarter names new ADs, deputy director

May 18, 2001 -  
Lab Director Bruce Tarter announced the selections. The appointments were confirmed by the University of California Regents and by the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA). “Our search process has been successful,” Tarter said. “These individuals are leaders in their fields.” Michael R...

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 Wadsworth. The goal of the workforce study, “...

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 President for Lab Management

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 look...

Researchers Link Past Recurrent Droughts To Collapse Of Mayan Civilization

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 years...