Staff Notes Daily Calendar Events

Friday, March 13, 2020 - 9:00am

ACOM jointly with the Universities and Research Organizations in the Front Range invites you to attend a community gathering on atmospheric chemistry and air quality.

Air pollution is now regarded as the number one “killer” ahead of cigarette smoking and alcohol/drug use. Research conducted to investigate processes related to atmospheric chemistry and aerosol microphysics is essential to address societal issues linked to bad air quality and climate change. This workshop will provide an opportunity for scientists and students in the Colorado Front Range to open a dialogue about their research through discussions and poster sessions.

Keynote Speakers Emily Fischer, Colorado State University and recipient of the AGU James B. Macelwane Medal Anthony N. Gerber, National Jewish Health

Limited seating, please register.

Friday, 13 March 2020 9AM TO 4PM NCAR Center Green Campus Lunch will be provided.

Type of event:
Workshop
Building:
CG1
Room:
Auditorium

Posted by Bonnie Slagel (bonnie@ucar.edu) at x8318
Hosting lab/division or program:
ACOM
Will this event be webcast?
No
Thursday, February 13, 2020 - 12:00pm

Are you looking for new ways to share your science and research innovations? Are you wary of the potential pitfalls of social media? Join the NCAR | UCAR Communications Team and the Office of General Counsel for a special Lunch-n-Learn about using strategic social media practices to share your science. This presentation will highlight general strategic tips and best practices for Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook, plus the things to avoid. We will also have the opportunity for some Q&A to address your specific questions and concerns about using social media.

Please join us in FL2-1001 from noon - 1pm.  Should you be unable to attend in person, this Lunch-n-Learn will be webcast.  Join the webcast.

Building:
FL2
Room:
1001

Posted by Wendy Anderson (wolson@ucar.edu) at x8874
Tuesday, March 31, 2020 - 11:00am

Title: Discrepancy in radiative feedbacks between models and observations tied to models' inability to reproduce tropical Pacific temperature changes

Speaker: Cristian Proistosescu, University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign

Date: Tuesday 31, March 2020

Time: 11 am - 12 pm

*Refreshments at 10:45*

Location: Mesa Lab, Main Seminar Room, ML-132

Abstract:  Earth's climate sensitivity to CO2 forcing is determined by its net radiative feedback, which quantifies how much more energy is radiated to space for a given increase in surface temperature.  Estimates from present day observations of temperature and earth's energetic imbalance yield a strongly negative radiative feedback, or, equivalently, a very low climate sensitivity. This value lies outside the range of net radiative feedbacks in coupled climate models. This discrepancy in radiative feedbacks can be linked to discrepancies between models and observations in the pattern of historical sea-surface temperature (SST) anomalies that drive tropical atmospheric circulation and radiative damping.  Indeed, we find that an atmospheric model forced with observed SSTs (CAM5 AMIP) yields a net feedback that is consistent with observational estimates, but up to three times more negative than that from the same period (2000-2017) in historical simulations where the same atmospheric model is coupled to a dynamical ocean model (CESM1 Large Ensemble).

To understand the role natural variability plays in this discrepancy, we compare the radiative feedbacks generated by the observed pattern of SSTs to those within the CESM1 large ensemble over the same period. The large ensemble produces a wide range of feedbacks due to internal variability alone. Yet, global radiative feedbacks (cloud feedbacks in particular) generated by observed warming patterns are far outside the range of natural variability in the ensemble. Using both a Green's function approach, as well as a simple metric based on the East-West tropical pacific gradient, we show that none of the control simulations of CMIP5 climate models can generate sufficiently large natural variability to explain the discrepancy between models and observations. We conclude that the discrepancy in SST patterns, and the resulting discrepancy in radiative feedbacks, is caused by the inability of models to  simulate either natural variability or the forced response over the recent historical period.

For more information contact Tracy Baker, tbaker@ucar.edu, 303-497-1366

Type of event:
Seminar/Symposium
Building:
Mesa Lab
Room:
ML-132

Posted by Tracy Baker (tbaker@ucar.edu) at x1366
Hosting lab/division or program:
CGD
Will this event be webcast?
Yes - ML-Main Seminar Room with chat - http://www.fin.ucar.edu/it/mms/v2/ml-msr-chat.html
Tuesday, February 4, 2020 - 11:00am

Title: Advances in modeling interactions between sea ice and ocean surface waves

Speaker: Lettie Roach, University of Washington

Date: Tuesday, 4 February 2020

Time: 11 am - 12 pm

*Refreshments at 10:45*

Location: Mesa Lab, Main Seminar Room, ML-132

Abstract: Sea ice, composed of a mosaic of individual floes, is a critical component of the coupled polar climate system. Over recent decades, the Arctic has changed dramatically: sea ice has declined in areal extent and age, the ice-free season has lengthened and there is enhanced ocean surface wave activity.  These changes may result in feedbacks not yet included in coupled climate models.

In this talk, I will present new developments to the sea ice model CICE, a component of CESM, that allow us to represent two-way interactions between sea ice and ocean surface waves for the first time. Besides sea ice thickness and concentration, the model can now additionally represent sub-grid-scale variations in sea ice floe size. Floe sizes evolve subject to melting, freezing, new ice formation, welding, and fracture by ocean surface waves. Global model experiments with wave-ice coupling highlight the large role played by ocean surface waves in determining the fragmentation of sea ice. These results have motivated new ongoing observational work to capture the complexity of the sea ice system. Finally, I will discuss how this work opens up new opportunities to investigate feedback processes that are potentially of importance in the `new Arctic’.

For more information contact Tracy Baker, tbaker@ucar.edu, 303-497-1366

Type of event:
Seminar/Symposium
Building:
Mesa Lab
Room:
ML-132

Posted by Tracy Baker (tbaker@ucar.edu) at x1366
Hosting lab/division or program:
CGD
Will this event be webcast?
Yes - ML-Main Seminar Room with chat - http://www.fin.ucar.edu/it/mms/v2/ml-msr-chat.html
Tuesday, January 28, 2020 - 11:00am

Title: The Atmospheric Signature of Southern Ocean Carbon Fluxes

Speaker: Matt Long, NCAR

Date: Tuesday, 28 January 2020

Time: 11AM - 12PM

*Refreshments at 10:45*

Location: Mesa Lab, Main Seminar Room, ML-132

Abstract:

The Southern Ocean is a critical component of the global carbon cycle, but air-sea carbon dioxide fluxes in the region are poorly constrained by observations and models.

In this talk, I present a comprehensive analysis of regional atmospheric carbon dioxide observations from aircraft and surface monitoring stations; these data show a spatially coherent depletion of carbon dioxide in the lower atmosphere over the Southern Ocean during austral summer and a more homogeneous distribution in winter. I demonstrate that summertime carbon dioxide depletion in the lower atmosphere is directly attributable to Southern Ocean air-sea exchange. The observations suggest that the Southern Ocean is a strong carbon dioxide sink during summer and the magnitude of this sink has likely strengthened over the past 15 years. This analysis has important implications for quantifying and detecting changes in the Southern Ocean carbon sink.

Type of event:
Seminar/Symposium
Building:
Mesa Lab
Room:
ML-132

Posted by Tracy Baker (tbaker@ucar.edu) at x1366
Hosting lab/division or program:
CGD
Will this event be webcast?
Yes - ML-Main Seminar Room with chat - http://www.fin.ucar.edu/it/mms/v2/ml-msr-chat.html
Tuesday, January 28, 2020 - 2:00pm

CISL Visitor Program (CVP) Seminar - On the way to robust methods for training Artificial Neural Networks for time integrating PDEs

Speaker: Dr. Martin Schreiber, Technical University of Munich

Time integration of PDEs to simulate the atmosphere is a non-trivial task once considering wallclock time as well as accuracy constraints. There are claims about machine learning with neural networks being able to approximate high-dimensional spaces as well as non-linearities due to the activation functions used. This motivates an investigation of their suitability to overcome time step restrictions in the context of dynamical cores. 

This work targets exploiting neural networks for temporal integration of PDEs using large time step sizes beyond the CFL condition. We design the underlying neural network with an inspiration from exponential integrators: Instead of using arbitrary off-the-shelf neural networks in a blackbox fashion, we will design neural networks to reflect as a first step the underlying linear terms.First, purely linear one-dimensional problems will be discussed and problems of high errors when using state-of-the-art gradient-based optimizers, which interestingly already exists for linear optimization of neural networks. As a first step towards a robust training, this will be overcome with a reformulation to a linear optimization problem and using a preconditioned conjugate gradient solvers as an optimizer. As a second part, possible extensions to non-linear problems will be discussed. 

Biography:

Dr. Martin Schreiber started his doctorate in 2010 at the Technical University of Munich where he developed new and cutting edge algorithms for dynamical adaptive meshes leading to certain quasi-optimal properties and highly efficient parallelization on shared as well as distributed memory systems, hence being ready for future (exascale) HPC architectures. He has investigated and collaborated on resource-aware programming on all levels of computer hardware and software development. This has led to various multi-disciplinary publications. In 2015 he was appointed as a proleptic lecturer at the University of Exeter in the Department of Mathematics. Here, he initialized collaborations across a wide field of areas and also represented the university in the OpenPOWER group. In 2018 he rejoined TUM as a researcher and lecturer. His main research focus is on novel time integration methods, including parallel-in-time methods, for large-scale massively parallel high-performance computing architectures enhancing climate and weather simulations.

Date: Tuesday, January 28, 2020 Time: 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Location: Mesa Lab, Chapman Room

Type of event:
Seminar/Symposium
Building:
Mesa Lab
Room:
ML 245 -Chapman Room

Posted by Lisa Larson (larsonl@ucar.edu) at x1858
Will this event be webcast?
No
Thursday, March 26, 2020 - 9:00am

The next NCAR Python tutorial is being planned for the spring of 2020.  Currently, we are planning 3 separate events:

  • Beginner Track:  March 26-27, 2020
  • Intermediate Track:  April 6-7, 2020
  • Hackathon:  April 8-10, 2020

The Beginner and Intermediate/Hackathon events are separated by a week to give beginners time to digest new information before (if they wish) attending the Intermediate tutorial and the Hackathon.

The Beginner Track tutorial is intended to introduce participants to the basics, such as Git, GitHub, Jupyter Notebooks & Lab, the Python Language, itself, as well as common Python packages such as Numpy, Pandas, Matplotlib, and Cartopy.

The Intermediate Track tutorial is designed to build upon the basic information, covering such things as Xarray, Dask, Holoviews, Intake and Intake-ESM, as well as covering how to solve common real-world problems with these tools, such as computing climatologies, dealing with unstructured grids, etc.

The Hackathon is designed to give participants a chance to use their new knowledge in the development of a tangible project that can be shared and used for real science, or just to provide participants with the opportunity to try out their new skills!

If you are interested in attending any, or all, of these events, we ask that you register herePlease note that you may change your registration at a later date, so if you are interested but can't be certain you can or will attend, we ask you to indicate as much in the registration form (e.g., by indicating "Maybe" when aswering questions about whether you will attend).  For more information, email Kevin Paul.

Type of event:
Tutorial/Training
Building:
Mesa Lab
Room:
ML-132 Main Seminar Room

Posted by Kevin Paul (kpaul@ucar.edu) at x2441
Hosting lab/division or program:
CGD, TDD
Will this event be webcast?
No
Thursday, January 30, 2020 - 11:30am

The NCAR | UCAR Communications Team is back for another round of Cookies with Comms! We provide the cookies, you bring your questions and updates on your research/projects.

As we have done in the past, we will be visiting each of the campus cafeterias during lunchtime over the next two weeks. Stop by our table anytime 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. (locations and dates below) and enjoy a free cookie while the team answers your media, presentation, and branding questions. No question? No problem! Stop by, grab a cookie, and fill us in on your latest projects.

Locations and dates:

Foothills (FL) cafeteria: Thursday, Jan. 23

Mesa Lab (ML) cafeteria/atrium: Tuesday, Jan. 28

Center Green (CG) cafeteria/atrium: Thursday, Jan. 30

Type of event:
No event type category
Building:
Cafeteria

Posted by Ali Branscombe (abran@ucar.edu) at x8609
Will this event be webcast?
No
Tuesday, January 28, 2020 - 3:30pm

SPEAKER:       Professor GyuWon Lee, Kyungpook National University, Republic of Korea

DATE:               January 28, 2020

TIME:                3:30 - 4:30 pm

LOCATION:    FL2-1001 Small Seminar Room

ABSTRACT

The understanding and predicting of winter precipitation over complex terrain is challenging due to the highly variable nature of snowfall. As a World Meteorological Organization (WMO)’s World Weather Research Program (WWRP), ICE-POP 2018 (International Collaborative Experiments for Pyeongchang 2018 Olympic and Paralympic winter games) was held in the PyeongChang region during November 2018 to April 2019 with contribution from 29 agencies from 12 countries. The scientific goal was to understand the precipitation processes over complex terrain during the cold season and to improve the numerical model based on understanding derived from the intensive observation as well as direct utilization of these observational data.

During the field campaign, dense observational networks of upper air (two wind profilers, eight soundings, ship, and aircraft), surface stations (64 stations), remote sensing (three S-Pol, one S-band, two C-band, three X-Pol, one Ku/Ka-Pol radars, and three Doppler lidars), microphysics (2DVD, PIP, Parsivel, MRR, POSS, MASC, Pluvio, and so on) were implemented. The network of the supersite was designed to explore the evolution of precipitation along and across atmospheric flows.

The field experiment with intensive observation has ended and the data analysis and the quality control of data has started. I will show all different types of microphysical products including precipitation types and maps, microphysical information, the three dimensional structure of precipitation and winds, and model re-analysis. I will further provide an overview of phenomena, some statistical results, and preliminary results.

Type of event:
Seminar/Symposium
Building:
FL2
Room:
FL2-1001 Small Seminar Room

Posted by Melissa Ward (mward@ucar.edu) at x8713
Will this event be webcast?
Wednesday, February 12, 2020 - 2:00pm

Field-Aligned Modelling of Solar Flares: Testing Theories and Interpreting Observations

With the fortune of increasingly high-quality data comes the need for state-of-the-art numerical models to forward model observables for model-data comparisons. These are required to both help extract and interpret what information observations carry, and (most importantly) to determine if theories stands up to the stubborn reality of observations. Field-aligned (i.e. 1D) loop models of solar flares allow us to study the detailed microphysics and complex feedback between radiation and hydrodynamics at the high spatial and temporal resolution demanded during flares. This is particularly true of the solar chromosphere and transition region, where the bulk of flare energy is deposited, and where the majority of the enhanced radiative output originates. However, flares are, of course, 3D phenomena, so how can we bridge the gap from 1D to 3D as we work towards fully 3D flare models? In this colloquium I will (1) summarise the current flare loop models and modelling approach, (2) show, using white light solar flares (WLFs), how critically attacking models with observations can indicate if new ingredients to theory are required, and (3) showcase recent efforts that aim to model optically thin emission that includes 3D effects by using a detailed 1D loop simulation to build a data-constrained flare arcade.

Type of event:
Seminar/Symposium
Building:
CG1
Room:
2126

Posted by Sheryl Shapiro (sheryls@ucar.edu) at x1567
Hosting lab/division or program:
HAO
Will this event be webcast?
Wednesday, January 29, 2020 - 2:00pm

Solar Irradiance Effects on the Upper Atmosphere on Time Scales from Minutes to Multi-Decadal

The upper atmosphere (thermosphere and ionosphere) is a coupled system that is predominantly driven by external forcing. The external forcing consists of solar irradiance, the coupling between the magnetosphere and the upper atmosphere, and the coupling between the mesosphere and the upper atmosphere. The external forcing from solar irradiance, the magnetosphere, and the lower atmopshere, together with internal processes within the system, drive complex temporal and spatial variabilities. In this presentation, I will address upper atmosphere variability driven by solar irradiance, on time scales from minutes to multi-decadal, using model simulations and datasets. Solar irradiance is the primary energy input to the upper atmosphere. The thermosphere absorbs solar irradiance in the soft X-ray Ultra-Violet (XUV, 1–30 nm), Extreme Ultra-Violet (EUV, 30–120 nm), and Far Ultra-Violet (FUV, 120–200 nm). Solar irradiance ionizes, dissociates, and excites thermospheric constituents, creates the ionosphere, and heats the thermosphere. The time scales that will be addressed include minutes to hours due to solar flares, diurnal, solar-rotational, annual/semiannual, solar-cycle, and multi-decadal. The models used are the NCAR Thermosphere-Ionosphere-Electrodynamics General Circulation Model (TIE-GCM) and Whole Atmosphere Community Climate Model with thermosphere and ionosphere eXtension (WACCM-X). Solar irradiance is provided by the Flare Irradiance Spectral Model (FISM) and data observed by the NASA Thermosphere Ionosphere Mesosphere Energetics Dynamics Solar EUV Experiment (TIMED/SEE). The datasets include thermosphere mass density measured by the Challenging Minisatellite Payload (CHAMP) satellite and derived from satellite drag data, thermosphere composition data measured by the NASA Thermosphere Ionosphere Mesosphere Energetics Dynamics Global UltraViolet Imager (TIMED/GUVI) and the NASA Global-scale Observations of the Limb and Disk (GOLD), and total electron content data from the Global Positioning System (GPS) network.

Type of event:
Seminar/Symposium
Building:
CG1
Room:
2126

Posted by Sheryl Shapiro (sheryls@ucar.edu) at x1567
Hosting lab/division or program:
HAO
Will this event be webcast?
Tuesday, January 28, 2020 - 2:30pm

Are you interested in K-12 education and public outreach? If so, please join your colleagues in a discussion about this topic on Tuesday, January 28th, from 2:30-3:45 pm in FL4-1201 (Unidata conference room). 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 sbush@ucar.edu and you'll be added to the calendar invite. A Google Hangout link will be included for those who are unable to attend this meeting in person.

In addition, if you haven't already signed up for the email list for this group (k12@ucar.edu), please email Emily Snode-Brenneman at emilysb@ucar.edu and let her know that you would like to be added to the list to get notifications about education and outreach opportunities.

Building:
FL4
Room:
1201 (UNIDATA Conference Room)

Posted by Emily Snode-Brenneman (emilysb@ucar.edu) at x2579
Will this event be webcast?
No
Thursday, January 30, 2020 - 3:30pm

*MMM Seminar - Thursday, January 30, 2020 - 3:30pm

*Please note special location - FL2-1001/Small Auditorium

Speaker: Xiaoxu Tian

Affiliation: University of Maryland

A four-dimensional variational (4D-Var) vortex initialization (VI) system is developed for a nonhydrostatic axisymmetric numerical model with convection accounted for (the RE87 model). Derivations of the tangent linear and adjoint models of the RE87 model and the correctness checks are presented. As an initial evaluation of the 4D-Var VI system, a cost function that measures the model fit to satellite microwave retrievals of tropical cyclone (TC) warm-core temperatures and total precipitable water (TPW) from the following four polar-orbiting satellites within a slightly longer than 1-h assimilation window is minimized using the limited-memory quasi-Newton minimization algorithm: the Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership, NOAA-20, Fengyun-3D, and Global Change Observation Mission  – Water Satellite 1. An azimuthal spectral analysis in cylindrical coordinates centered on the TC centers shows that the warm core and TPW fields within TCs are dominated by the axisymmetric component. The 4D-Var VI results assimilating the axisymmetric component of the above satellite retrievals produced a significant reduction in the cost function and the norm of the gradient as the minimization process is completed. The gradient of the cost function is accurately computed by a single integration of the RE87 adjoint model. In the cases of Hurricane Florence and Typhoon Mangkhut, improved forecast of intensifications and more realistic vertical structures of all model state variables (e.g., temperature, water vapor mixing ratio, liquid water content mixing ratio, tangential and radial wind components, and vertical velocity) are obtained when compared with a parallel run initialized simply by the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts ERA5 reanalysis.

Refreshments: 3:15 PM

Type of event:
Seminar/Symposium
Building:
FL2
Room:
*FL2-1001 Small Auditorium

Posted by Nancy Sue Kerner (nskerner@ucar.edu) at x8946
Hosting lab/division or program:
MMM
Will this event be webcast?
Saturday, February 8, 2020 - 1:00pm

The NCAR Community Art Program cordially invites you to an art reception for three new exhibits. Gallery I features photography by Judi Dressler. Gallery II features acrylic paintings by Lisa Lynch. Gallery II - East End features glass mosaics by Delcia Litt. The reception will be held Saturday February 8th from 1-4 pm in the Mesa Lab café. Light refreshments will be served. Come meet the artists and be inspired by their beautiful artwork. Hope to see you there!

Type of event:
Celebration
Building:
Mesa Lab
Room:
Cafeteria

Posted by Audrey Lewis (alewis@ucar.edu) at x2570
Hosting lab/division or program:
UCAR
Will this event be webcast?
No
Friday, January 24, 2020 - 11:30am

We will have a table set up near the cafeteria at the Mesa Lab TODAY, where you will be able to purchase a selection of drinkware with the NCAR pastel print (check, cash, or discretionary account key only).

  • Friday, January 24, 11:30-1:30 Mesa Lab Cafeteria

 

If you are at a campus without a cafeteria, please email or call Peggy Stevens (x8601) in UCAR Communications to discuss how best to serve your campus. We are also offering staff the opportunity to order:

 

The vests will be available to order twice per year. All items sold will be offered at cost and will not financially benefit NCAR or UCAR. We will not facilitate the return of any items. If you have questions, comments, or suggestions, please let Peggy Stevens or Tracy Baker know.

Building:
Mesa Lab
Room:
Cafeteria

Posted by Peggy Stevens (peggys@ucar.edu) at x8601
Thursday, January 30, 2020 - 9:30am

Join us for a panel discussion on "Overcoming Obstacles in Publishing" with three early career scientists at NCAR.

Each panelist will provide insights and tips on navigating the publication process, followed by a group discussion. 

  • Danica Lombardozzi, Project Scientist II, CGD
  • Christina McCluskeyProject Scientist I, CGD
  • Rajesh KumarProject Scientist II, RAL

The event is on Thursday, Jan. 30th, 9:30 - 11:00 AM  in FL2-1001 (Small Auditorium). 

We look forward to seeing you there!

This event is open to all NCAR|UCAR staff.

Type of event:
Seminar/Symposium
Building:
FL2
Room:
1001

Posted by Valerie Sloan (vsloan@ucar.edu) at x4972572
Hosting lab/division or program:
ASP
Will this event be webcast?
No
Thursday, March 19, 2020 - 9:00am

Mark your calendars for UCAR’s 2020 Pre-Health Fair Bloodwork sessions and the Health & Benefits Fair.  These valuable wellness events are open to all UCAR employees, retirees, their spouses/partners and dependent adult children 18-26 years of age. For more information, visit the UCAR Health & Benefits Fair website.

Pre-Health Fair Bloodwork Registration Site Now Available

To participate in the pre-health fair bloodwork screenings, register to attend one of the following onsite sessions.  The standard full-blood chemistry screenings and PSA blood screening for men 50+ are FREE; optional, additional bloodwork screenings are also available upon request at participant cost. Each participant must register individually.

Pre-Health Fair Bloodwork Session Dates/Locations (Registration and 12-hour fast required; Light refreshments provided at each location)

  • FL:          January 24, 2020, 7:30-11:30 am, FL2-1003
  • ML:         January 30, 2020, 7:30-11:30 am, ML-Damon Room
  • CG:         February 7, 2020, 7:30-11:30 am, CG1- room 2503
  • NWSC:   February 13, 2020, 8:00-noon, NWSC Janice Conference Room
  • RAF:       February 13, 2020, 8:00-10:30 am, RAF Conference Room

 

Schedule a blood draw appointment through Health Promotion Management's external, secure registration site: https://pickatime.com/UCAR. The registration site requires account setup for each participant.

Your appointment confirmation email will include additional information plus a link to the Blood Test Descriptions, a listing all of the tests offered at the bloodwork sessions. The Blood Test Descriptions document is provided for reference only to determine optional tests that you might want to have performed.  Please bring a credit card, check or cash to the screening for any optional test fees. 

Requisition forms will be available at the screening. You do not need to complete any paperwork in advance of your appointment.

You'll also receive appointment email reminders closer to your appointment date.  Please note, bloodwork screening results can be claimed at the Health Fair. To have a proxy claim your results, they must bring your signed Proxy Release Form to the Health & Benefits Fair.  All unclaimed results will be mailed to participants.

For those who can't make any of the onsite sessions, click here for information, forms and instructions to have bloodwork done at a local Quest Lab location.  All Quest Lab appointments must be completed by February 13, 2020.  Results will be mailed to participants. 

UCAR 2020 Health & Benefits Fair

Thursday, March 19, 2020

9:00 am - noon

CG1-Auditorium

No registration required to attend the Health & Benefits Fair

Health Fair events include:  Blood Screening Results and Private Consultations; Blood Pressure Screening, Full Blood Chemistry, PSA Prostate Cancer Screening; Optional Blood Screening Screenings; Pulmonary Screening; Bone Density Screening; Body Mass Analysis; Skin Cancer Screening; Vision/Hearing Screening; Ergonomics; Child and Elder Care Resources; Benefits Information; Chair Massage; Health Information Booths, Refreshments, Giveaways; Prizes; and much, much more!

UCAR offers these events as a service and participation is voluntary.  UCAR does not recommend or endorse any products, services or resources associated with these events. For more information, visit UCAR's Health & Benefits Fair website.

This is a UCAR-sponsored event.

 

Type of event:
Wellness/Benefits
Building:
CG1
Room:
Auditorium and Atrium

Posted by Laurie Carr (lcarr@ucar.edu) at x8702
Hosting lab/division or program:
Human Resources
Tuesday, February 4, 2020 - 6:00pm

UCAR Game Night is a recurring event for UCAR/NCAR staff and their family members.  It is currently running every other Tuesday night.  It is a time to come together, have fun, chat and play games.

Game nights will be scheduled using Google Calendar and this group will comprise the invite list as well as be the conduit for various information. The location of Game Nights will rotate between FL2, CG1, and ML cafeterias. Join the Google Group.

UCAR Game Night Policy Information: 

  • UCAR Staff and their family members and friends are welcome at UCAR Game Night. Friends and Family are escorted by a member of UCAR staff at all times.
  • No Alcohol at UCAR Game Nights.
  • No Gambling for real money or other tangible assets. (Some board games include gambling as part of their mechanics and is for “in-game” assets. This is allowed.)
  • You may bring your own food.  It is your responsibility to clean up after yourself.  Please also be respectful of the games and aware of food residue that may be on your hands.
  • Please no open top beverage containers on game tables.
  • You are allowed and encouraged to bring games of your own.
  • UCAR is not responsible for loss or damage of your personal game.
  • Please be aware of the appropriateness of a game you may bring for a workplace event.  (As an example, we would not consider Cards Against Humanity appropriate for the workplace)
  • Have fun!

Posted by Ellen Thomas (ellent@ucar.edu) at x2604
Hosting lab/division or program:
EAC - Employee Activities Committee
Tuesday, February 18, 2020 - 6:00pm

UCAR Game Night is a recurring event for UCAR/NCAR staff and their family members.  It is currently running every other Tuesday night.  It is a time to come together, have fun, chat and play games.

Game nights will be scheduled using Google Calendar and this group will comprise the invite list as well as be the conduit for various information. The location of Game Nights will rotate between FL2, CG1, and ML cafeterias. Join the Google Group.

UCAR Game Night Policy Information: 

  • UCAR Staff and their family members and friends are welcome at UCAR Game Night. Friends and Family are escorted by a member of UCAR staff at all times.
  • No Alcohol at UCAR Game Nights.
  • No Gambling for real money or other tangible assets. (Some board games include gambling as part of their mechanics and is for “in-game” assets. This is allowed.)
  • You may bring your own food.  It is your responsibility to clean up after yourself.  Please also be respectful of the games and aware of food residue that may be on your hands.
  • Please no open top beverage containers on game tables.
  • You are allowed and encouraged to bring games of your own.
  • UCAR is not responsible for loss or damage of your personal game.
  • Please be aware of the appropriateness of a game you may bring for a workplace event.  (As an example, we would not consider Cards Against Humanity appropriate for the workplace)
  • Have fun!

Posted by Ellen Thomas (ellent@ucar.edu) at x2604
Hosting lab/division or program:
EAC - Employee Activities Committee
Tuesday, March 3, 2020 - 6:00pm

UCAR Game Night is a recurring event for UCAR/NCAR staff and their family members.  It is currently running every other Tuesday night.  It is a time to come together, have fun, chat and play games.

Game nights will be scheduled using Google Calendar and this group will comprise the invite list as well as be the conduit for various information. The location of Game Nights will rotate between FL2, CG1, and ML cafeterias. Join the Google Group.

UCAR Game Night Policy Information: 

  • UCAR Staff and their family members and friends are welcome at UCAR Game Night. Friends and Family are escorted by a member of UCAR staff at all times.
  • No Alcohol at UCAR Game Nights.
  • No Gambling for real money or other tangible assets. (Some board games include gambling as part of their mechanics and is for “in-game” assets. This is allowed.)
  • You may bring your own food.  It is your responsibility to clean up after yourself.  Please also be respectful of the games and aware of food residue that may be on your hands.
  • Please no open top beverage containers on game tables.
  • You are allowed and encouraged to bring games of your own.
  • UCAR is not responsible for loss or damage of your personal game.
  • Please be aware of the appropriateness of a game you may bring for a workplace event.  (As an example, we would not consider Cards Against Humanity appropriate for the workplace)
  • Have fun!

Posted by Ellen Thomas (ellent@ucar.edu) at x2604
Hosting lab/division or program:
EAC - Employee Activities Committee
Tuesday, March 17, 2020 - 6:00pm

UCAR Game Night is a recurring event for UCAR/NCAR staff and their family members.  It is currently running every other Tuesday night.  It is a time to come together, have fun, chat and play games.

Game nights will be scheduled using Google Calendar and this group will comprise the invite list as well as be the conduit for various information. The location of Game Nights will rotate between FL2, CG1, and ML cafeterias. Join the Google Group.

UCAR Game Night Policy Information: 

  • UCAR Staff and their family members and friends are welcome at UCAR Game Night. Friends and Family are escorted by a member of UCAR staff at all times.
  • No Alcohol at UCAR Game Nights.
  • No Gambling for real money or other tangible assets. (Some board games include gambling as part of their mechanics and is for “in-game” assets. This is allowed.)
  • You may bring your own food.  It is your responsibility to clean up after yourself.  Please also be respectful of the games and aware of food residue that may be on your hands.
  • Please no open top beverage containers on game tables.
  • You are allowed and encouraged to bring games of your own.
  • UCAR is not responsible for loss or damage of your personal game.
  • Please be aware of the appropriateness of a game you may bring for a workplace event.  (As an example, we would not consider Cards Against Humanity appropriate for the workplace)
  • Have fun!

Posted by Ellen Thomas (ellent@ucar.edu) at x2604
Hosting lab/division or program:
EAC - Employee Activities Committee
Tuesday, March 31, 2020 - 6:00pm

UCAR Game Night is a recurring event for UCAR/NCAR staff and their family members.  It is currently running every other Tuesday night.  It is a time to come together, have fun, chat and play games.

Game nights will be scheduled using Google Calendar and this group will comprise the invite list as well as be the conduit for various information. The location of Game Nights will rotate between FL2, CG1, and ML cafeterias. Join the Google Group.

UCAR Game Night Policy Information: 

  • UCAR Staff and their family members and friends are welcome at UCAR Game Night. Friends and Family are escorted by a member of UCAR staff at all times.
  • No Alcohol at UCAR Game Nights.
  • No Gambling for real money or other tangible assets. (Some board games include gambling as part of their mechanics and is for “in-game” assets. This is allowed.)
  • You may bring your own food.  It is your responsibility to clean up after yourself.  Please also be respectful of the games and aware of food residue that may be on your hands.
  • Please no open top beverage containers on game tables.
  • You are allowed and encouraged to bring games of your own.
  • UCAR is not responsible for loss or damage of your personal game.
  • Please be aware of the appropriateness of a game you may bring for a workplace event.  (As an example, we would not consider Cards Against Humanity appropriate for the workplace)
  • Have fun!

Posted by Ellen Thomas (ellent@ucar.edu) at x2604
Hosting lab/division or program:
EAC - Employee Activities Committee

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