Staff Notes Daily Announcements

You are invited to participate in a short course on Citizen Science that will be facilitated by NCAR Early Career Faculty Innovator, Monica Barra, and her graduate student, Teresa Norman. Citizen Science is a concept and research methodology that seeks to question and expand the purview of scientific authority beyond the realm of scientific laboratories and experts. This short course will introduce the history, theoretical concepts, and different applications of Citizen Science, as well as the possibilities and limitations of Citizen Science research. The short course will be held on Wednesdays from 12-2pm MDT, beginning July 15th for four sessions:

  • July 15
  • July 22
  • July 29
  • Aug 5

 

Each week, invited scholars and practitioners will discuss these concepts and each session will be supported by short readings.

Sessions are free and open to the public. Please share with your colleagues as well as faculty, students, practitioners, etc. Please RSVP for the Zoom link to the sessions and access to shared readings. For more information, visit the course website.

Link to PDF flyer

We look forward to having you join us!

  • Monica Barra, Professor, University of South Carolina  
  • Teresa Norman, University of South Carolina

Posted by Teresa Foster at ext. 1741, teresaf@ucar.edu

Monday, July 6, 2020 to Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Dutch Apple Pie

Dutch Apple Pie is my father’s favorite. He asks for it for his birthday every year and while I’m happy to make it for him, his birthday doesn’t exactly fall inside of apple season. So over the years I’ve compromised in some areas and allowed myself to “cheat” with the filling a little bit. Adjusting the flavorings and spices of the filling makes for a different pie every time you make this. If you aren’t confident in your ability to make a pie crust, buying frozen pie pastry or even a pre-baked crust is fine. What’s important is that you enjoy the end result.

Samantha Fuller, Mesa Lab Assistant Chef

safuller@ucar.edu

 

Link to Recipe:

Dutch Apple Pie

Link to Shared Collection of Recipes:

Event Services, What’s Cooking?!

Or access them through our UCAR Event Services website here

 

Posted by Sylvia Ng at ext. 1158, sylviang@ucar.edu

Monday, July 6, 2020 to Thursday, August 6, 2020

We had a bit of a slow week on our virtual trek from pole to pole, organized by U-ENGAGE! In just 4 weeks our total miles traveled is 3856.5.

We spent the last week in the spectacular expanse of the Central Kalahari Game Reserve in Botswana. It covers an area of 52,000 square km and after the wet season there are incredible sightings of wildebeest, hartebeest, eland, giraffe, white rhinoceros, cape buffalo, spotted hyena, cheetah, and the legendary black-maned lion. There was also an incredible array of birds, sandgrouse, red-billed quelea, cape turtle doves, laughing doves, Namaqua doves and the largest of the birds, the ostrich and kori bustard. With cooler temperatures in July and constant clear night skies, we had the luxury of viewing unfamiliar stars and distant planets. Day temperatures avereaged 75 degrees and late night/early morning temperatures at a brisk 43 degrees.

After virtually trekking 604 miles this past week, we have landed in Zimbabwe and have 8,583.5 more miles to go to reach the South Pole before we end our teleworking period and head back to the office. If you didn't get a chance to add your miles in from last week, feel free to add them in with next weeks totals.

As a reminder, the Pole-to-Pole initiative tracks the distances that you walk, run, bike - any activity that gets you moving during mandatory telework. If you have a disability then assistive device miles definitely count! You can submit those distances daily or weekly using the Pole-to-Pole tracking form.

Thank you for your continued participation!

Posted by KelleeAnne De Simone at ext. 1108, kelleeanne@ucar.edu

Monday, July 6, 2020

Dear Colleagues, We would like to invite you to join the sixth webinar of the Community Climate Intervention Strategies Project Webinar Series, Observations to Inform Climate Intervention Strategies, on 8 July, 9-11am MDT (GMT - 6). The agenda is as follows: David Schimel (NASA JPL): “The global carbon observing (non) system: insights from the COVID experience” Robert Wood (University of Washington): “Using observations to better understand aerosol-cloud-climate interactions” Jean-Paul Vernier (NASA NIA): “Climate intervention with stratospheric aerosols: status of our current understanding of the real world” You can register for webinar #6 here

- The full webinar series and all related CCIS project information, including all previous webinar recordings and 2-page summaries. Best regards, the CCIS Workshop Organizing Committee

Posted by Auliya McCauley-Hartner at ext. 4978303, hartner@ucar.edu

Thursday, July 2, 2020 to Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Cheesecake

I had asked my husband what recipe I should share this week, and he said, “The New York Style Cheesecake, because everyone deserves a treat.” The recipe I like to use is from George Geary’s cookbook: “125 Best Cheesecake Recipes”. Have a Happy July 4th weekend!

Susan Cozad, Mesa Lab Cook

scozad@ucar.edu

 

Link to Recipe:

Cheesecake

Link to Shared Collection of Recipes:

Event Services, What's Cooking?!

Or access them through our UCAR Event Services website here

Posted by Sylvia Ng at ext. 1158, sylviang@ucar.edu

Thursday, July 2, 2020 to Sunday, August 2, 2020

To help limit interruptions to your meeting, Google Meet can now intelligently filter out background noise like keyboard typing, doors opening and closing, noisy fans, and construction outside your window. Cloud-based AI is used to remove noise from your audio input while still letting your voice through. Google has already started making this available for browser-based Meet video sessions and it will become available to mobile devices in the future.

This feature is OFF by default. To turn Noise cancellation ON, use the settings menu once you are in the Meet video session. It applies only to your own background noises and Meet will remember your setting for future sessions.

Posted by CISL Help Desk at ext. 2400, googleadmin@ucar.edu

Thursday, July 2, 2020 to Friday, July 10, 2020

All staff should have received a Workday notification on Monday, June 22 about the UCAR Privacy & Security Awareness Training. As a friendly reminder, staff that have not completed the training to date, will receive a reminder notification in Workday this afternoon from Human Resources, Toni Wallace.

If you have Workday registration questions, please contact Toni Wallace or Devon Duncan.

Posted by Toni Wallace at ext. 8716, twallace@ucar.edu

Thursday, July 2, 2020 to Monday, August 10, 2020

Cilantro Lime Shrimp with Coconut Forbidden Rice & Mango Salsa

Dreaming of being on a beach with some tropical flavors ..

Sylvia Ng, Event Services Coordinator

sylviang@ucar.edu

 

Link to Recipe:

Cilantro Lime Shrimp with Coconut Forbidden Rice & Mango Salsa

Link to Shared Collection of Recipes:

Event Services, What's Cooking?!

Or access them through our UCAR Event Services website here

Posted by Sylvia Ng at ext. 1158, sylviang@ucar.edu

Wednesday, July 1, 2020 to Saturday, August 1, 2020

Guacamole

We have had so many positive compliments about the Guacamole from our fellow co-workers at Foothills and this recipe was requested to be shared with our UCAR family. It is a great recipe to make during the summertime or any time you can find ripe avocados, from tacos and tortilla chips to salads and sides. Enjoy!

Lazaro Lopez, Foothills Assistant Chef

llopez@ucar.edu

 

Link to recipe:

Guacamole

Link to Shared Collection of Recipes:

Event Services, What's Cooking?!

Or access them through our UCAR Event Services website here

Posted by Sylvia Ng at ext. 1158, sylviang@ucar.edu

Tuesday, June 30, 2020 to Thursday, July 30, 2020

Two-week summary: ~100 appearances in the news media and ~$90,000 in ad value.

Notable news stories

How COVID-19 Is Affecting Undergraduate Research Experiences (E&O, Valerie Sloan and Rebecca Haacker)

Eos Magazine

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What type of person resists evacuation orders? (MMM, Rebecca Morss)

9News Denver

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The Black Climate Scientists and Scholars Changing the World (CGD, Warren Washington)

Green Matters

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Air quality improved slightly during the stay-at-home order. But Colorado still has a serious pollution problem. (ACOM, Frank Flocke)

Colorado Sun

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Teaching Machines to Detect Climate Extremes (CGD, Christine Shields)

Eos Magazine

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Saharan dust: It’s headed our way. Why that’s not a bad thing for storms (MMM, Chris Davis)

Palm Beach Post

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There's an extremely warm blotch on Earth right now (CGD, Flavio Lehner)

Mashable

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New “Sun Clock” Quantifies Cycle of Extreme Space Weather With Astonishing Precision (NCAR, Scott Mcintosh)

SciTechDaily

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Black Lives Matter—In Science and Everywhere Else (SOARS)

Weather Underground

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Ice Melt Linked to Accelerated Regional Freshwater Depletion (NCAR)

NASA

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CU Boulder announces $2.5 million endowed chair in optics and photonics (NCAR)

CU Boulder Today

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Climate change could shorten snow season (NCAR)

Agri-View

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Social media highlight

Research which created a new ‘Sun clock,’ co-authored by Scott Mcintosh, received 1,200 views on Facebook and nearly 4,000 on Twitter.

Posted by Ali Branscombe at ext. 8609, abran@ucar.edu

Tuesday, June 30, 2020 to Tuesday, July 7, 2020

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