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Night With A Nerd: Dr. Phil Goldstone On Thinking About Nuclear Deterrence In Today’s World

on August 18, 2019 - 9:01am

BSMA News:

The community is invited to join Dr. Phil Goldstone Sept. 12 as he explores how the invention of nuclear weapons 75 years ago changed international affairs – and also the existential framework of a large portion of the world’s people. 

It's now long beyond the confrontations of the cold war, and the world’s largest weapons stockpiles have been greatly reduced. Yet nuclear weapons issues are now present and rising, with Russia (again), Iran and North Korea looming large in the news—and with the playing field changing weekly, it seems. 

Modern war has held some “conventional”

McClenahan: Los Alamos University Provided Top-Notch Technical Education

on August 18, 2019 - 8:39am

By Heather McClenahan
Los Alamos Historical Society

With World War II over in mid-August 1945, uncertainty surrounded almost everything about Los Alamos, from what would happen to the laboratory to what would happen to the many young men who had been assigned there by the U.S. Army.

The Special Engineer Detachment brought in hundreds of GIs with scientific and technical backgrounds to work on all aspects of developing the atomic bombs.

UNM Provost And Vice Provost Visit UNM-LA

on August 18, 2019 - 7:48am

UNM Vice Provost Dr. Barbara Rodríguez, right, visits with faculty and staff Thursday at UNM-Los Alamos. Photo by Nancy Coombs/UNM-LA

UNM-LA News:

University of New Mexico Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. James Paul Holloway and Senior Vice Provost Dr. Barbara Rodríguez traveled to town Thursday to visit UNM-Los Alamos (UNM-LA) and Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL).

At UNM-LA, Dr. Holloway toured the campus and met with faculty, staff and campus leadership. UNM-LA Advisory Board members Michelle Hall and Pat Soran also attended the meeting.

“UNM is a

LAPS Notice Of Possible Quorum Aug. 22-23

on August 18, 2019 - 6:52am

LAPS News:

Members of the Los Alamos School Board may attend the New Mexico Public Education Commission meeting 9 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 22  and Friday, Aug. 23 at 300 Don Gaspar in Santa Fe.

A quorum may be present, however no action will be taken.

EENM: State Of Education In New Mexico

on August 18, 2019 - 6:46am
By ROXANNE MITCHELL
Educators Elevating New Mexico
 
As dedicated teachers in New Mexico's rural communities, we’ve often been discouraged by politicians wildly swinging the education pendulum at our students’ expense.
 
Talk to other teachers with over 10-years of experience, and they will tell stories of oft-switched policies that don’t fully consider the impact on classrooms.
 
This time around, we as teacher leaders begged for a smooth transition between administrations. The last nine months have been the most unstable of our careers.  
 
The uneasy feeling started in 2018 with

Office Of Science & Technology Accepting Applications For New Mexico SBIR/STTR Grants

on August 18, 2019 - 6:40am
 
NMED News:
 
The New Mexico Economic Development Department is offering Small Business Innovation Research (NM SBIR) grant awards up to $100,000 to accelerate commercialization of technologies developed with the aid of the federal SBIR awards.
 
  • Phase II grants - $100,000; and
  • Phase I grants - $25,000.
 
This is a competitive grant for New Mexican companies with high-growth potential. To be eligible, companies must have an active Phase I or Phase II SBIR award or a letter of award.

Robotics Night @ Bradbury Science Museum Aug. 23

on August 17, 2019 - 7:44am

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