Staff News

In early August, ASP director Maura Hagan was named deputy director of NCAR. She replaces Larry Winter, who held the position for five years before moving to IMAGe to pursue research in hydrology and applied mathematics.

In late August, Meeting Maker and Room Reservations were combined by IT into a new system called Room and Resource Scheduler (RRS).

More than a dozen UCAR/NCAR staff volunteered at the Green Frontier Fest, a celebration of sustainability sponsored by the City of Denver and other supporters on August 24 at Sculpture Park.

Center Green will play host to more than 100 university faculty during the week of October 13–17 for the 2008 UCAR Annual Meetings.

On September 5, NCAR director Eric Barron reported that NSF has given a green light to proceed with the initial design phase of the NCAR Supercomputing Center, to be located outside Cheyenne.

The NCAR Library is working to develop an online institutional repository for collecting, preserving, and disseminating UCAR/NCAR’s research in digital form.

Schoolchildren, families, and citizen scientists around the world gazed skyward after dark from October 20 to November 3 as part of the second Great World Wide Star Count.

The American Meteorological Society is honoring Warren Washington and Jerry Meehl (ESSL/CGD) with the 2009 Jule G.

In November, CISL announced the arrival of AMSTAR (Augmentation of the Mass Storage Tape Archive Resources).