November 2, 2012 | Human Resources and Contracts painted three wildly contrasting visions of the future on Wednesday in the Anthes Building. Visitors could take their pick: heaven, hell, or the Happy Vista Nursing Home. This was the 18th year of HR's longstanding tradition of celebrating Halloween with a different costume theme each year, while Contracts joined in just this year. Click on each group portrait for an enlarged version. (All images by Carlye Calvin.)
October 23, 2012 | The NCAR-Wyoming Supercomputing Center (NWSC) in Cheyenne, Wyoming, debuted with a flourish on Monday, October 15, in a grand opening event that brought together officials and dignitaries from the institutions that collaborated to make the NWSC a reality.
Depiction of the ribbon cutting at NWSC
October 17, 2012 | As parents of a two-year-old, Fabian Guerrero (CISL) and LuAnna Allapowa (F&A) say it’s much easier to be productive at work knowing their son is happy at CCLC, UCAR's childcare center.
Children's Creative Learning Center
October 10, 2012 | Visitors will get more than one window into the world of high-performance computing at the NCAR-Wyoming Supercomputing Center. In just a few days, the NWSC’s visitor center will open its doors to the public.
Cassie Cowsert looks over the Young Scientist Station
October 9, 2012 | The American Meteorological Society tipped its hat to four NCAR and UCP staff members—and the head of UCAR’s Board of Trustees—last week with the announcement of the society’s 2013 award winners. All winners will be honored in January at the AMS Annual Meeting in Austin.
AMS logo
September 25, 2012 | There’s no missing the latest addition to the Mesa Lab lobby. Enter through the front door, turn left, and you’re in the new Weather Gallery—a color-filled space packed with meteorological imagery and hands-on activities. Nearly all of the components are now in place, with an official opening slated for October (see below).
Lightning and tornado exhibits in new ML weather gallery
September 19, 2012 | NCAR and UCAR staff were deeply saddened to learn of the sudden passing of a longtime colleague, Jo Hansen, on September 17. Colleagues who knew her well shared this remembrance with me.  —Roger Wakimoto, NCAR director
Jo Hansen
September 18, 2012 | What do chamber pots and bungee jumping have to do with climate change? A lively crowd of about 75 NCAR & UCAR staff and guests found out on Friday, September 14, as filmmaker Geoffrey Haines-Stiles took them on a behind-the-scenes look at the PBS documentary Earth: The Operators’ Manual.
Richard Alley sitting on rocks by coastline
September 13, 2012 | Spark: UCAR Science Education produced NCAR's second Ignite event on Wednesday, September 12. Nine presenters covered a diverse range of topics while adhering to the Ignite format of 20 slides, 15 seconds each (hence the "hurry up" motto).
Ben Sanderson
September 11, 2012 | The weather last Friday turned NCAR’s annual Up the Hill Race into an uphill battle for the Employee Activities Committee, but an afternoon drizzle could never rain on the parade of determined EAC volunteers and Event Services staff. Runners, bikers, and spectators took on the post-race celebration with enthusiasm.
Jonathan Vigh on his bike in the rain


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