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EM, Industry Managers Across DOE Complex Participate In National Cleanup Workshop

on July 5, 2016 - 6:52pm
DOE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Managers from EM field offices and cleanup contractors across the DOE cleanup program are set to take part in the 2016 National Cleanup Workshop, scheduled to be held Sept. 14-15 at the Hilton Alexandria Mark Center in Alexandria, Va.
 
Planned participants include:
  • Doug Hintze, Manager, DOE-EM Los Alamos Field Office
  • Bryan Bower, DOE Project Director, West Valley Demonstration Project
  • Sue Cange, Manager, DOE Oak Ridge Office of Environmental Management
  • Jack Craig, Manager, DOE Savannah River Operations Office
  • Robert Edwards, Acting Manager, DOE

Bathtub Row Press Launches Doomed To Cooperate

on July 5, 2016 - 6:48pm
Former LANL Director Dr. Sig Hecker signing the book for LANL Director Dr. Charlie McMillan. Courtesy photo
 
HISTORICAL SOCIETY News:
 
Bathtub Row Press, the publishing house of the Los Alamos Historical Society, released this week Doomed to Cooperate: How American and Russian Scientists Joined Forces to Avert Some of the Greatest Post-Cold War Nuclear Dangers, a two-volume, 976-page series of essays edited by former laboratory director Siegfried Hecker.
 
The book tells the remarkable stories of nuclear scientists from two former enemy nations, the United States and Russia, who

Employee Union Calls For A Profit-Free LANL

on July 3, 2016 - 11:04am

UPTEs Jeff Colvin discusses a strategy for taking the profit out of the next LANL contract. Photo by Roger Snodgrass/ladailypost.com

 

By ROGER SNODGRASS
Los Alamos Daily Post
 

When the Los Alamos National Laboratory management and operating contract goes up for bid in 2018, one of the most interested and potentially vulnerable groups is a core of ten thousand LANL employees.

While they are routinely patronized and flattered and sincerely thanked in public by upper level managers as the heart and soul of the enterprise, they are also usually the people with the least say about what

Heinrich Highlights Groundbreaking Zika Virus Research At UNM Health Sciences Center

on July 3, 2016 - 10:36am

U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich

From the Office of U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich

  • As the threat of the Zika virus grows, Heinrich continues call for emergency funding to address the outbreak

ALBUQUERQUE – U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) met with researchers in the Division of Infectious Diseases at the University of New Mexico (UNM) Health Sciences Center and was briefed on their work to combat the Zika virus and other mosquito-borne infectious diseases. 

“Zika is a public health emergency that requires a real response,” Heinrich said.

Bear Concerns Prompt LANL To Close Trails

on July 1, 2016 - 10:14pm

A significant increase in bear sightings closes LANL trails. Courtesy image

LANL News:

Just before noon today, Los Alamos National Laboratory warned employees to watch out for bears and keep off the outdoor trails inside the lab perimeter until notified otherwise. The following memo to all employees from the Communications Office was obtained by the Los Alamos Daily Post:

All Laboratory trails are closed

Due to a significant increase in bear sightings and encounters, the Laboratory has closed all trails on Laboratory property until further notice. Employees are urged to stay off all

Udall Works To Include Technology Transfer Provisions In Premiere Science And Innovation Bill To Boost R&D

on July 1, 2016 - 12:12pm
SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C.  This week, U.S. Sen. Tom Udall joined the U.S. Senate Commerce Committee in finalizing a major science and innovation bill and welcomed the inclusion of provisions that he pushed for to boost technology transfer initiatives. Udall is a champion for tech transfer to jumpstart business and job creation in New Mexico and elsewhere.
 
The latest measures were included in the American Innovation and Competitiveness Act (an update of the America COMPETES Act), which was finalized by the Commerce Committee on Thursday.

LANL Scientist Robert Atcher Named SNMMI Fellow

on June 30, 2016 - 10:26am

LANL Scientist Dr. Robert Atcher

LANL News:

The Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging has announced the creation of an SNMMI Fellowship recognizing distinguished service to SNMMI as well as exceptional achievement in the field of nuclear medicine and molecular imaging at its 2016 Annual Meeting, June 11-15 in San Diego, Calif.

Robert  Atcher, PhD, MBA, a communication specialist in the Community and Public Affairs Division at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) and the UNM/LANL Professor of Pharmacy in the College of Pharmacy at the University of New Mexico is among the 35

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