November 20, 2015 | David Atlas, an eminent radar meteorologist who invigorated NCAR’s program in the 1970s, died on Nov. 10 at the age of 91 in New Jersey.
Portrait of David Atlas
November 17, 2015 | It was love at first sight. When Pavel Romashkin traveled to Chile this year for a field project, he met and fell for a street dog. In fact, Romashkin became so enamored with the stray pup that he decided to adopt her and bring her back to his home in Colorado. Romashkin shared this account of his first encounter with a dog named Chiflada with Staff News:
Pavel Romashkin
November 11, 2015 | A new fellowship for a young, promising student-scientist has been established in the name of former UCAR president Richard Anthes. The Richard A. Anthes COSMIC Fellowship for SOARS was created by Ying-Hwa "Bill" Kuo, director of the COSMIC Program (Constellation Observing System for Meteorology, Ionosphere, and Climate).
2015 Soars protégés
November 5, 2015 | Seven NCAR scientists have been elected Fellows of the American Meteorological Society (AMS) for making outstanding contributions to the atmospheric sciences or related fields for a substantial period of time. "Such recognition highlights the invaluable research contributions by these scientists,” said NCAR Director James Hurrell. “Their work is leading to new understanding of some of the most pressing problems in Sun-Earth system science, which is helping to make our society more resilient.” 
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October 22, 2015 | Robert “Bob” Mayer White, founding administrator of NOAA and former UCAR President (1980-1983), passed away on October 15 after a rich, full life and a long career of public service. In addition to his work at NOAA and UCAR, White served in lead executive roles at the National Academy of Engineering, National Research Council, National Academy of Sciences, Joint Oceanographic Institutions, Environmental Science Services Administration, and the United States Weather Bureau (which preceded the National Weather Service).
Robert White
October 13, 2015 | Tom Warner was passionate about mentoring young scientists, teaching, and giving back to the community. He began working at NCAR in 1995 and was a long-time senior scientist in the Research Applications Laboratory until his death in 2011. Warner held a Ph.D. from Pennsylvania State University in meteorology and specialized in numerical modeling of mesoscale atmospheric phenomena, regional climate modeling, mesoscale dynamics, data assimilation, marine meteorology, and desert meteorology.
Tom Warner
September 14, 2015 | COSMIC-2 is the follow-on mission to the highly successful COSMIC satellites, with a continued partnership between the U.S. and Taiwan. Two constellations, each with six satellites, are planned for launch in 2016 and 2018, respectively.
August 11, 2015 | Forty years ago, when a group of shaggy-haired young men wearing matching sky-blue shirts, cutoff jeans, and flip flops descended upon the tiny island of American Samoa in the South Pacific, they might have been mistaken by the islanders for a group of surfers or the Beach Boys.
TWERLE reunion
July 31, 2015 | Congratulations are in order for several NCAR staff members who have obtained patents for their inventions. The staff members were recognized during an awards ceremony at the Mesa Lab on July 8, 2015. “Innovation is at the core of the work throughout our labs and programs. It's always an honor to gather inventors and celebrate their successes in receiving patents,” said Meg McClellan, UCAR's Chief Legal Officer.
Roy Rasmussen receives patent award from Bill Mahoney, Meg McClellan
June 29, 2015 | At its meeting on May 12–14 in Washington, D.C., the UCAR Board of Trustees appointed six new NCAR Senior Scientists (see profiles below):