Staff Notes Daily Announcements

Manhattan Clam Chowder

This is a hearty tomato based clam chowder, which is unlike the traditional New England, cream based clam chowder. It is delicious and an East coast favorite!

Happy National Soup Month!

Chef Michael Briski, Foothills


Be sure to check out all of our shared recipes online at What’s Cooking?!

Or access them through our UCAR Event Services website  


Posted by Sylvia Ng at ext. 1158,

Tuesday, January 19, 2021 to Friday, February 19, 2021

Are you interested in writing opinion pieces, blogs, or other articles for broad audiences, including experts in different geoscience disciplines and the science-interested public? The UCAR Communications Office is sponsoring a lunch-and-learn session with Eos editor-in-chief Heather Goss and science editor Tim Oleson. They will discuss how to write compelling and informative pieces for Eos. Their advice can also be applied to writing more broadly.

The online session will run from noon to 1 p.m. on Thursday, January 28. Please register in advance:



Posted by David Hosansky at ext. 8611,

Tuesday, January 19, 2021 to Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Are you interested in K-12 education and public outreach? If so, please join your colleagues in an online Zoom discussion about this topic on Tuesday, January 26 from 2:30-3:30 pm. During this meeting, we will share updates on education and outreach efforts happening across the organization, discuss ideas for collaborations across groups, and discuss new ideas for education and outreach efforts we want to consider doing in the future.

To RSVP, please send an email to Shaun Bush at and you'll be added to the calendar invite.

If you would like to discuss or share anything at the meeting, please add it to our agenda. This is a living document that you can fill out before and during the meeting.

In addition, if you haven't already signed up for the email list for this group (, please email Emily Snode-Brenneman at and let her know that you would like to be added to the list to get notifications about education and outreach opportunities.

We hope to see you at the meeting!

Posted by Emily Snode-Brenneman at ext. 2579,

Tuesday, January 19, 2021 to Tuesday, January 26, 2021

SPEAKER:                Prof. April Hiscox, Department of Geography, University of South Carolina

DATE:                        January 26, 2021

TIME:                         3:30 - 4:30 pm


RECORDING:           This webcast will be recorded and uploaded to the NCAR Earth Observing Laboratory YouTube Channel

QUESTIONS:            Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions via Slido immediately following the talk.



The Stable Atmospheric Variability And Transport (SAVANT) field campaign, collected data to understand the atmospheric characteristics during nocturnal drainage flows in shallow gullies. SAVANT was focused on understanding the complexities of the stable boundary layer. The campaign produced a rich dataset from ISS and ISFS facilities. Two Aerosol lidars and one Doppler lidar monitored the evolution of flow structure and movement of a tracer plume. This presentation will provide results of the initial investigation of drainage flow occurrences and their structure from the post-processed LiDAR data. Some of the key differences in turbulence observed due to the harvesting of crops will also be presented.


If you have any questions about the seminar, reach out to Jacquie Witte or Melissa Ward.

Posted by Melissa Ward at ext. 8713,

Monday, January 18, 2021 to Tuesday, January 26, 2021

French Toast with Fresh Raspberry Butter

I enjoy making French Toast when I have bread that's slightly dried out or coarse in texture. I switch up what I serve with it to give a different flavor profile like maple syrup or assorted flavors of syrup. But I really like serving it with a “Fresh Raspberry Butter” that you can also serve on pancakes, waffles or bagels. You can substitute the raspberries for blackberries, blueberries, strawberries or cherries - or even try it with crushed pineapple! I found this recipe in a “Farmers Market Cookbook “ and hope you enjoy this for brunch over the weekend!

Cathy Ryan, Event Services Coordinator


Link to Recipes:

French Toast with Fresh Raspberry Butter

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,

Friday, January 15, 2021 to Monday, February 15, 2021

Our organization’s new, central staff portal “Sundog” is coming soon! Here are some of the exciting features Sundog will bring:

Sundog is designed to make information for staff easy to find and monitor. Three key features will help you say goodbye to browser bookmarks for good (at least for internal info): search, watches, and favorites.

Check out the No Bookmarks Needed preview document for more information about these features. The functionality described will be available when Sundog launches and will become even more robust as additional information is added to the site.

Don't forget to also check out the Sundog Forums preview, and keep an eye out for more on Sundog features, tips, and tricks in the coming weeks.

About Sundog Sundogs are a phenomenon formed when sunlight is refracted through tiny ice crystals in the atmosphere, causing bright spots of light around the Sun. They are most visible when the Sun is near the horizon, rising or setting. Our new staff portal will also be a place that brings bright spots of light to employees and a place to start and end their days.

Posted by Cassie Frankovich at ext. 2104,

Friday, January 15, 2021 to Sunday, February 28, 2021

Dear colleagues,

We wanted to make you aware of a small NCAR funding opportunity for diversity, equity and inclusion related education & outreach activities in your lab. We are inviting submissions from existing programs/activities that we have funded in the past, as well as new ideas. Activities should support the strategic goals and activities for NCAR Education & Outreach as outlined in the NCAR E&O Strategic Plan. New activities that build on and strengthen ongoing activities are encouraged. The total funding available is $70K, and we are not setting an upper limit per request.

Please submit your request here:  2021 NCAR E&O Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Proposal Request

Renewal funding will only require a short paragraph and a budget request.

For new ideas we ask for:

  • description of the activity, including staff involved, audiences served,
  • the plan for evaluation of the activity’s impact,
  • how it links to the NCAR E&O Strategic Plan, and
  • detailed budget (please also list any co-funding from the lab).


Additional guidance can be found here:  2021 NCAR E&O Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Proposal Guidance

Application deadline is February 15, 2021 with funding being awarded by March 10, 2021. Funds need to be spent by March 31, 2022.

For questions about this funding please contact Paula Fisher (

Posted by Paula Fisher at ext. 1328,

Thursday, January 14, 2021 to Friday, January 29, 2021

Jalapeño Meatballs

Hope you had a chance to check out Chef Nancy's recipe for meatballs yesterday. Here is my take on a meatball recipe that is great for the winter time. My family loves meatballs and this recipe can be eaten with tortillas, chips, or rice. Enjoy!

Lazaro Lopez, Foothills Assistant Chef


Link to Recipe:

Jalapeño Meatballs

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,

Thursday, January 14, 2021 to Sunday, February 14, 2021

The WebMod2 team is seeking volunteers to help with web accessibility testing for our new staff intranet portal, Sundog. Experience using a screen reader is helpful but not required. Your user experience and feedback will help make staff information accessible for people with disabilities.

Testing includes completing a short list of tasks in Sundog, providing feedback, and participating in a brief accessibility virtual meeting. The estimated total amount of time required per volunteer is one hour.

If you're interested in volunteering, please email Web Consultant Beth Kolakowski (contact information below).

Posted by Beth Kolakowski at ext. 2104,

Thursday, January 14, 2021 to Sunday, January 31, 2021


Meatballs really do burst in your mouth with flavor! And is there any word that sounds more delicious than meatball?  Well, unless you’re vegetarian -- and even then I can make a pretty mean case for really tasty vegetarian meatballs! What makes the “meat” is in the eye of the beholder, right?!

Meatballs are made everywhere from just about any meat or vegetable plus fillers of bread, binder, and seasoning. This recipe is a basic meatball made with beef & pork. They are typically sautéed, roasted, grilled, stewed, poached, or cooked in spaghetti sauce -- then served as sandwiches, skewers, salads, enjoyed with potatoes & gravy, or on a plate by themselves with sauce. Or make sure you have a nice crusty loaf of bread ready to serve with this one, because you may not want any pasta!

Look out for the latest Life is a Banquet, Taste Everything! video on making Boxty set to drop TODAY!

Chef Nancy Bottlemy, Mesa Lab


Link to Recipe:


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,

Wednesday, January 13, 2021 to Saturday, February 13, 2021


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