December 15, 2009 | Staff celebrated the holidays and each other's accomplishments at the 2009 UCAR Awards Ceremony and Holiday Party, held at Center Green on December 11. Sizzle String Band.
December 10, 2009 | On December 11, UCAR announced that Eric Barron will step down as NCAR director to assume the presidency of Florida State University. "While it is difficult to leave NCAR, I am extremely gratified and honored to return to my alma mater and serve as its next president," says Eric, who received a B.S. in geology from FSU in 1973.
November 16, 2009 | World leaders, diplomats, policy makers, scientists, activists, and others, including participants from UCAR/NCAR, will con­vene in Copenhagen, Denmark, on December 7–18 for a United Nations-sponsored conference on climate change. With stakes high and global emissions still growing, ministers and officials from an estimated 192 countries will attempt to negotiate a new framework for climate change mitigation and adaptation.
October 27, 2009 | Staff, founders, partners, and collaborators from around the country gathered at Center Green on October 15–16 to celebrate Unidata's accomplishments over the past quarter century and look ahead to the future.
Two men
October 21, 2009 | Staff now have a new avenue for resolving work-related conflicts and discussing sensitive issues: the UCAR Ombuds Office. UCAR president Rick Anthes announced the office's establishment on October 16. "We believe that this is an important 'best practice' in an organization of our size and scope," he told staff. "It gives another avenue to deal with important issues, in addition to our normal policy options."
October 12, 2009 | Three months ago, NCAR director Eric Barron challenged the nearly 300 NCAR staff who have been part of the Earth & Sun Systems Laboratory (ESSL) to define a new laboratory structure that would better enable NCAR science and improve management while maintaining the ability to foster interdisciplinary science.
October 5, 2009 | A new photo exhibit at the Mesa Lab, "Visualizing Climate Change: The Work of GHG Photos," brings together the work of a handful of photographers dedicated to illustrating Earth's changing climate. The exhibit, which is located on the lab's first floor, is featured until December 31.
Polar bear among sea ice.
October 1, 2009 | In late September, Sustainable UCAR announced preliminary results from the first-ever inventory of UCAR/NCAR's annual greenhouse gas emissions, showing that electricity use is by far the organization's largest source of emissions (about 81%), with business travel in second place at about 12%.
September 24, 2009 | The Arctic is on thin ice—literally as well as figuratively. New research shows that tempera­tures were warmer there in the 1990s than any decade in at least 2,000 years. Arctic sea ice has been dwindling for the past few decades, with 2009 levels well below normal. Greenland's melting ice sheets have the potential to dramatically raise sea levels, and thawing permafrost threatens to release massive amounts of methane into the atmosphere.  
September 23, 2009 | The Boulder County Business Report has honored UCAR with a Health Hero Award. The award recognizes companies and individuals in a variety of health care categories, from emergency workers to administrators. UCAR's award is in the contest's business category, which recognizes an employer's wellness program, healthy work environment, ergonomics program, or other health-related activities. Eligible companies must be in Boulder or Broomfield counties.
Employees at health fair.


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