June 17, 2013 | With fires burning in Colorado Springs, Rocky Mountain National Park, and other locations, it's clear that last week was the start of this year's wildfire season in Colorado. At UCAR, "The groups responsible for emergency preparedness and business continuity have been preparing for this year's fire season," says Milenda Powers (Safety and Site Services). "We've been reviewing the organization's plans to keep people and facilities safe while maintaining essential business functions."
Fire at western edge of Boulder, Colorado
June 7, 2013 | One of the most distinguished guests in NCAR’s 53-year history paid a whirlwind visit to the Mesa Lab this morning. Accompanied by security and support staff, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon spent about an hour with UCAR and NCAR leaders and scientists in the Damon Room for a lively briefing and Q&A session on current climate research.
Tom Bogdan and Ban Ki-moon
June 7, 2013 | The last few years have seen a blossoming of NCAR and UCAR internship programs scattered across various organizational niches, but little in the way of centralized activity. That’s changing in 2013, as a new seminar series is pulling together more than 50 undergraduate and graduate interns.
Strengthening community for summer interns: John Orlando gives SOARS protege tour of chemistry lab
May 21, 2013 | At its meeting on May 15–16 in Washington, D.C., the UCAR Board of Trustees appointed two new NCAR senior scientists: Marika Holland, NESL/CGDJean-François Lamarque, NESL/ACD You’ll find profiles of each of them below.
Mesa Lab
May 6, 2013 | A mother bear and two cubs provided a Monday thrill to passers-by along Boulder and White Rock Ditch, which runs just south of the main entrance to FL 1/2/3 on the Foothills Lab campus.
Bear sighted near NCAR Foothills Lab, May 6, 2013
April 17, 2013 | With budgets tight and the fiscal future cloudy, it’s a challenging time for any scientific leader. But the new director of UCP is someone who finds ample opportunity in the shifting landscape of research, education, and support.
April 5, 2013 | If you’ve wondered whether export compliance is simply a matter of red tape, our colleagues at the University of Massachusetts Lowell can tell you that it’s very serious business.
March 22, 2013 | Fifteen years after he completed his first COMET training module as an operational forecaster, Rich Jeffries is now heading the program. Jeffries took the post on March 1, succeeding longtime COMET director Tim Spangler.
March 16, 2013 | If you’re not an occupant of CG1, you may be wondering what’s prompted the renovation work visible over the last several months. Below is a report from planning and projects manager Marion Hammond.
UCAR's Center Green Building
March 12, 2013 | Expanding on the first set of talks in December 2012, the second UCAR & NCAR Science Discovery Day on March 1 showcased a range of exploration under way at NCAR and UCP. Presentations ranged from NCAR's instrumentation offerings to a look at weather- and climate-related hazards, prediction capabilities at the seasonal and year-to-year level, some of the organization’s educational programs, and more.
More science discoveries: arctic sea ice projection


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