Staff Notes Daily Announcements

Contracts would like to remind everyone that UCAR’s 2019 fiscal year end (September 30th) is fast approaching.

Year End Deadlines for Purchase Requisitions:

August 23rd, 5:00 pm - Purchase Requisitions that use indirect funds or renew/extend awards that expire on or before September 30th are due to Contracts.

August 30th, 5:00 pm - Purchase Requisitions for new awards that use direct funds are due to Contracts.

Year-End Procurement - Two Week Moratorium:

In order to allow the Procurement staff to effectively manage fiscal year-end activities (expediting of orders, managing accruals, and procurement closeouts), during the period of September 23 – October 4 procurement will only be processing emergency PRs.  The processing of incoming PRs will be reinstated on October 7th.  This shut down will not impact catalog orders within UProcure nor Pcard transactions outside of Procurement. 

If you have questions, please contact the Contract Administrator assigned to your lab/program.

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

Tuesday, August 13, 2019 to Friday, August 30, 2019

A new Delphi question and answer has been posted about: video conferencing setups.

To learn more about Delphi, visit the Delphi website.

Posted by Sharon Clark at ext. 2948, sclark@ucar.edu

Monday, August 12, 2019 to Monday, August 19, 2019

This week: ~90 appearances in the news media with ~$217,000 in equivalent advertising value

Notable news stories

Solar Cycles End With 'Terminator' Events That Herald New Era Of Activity On Sun, Studies Say (HAO, Scott McIntosh and Mausumi Dikpati)

Newsweek

*The Daily Camera also covered this research.

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AI and Bionic Eyes Are Helping to Contain Raging Wildfires (CISL, David John Gagne)

Bloomberg

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Mega-Trees Are the New Weapon Against Climate Change (CGD, Gordon Bonan)

Daily Beast

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Seafaring robot crashes into iceberg, still finishes scientific trip around Antarctica (CGD, Matthew Long)

Mashable

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COSMIC-2 satellites with Boulder roots should improve weather, hurricane forecasting (COSMIC, Bill Schreiner)

Daily Camera

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Credit agencies affirm UCAR’s bond ratings (UCAR)

BizWest

*Also briefed in the Daily Camera.

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Colorado Governor: Global Warming Threatens Security, Health (NCAR)

U.S. News & World Report

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Can Colorado help in the climate crisis? Congressional committee comes to state seeking guidance (NCAR)

Denver Post

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Social media highlights

Our tweet highlighting the use of the NSF/NCAR HIAPER GV in the OTREC field campaign, based out of Costa Rica, was seen by about 2,500 people.

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

Monday, August 12, 2019 to Monday, August 19, 2019

Contracts would like to remind everyone that UCAR’s 2019 fiscal year end (September 30th) is fast approaching.

Year End Deadlines for Purchase Requisitions:

August 23rd, 5:00 pm - Purchase Requisitions that use indirect funds or renew/extend awards that expire on or before September 30th are due to Contracts.

August 30th, 5:00 pm - Purchase Requisitions for new awards that use direct funds are due to Contracts.

Year-End Procurement - Two Week Moratorium:

In order to allow the Procurement staff to effectively manage fiscal year-end activities (expediting of orders, managing accruals, and procurement closeouts), during the period of September 23 – October 4 procurement will only be processing emergency PRs.  The processing of incoming PRs will be reinstated on October 7th.  This shut down will not impact catalog orders within UProcure nor Pcard transactions outside of Procurement. 

If you have questions, please contact the Contract Administrator assigned to your lab/program.

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

Monday, August 5, 2019 to Monday, September 23, 2019

https://shared.tiaa.org/public/publictools/events/eventswelcome?eventId=1-974ZJ51Take advantage of these long summer days to do some long-term planning!

 

7/25/19 - Supercomputer Center in Cheyenne

There are a few spots still open in Wyoming to meet with Rhett Belcher

Click here to schedule an appointment with Rhett Belcher July 25 in Cheyenne 

 

8/8/19 Mesa Lab Chapman Room 9 - 5

Click here to schedual and appointment with Rhett Belcher at ML

 

8/22/19 Foothills Lab 1002

Click here to schedule an appointment with Rhett Belcher 08/22 @ UCAR Foothills Lab 2

Posted by Nancy Hopek at ext. 8704, hopek@ucar.edu

Monday, July 22, 2019 to Thursday, August 22, 2019

The Elevations Credit Union training sessions are back again! Join in and register for a fun and rewarding learning journey with fellow colleagues to learn strategies for healthy work styles.

What you can expect:

  • One-hour sessions
  • Complimentary lunch
  • Relaxation and fun….

Visit Connect to review the course schedule, descriptions, and more.

Topics Include:

  • July 26: Personal Sustainability: How You Work is Just as Important as What You Do
  • Aug 14: Nutrition for Your Brain: Foods and Nutrients Essential to Cognition, Mood and Memory
  • Sept 13: Hit the Reset Button: Techniques for Vitality and Effectiveness in the Workplace
  • Oct 10: Life Coaching 101: Tangible Steps to Create the Life you Really Want
  • Nov 6: Nutrition for Stress Management: Foods that Decrease Stress and Increase Resilience
  • Dec 5: Design a Harmonious Life: The Seven Daily Habits that Create More Balance in Your Life

Register today; space is limited and based on first-come-first-serve basis:

  • Login to the Connect website
  • Select the EOD Calendar
  • Select the Course Title
  • Select "Click Here To View Dates and Register"
  • Register for your preferred date/time by selecting "Register"

If you have questions, please contact Toni Wallace.

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

Monday, July 8, 2019 to Friday, December 6, 2019

July 1, 2019 – September 6, 2019

Fiber Art by Dianna VanderDoes – Gallery I

Dianna VanderDoes is a fiber artist working in cotton and silk fabric. She combines surface design techniques such as dyeing, painting, image transfer and applique, in layers that she stitches together to create complex images.

Watercolor by Anne Gifford – Gallery II

Anne Gifford began her career as a silkscreen artist. After 25 years of printmaking, she now works with watercolor where she builds successive layers of color to create her vibrantly rich detailed paintings. She has lived in Boulder since 1976 and finds inspiration in the natural beauty of Colorado. On her many walks and hikes throughout the area, Anne is always on the lookout for new imagery. Light, shadows, rocks, water, mountains, canyons, wildlife and whimsy are all part of Anne’s subject matter as she brings her own unique vision to her work.

Art Reception: Saturday July 13th from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm in the Mesa Lab cafe. Light refreshments will be served. Come meet the artists and be inspired by their beautiful artwork!

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

 

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

Monday, July 1, 2019 to Friday, September 6, 2019

The Elevations Credit Union training sessions are back again! Join in and register for a fun and rewarding learning journey with fellow colleagues where we will work together to learn tips, tricks, and strategies for healthy work styles.

What you can expect:

  • One-hour sessions
  • Complimentary lunch
  • Relaxation and fun….

Visit Connect to review the course schedule, descriptions, and more.

Topics Include:

  • "When I Catch Up, Then I Can Relax:" What Thoughts Drive Your Work Habits?
  • Get Off Your Donkey: Incorporating Movement into Your Workday
  • Personal Sustainability: How You Work is Just as Important as What You Do
  • Nutrition for Your Brain: Foods and Nutrients Essential to Cognition, Mood and Memory
  • Hit the Reset Button: Techniques for Vitality and Effectiveness in the Workplace
  • Life Coaching 101: Tangible Steps to Create the Life you Really Want
  • Nutrition for Stress Management: Foods that Decrease Stress and Increase Resilience
  • Design a Harmonious Life: The Seven Daily Habits that Create More Balance in Your Life

Register today; space is limited and based on first-come-first-serve basis:

  • Login to the Connect website
  • Select the EOD Calendar
  • Select the Course Title
  • Select "Click Here To View Dates and Register"
  • Register for your preferred date/time by selecting "Register"

If you have questions, please contact Toni Wallace.

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

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 to Friday, December 20, 2019

Are you interested in visiting a university to teach a class, give a lecture, provide facilities support or host a workshop but need some support making the visit possible?

UVisit was created to get UCAR and NCAR Scientists and Engineers out to the universities for visits lasting anywhere from a few days to a full semester. UVisit can provide travel support to get you out to a university.

Applications can be submitted from faculty at a university or from UCAR/NCAR staff and are accepted year round. For more information and to submit an application visit: https://president.ucar.edu/university-relations/uvisit.

Posted by Kelly Plummer Sherrard at ext. 1658, kellyp@ucar.edu

Tuesday, August 21, 2018 to Friday, September 20, 2019

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