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NEW DISCOVERIES IN THE PROCESS OF BONE, SHELL GROWTH

June 25, 2001 -  
New research on the process biological organisms use to modify crystal shape and growth, forming such complex structures as bones, eggshells and seashells, is detailed in the most recent issue of the science journal, Nature. Christine Orme of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory is the lead...

LIVERMORE LAB HOSTS FAMILY SAFETY AND HEALTH FAIR

June 25, 2001 -  
Who: Demonstrations for employee family members and local community: fire safety and first aid; health information and health evaluations such as blood pressure and cholesterol checks; ergonomics, animal safety, pool safety and firearms safety; safety-related giveaways; bike checks from the...

Scientists bone up on calcite research

June 22, 2001 -  
A Lab team’s new research on the process biological organisms use to modify crystal shape and growth, forming such complex structures as bones, eggshells and seashells, is detailed in the most recent issue of the science journal, Nature. Christine Orme of Chemistry and Materials Science is the lead...

DDLS spotlights ways to explore the universe using laser interferometer

June 22, 2001 -  
Barry Barish, professor of physics at the California Institute of Technology, will talk about the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory, as part of the Director’s Distinguished Lecturer series. The talk begins at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 26, in the Bldg. 123 auditorium. Director Bruce...

Today is your last chance to submit survey booklets

June 22, 2001 -  
Today is the last day to mail your booklets for the employee survey, “Assessing the Workplace.’’ If you are filling out the survey online, you still have until June 29. Both deadlines were recently extended to give more employees time to complete the survey, as well as accommodate for a series for...

Cooper wins DOE’s highest honor

June 15, 2001 -  
Dave Cooper, former AD for Computation, has received DOE’s highest civilian recognition, the Distinguished Associate Award. The award was presented to Cooper in May by Dave Crandall, head of Research and Simulation for NNSA, in Washington, D.C., during a meeting of the President’s Information...

Deadlines are extended; take your survey — please!

June 15, 2001 -  
The deadlines for the employee survey, “Assessing the Workplace,” are being extended. The deadline for mailing booklets is now June 22. The online survey will be available through June 29. The deadlines are being extended to allow more time to complete the survey. In order for the results of this...

Lab to assist in secure communication links through DARPA initiative

June 15, 2001 -  
Under a new Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) initiative, the Laboratory is teaming with academic institutions and industry to develop powerful new capabilities for multi-gigabit per second, secure, free-space communication links and aberration-free three-dimensional imaging and...

DARPA Funds New Program For Secure Free-Space Communications

June 11, 2001 -  
LIVERMORE, Calif.—Under a new Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) initiative, the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory is teaming with academic institutions and industry, to develop powerful new capabilities for multi-gigabit per second, secure, free-space communication links and...

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...