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Clouds and rainbow from a recent road trip to New Mexico (Photo by Carlye Calvin.)

Staff Notes Monthly

For the people of NCAR, UCAR, and UOP Vol. 42, #1, December 2007 - January 2008

The themes of peace and award-winning work took on added meaning at this year’s holiday party, held on December 7 at Center Green. As always, the party was the setting for the annual Outstanding Accomplishment Awards, which went to 25 current and former staff in four categories.

UCAR president Rick Anthes noted that this year marked the 40th anniversary of the Outstanding Publication Award, which launched the annual honors.   More >


will kellogg

NCAR pioneer Will Kellogg, 1917–2007
Former senior scientist and NCAR associate director William Kellogg, 90, died on December 12 in Boulder. More >


Random Profile: Emily Laidlaw
Every other month, Staff Notes Monthly spotlights a staff member selected from the phone directory with the help of a random number generator. This month we profile Emily Laidlaw, an associate scientist in ISSE

On the job: Emily first came to the Societal Impacts Program (SIP) as a student assistant in 2004. Two years later, she was hired full time as an associate scientist. More >


COMET writer wins AAAS science journalism award
Jennifer Frazer, who joined COMET as a science writer/editor in October, has won a prestigious science journalism award from the American Association for the Advancement of Science. More >

forecasting model Weather forecast goes global
Regional weather forecasting models focus on targeted areas, from river basins to continents, at resolutions high enough to depict individual storms and other fine-scale features. Weather doesn’t stop at the edge of a model’s domain, however. The artificial boundaries between regions can create forecasting problems. More >

New director for UCAR Child Care Center
Cortney Fillion, who’s been part of the UCAR Child Care Center since it opened in 2004, became director in December. More >

delphi Delphi Question
Health care coverage for eyes and teeth, recycling in cafeteria  More >
santa Holiday greetings!
Lucy Zhao, daughter of Jun Zhao (ESSL/ACD), enjoys
a visit with Santa (who bears a striking resemblance to HR’s Bob Roesch) at the Children’s Holiday Party on December 1.
 More >

bill ritter

UCAR president Rick Anthes greets Governor Bill Ritter during a celebration for Colorado’s IPCC contributors held at the Mesa Lab on November 26. Thirty scientists from 14 science organizations on the Front Range attended, including a number from NCAR.