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Upcoming Events Announced Commemorating 70th Anniversary Of End Of WWII

on August 10, 2015 - 9:43am

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HISTORICAL SOCIETY News:

Los Alamos Historical Society and Museum announces upcoming events commemorating the 70th anniversary of the end of WWII:

LECTURE

Tuesday, Aug. 11, 7:30 p.m. Fuller Lodge.

New Mexico State Historian Rick Hendricks will talk about the role New Mexico played in World War II.

FILM

Wednesday, Aug. 12, 6:30 p.m. Fuller Lodge.

The Atomic Film Festival presents "Japan's Longest Day," a film about the decision to surrender.

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book signing

Thursday, Aug. 13, 5:30-7 p.m. Bethe House.

Reading and book signing with James Kunketka,

Peace Activist John Dear Speaks To Los Alamos

on August 10, 2015 - 8:24am

Peace activist John Dear calls on community to abolish nuclear weapons. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Peace activist John Dear listens as civil rights activist Rev. Jim Lawson addresses the crowd at Sunday's nonviolence rally at Ashley Pond Park. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Scene from Sunday's protest rally. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

 

By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post

Internationally known peace activist John Dear gathered with more than 300 protesters Sunday at Ashley Pond Park in Los Alamos to commemorate the anniversary of the bombing of

RDC's Kathy Keith Named Community Programs Office Director At Los Alamos National Laboratory

on August 6, 2015 - 10:30pm

Kathy Keith

LANL News:

Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) has selected Regional Development Corporation (RDC) Executive Director Kathy Keith as the incoming director of the Community Programs Office.

Keith has served as executive director of the RDC for more than four years, joining the organization in January 2011. During her tenure at the RDC, she introduced the Business Expansion and Retention Program, the Northern New Mexico 20/20 Campaign and the Native American Venture Acceleration Fund.

Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz Addresses Iran Accord

on August 6, 2015 - 10:45am

DOE Secretary Ernest Moniz

DOE News:

CHICAGO — United States Energy Secretary Ernest J. Moniz, the nuclear physicist who played a central role in helping conclude the Iran nuclear agreement, will join The Chicago Council on Global Affairs for a roundtable discussion moderated by ambassador Ivo H. Daalder, president of the Council, Friday, Aug. 7.

The discussion will cover the landscape of the historic deal — its key provisions, structured implementation and global implications.

Oak Ridge Protesters Among Winners Of 2015 Nuclear-Free Future Award

on August 6, 2015 - 9:32am
BN News:
 
TAKOMA PARK, Md.  Sister Megan Rice, the 85-year old nun who in July 2012, along with two colleagues, gained entry to the “Fort Knox” of U.S. nuclear weapons complexes in Oak Ridge, Tenn., is one of the “Laureates” to be honored in Washington, D.C. this fall with a 2015 Nuclear-Free Future Award. 
 
Awards are given for “Resistance,” “Education” and “Solutions.” Each award comes with a $10,000 honorarium. Two additional honorary awards are also given.  
 
The Award ceremony will be hosted by Sen. Ed Markey, D-MA, and takes place at 6 p.m., Oct. 28 in Washington, D.C.

Los Alamos Historical Society Presents ‘New Mexico in World War II’ By State Historian Dr. Rick Hendricks

on August 6, 2015 - 8:10am

New Mexico State Historian Dr. Rick Hendricks. Courtesy photo

HISTORICAL SOCIETY News:

  • Los Alamos Historical Society Unveils 2015-2016 lecture series, “70 Years Since World War II” 

New Mexico State Historian Rick Hendricks will speak on New Mexico in World War II, during the first lecture in the series at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 11, at Fuller Lodge.

The talk will explore the role of New Mexicans in the armed services during the conflict and will look at life on the home front during the war years.

Jonathan Elkind Confirmed As DOE Assistant Secretary For International Affairs

on August 5, 2015 - 6:54pm

Jonathan Elkind

DOE News:

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Senate today confirmed Jonathan Elkind as the Department of Energy’s Assistant Secretary for International Affairs.     

“Jonathan brings a wealth of experience in international energy issues to the Department,” Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz said. “I thank the Senate for confirming Assistant Secretary Elkind and look forward to continuing my work with him in support of the nation’s global energy agenda.”

As assistant secretary, Elkind will oversee the Department’s extensive international engagements and provide critical support to the

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