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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 "...

Ground Motion From Nearby Earthquakes Hazardous For Flexible Structures

April 19, 2001 -  
LIVERMORE, Calif. — Information gathered from recent major earthquakes such as those in Turkey and Taiwan in 1999 shows that large ground displacements near dislocating faults can have potentially damaging effects on flexible structures such as long-span bridges and high-rise buildings. The...

Ombudsman Jeremy Wu returning to Laboratory to meet with employees

April 6, 2001 -  
Jeremy Wu, the Department of Energy’s national ombudsman, will return to the Laboratory for a town hall meeting at 3 p.m. Wednesday, April 11, in the Bldg. 123 auditorium. All employees are invited. Wu will describe the latest efforts and observations of the Office of the National Ombudsman. As...

EUVL partnership makes its stand

April 6, 2001 -  
Members of industry, government and the news media gathered at Sandia National Laboratories/ Livermore this week to mark completion of the first full-scale prototype lithography machine for making computer chips using extreme ultraviolet (EUV) light. The technology — developed by Lawrence Livermore...

Workers return after gas leak in Bldg. 511

April 6, 2001 -  
Five employees have returned to work after a minor leak of an industrial chemical gas Wednesday afternoon sent them to Valley Care hospital for observation for possible chemical inhalation. They were released Wednesday evening. The accident occurred at approximately 3 p.m. in Bldg. 511 (Shops area...

Employee survey enters the final stages of review; distribution expected in May

April 6, 2001 -  
In his Director’s column in the Jan. 12 issue of Newsline, Director Bruce Tarter announced several workforce challenges on which he would focus in 2001. An important element is a comprehensive employee survey to help define the Lab’s path forward to meet these challenges. International Survey...

EUVL to mark milestone of prototype completion with televised celebration

April 6, 2001 -  
A celebration marking the latest milestone in extreme ultraviolet lithography will air on Lab TV Channel 25 on Wednesday, April 11, 10-11 a.m. The celebration takes place at Sandia Livermore and will include remarks by Gen. John Gordon, administrator of the National Nuclear Security Administration...

Lab celebrates certification of W87

April 6, 2001 -  
Certification of the first warhead to be refurbished without nuclear testing for the nation’s nuclear deterrent was celebrated at the Laboratory Tuesday. In a ceremony attended by Gen. John Gordon, administrator of the National Nuclear Security Administration, and Adm. Richard Mies, commander-in-...

Science fair shows students’ flair

April 6, 2001 -  
Three local teens, buoyed by their success at the Tri-Valley Science & Engineering Fair, are preparing to take their science projects to the Intel International Science & Engineering Fair next month, where they will compete against students from 40 countries. David Sprehn, a ninth-grade...

Ombuds office expanding its mission

April 6, 2001 -  
Fourteen months after his appointment as the Department of Energy’s National Ombudsman, Jeremy Wu says he’s pleased to report his office is growing, along with his mission. “We have committed leaders in Gen. John Gordon and Spencer Abraham,” he said of the NNSA administrator and the Energy...

DOE submits $19.2 billion budget

April 6, 2001 -  
Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham submitted a $19.2 billion budget request for Fiscal Year 2002, calling it an “important first step and prudent transition setting a course toward comprehensive change and reform as the department looks to the future.” Abraham said the budget request reflects a...

Lab Scientist/UCLA Professor To Discuss "Ice Ages And Global Warming" At UC Davis Seminar Series

April 6, 2001 -  
Who: Michael Ghil, director of the Institute of Geophysics & Planetary Physics and a professor of atmospheric sciences at UCLA, will discuss "Ice Ages and Global Warming." What: Dr. Ghil’s talk is part of the UC Davis Seminar Series at the Department of Applied Science, Lawrence Livermore...

EPD’s Brendan Dooher goes to Washington

March 30, 2001 -  
Brendan Dooher of the Environmental Protection Department is looking forward “to having lunch with Albert Einstein” at the National Academy of Science in Washington, D.C. Dooher is the first Laboratory engineer to be selected for the prestigious National Academy of Engineering (NAE) fellowship that...

NNSA looks at key stewardship issues

March 30, 2001 -  
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. —Representatives from the National Nuclear Security Administration met this week with principal contractors and stakeholders in a forum for Nuclear Security Decision-Makers. Facilitated by Monitor Publications president and publisher Ed Helminski, the gathering included the...

Science Day focuses on Lab's reason for being

March 30, 2001 -  
Every day is science and technology day at the Laboratory. But last week, the Laboratory set aside one special day to acknowledge its scientific and technological accomplishments, and the employees who create these achievements. In the past, some of these achievements have been showcased when...

'Work-Life' Web guide launched

March 30, 2001 -  
How do you juggle the demands of work, family and personal needs? There are plenty of options, and now you can find them on the Lab’s new Work-Life Web Guide. The Web page is part of an ongoing Laboratory effort to enhance and improve the quality of services to employees that address work-life...

UC collaboration founds Edward Teller Education Center

March 30, 2001 -  
The University of California, Davis, in collaboration with the UC Office of the President, UC Merced and the Laboratory, has established the Edward Teller Education Center adjacent to the UC Davis Department of Applied Science at LLNL. The center, funded by UCOP and LLNL, will provide opportunities...

UC Davis/LLNL Regional Education Center to Provide Professional Development Opportunities for K-12 Teachers

March 28, 2001 -  
LIVERMORE, Calif.-- The University of California, Davis, in collaboration with the UC Office of the President, UC Merced and the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory has established the Edward Teller Education Center adjacent to the UC Davis Department of Applied Science at LLNL. The center,...

NNSA will blend science, security to 'push barriers�

March 23, 2001 -  
When Gen. John Gordon, administrator for the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), spoke at the Science Day celebration, he used his chance to speak to “a captive audience” of Lab employees, managers, scientists and engineers about the creation and future of the NNSA. “NNSA is only about...

Krebs tells scientists to learn 'language of leadership'

March 23, 2001 -  
Despite a perception of conflicting objectives, scientists must be responsive to management if they want to seek funding, said Martha Krebs, director of the California NanoSystems Institute and former director of DOE’s Office of Science. Krebs spoke last week as part of Women’s History Month...