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SFI Seminar: Werner-Washburne to Discuss Mentoring for Life

on July 11, 2014 - 7:59am

Margaret Werner-Washburn

SFI News:

The Santa Fe Institute (SFI) will host a seminar at 12:15 p.m., today, July 11, by Margaret Werner-Washburn, University of New Mexico, speaking on the topic, “Mentoring for Life: Getting from Ordinary to Extraordinary,” in the Collins Conference Room at 1399 Hyde Park Road in Santa Fe.

The host for the evening will be Ginger Richardson.

The Santa Fe Institute is a nonprofit research center in Santa Fe. Its scientists collaborate across disciplines to understand the complex systems that underlie critical questions for science and humanity.

Faint Light May Be Visible During Night Drilling in Mortandad Canyon

on July 10, 2014 - 8:38pm

Mortandad Canyon. Courtesy/LANL

LANL News:

Faint light may be visible in the night sky during the next month as Los Alamos National Laboratory’s Corrective Actions Program drills a well in Mortandad Canyon as part of a groundwater remediation project.

The work began July 4 and will continue 24 hours a day, seven days a week until the work is complete in mid-August.

“Due to its remote location, the nighttime drilling should not have noise or light impacts, but we wanted local residents to be aware of the project in case they notice our light plants,” Project Manager Stephani Swickley said.

Richard P. Feynman Center for Innovation Tech Rev Day: Call for Presenters

on July 10, 2014 - 9:24am

LANL News:

Do you have an innovative topic you are passionate about? Would you like to share it with your community? This is your opportunity!

As one of the first patent holders at the Laboratory, scientist Richard P. Feynman was defined by his creative approach to problem solving, unconventional perspective, and ability to communicate with flair. The goal of The Richard P. Feynman Center for Innovation (FCI) is to use Feynman’s legacy to develop new ways to collaborate and inspire the transition of ideas to execution.

FCI is sponsoring the first Feynman Tech Rev Day 9 a.m.

Lujan Grisham Advocates For Federal Labs

on July 10, 2014 - 9:13am

U.S. Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham

U.S. CONGRESSIONAL News:

U.S. Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham, N.M.-01, spoke on the floor of the House today to advocate for policy changes needed to support the work of federal laboratories like Sandia National Labs.

Her speech was delivered during debate on the House’s Energy and Water Appropriations bill:

“I thank my colleague for yielding time, and I commend her and the Chairman for their efforts to put together a bipartisan bill and bring it to the floor. But I do have a couple of concerns with the bill that I would like to address today.

“First, it

Luján Calls for Environmental Cleanup Funding at LANL

on July 10, 2014 - 7:47am

U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Lujan

U.S. CONGRESSIONAL News:

U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján, D-N.M.-03, spoke on the House floor July 9 in an exchange with the chairman of the House Energy and Water Development Appropriations Subcommittee, Rep. Mike Simpson, R-Idaho.

Luján encouraged appropriate funding for environmental cleanup at Los Alamos National Laboratory and to restore operations at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP). The exchange occurred during debate on the Fiscal Year 2015 Energy and Water Development Appropriations Act. Below are their remarks. 

Lujan: "Mr.

Heinrich Releases Statement On Cybersecurity Act

on July 10, 2014 - 7:41am

Sen. Martin Heinrich

U.S. SENATE News:

U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich, D-N.M., a member of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, released the following statement July 8 after voting to approve the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act:

"Cybersecurity is one of the most serious economic and national security challenges we face as a nation. The future of warfare is moving further away from the battlefield and closer to the machines and the networks everyday citizens have become so dependent on. 

"The ability to defend our nation against cyber-attacks requires a comprehensive approach that

New Utilities Manager Tim Glasco Briefs Council on San Juan-Chama Water Project/40-year Water Plan

on July 9, 2014 - 10:56am

New Utilities Manager Tim Glasco, right, with DPU Senior Engineer Jack Richardson presents an update on the San Juan-Chama Water Project and 40-year Water Plan. PrintScreen Photo/LADP

Staff Report:

New Utilities Manager Tim Glasco gave a presentation to Council Tuesday night in Council Chambers recommending that Council delay any further direction on proceeding with developing the San Juan-Chama water project until the revised 40-Year Water Plan is completed.

At its June 18 meeting, the Board of Public Utilities determined that the Board cannot present a formal position on the San

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