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Bradbury Science Museum Gets Martian Fever

on August 1, 2012 - 8:24am

Artist's conception of the Curiosity rover on Mars. Courtesy/LANL

LANL News:

  • Public invited to Curiosity rover landing party Sunday night at new Mars exhibit

Curious about Curiosity, the SUV-sized rover scheduled to touch down on Mars on Sunday? Then come to an opening party for a new exhibit this Sunday at the Bradbury Science Museum at 15th Street and Central Avenue in downtown Los Alamos.

The public is invited to the special opening reception at 10 p.m. Sunday Aug. 5 to celebrate Los Alamos National Laboratory technologies aboard the six-wheeled mobile science laboratory.

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LAHS Memorial Garden Groundbreaking is Aug. 8

on July 31, 2012 - 10:35pm

LOS ALAMOS HIGH SCHOOL News:

SAVE THE DATE ... The Los Alamos High School Memorial Garden groundbreaking ceremony is set for noon Wednesday, Aug. 8 in front of the Los Alamos High School IMC. Courtesy/LAPS
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Mountain Lion Expert Comes to PEEC

on July 31, 2012 - 9:37pm
PEEC News:

Ken Logan. Courtesy/PEEC
Internationally recognized cougar expert Ken Logan of the Colorado Parks and Wildlife division will talk at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 12 at PEEC about his years of research on these beautiful and elusive animals. The talk is free and open to the public.

The focus of Logan’s career has been on the science of the cougar, and on putting that scientific information into a format that will inform decision makers and citizens as they consider mountain lion management and conservation. 

Logan was the lead researcher for a 10-year, $1.4 million study of mountain lions

School Board Holding Special Meeting at Coffee Booth

on July 30, 2012 - 10:12pm

 

The Los Alamos School Board has scheduled a Special School Board meeting at 7:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 2 at the Coffee Booth to review school board policies. 

The meeting is open to the public.

 

 

 

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Gadbois Selected to Create Mural at UNM-Los Alamos

on July 30, 2012 - 4:20pm

A mural created by Santa Fe artist Nick Gadbois. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/UNM-LA

By Bonnie J. Gordon

The University of New Mexico-Los Alamos has commissioned Santa Fe artist Nick Gadbois to create a work of art for the UNM-LA campus.

The Local Selection Committee at UNM-LA sought to commission a work that would connect the campus and the Los Alamos community as well as conceptually relate to science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Finalists were selected in March and a final selection was made earlier this July.

UNM-LA's 'University Experience' Provides Active Opportunity for Students

on July 30, 2012 - 11:57am

UNM-LA News:

Students entering fourth through twelveth grade were on the UNM-LA campus during the week of July 23-27 for "University Experience," a science and technology program that gave students the opportunity to learn about robotics, rocketry, forensics, biology, alternative energy, game design and cyber-security. Students participated in hands-on activities designed to introduce them to these fields of study. (Students' names intentionally withheld.) Photos by Bonnie J. Gordon/UNM-LA

Photos by Bonnie J. Gordon/UNM-LA

Photos by Bonnie J. Gordon/UNM-LA

Photos by Bonnie J.
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Teachers Union Delegates at National Convention Nix High Stakes Testing

on July 30, 2012 - 8:52am

AFT News:

DETROIT — The American Federation of Teachers 2012 National Convention in Detroit drew more than 3,000 delegates from across the country.

The delegates represented 1.5 million members including preK-12 teachers; paraprofessionals and school-related personnel; higher education faculty and professional staff; early childhood educators; federal, state and local government employees; and nurses and other healthcare professionals.

The delegates passed a series of resolutions Saturday that reinforce the union's commitment to solution-driven unionism and to increased educational and

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