Staff Notes Daily Announcements

Quick Peanut Salmon Bowl

“There are nights where I just fail at dinner.

I get stressed. I get busy. I forget to thaw the pork loin. You name it, I’ve probably done it.

So I keep canned goods on hand. When I’ve got the time to can my own, I will (I swear), but for now I use store bought. And thank goodness I always have rice on hand, with a rice cooker to save my forgetful butt.

When I’ve had a day that makes dinner rough, I pick a protein (I mostly keep canned fish on hand and rotate tuna and salmon frequently) and roast it. It gets nice color and texture, and my kids just honestly fight me less when something comes out of an oven instead of a can when they see it.

Sometimes I roast the vegetables and sometimes I have to quick cook in the microwave but they’re a lot better in the oven.

But what makes it is the sauce.

Anything sweet and salty is going to be devoured in my house. Anything. Teriyaki, fruit gastrique, and especially peanut sauce. The tangy soy, and sweetness in the coconut and sugar help to cover any residual “can” flavor that the items may have picked up along the way and even my picky kid will eat a green that’s covered in sauce.

If you’re hurting for time, canned proteins and vegetables are absolutely your friend. They heat up quickly, making life just a little bit easier when you’ve forgotten to plan for dinner, gotten home late, or just don’t want to make anything fancy."

Samantha Fuller, Mesa Lab Assistant Chef

safuller@ucar.edu

 

Link to Recipe:

Quick Peanut Salmon Bowl

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

Friday, May 8, 2020 to Monday, June 8, 2020

BBQ Beef, Beans, and Biscuits

"I got this recipe from the coupon section of the Sunday paper, years ago! Hope you like these!"

Mary Freeman, Event Services Generalist

mfreeman@ucar.edu

 

Link to Recipe:

BBQ Beef, Beans, and Biscuits

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, May 7, 2020 to Sunday, June 7, 2020

Pizza Fondue

"Pizza fondue was a treat at my house growing up when we were stuck inside on a snowy day. My Mom made it fun with cubes of bread, bread sticks, toast strips, and toasted english muffin chunks. No need for a 70's fondue set, we used forks."

Chef Nancy Bottlemy, Mesa Lab

bottlemy@ucar.edu

 

Link to Recipe:

Pizza Fondue

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, May 6, 2020 to Saturday, June 6, 2020

Grilled Baja Shrimp

To celebrate Cinco de Mayo, here's a delicious recipe from our Center Green Chef, Matthew Pinter.

mpinter@ucar.edu

 

Agua de Jamaica or Hibiscus Tea

"Hibiscus can be slightly tart but super refreshing as an agua fresca that is popular in Latin and Caribbean countries as it tends to grow in tropical climates. The first time I had this drink was in Mexico while living and cooking for an intentional community. I thought it was the best drink in the world while it was also one of my favorite times in life so it definitely brings back good memories! I could never recreate it exactly but here’s a simple version which I prefer to keep unsweetened to minimize sugar consumption but you can try adding whatever you like, such as lime zest, mint, clove, or ginger; you could also add some apple slices and a dash of honey for a touch of sweetness. It has a high amount of vitamin C so it’s great for your immune system, which you definitely want during these times."

Sylvia Ng, Event Services Coordinator

sylviang@ucar.edu

 

Links to Recipes:

Grilled Baja Shrimp

Agua de Jamaica or Hibiscus Tea

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, May 5, 2020 to Friday, June 5, 2020

Breaded Chicken Thighs Over Braised Kale & Portobello Mushrooms

"This is a very versatile recipe that you can serve with wild rice, pasta, creamy polenta, or even with a side of mashed potatoes.  It’s a very healthy and simple dish.  Bon Appetit!"

Chef Mike Briski, Foothills

briski@ucar.edu

 

Link to Recipe:

Breaded Chicken Thighs Over Braised Kale & Portobello Mushrooms

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, May 4, 2020 to Thursday, June 4, 2020

Due to the current situation regarding COVID-19, the first Unified Forecast System (UFS) Users’ Workshop will be held virtually online, from 27-29 July, 2020. The aim of the workshop remains to establish an annual forum to exchange ideas, advance education on applying the UFS, and embrace the full potential of the community to support and help improve the UFS modeling and prediction system. A diverse group of participants from across the weather enterprise are encouraged to participate and engage in this forum, with the following main objectives:

Inform attendees of the most recent updates to the UFS, including programmatic and technical information Illustrate the capabilities of the UFS and inform the community how they can contribute to the development and improvement of the UFS Showcase experiences related to various aspects of the modeling system (atmosphere, ocean, sea ice, dynamics, physics, data assimilation, verification, etc.) and different range of applications (short-term up to seasonal, global, regional, hurricane, air quality, etc.)

The following logistical modifications have been made relative to holding a virtual forum: Registration is now free but required (all registration fees received previously will be fully refunded)

Deadlines have been extended:

  • Abstract submission deadline: 07 June
  • Abstract acceptance notification: 06 July
  • Agenda available: 13 July
  • Registration closes: 20 July

Student/postdoc travel support will be provided for the second UFS Users’ Workshop planned for summer 2021

For more information, please view the workshop website at the following link: https://dtcenter.org/events/2020/ufs-users-workshop.

 

Posted by Jenny Bolton at ext. 2852, jbolton@ucar.edu

Wednesday, April 29, 2020 to Monday, July 27, 2020

Now that we are all working from home, this may be a great time for you to explore some virtual training, education or certificate programs that support your work and advance your professional or career development. We’d like to highlight two key learning benefits that UCAR offers to all employees: Workday Learning and the Education Assistance program.

Workday Learning, a component of Workday, is a Learning Management System (LMS) that combines professional development, peer learning, and required training into a single intuitive application, so employees can engage in learning at their own time and pace.

Although many of you have already taken advantage of Workday Learning, we’d like to share some highlights around the new learning opportunities available to all employees. In addition, we’d like to introduce you to the extensive elearning content provided by LinkedIn Learning (formerly Lynda.com) through Workday!

For example, if you’re interested in exploring self-care and wellness resources on LinkedIn Learning, check out these videos.

For more details, read the Workday Learning and LinkedIn Learning FAQ.

UCAR's Education Assistance Program assists eligible employees by offering financial support for qualifying educational programs, such as course work or degrees from accredited educational institutions, or certification programs through professional societies. Self-directed learning—such as taking elearning courses through Workday Learning or work-related seminars or conferences—is not covered by this program, but may be supported by your lab, program, or department.

For more information on how to take advantage of this great employee benefit, visit the UCAR Education Assistance Program webpage, email Stefania Damiani or call her at x8715.

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

Monday, March 30, 2020 to Thursday, December 31, 2020

It is finally here, the Leadership Exploration and Development (LEAD) program for Supervisors! This is a six-month program (one full day per month), that equips supervisors at all levels with the critical concepts, strategies, skills, and resources needed to effectively manage and lead staff.

LEAD is for supervisors and there are 30 seats available for the first six-month program. Enrollment is based on a first come, first served basis: please enroll as soon as possible. If you find that the program is full, continue to enroll so you will be placed on the waitlist. This will also help our training team capture your interest for the next six-month session of LEAD that will be scheduled in the near future.

ENROLLMENT INSTRUCTIONS:

  • Log into Workday
  • Click the 'Learning' icon
  • Look under recently added for 'LEAD: Supervisor Training'
  • Select the orange 'Enroll' button
  • Select the course and then 'OK'

IMPORTANT: Once you have enrolled, please add the program dates, times and locations to your Google calendar.

If you have questions about LEAD, please contact a member of the LEAD Team: Sue Brundege, Toni Wallace (Human Resources), Carolyn Brinkworth, Kristen Aponte, or Katy Putsavage (Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion), Mary Helen Matthews (Office of General Counsel).

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

Tuesday, March 10, 2020 to Wednesday, September 30, 2020

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