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Team NCAR|UCAR won second place overall in the Bike to Work Day Business Challenge! Over 750 businesses across Colorado competed for this exclusive spot!

NCAR|UCAR was featured as a top winner in the official Bike to Work Day emails that were distributed to over 21,000 people, and we will also be featured in an upcoming issue of the Denver Business Journal. This annual event is a grassroots effort where we get to demonstrate our support for a strong bike culture, as well as our commitment to eco-friendly transportation. Congratulations to everyone who participated!

 

Posted by Chelsea Castellano at ext. 8549, Sustainability@ucar.edu

Thursday, July 19, 2018 to Monday, July 23, 2018

UCAR is required to comply with the Procurement Standards set forth in the OMB Uniform Guidance (2 CFR 200) no later than October 1, 2018.  One of the requirements set forth in the Procurement Standards is the need for an independent cost estimate for every procurement in excess of the Simplified Acquisition Threshold, which currently is $150,000.

 UCAR Contracts is hosting a class titled “Developing the Independent Government Cost Estimate.”  This class will be a two (2) day course offered August 28 - 29, 2018 here at UCAR.  Since the requirement for an independent cost estimate will be needed for each action in excess of $150,000, it is strongly recommended that at least one or two individuals sign up for this course from each lab/program/department with procurement actions of $150,000 or more.  The course will cover topics such as: the importance of the requirements document, the typical elements of an estimate, making the estimate, and evaluating the estimate.

 The deadline to register for this course is Friday, August 17th.  Please register for this course at:  Independent Cost Estimate Training Class Registration.

 If you have any questions about this training, please contact Alison Propes at x8877 or via email to: apropes@ucar.edu.

Posted by Alison Propes at ext. 8877, apropes@ucar.edu

Thursday, July 19, 2018 to Friday, August 17, 2018

All staff members are invited to one of two upcoming Information Sessions to preview the new umbrella websites, learn more about the Web Modernization Project, and ask questions.

The redesigned NCAR and UCAR umbrella sites -- which sit above the lab and program websites -- are aimed at external audiences and will funnel traffic to the correct locations in the existing lab and program sites.

Web Information Sessions:

Monday, July 23, 10-11:15, ML Main Seminar Room

Wednesday, July 25, 1-2:15, CG1 North Auditorium

Webcast:

Both locations will include a live webcast, using the same link: http://www.fin.ucar.edu/it/mms/live-chat-hd.htm. You will be able to submit comments and questions during the webcast. The archived version will also be made available after the event.

The Web Modernization Project Team (Helen Moshak, Nate Wilhelmi, Rachael Drummond, Stephen Geinosky, David Vance, Konnie Phillips, Laura Snider, and Zhenya Gallon) will be on hand to take your questions.

Posted by Peggy Stevens at ext. 8601, peggys@ucar.edu

Tuesday, July 17, 2018 to Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Significant Opportunities in Atmospheric Research and Science (SOARS) is looking for staff from across the institution to provide feedback on protégé posters on Thursday, August 2nd, from 2:30 - 4:00 pm in the CG auditorium (reception to follow). Please consider offering your time to review SOARS posters and interact with protégés about their summer research. Evaluators will provide feedback on both content and presentation. We invite those with a scientific background, and those without, to join us in providing this important component for student research. 

Please contact Laura Duggan (Allen) if you are interested in evaluating SOARS posters.

For more information about SOARS, please visit: https://www.soars.ucar.edu/

 

Posted by Laura Duggan (Allen) at ext. 2408, lallen@ucar.edu

Tuesday, July 17, 2018 to Tuesday, July 31, 2018

A recording of the July 9 tutorial, “Using Globus and Campaign Storage,” is now available on the CISL web site. See the course page to review the presentation and download the slides. The 45-minute tutorial familiarizes users with the Globus file transfer system and the new Campaign Storage resource.

Posted by Cecilia Banner at ext. 1231, banner@ucar.edu

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 to Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Artists will be selected by jury for solo or group exhibitions in the two public galleries of the National Center for Atmospheric Research Mesa Lab. The jury show will be held in Boulder on Saturday, July 28, 2018. Individuals interested in submitting their work for consideration may register via: on-line registration at the Community Art Program - UCAR Center for Science Education: http://scied.ucar.edu/forms/ncar-community-art-program-online-registration

The deadline for registration is July 26, 2018 at 5pm. There is no fee. Registration may be limited, if necessary. This round of judging will select artists for exhibits September 2018 - August 2019, at NCAR’s Mesa Laboratory. Artists are requested to submit three representative pieces of their work (bringing work or sending digital images). You may provide a statement of 100 words or less (optional). Gallery space limits NCAR exhibits to wall-hanging artwork. After registration is received you will receive an information letter explaining details about the jury show process. 

The NCAR Mesa Laboratory is located at 1850 Table Mesa Drive in Boulder. Its galleries and Visitor Center are open to the public on weekdays from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm and on weekends and holidays from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm.

For more information about the Community Art Program visit our website: http://scied.ucar.edu/exhibits/community-art-program

Thank You!

Audrey Lewis

Posted by Audrey Lewis at ext. 2570, alewis@ucar.edu

Friday, July 6, 2018 to Thursday, July 26, 2018

July 01, 2018 - August 31, 2018

Did you know - What is the art and science connection for two new artists showing in NCAR galleries?

Paintings by Vivienne Douglas - Gallery l

“I do not have a science background, and cannot say there is a specific art and science connection to my work. However, as a painter, some of this can happen incidentally, naturally and almost instinctively. When a painter chooses color, he or she is seeing light. When the painter works on shadows, he or she is seeing reflected light, which can mirror the colors of objects around them. Similarly, a painting of an overcast day will show soft shadows vs the hard light on a bright and sunny day. How colors interact can also fool the eye, so that different colors can create different emotions (warm vs cool can set a tone or mood). Bottom line, however, is that artists and scientists share one trait in common, that of creativity. Neither will look at something without it giving them pause to find a different way."

Artist Statement: Artists are story tellers and Vivienne Douglas paints stories of people, with blanks left open for the viewers to fill in for themselves. She is most drawn to stories of women and their roles in life, whether they come from across the street or halfway around the world. Her stories can come from the day’s headlines with scenes of immigration or refugees, and portray everyday life in a harsh and difficult environment. Other works can depict tender and sweet moments, a woman who escapes the drudgery of laundry by composing a poem or melody in her head, or a mother at day’s end with her child in her arms. She invites you to weave your own feelings into these works, and relate them to your own journey through life. She hopes you will infuse your personal experience into her art, whether it is drawn from a memory, a hope or even regret, from the warmth of love or the bitterness of a lesson learned. This is what her art is about, to make you feel. 

Nature Photography by Kirk Fry

Originally a PhD scientist, I have always been very detail-oriented, and I was initially drawn to the technical aspects of digital photography (understanding optics, depth of focus, origins of color, camera sensor capabilities, etc...). After gaining an understanding and control of the scientific aspects of cameras and lenses, I have more recently been “focusing” on making more artistic images, and I very much enjoy blending the technical and creative elements of my work! As my photography mentor Glenn Randall states: “Master the craft, and the art will follow.”

Artist Statement: Kirk Fry, an award-winning nature photographer, has made a name for himself with his diverse and memorable images, ranging from grand landscapes to the tiniest of snowflakes. With a background as a PhD scientist, he has always had a passion for details. He has taken this passion into the art of photography and has not looked back. With a love for combining creative and technical aspects within nature photography, he strives to capture both common and rarely viewed scenes and subjects, presenting them in a truly indelible fashion. Recent trips to Iceland and Utah have provided ample opportunities for stunning imagery. Closer to home, various gardens and the beautiful hills and fields of Colorado furnish multiple options for close-up photography of flowers, ice and tiny water droplets -- all of which have been showcased in recent exhibits and juried shows. He hopes that the viewers feel the same connection to his work and awe of nature that he does.  

Art Reception: Saturday July 14th from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm in the Mesa Lab cafeteria.

Preview all artists work on the UCAR Community Art Calendar at: http://scied.ucar.edu/exhibits/community-art-program 

Posted by Audrey Lewis at ext. 2570, alewis@ucar.edu

Friday, June 29, 2018 to Friday, August 31, 2018

TIAA Individual Counseling Sessions

JULY:Wednesday, July 11, 2018CG1-  Board Room 3150

AUGUST:Tuesday, August 7, 2018ML - Chapman Room 245

Wednesday, August 22, 2018FL2 - Room 1002

SEPTEMBER:Wednesday, September 12, 2018CG1 - Board Room 3150

Tuesday, September 18, 2018FL2 - Room 1002 

SIGN UP TODAY:Click here or call their Scheduling and Service Group phone reservation center at: 1-800-732-8353. 

These sessions are in high demand, so if you have to miss your appointment, be sure to contact TIAA as soon as possible so they can fill your time slot.

Posted by Alyssa Fronk at ext. 8710, afronk@ucar.edu

Tuesday, June 26, 2018 to Tuesday, September 18, 2018

The Colorado Music Festival is coming to the Chautauqua Auditorium in Boulder between June 28 - August 4.  Discounts are available by contacting the box office and mentioning the code: NCAR18.  This code can be used online, by phone or in person.  Please note:  two concert dates are not eligible for the discount:  July 12 and August 4, 2018.

Posted by Laurie Carr at ext. 8702, lcarr@ucar.edu

Monday, June 25, 2018 to Friday, August 3, 2018
Globus Research Data Management Workshop at NCAR on September 5
 
Date: Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018
Time: 8:30am--5:00pm
Place: NCAR Center Green Campus, CG1-1210-South-Auditorium, 3080 Center Green Drive, Boulder, CO 80301
Agenda: https://www.globusworld.org/tour/program?c=14  Registration: https://www.globusworld.org/tour/registerRegistration: No charge to attend; space is limited so register earlyAbout the Workshop 
Globus (www.globus.org) is a research data management service developed by the University of Chicago and used by hundreds of thousands of researchers at institutions in the US and abroad. The Globus team presents a series of workshops each year targeted at system administrators who have deployed (or are planning to deploy) Globus, developers building applications for research, and anyone who is interested in learning more about the de-facto service for research data management. More details are available here: www.globusworld.org/tour/
 
The session will include hands-on walkthroughs of:
  • Using Globus for file transfer, sharing and publication
  • Installing and configuring Globus endpoints 
  • Incorporating Globus capabilities into your own data portals, science gateways, and other web applications 
  • Automating research data workflows using Globus CLI and API -- including how to automate scripted transfers to/from the new NCAR campaign store
  • Using Globus in conjunction with the Jupyter platform 
  • Integrating Globus services into your institutional repository and data publication workflows
  • Using Globus Auth authentication and fine-grained authorization for accessing your own services
We hope you will join us!

Posted by Elizabeth Faircloth at ext. 1253, fair@ucar.edu

Monday, June 25, 2018 to Wednesday, September 5, 2018

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