November 30, 2011 | An old friend returns to UCAR/NCAR in early 2012. Tom Bogdan came to the organization nearly 30 years ago as a postdoctoral researcher in HAO. On January 9, he’ll take the helm as president of UCAR.
“It's a wonderful story that you can walk in the door as a postdoc at the bottom of the scientific ladder in 1983 and come back in 2012 as president,” Tom says. “It underscores the fact that at UCAR there are opportunities for everyone to achieve their goals.”
Tom replaces Rick Anthes, who is stepping down after 23 years.
November 30, 2011 | In early January, Rick Anthes will step down after more than 23 years as UCAR president. Staff Notes visited Rick in his office in the Fleischmann Building to reflect on his tenure at UCAR and ask about his plans for the future.
How would you sum up your experience as UCAR president?
November 15, 2011 | The annual Super Science Saturday event, held in late October, had a new twist for 2011: teeth, claws, and tusks. An array of prehistoric fossils from the Denver Museum of Nature and Science was on display at the Mesa Lab, among the usual Super Science Saturday activities and festivities.
September 20, 2011 | On Monday, August 15, about 130 staff who used to show up for work at Foothills Lab 4 headed across the street to the Anthes Building (FLA), where they entered a fully “green” building that features advanced energy efficiency technologies with long-term costs savings to boot. It also boasts comfortable offices, great natural lighting, spacious break areas, and indoor bike storage.
September 15, 2011 | Over the past year, HR has been rolling out the Employee and Organizational Development program (EOD), an enhanced approach to staff development that gathers all such services under one umbrella. The program continues to evolve as HR identifies specific training and skills that help staff thrive at UCAR/NCAR.
September 15, 2011 | At separate workshops held August 29 and 30 at the Mesa Lab and Center Green, more than 50 staff took part in the early stages of crafting the UCAR/NCAR Sustainability Management Plan (SMP). The plan is intended to reduce costs and enhance staff comfort and wellness, as well as help the organization take a leadership role in the local and scientific communities on efficient building management and overall sustainability.
August 31, 2011 | A UCAR leader who traveled the globe for decades, laying the groundwork for atmospheric field projects, has passed from the scene. Gene Martin, director of JOSS, died on August 3 after a brief illness. Gene came to NCAR in 1978 and was a key member of JOSS’s staff for many years.
“Gene was well known to scientists throughout the UCAR community for his service and support to the community, “ says Jack Fellows, UCP director. “He will be greatly missed.”
August 23, 2011 | On Monday, August 15, staff who normally show up for work at FL4 headed across the street instead and began unpacking boxes in their new offices in the Anthes Building (FLA).
A dedication ceremony for the new building is scheduled for August 31 at 8:15 a.m. UCAR president and building namesake Rick Anthes will speak and a light breakfast will be served.