Staff Notes Daily Announcements

Lemon-Coriander Salsa with Grilled Shrimp

This recipe is great as an appetizer or passed hors d'ouevres at a party, enjoy!

Chef Matt Pinter, Center Green

mpinter@ucar.edu

 

Link to Recipe:

Lemon-Coriander Salsa with Grilled Shrimp

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, October 29, 2020 to Sunday, November 29, 2020

Shepherd's Pie

This is a wonderful comfort food that is easy to make and bake. We often serve a version of this in the Cafe’s at UCAR/NCAR. Always good on a cold, snowy day. Enjoy!

We hope you will also join us today at noon for our next episode of Cooking & Beyond: Organizing Your Kitchen (links provided below), see you there.

Neelee Smith, Banquet Captain

nsmith@ucar.edu

 

Links to Event:

Click here to Watch Live

Ask us your Questions on Slido

 

Link to Recipe:

Shepherd's 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

Wednesday, October 28, 2020 to Saturday, November 28, 2020

Split Pea Soup

Here is another great fall recipe, this one is vegetarian but can also be made with other types of bacon. Soup season is just around the corner (.. or here already!)!

Lazaro Lopez, Foothills Assistant Chef

llopez@ucar.edu

 

Link to Recipe:

Split Pea Soup

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, October 27, 2020 to Friday, November 27, 2020

The U-Engage! Book Club is excited to announce our pick for December: How to Change Your Mind by Michael Pollan

When LSD was first discovered in the 1940s, it seemed to researchers, scientists and doctors as if the world might be on the cusp of psychological revolution. It promised to shed light on the deep mysteries of consciousness, as well as offer relief to addicts and the mentally ill. But in the 1960s, with the vicious backlash against the counter-culture, all further research was banned. In recent years, however, work has quietly begun again on the amazing potential of LSD, psilocybin and DMT. Could these drugs in fact improve the lives of many people? Diving deep into this extraordinary world and putting himself forward as a guinea-pig, Michael Pollan has written a remarkable history of psychedelics and a compelling portrait of the new generation of scientists fascinated by the implications of these drugs. How to Change Your Mind is a report from what could very well be the future of human consciousness

We will have limited availability to provide a copy of this book. These will be provided on a first come, first serve basis. All other readers will be responsible for obtaining a copy of the book on their own. 

You can vote for future books by signing up. You are welcome to participate in discussions even if you do not sign up.

We will meet on Wednesday, December 9th from 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM to discuss the December book.

Please reach out to Devon Duncan or Karrey Van Sky if you have questions.

Posted by Devon Duncan at ext. 8716, devonduncan@ucar.edu

Tuesday, October 27, 2020 to Wednesday, December 9, 2020

Chicken Breast Parmesan

Growing up, we always had the holiday tradition of Oyster Stew and Poppy Seed Biscuits. When I moved to Colorado with my family, we started this recipe as a new tradition and have been doing it for over 25 years. My children have carried on this tradition too! We serve it with our favorite pasta, spaghetti sauce, garlic bread, and house salad. It doesn't take long to make and bake, you can make all this and be ready to serve within an hour. I save and dry out the bread for the bread crumbs, and I no longer use margarine, just butter. This recipe can be multiplied, I have personally multiplied it up to 3 times the recipe. Enjoy!

Cathy Ryan, Event Services Coordinator

cathyh@ucar.edu

 

Oven-Roasted Asparagus with Orange Tarragon Aioli

This recipe would be a great side dish to pair with Cathy's recipe for Chicken Breast Parmesan above.

Chef Matt Pinter, Center Green

mpinter@ucar.edu

 

Links to Recipes:

Chicken Breast Parmesan

Oven-Roasted Asparagus with Orange Tarragon Aioli

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, October 26, 2020 to Thursday, November 26, 2020

Hello UCAR|NCAR, We are now accepting applications for the 2021 Summer Internships in Parallel Computational Science. The application deadline for the 2021 SIParCS program is January 8, 2021 at 4pm Mountain Time.   Please share this widely with your networks and prospective interns!

This year we are offering undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to work with 12 projects ranging in topic from machine learning, data science, software engineering, data assimilation, digital asset management, visualization, and application optimization/parallelization in HPC among others. For students interested in applying, please review our project statements of work.

Share this notice widely to students who may be interested in an internship at NCAR next summer. International Students who are eligible to work in the U.S. are welcomed and encouraged to apply.

As always, if you have any questions about the program or the application process, you can reach us at siparcs@ucar.edu

Posted by Virginia Do at ext. 1249, siparcs@ucar.edu

Thursday, October 22, 2020 to Thursday, January 7, 2021

Supervisor Orientation is now available as a seven-hour virtual training, spread out over three weeks. This program is designed to give supervisors a high-level understanding of their role and responsibilities in our organization. This orientation is required for all new supervisors, and is highly recommended for current supervisors or anyone interested in exploring advancement to a supervisory role. The training highlights the responsibilities and legal duties of supervisors and applies these to real-world scenarios. The session focuses on issue-spotting and how to address legal situations through the life cycle of an employee (hiring, performance management, end of employment). We tell you what you need to know as a supervisor about harassment, discrimination, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Family Medical Leave Act, wage and hour laws, workplace safety, and much more. If you are interested in signing up for Supervisor Orientation please do the following:

  1. Navigate to WD Learning
  2. Select “Browse Learning”
  3. Type “UCAR Virtual Supervisor Orientation” in the search bar and select the course
  4. Click the orange “enroll” button
  5. Select a date and submit (if a particular class is full, you can add yourself to the waitlist. You will be automatically enrolled if space becomes available)

If you have questions about Supervisor Orientation, contact Mary Helen Matthews regarding training content, or Devon Duncan for help with Workday registration. We look forward to having you join us!

Warmly,

The LEAD Team

Mary Helen Matthews (Office of General Counsel)

Carolyn Brinkworth, Kristen Aponte, and Katy Putsavage (Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion)

Sue Brundege, Toni Wallace, and Devon Duncan (Talent & Learning Development)

Posted by Devon Duncan at ext. 8716, devonduncan@ucar.edu

Tuesday, October 20, 2020 to Wednesday, May 19, 2021

The Elevations Credit Union training sessions are back again; they are being provided virtually! 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.

Virtual sessions will be provided 1x per month starting September 1, 2020 through January 13, 2021. All sessions can be accessed by signing into Workday Learning and searching for “Elevations Wellness Course”. The first session will be offered next week.

Make the Most of Trying Circumstances: September 1, 3-4 PM

What do you do when you’re stressed, over scheduled, or just don’t feel well but have to meet with a client, finish a project, or attend a last-minute meeting? Instead of compromising your health and performance by panicking, muscling your way through, or giving up, learn how to make the most of them. In this session, you’ll learn why stressful situations inhibit your ability to think and act clearly. How to tap into your resourcefulness and find practical simple solutions you can implement immediately to change your circumstances.

Register today; space is limited and based on a first-come-first-served basis. For registration questions, contact Devon Duncan or Beth Swanson.

Posted by Devon Duncan at ext. 8716, devonduncan@ucar.edu

Tuesday, August 25, 2020 to Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Leadership Exploration and Development (LEAD) is a six-month interactive, virtual program that provides supervisors with fundamental concepts, tools and skills related to: (1) what it means to be a supervisor, (2) effective communication, (3) creating an ethical, diverse, and welcoming environment, (4) managing staff performance, (5) maximizing employee potential and growth through coaching, and (6) building high performance teams.

Included in this six-month program are 22 (two hours each) live virtual learning sessions; peer cohorts to enhance group learning and mentoring; and assignments between learning sessions to put new ideas and strategies to work in your role as a supervisor.

You may register for this program in Workday. View the course description and dates, and register as soon as possible. These sessions are expected to fill up quickly and are on a first come first served basis. If you register for a program that is already full, you will be placed on a waitlist and automatically be registered if a space becomes available. LEAD participation and program expectations can be viewed here.

For registration questions, contact Devon Duncan.

 

The LEAD Team

Sue Brundege, Toni Wallace, Devon Duncan (Human Resources)

Carolyn Brinkworth, Kristen Aponte, Katy Putsavage (Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion)

Mary Helen Matthews (Office of General Counsel)

Posted by Devon Duncan at ext. 8716, devonduncan@ucar.edu

Wednesday, August 19, 2020 to Tuesday, March 16, 2021

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

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