November 30, 2011 | In early January, Rick Anthes will step down after more than 23 years as UCAR president. Staff Notes visited Rick in his office in the Fleischmann Building to reflect on his tenure at UCAR and ask about his plans for the future. How would you sum up your experience as UCAR president?
Rick Anthes
November 15, 2011 | The annual Super Science Saturday event, held in late October, had a new twist for 2011: teeth, claws, and tusks. An array of prehistoric fossils from the Denver Museum of Nature and Science was on display at the Mesa Lab, among the usual Super Science Saturday activities and festivities.
A girl looking at fossils.
September 20, 2011 | On Monday, August 15, about 130 staff who used to show up for work at Foothills Lab 4 headed across the street to the Anthes Building (FLA), where they entered a fully “green” building that features advanced energy efficiency technologies with long-term costs savings to boot. It also boasts comfortable offices, great natural lighting, spacious break areas, and indoor bike storage.
September 15, 2011 | Over the past year, HR has been rolling out the Employee and Organizational Development program (EOD), an enhanced approach to staff development that gathers all such services under one umbrella. The program continues to evolve as HR identifies specific training and skills that help staff thrive at UCAR/NCAR.
September 15, 2011 | At separate workshops held August 29 and 30 at the Mesa Lab and Center Green, more than 50 staff took part in the early stages of crafting the UCAR/NCAR Sustainability Management Plan (SMP). The plan is intended to reduce costs and enhance staff comfort and wellness, as well as help the organization take a leadership role in the local and scientific communities on efficient building management and overall sustainability.
Foothills Lab facility with green lawn and blooming trees outside.
September 1, 2011 | Staff convened at the Mesa Lab on August 26 to cheer on co-workers in the annual Up-the-Hill Races and enjoy food and drinks on the Tree Plaza.
August 31, 2011 | A UCAR leader who traveled the globe for decades, laying the groundwork for atmospheric field projects, has passed from the scene. Gene Martin, director of JOSS, died on August 3 after a brief illness. Gene came to NCAR in 1978 and was a key member of JOSS’s staff for many years. “Gene was well known to scientists throughout the UCAR community for his service and support to the community, “ says Jack Fellows, UCP director. “He will be greatly missed.”
August 23, 2011 | On Monday, August 15, staff who normally show up for work at FL4 headed across the street instead and began unpacking boxes in their new offices in the Anthes Building (FLA). A dedication ceremony for the new building is scheduled for August 31 at 8:15 a.m. UCAR president and building namesake Rick Anthes will speak and a light breakfast will be served.
August 17, 2011 | When afternoon sunlight pours into the Damon Room, it now illuminates the names of dozens of high-achieving NCAR scientists. They’re the center of attraction in a new exhibit recently installed along the north wall of the room.
August 5, 2011 | UCAR/NCAR colleagues past and present will gather at the Mesa Lab on Wednesday, August 10, to celebrate the new NCAR Awards Wall of Honor on display in the Damon Room. The gathering will also provide the opportunity to name the organization’s first Distinguished Scholar.
Mesa Lab


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