Staff Notes Daily Announcements

We would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge all the hard work put in by the Concur Coaches.  These 25 Individuals went to all the training sessions, helped the development team work out bugs and were the front line during the rollout of the new system.  The adoption of the new travel system would not have been successful without their time, dedication and commitment to their fellow peers. Please take a moment and recognize your Concur Coaches for their fabulous job! The Coaches are:

ACOM - Bonnie Slagel & Caitlyn Quinn
CGD - Barbara Ballard & Teresa Foster
CISL - Michelle Patton
COSMIC - Ayesha Summers & Becky Cotter
CPAESS - Kendra Greb
EOL - Erin Fundalinski, Patti Kidd & Tammy Kepple
F&A - Bridget August (Treasury & Finance) & Christy Zwingle (Contracts)
HAO - Amy Knack, Sheryl Shapiro & Wendy Hawkins
HR - Martha Jones
NCAR Library - Pat Steinkamp
MMM - Yemaya Thayer
RAL - Karen Griggs & Rhonda Moore
SciEd - Karen Herman
UCAR Pres - Peggy Stevens
UCP Directorate - Ellen Thomas
Unidata - Inken Purvis

Posted by Konnie Phillips at ext. 1101,

Friday, September 22, 2017 to Friday, September 29, 2017

We would like to recognize and appreciate the dedicated efforts of the UProcure Coaches during our transition to the new Sourcing and Procurement system. These 25 individuals attended training sessions and multiple Coaches meetings, brainstormed solutions to unique situations, and were the front line for staff resources and support. They continue to lead their peers through their dedication and commitment, thus making the implementation of this new system possible. Please thank your UProcure Coaches for their fabulous job!. The Coaches are:

ACOM - Debbie Ryan
CGD - Christina Book
CISL - Joan Fisher & Susan Guastella
COMET - Lorrie Alberta
COSMIC - Becky Cotter & Heather Davis
CPAESS - Brian Jackson & Chrystal Pene
EOL - Chrissy Fladung & Rochell Sherman
F&A - Cindy Worster (IT), Crystal Schwinefus (FMSS) & Donna Melle (FMSS)
GLOBE - Megan Delaney
HAO - Amy Knack
HR - Martha Jones
MMM - Bobbie Weaver
RAL - Jessa Johnson, Jo Zoetewey & Tori Brooks
SciEd - Natalie Ponsford
UCAR Pres - Gloria Kelly
UCP Directorate - Ellen Thomas
Unidata - Sheri Ruschetta

Posted by Konnie Phillips at ext. 1101,

Friday, September 22, 2017 to Friday, September 29, 2017

As part of a series of interviews with new leaders at NCAR/UCAR, Staff News recently chatted with Anke Kamrath. Anke was named the director of CISL earlier this summer after serving as interim director since September 2016. Read the interview on Staff News.

Posted by Laura Snider at ext. 8605,

Friday, September 22, 2017 to Friday, September 29, 2017


  • Copper Mountain
  • Eldora Mountain
  • Steamboat
  • Winter Park

On Site - 2 DAYS ONLY:
Tuesday, October 24th 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Location: Mesa Lab - Cafeteria

Wednesday, October 25th 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Location: FL2-Cafeteria

View details online for each ski resort's Special Discount option: Click HERE for more information.
*Select "UCAR Employee Discounts"
Questions: Contact Toni Wallace, -or- ext. 8716
This discount brought to you by EAC.


Posted by Toni Wallace at ext. 8716,

Thursday, September 21, 2017 to Friday, October 27, 2017

A new question and answer has been posted to the Delphi Service about Consumption policy for event services staff.

For information about the Delphi Service and how to submit a question, visit the Delphi webpage.

Posted by Sharon Clark at ext. 2948,

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 to Tuesday, September 26, 2017

This year the Mesa Lab is celebrating its 50th anniversary
since the original dedication in 1967.  
At the all-staff Up the Hill Race event last month,
commemorative buttons were handed out to all attendees.

If you weren't able to attend the Up the Hill race, it's still possible to get
a 50th anniversary commemorative button.
Please head to either the FL2, CG1 or ML reception desks and
collect your commemorative button, while supplies last!

Posted by Kara Mayock at ext. 2188,

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 to Wednesday, October 4, 2017

These new acquisitions will be displayed at each NCAR Library location for one week, first at FL Library and then at ML Library. If you have questions regarding the items or want to suggest additions to the library collection, please contact the NCAR Library at or ext. 8505.

Water Governance in the Face of Global Change
Author: Pahl-Wostl
Publisher: Springer
Location: FL Library
Call Number: HD 1691 .P34 2015

Hands-On Machine Learning with Scikit-Learn & TensorFlow
Author: Geron
Publisher: O'Reilly
Location: ML Library
Call Number: Q 325.5 .G47 2017

Deep Learning
Authors: Patterson and Gibson
Publisher: O'Reilly
Location: ML Library
Call Number: QA 325.5 .P38 2017

Beyond Bibliometrics
Editors: Cronin and Sugimoto
Publisher: MIT
Location: ML Library
Call Number: Z669.8 .B49 2014

Cassandra: The definitive Guide
Authors: Carpenter and Hewitt
Publisher: O'Reilly
Location: ML Library
Call Number: QA76.9 .D3 C3737 2016

High Performance Spark
Authors: Karau and Warren
Publisher: O'Reilly
Location: ML Library
Call Number: QA76.9 .D343 K37 2017

Flood Damage Survey and Assessment
Editors: Molinari et. al.
Publisher: AGU
Location: FL Library
Call Number: HV609 .F53 2017

Fault Zone Dynamic Processes
Editors: Thomas et. al.
Publisher: AGU
Location: FL Library
Call Number: QE 606 .F36 2017

Posted by NCAR Library at ext. 8505,

Tuesday, September 19, 2017 to Monday, September 25, 2017

Join the UCAR Center for Science Education (SciEd) for our Spectacular Super Science Saturday Event on Nov. 4th! This year's theme is "Wild Weather".

UCAR/NCAR/UCP staff help to make the event fun, meaningful, and informative by greeting the public, providing general information and engaging the public in simple science education activities. Please consider volunteering for one of the following shifts:
9:30 am – 1:00 pm
12:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Click on the link below to sign up to volunteer with us at this amazing event:

Posted by NATALIE PONSFORD at ext. 2585,

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 to Friday, October 13, 2017

Please consider sharing news of this new session with colleagues in the community.

Late-Breaking Session on Hurricanes Harvey and Irma at the AGU fall meeting in New Orleans

Abstracts are now being accepted focusing on the events of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.

The first-author rule is relaxed for the late-breaking sessions; authors may submit another abstract to the late-breaking sessions even if they also submitted an abstract for the August deadline.

Abstract Submission Deadline: 31 October 2017, 11:59 ET


Posted by Zhenya Gallon at ext. 8607,

Monday, September 11, 2017 to Friday, September 29, 2017

Federally Funded Research and Development Centers (FFRDC) and universities are increasingly impacted by the rapidly evolving world of IT security, privacy and regulatory compliance. The Cybersecurity Partnership seeks to inform, clarify and initiate hands-on cooperation among the research community.

This event is highly recommended for security system administrators, principal investigators, proposal and budget administrators, project managers and staff working to support projects and proposals.

October 12 & 13, 2017

OBJECTIVES: Demystify Federal regulations and guidelines:

  • What is the Risk Management Framework and why should we care?
  • Does compliance equal security OR security equal compliance?
  • Is FISMA more than a “check box” exercise?
  • How can security training lead to measurable threat awareness?
  • Will revised Federal Acquisition Regulation impact my contracts?
  • How can budgets and proposals be managed for compliance?
  • How do we get started?
  • How do we factor costs into proposal budgets and justifications?
  • Is the protection of Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) applicable to research?
  • How can security and privacy controls be integrated into the user environment?
  • Will compliance impact awards and cash flow?

… and many more questions may need clarification

Keynote Speakers
Dr. Ronald Ross, NIST Fellow and Director FISMA Project
Mark Riddle, Senior Program Analyst NARA Information Security Oversight
To learn more:, or email:
To register:


Posted by Cecilia Banner at ext. 1231,

Monday, September 11, 2017 to Friday, October 6, 2017