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Lab responds to employee class action

Feb. 2, 2001 -  
A case involving alleged employment discrimination moved forward earlier this week. An Alameda County Superior Court judge has granted class action status to six women who filed a lawsuit charging the Regents of the University of California with employment discrimination at the Laboratory. In...

LLNL Statement on Women's Lawsuit

Feb. 1, 2001 -  
"This decision by Judge Sabraw is limited to the composition of the class and does not address the merits of the plaintiff's claim. It sets the stage for the examination of additional information and we look forward to having a full hearing on this case. We do not believe there are statistically...

Groundwork for extensive employee survey under way

Jan. 26, 2001 -  
A comprehensive survey of employee attitudes and concerns about workforce issues is to be conducted this spring at the Laboratory and is now under development. The goal is to conduct the survey, assess the results and implement a full set of recommendations within the calendar year. In his Jan. 12...

A Director's Office column by Harry Radousky Institutes open doors to collaborative research

Jan. 26, 2001 -  
LLNL has five University/Lab institutes that operate under the auspices of the University Relations Program (URP). The objective of these institutes is to improve access to DOE's unique facilities, contribute to science education, strengthen existing LLNL programs, develop new initiatives and...

FSC analysis may seal 'angel's' fate

Jan. 26, 2001 -  
The re-arrest on Jan. 16 of Efren Saldivar, the self-proclaimed "Angel of Death" and alleged killer of the terminally ill at a Glendale hospital, could not have happened without the assistance of the Lab's Forensic Science Center and its director Brian Andresen. Special analyses by the center gave...

Kuckuck farewell Feb. 9; all employees invited

Jan. 26, 2001 -  
Director Bruce Tarter invites all employees to a special celebration in honor of Bob Kuckuck, the deputy director for Operations. The reception will be held 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9, in the West Cafe. Kuckuck is retiring on Jan. 31, but will continue to work on special Lab projects, such as...

Hoya steps up NIF glass production

Jan. 26, 2001 -  
A major technological milestone in optical glass melting has been achieved by Hoya Corporation USA, a laser glass manufacturer in Fremont. Hoya is using a novel continuous glass melting system (approximately 150 feet long and two stories high) to produce 20 tons of high quality laser glass per...
For article Hoya Corporation Produces More Than 600 Laser Glass Slabs for LLNL's National Ignition Facility

Hoya Corporation Produces More Than 600 Laser Glass Slabs for LLNL's National Ignition Facility

Jan. 24, 2001 -  
A major technological milestone in optical glass melting has been achieved by Hoya Corporation USA, a laser glass manufacturer in Fremont, California. Hoya is using a novel continuous glass melting system (approximately 150 feet long and two stories high) to produce 20 tons of high quality laser...

UC President's Council rates labs 'outstanding'

Jan. 19, 2001 -  
The national labs continue to perform research that ranges from “excellent” to “outstanding” — the highest ratings of the UC President’s Council on the National Labs — UC Regents learned Thursday. Bill Friend, chair of the council, submitted his written annual report to the Regents, emphasizing in...

Environmental security series looks at potential rising tide of water conflicts

Jan. 19, 2001 -  
Although water is a scarce resource in many parts of the world, more often than not, countries that share water basins have been able to hammer out cooperative agreements for water rights, according to an expert on international water issues. Speaking to a Lab audience Monday, Aaron Wolf, assistant...

Finding meaning behind King's dreams

Jan. 19, 2001 -  
“In 2001, What Would Dr. King Say?” This was the theme for the Martin Luther King, Jr., celebration hosted by the Affirmative Action and Diversity Program. The celebration featured winning essays from area high school students, a dynamic speech from San Diego State University professor of Africana...

UC OKs contract modification

Jan. 19, 2001 -  
The University of California Board of Regents approved modification of contracts Thursday under which it manages Lawrence Livermore and Los Alamos national laboratories for DOE. The modifications are to five-year contracts originally approved and signed in 1997. Scheduled to last through 2002,...

Bright Light work offers ray of hope for diabetes patients

Jan. 12, 2001 -  
WASHINGTON D.C.—When Lab physicist Tom Peyser found out his young daughter had diabetes, he wanted to work on a project that would make it easier for her to manage the disease. And now Peyser, along with his co-researchers, have received a Department of Energy Bright Light award for their work on a...

'Smart' way to detect cancer

Jan. 12, 2001 -  
The pain and anxiety women experience undergoing breast cancer tests and awaiting the results may soon be lessened thanks to a new, minimally invasive diagnostic tool that can instantly detect cancerous tissue. Under a cooperative research and development agreement announced at the Lab Wednesday,...

A new look at microlensing

Jan. 12, 2001 -  
Through a Hubble Space Telescope analysis of stars that have undergone gravitational microlensing, astronomers have collected strong evidence that microlensing events are caused by compact dark matter in the halo of the Milky Way. The findings were presented Monday by Lab researchers Cailin Nelson...

Focus turns to challenges to the Lab's workforce

Jan. 12, 2001 -  
The Laboratory will be faced with a number of challenges in 2001. One of these challenges, and a major focus for me, will be the workforce, where we have seen a number of external and internal developments that have made all of our jobs more difficult. I’d like to discuss four major areas where our...

Scientists zero in on rapid stars

Jan. 12, 2001 -  
Astronomers have found 154 rapidly moving stars toward the center of our galaxy and our brightest neighboring galaxy. The findings were presented Monday by Lab researcher Andrew J. Drake for the Massive Compact Halo Objects (MACHO) collaboration, during the annual meeting of the American...
For article "Smart Probe" for Breast Cancer Detects Malignant Tumors Instantly

"Smart Probe" for Breast Cancer Detects Malignant Tumors Instantly

Jan. 10, 2001 -  
LIVERMORE, Calif. — The pain and anxiety women experience undergoing breast cancer tests and awaiting the results may soon be lessened thanks to a new, minimally invasive diagnostic tool that can instantly detect cancerous tissue. Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory has partnered with San Jose-...

Livermore Research Team Wins Distinguished Department Of Energy Award For Development Of Miniature Glucose Sensor For Diabetes Patients

Jan. 8, 2001 -  
WASHINGTON D.C.—The Department of Energy today awarded a Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory research team led by physicist Stephen Lane with the Bright Light Award for its work developing an implantable device to monitor glucose levels in diabetes patients. The Livermore team is one of five...

Hubble Space Telescope Observations Provide Strong Support for the Existence of Baryonic Galactic Dark Matter

Jan. 8, 2001 -  
SAN DIEGO, Calif. –Through a Hubble Space Telescope analysis of stars that have undergone gravitational microlensing, astronomers have collected strong evidence that microlensing events are caused by compact dark matter in the halo of the Milky Way. The findings will be presented today by Cailin A...