October 9, 2012 | The American Meteorological Society tipped its hat to four NCAR and UCP staff members—and the head of UCAR’s Board of Trustees—last week with the announcement of the society’s 2013 award winners. All winners will be honored in January at the AMS Annual Meeting in Austin.
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September 25, 2012 | There’s no missing the latest addition to the Mesa Lab lobby. Enter through the front door, turn left, and you’re in the new Weather Gallery—a color-filled space packed with meteorological imagery and hands-on activities. Nearly all of the components are now in place, with an official opening slated for October (see below).
Lightning and tornado exhibits in new ML weather gallery
September 19, 2012 | NCAR and UCAR staff were deeply saddened to learn of the sudden passing of a longtime colleague, Jo Hansen, on September 17. Colleagues who knew her well shared this remembrance with me.  —Roger Wakimoto, NCAR director
Jo Hansen
September 18, 2012 | What do chamber pots and bungee jumping have to do with climate change? A lively crowd of about 75 NCAR & UCAR staff and guests found out on Friday, September 14, as filmmaker Geoffrey Haines-Stiles took them on a behind-the-scenes look at the PBS documentary Earth: The Operators’ Manual.
Richard Alley sitting on rocks by coastline
September 13, 2012 | Spark: UCAR Science Education produced NCAR's second Ignite event on Wednesday, September 12. Nine presenters covered a diverse range of topics while adhering to the Ignite format of 20 slides, 15 seconds each (hence the "hurry up" motto).
Ben Sanderson
September 11, 2012 | The weather last Friday turned NCAR’s annual Up the Hill Race into an uphill battle for the Employee Activities Committee, but an afternoon drizzle could never rain on the parade of determined EAC volunteers and Event Services staff. Runners, bikers, and spectators took on the post-race celebration with enthusiasm.
Jonathan Vigh on his bike in the rain
September 6, 2012 | As children head back to school, the GLOBE Program Office at UCAR has released a video thank-you note in praise of the teaching profession. "We wanted to salute all of the wonderful, inspiring and amazing teachers around the world for all of the things they do and for who they inspire us to become," says GLOBE's director of communications, Ron Zwerin. Ron wrote, produced, and directed the video, with Denver video company Base2 providing the camera, sound, and editing expertise.
Thank you, teachers
August 27, 2012 | Stan McLaughlin passed away peacefully on August 1, 2012, at his home in Broomfield. He worked in the Computer Production Group of NCAR's Computational and Information Systems Laboratory (CISL) from December 1976 until he retired in June 2007.
Stan McLaughlin
Update "A Night with Warren Washington" will air on these Rocky Mountain PBS stations in January 2013 Sunday, January 6, 1:00 pm
Ralph Cicerone and Warren Washington onstage at HistoryMakers interview
August 9, 2012 | A busy few weeks are coming up for CISL staff, as the NCAR-Wyoming Supercomputing Center prepares to open its doors to the public and its computing resources to the community.
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