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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 always enjoyed working at the intersection of...

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

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 one condones espionage, it’s time to...

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 Secretary for Nuclear Security and NNSA...

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

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 Design...

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 climate model simulations, the research team made up of Bala...

Stanford-Lab team concludes North Korea’s framework compliance can be verified with treaty can be verified

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. Special effort will be needed, however, from the...

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 recognized by the society “for seminal contributions to the...

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 American and Pacific Islander community. For...

LAB RESEARCHER HOWARD POWELL ELECTED FIRST POSTHUMOUS FELLOW OF THE AMERICAN OPTICAL SOCIETY

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 seminal...

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 Survey Research (ISR) the same firm that...

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 success of our department. I am proud of...

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 sustained support is needed in what...

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 be far more durable than any previously used...

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 — teaching and coordinating cave rescues. Once...

Researchers Prove Past Cooling Trend Caused By Move From Forests To Agriculture

April 23, 2001 -  
LIVERMORE, Calif.—Researchers in Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory’s Atmospheric Science Division have demonstrated a cooling of up to 2-degree Fahrenheit over land between 1000 and 1900 AD as a result of changes from natural vegetation, such as forests, to agriculture. Through climate model...

Fusion of lab efforts on W80 work

April 20, 2001 -  
Los Alamos, Lawrence Livermore and Sandia national laboratories will “utilize the full breadth” of their assets to meet stewardship requirements for the W80 warhead, under terms of an agreement approved by the National Nuclear Security Administration. The agreement, signed in early January, aims “...

Lab names 2001 Teller Fellowship recipients

April 20, 2001 -  
Pioneering advances in astronomy, environmental remediation, human genomics and physics critical to stockpile stewardship earned four Laboratory scientists Edward Teller Fellowships for 2001. With Director Emeritus Edward Teller looking on, Claire Max of Physics and Advanced Technologies (PAT),...

Introducing Integrated Safeguards and Security

April 20, 2001 -  
Great science and security can and must work together to effectively carry out LLNL’s mission. Security issues touch upon almost every aspect of our work including proper protection of classified material, information and computer networks, proprietary and sensitive data, and export control items...

Lab Wins EPA’s Greening the Government Award

April 20, 2001 -  
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has recognized Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory as a "champion of green government." Recycling materials from lab projects has earned the Lab the EPA’s Greening the Government Award — recognition and appreciation of individuals and groups that go "...