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Job Fair At UNM-Los Alamos 1-4 p.m. Today!

on April 3, 2018 - 7:45am
Employers, like these recruiters in the foreground from Lowe’s home improvement store in Espanola, look to attract the best local talent to their companies at the UNM-LA Job Fair in 2017. Photo by Nancy Coombs/UNM-LA
 
By BARBARA E. COHEN
UNM-Los Alamos Office of Student Services
 
On a bright spring morning last year, Human Resource Manager Baby Matousek packed her recruitment kit and a list of current job postings for Zia Credit Union, along with an array of engaging gift items, small candy bars and pens designed to attract suitable applicants, as well as snacks to help her remain

Dave Fox Congratulates Petree Garden Center GM

on April 2, 2018 - 5:48pm

Former Pajarito Greenhouse owner Dave Fox congratulates Petree Garden Center General Manager Laural Hardin Monday morning on the upcoming grand opening of the business. ‘The transition could not have been anything better from Pajarito Greenhouse to Petree Garden Center; especially Laural, who couldn’t be better at what she does,’ Fox said. ‘Laural is purely and simply a gift to Los Alamos.’ Petree Garden Center will hold its grand opening at 9 a.m. Saturday at the new garden center at 2470 East Road, in the building that was formerly the DeColores Restaurant.

LANL Foundation Call For Applications: Scholarships Available For Nontraditional Students & Native American Students Seeking Business Degrees

on April 2, 2018 - 7:47am
LANLF News:
 
The LANL Foundation, through the Los Alamos Employees’ Scholarship Fund, is accepting applications starting April 2 for Northern New Mexico Tribal Business Scholarships and Regional College/Returning Student Scholarships.
 
This year, both one-time awards increased from $1000 to $1500 to better serve the needs of local students.
 
Tribal Business Scholarships are awarded to qualified applicants pursuing undergraduate degrees in business-related fields such as accounting, finance and business information systems from an accredited post-secondary educational institution, in

Senior Scam Jam At Betty Ehart Senior Center May 3

on April 2, 2018 - 7:33am
MSW News:
 
In April, Money Smart Week partner organizations will host Money Smart Week (MSW) Northern New Mexico, featuring a series of events designed to help consumers better manage their personal finances.
 
Money Smart Week runs April 21-28 throughout Northern New Mexico, but Los Alamos is participating by offering the Senior Scam Jam 1-3 p.m., May 3 at Betty Ehart Senior Center at 1101 Bathtub Row.
 
Get armed with new information and resources that allow older adults and their caregivers to make comprehensive financial decisions with confidence.

Scenes From 2017 Entrepreneur Of The Year Feyzi Fatehi Talk At ProjectY Cowork Los Alamos

on March 30, 2018 - 8:40am
Feyzi Fatehi speaking at projectY cowork. Courtesy photo

Courtesy photo
 
projectY News:
 
projectY cowork Los Alamos hosted a talk by Feyzi Fatehi, Tuesday, March 27 at 150 Central Park Square. Fatehi is a visiting entrepreneur from California, the CEO of Corent, and was recently named “2017 Entrepreneur of the Year” by the Orange County Business Journal.
 
Audience members had the opportunity to meet a world-class entrepreneur and learn about current trends in Cloud technology, Software as a Service (SaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS) and other innovations, such as:
  • Disruptive

Udall, Heinrich Warn CFPB Against Repealing Rule To Crack Down On Predatory Payday Lending Schemes

on March 30, 2018 - 8:03am
U.S. SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C.  U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich sent a letter to Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Acting Director Leandra English and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Director Mick Mulvaney urging them to end any efforts to undermine and repeal the CFPB’s payday lending rule, which would help rein in predatory business practices by payday lenders nationwide that are designed to exploit the financial hardships facing millions of hardworking families.
 
“We understand that the CFPB is delaying the rule by granting waivers to companies who

Education, Training, Learning, Knowledge: Part 4

on March 30, 2018 - 7:41am

By ANDY ANDEWS
Los Alamos World Futures Institute

In last week’s column, we ended by saying that education and training involves knowledge, information and beliefs. Albert Einstein said (or wrote) that “the value of education is not the learning of many facts but the training of the mind to think.” Allegedly, he also said “Never memorize what you can look up in books.”

Knowledge is continually debated by philosophers in the field of epistemology. According to a classical definition, statement is considered knowledge if it is justified, true, and believed. But it is still debated.

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