May 12, 2011 | RAL’s new home is taking shape at the Foothills campus in the new Anthes Building. The remodel that’s under way is part of UCAR’s long-term strategic plan for space needs. The building, which was purchased back in 2009, will feature energy-efficient, “green” components and resulting long-term cost savings.
Construction workers working on geothermal system.
May 4, 2011 | In late May, the components of a new public exhibit will begin to appear at the Mesa Lab. Sun-Earth Connections, a joint project between EO and HAO, will be located on the lab’s mezzanine opposite the Main Seminar Room.
An image of the Sun.
May 12, 2011 | It’s a daunting itinerary that unfortunately does not come with frequent flier miles: Boulder-Anchorage-Northern Polar Regions-Hawaii-American Samoa-New Zealand-Southern Polar Regions-Australia-Saipan-Midway Island-Anchorage-Northern Polar Regions-Boulder.
May 2, 2011 | Getting around town, and between our organization's sites, gets easier this spring with the advent of Boulder B-cycle. The new bike-sharing program is nearly identical to Denver’s, which became the first large-scale bike-sharing program in the nation when it launched last year. UCAR/NCAR is in on the action, as two of the first bike-sharing stations in Boulder will be located at Center Green and Foothills. The organization will provide memberships for all staff, similar to the Eco Pass benefit.
People installing the bike stations.
April 27, 2011 | Change is afoot in UCAR Communications with the arrival of new director Matt Hirschland in early June. Matt comes from the global management consulting firm McKinsey & Company, where he oversaw internal and external communications and media relations. Prior to McKinsey, he worked at the nonprofit firm Business for Social Responsibility as director of research and communications.
Matt Hirschland
April 4, 2011 | Construction of the NCAR-Wyoming Supercomputing Center (NWSC) is full speed ahead, with contractors currently working extensively inside the facility on the installation of complex mechanical and electrical systems. View a slideshow of construction photos taken in mid-March.  
March 23, 2011 | “I had some spare time,” jokes Krista Laursen (CISL) when asked what inspired her to pursue a doctor of business administration degree while simultaneously working as project director for the NCAR–Wyoming Supercomputing Center.
March 15, 2011 | The GPS-based satellite observing system known as COSMIC will celebrate its fifth anniversary on April 15. About ten staff from UCAR’s COSMIC Program Office will be in Taipei, Taiwan, April 13–15 for the annual data users’ workshop, which is sponsored by Taiwan’s National Space Organization. A special reception is being planned by NSPO to celebrate COSMIC’s birthday.
March 9, 2011 | The NCAR Diversity Committee, formed in 2008, is taking an active role in funding proposals that enhance diversity at UCAR/NCAR. During 2011, the committee is supporting a number of programs and projects. These include:
Two researchers working on instruments.
March 7, 2011 | Hundreds of guests will visit UCAR/NCAR in the coming weeks as the landscape greens and the institution’s education and outreach activities gear up.
People hiking behind the Mesa Lab.


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