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Lab looks into expansion of biodetection capabilities

Feb. 8, 2002- 
The Laboratory is exploring the possibility of adding new facilities to expand its role in the area of biological science and biodetection. "Experiments on a wider array of microorganisms will not only help the Lab further develop much-needed biodetection capabilities, but learn more about emerging diseases," said Page Stoutland, R Division...

Astronaut duo lands at Laboratory

Feb. 2, 2002- 
When it comes to spaceflight, astronauts Tammy Jernigan and Jeff Wisoff have just about seen it all. These days they are firmly grounded back on earth, both nurturing careers at the Lab and about to embark on their next adventure (you’ll have to keep reading to find what that is). Last fall, Jernigan and Wisoff, who are married, decided they’d had...

Espionage happens — so play it SAFE

Feb. 2, 2002- 
The Bay Area and LLNL are wonderfully diversified, with many people from many countries enriching our professional and personal lives. The environment in which we work, live and play puts us in frequent contract with people from other countries. This is a good thing. It’s such a good thing that we routinely and consistently travel to...

Glenn Mara Curriculum Vitae

Feb. 1, 2002- 
      News release          PROFILE: An experienced scientific/engineering leader with demonstrated skills, knowledge, and ability in technical, line, and program management. Specific expertise in the national security arena, engineering design and manufacture, field experiments, remote technical operations, and chemistry and materials science. EDUCATION: 1970-1971 : Master of Science Degree...

Top judges court Lab for advice

Jan. 25, 2002- 
Approximately 100 of the country’s highest ranking judges gathered at the Lab last week for extensive overviews on the science of bioterrorism. The judges, from state supreme courts, state and federal courts of appeal, district and superior courts, spent Thursday, Friday and Saturday listening to presentations ranging from overviews on...

Tarter, UC Regents appoint Glenn Mara as AD for Engineering

Jan. 25, 2002- 
Glenn Mara, a long-term employee with more than 30 years of engineering, national security and defense program experience, has been selected as the Lab’s new associate director for Engineering. The appointment was made by Director Bruce Tarter and confirmed by the UC Regents and the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA). "I am...

Lab's expertise helps keep BART's training modules on track

Jan. 25, 2002- 
With the successful development of computer-based training modules for its train operators, BART hopes to now move forward with developing or purchasing a full-scale simulator, officials said at a ceremony in Dublin last week. The Train Operator Training Simulator project is a partnership between BART, the Lab, Chabot Las Positas...

Glenn Mara Selected As Associate Director for Engineering

Jan. 24, 2002- 
Glenn Mara, a long-term employee with more than 30 years of engineering, national security and defense program experience has been selected as Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory’s new Associate Director for Engineering. The appointment was made by LLNL Director C. Bruce Tarter and confirmed by the University of California Regents and by the National Nuclear Security...

MLK celebration honors 'lives of significance'

Jan. 18, 2002- 
"Again and again we must rise to the majestic heights of meeting physical force with soul force," were Dr. Martin Luther King's vivid words from his speech " I have a Dream" delivered on the steps at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C. on August 28, 1963. Thirty-eight years later on September 11, 2001 the Government's reaction towards the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New...

MLK celebration honors 'lives of significance'

Jan. 18, 2002- 
"What do they think of our condoning the violence ... how can they trust us when we charge them with violence ... while we pour every new weapon of death unto their land?" These were the words of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. back on April 4, 1967 in an address delivered to the clergy and laymen concerned about Vietnam, called "Beyond Vietnam." He speaks about how difficult it is to speak...

MLK celebration honors 'lives of significance'

Jan. 18, 2002- 
"Successful does not mean significant. Which kind of life will you have?" bellowed Arthur Jackson, the motivational speaker who inspired the crowd gathered in the Bldg. 123 auditorium to celebrate the birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. Jackson’s uplifting talk, "Hanging ‘Round the Barrel: Leading a Life of Significance," followed...

Three companies begin operations at TTEC site

Jan. 18, 2002- 
The first three private companies have moved into the Tri-Valley Technology Enterprise Center (TTEC) at the Laboratory. TTEC was created to help promote success of local start-ups and small business, and to act as a bridge between the local national laboratories and the region’s technology community. The center provides business...

Science, technology awards honor Lab's crystal growth, laser glass melting processes

Jan. 18, 2002- 
The "outstanding scientific and technical achievements" of two Laboratory research groups were recognized with LLNL’s 2001 Science and Technology Awards at the LLNL Council on Strategic Science and Technology (CSST) meeting last week. Director Bruce Tarter and Jeff Wadsworth, deputy director for Science and Technology, presented...

Livermore Lab Hosts Conference On Bioterrorism for the Courts

Jan. 17, 2002- 
Who: More than 100 justices from state supreme courts and federal courts and scientists from across the nation will gather at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. What: A conference on "Bioterrorism, Biological Attack and the Courts." Justices will be available to speak about the conference’s intent and its benefits to the judicial system. A number of presentations...

Music, Speaker, Scholarships Honor Memory of Martin Luther King

Jan. 14, 2002- 
Who: Art Jackson, motivational speaker, Castleer Vocal Ensemble of Oakland students, student essay winners What: Celebration to honor Martin Luther King with speaker, scholarship presentation to, and reading from, student essay winners on "Your Dream for the New Century: The Relevancy of Dr. King’s Vision as We Enter the New Millennium," choral entertainment When: W...

Abraham learns of Lab's subcrit work at NTS

Jan. 11, 2002- 
MERCURY, Nev. — Secretary of Energy Spencer Abraham visited the Nevada Test Site on Monday to learn about the Nevada Center for Combating Terrorism. Livermore is a partner in the center, and the Lab’s Big Explosive Experimental Facility (BEEF) is considered part of the center complex. Afterward, the secretary toured Livermore facilities at U1a,...

Labs looking into control of access along East Avenue

Jan. 11, 2002- 
Lawrence Livermore and Sandia national laboratories are exploring the feasibility of controlling access to East Avenue between Vasco and Greenville roads. This is a result of the heightened security across the nation following the events of Sept. 11. LLNL and Sandia’s California site are working with the DOE/NNSA to explore limiting...

Process to select Lab's next director under way; employee input requested

Jan. 11, 2002- 
The official process to select a new Laboratory director is under way and employee input is desired, says John McTague, UC vice president for Lab Management. McTague briefed LLNL senior management earlier this week on the anticipated schedule and how the process will work. "It is important that Lab employees take an active role in this...

Guide star helps Keck see the light

Jan. 11, 2002- 
Lab scientists in collaboration with the W.M. Keck Observatory have created a "virtual" guide star over Hawaii. The virtual guide star will be used with adaptive optics on the Keck II telescope to greatly increase the resolution of fine details of astronomical objects. Installed in 1999, the Keck adaptive optics system has enabled...

Lab Scientists Present Cosmic Findings To Astronomical Society

Jan. 7, 2002- 
LIVERMORE, Calif — Two researchers at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory will present preliminary findings today that show the association of unique gas flows to rapidly rotating black holes. This research is of special interest to organizations like the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) because it may help explain unusual periodic timing properties seen in the X...