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Looking for something to do this holiday weekend? Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) is holding a show in the Los Alamos Nature Center Planetarium: a full-dome feature film From Earth to the Universe at 2 p.m. Sunday. The nature center also will be open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday.
Whether you want to enjoy the wildlife observation room, get a head start on holiday shopping, help the kids explore the Satch & George Cowan Children’s Discovery Area, or enjoy a planetarium show, the Los Alamos Nature Center is a great place to connect
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Exchange student Krissi Wallis of Brandenburg, Germany discusses her life back home during a recent presentation to the Rotary Club of Los Alamos. Photo by Hal Davis
LAHS student Krissi Wallis of Brandenburg, Germany shares reasons why she wanted to be a Rotary exchange student. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
Krissi Wallis of Brandenburg, Germany is attending Los Alamos High School this year under an exchange program sponsored by the Rotary Club of Los Alamos.
In a recent presentation to members of the local Rotary Club gathered at the
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Dr. Daniel Meyers of Whole System Minimally Invasive Orthodontics in Los Alamos has made significant advances in the field of orthodontics and will share these strives with the world – literally.
Meyers will present a lecture titled, “The Evolution from Orthodontics to Clinical Orthodontic Medicine” at the BIT’s Second Annual World Congress of Oral and Dental Medicine Nov. 2 in Dalian, China. Specifically, he will discuss contemporary concepts of care in orthodontics with next generation technology.
“To be a part of
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Time: 9:30 – 11 a.m.
Instructor: Karen Brown
Cost: $40/individual or couple. Financial aid available, please ask!
Child Care: Available on-site at no extra cost. Must be requested at least one week in advance.
Registration Required: Online at lafsn.org
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Although school is not in session for students Oct. 9, staff members of Los Alamos Public Schools will be busy participating in professional development sessions in order to gain new skills and knowledge to implement into their classrooms and throughout the District.
There are 45 different sessions being offered to staff members Friday.
Some of the highlights include:
- First Aid/CPR type training: (not certification, but on the topics of Bleeding Control for the Injured followed by Heart Start; and
- CPI for
The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has award the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for 2015 “for mechanistic studies of DNA repair” to:
- Tomas Lindahl Francis Crick Institute and Clare Hall Laboratory, Hertfordshire, UK;
- Paul Modrich Howard Hughes Medical Institute and Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC, USA; and
- Aziz Sancar University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
The cells’ toolbox for DNA repair
The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2015 is awarded to Tomas Lindahl, Paul Modrich and Aziz Sancar for having mapped, at a molecular level, how cells repair damaged
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Due to threats posted Tuesday on social media about a potential shooting at Espanola Valley High School, Superintendent Bobbie Gutierrez has cancelled today’s classes.made the decision Tuesday evening
Early Tuesday morning, the school learned of the threat on social media and police were able to determine that the student who made that threat attends a neighboring school. Their investigation continues.
In a briefing Tuesday afternoon with staff, law enforcement advised the district to either institute a lockdown or school closure
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LANL FOUNDATION News:
The LANL Foundation offers Educational Outreach Small Grants to school districts and nonprofits with programs that strengthen teaching and learning.
Grants of up to $1,500 are available monthly to support public schools and nonprofits working in K-12 education in Los Alamos, Mora, Rio Arriba, San Miguel, Sandoval, Santa Fe and Taos counties. Nonprofit focus should be on teacher professional development, curriculum enhancement, and support for classroom instruction and student learning. Grants are no longer restricted to programs related to STEM (science, technology,
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To everyone in the Los Alamos Public Schools,
LAPS is already into the 8th week of school. Based upon conversations with students, staff, and parents, we are off to a great school year. Yeah!
Your hard work and dedication to students is noted and greatly appreciated.
Now to the topic of Roseburg, Ore. Many in the district feel a special connection to the people of Roseburg because Gerry and Audrey Washburn recently moved to that community. For those new to LAPS, Gerry and
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Newly named UNM-LA Science Department Chair Mary Martucci, Ph.D. Courtesy/UNM-LA
Mary B. Martucci, Ph.D., who has served as an adjunct chemistry professor at UNM-LA since the 2013 summer semester, was recently named Science Department Chair.
With a Bachelors of Science in Chemistry from Allegheny College in Meadville, Pa., and a Ph.D. in Chemistry from Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colo., Martucci brings a wealth of knowledge to the position. She worked as a graduate teaching assistant at Colorado State and as a graduate research assistant at LANL before
Cedar Mesa Ruins 2. Photo by James Kay
Some of the most stunning landscapes in the US are found in the red rock canyon country of southern Utah, yet, most of this magnificent region lies unprotected.
Terri Martin from the Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance, will show stunning images of Utah’s red rocks Tuesday, Oct. 6, as she tells the story of a citizens’ campaign to protect this area, an important resource for outdoor recreation and history. This lecture is 7 p.m. at the Los Alamos Nature Center, 2600 Canyon Road. Participants also will see a short film about the red rock region, narrated
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Smoke plume from the prescribed burn Sept. 28, one hour after initial ignition. Courtesy/PEEC
Smoke rising up from the forest a few hours after the prescribe burn started. Courtesy/PEEC
Was the recent prescribed burn successful? What does it look like now? Wildland Division Chief Ramon Garcia will answer these questions and more Tuesday, Oct. 6 during a guided hike into the burned area.
The hike will leave at 5:30 p.m. from the Los Alamos Nature Center to explore areas touched by the recent fire and compare them with parts of the forest left unburned. Participants will return by 6:30
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Gabe Rau with RE/MAX of Los Alamos owner Chris Ortega. Courtesy photo
RE/MAX of Los Alamos is excited to announce the newest member of the team, Gabe Rau.
Rau is a 2015 Los Alamos High School Graduate. He continues to attend the high school while transitioning into work life. Rau has worked at the Los Alamos Co-op for two years through the special needs vocational program and is looking forward to working at RE/MAX of Los Alamos. He loves going to school and seeing all his friends but he also loves his jobs.
Rau’s personal interests are wrestling, music, movies and
UNM-LA Interim Executive Director, Cindy Rooney, Ph.D. Courtesy/UNM-LA
Enrollment numbers at the University of New Mexico-Los Alamos (UNM-LA) continue to steadily increase, contrary to a statewide enrollment decline at colleges and universities.
Unofficial census numbers compiled after the first 21 days of the fall semester show that 964 students are enrolled at UNM-LA this fall semester. This is up 11 percent over last fall, which was up 13 percent over the preceding year.
In a recent report to the UNM-LA Advisory Board, Interim Executive Director Cindy Rooney, Ph.D. added
LAHS students named Commended Students in the 2016 National Merit Scholarship Program here with Principal Brad Parker are from left, Camille Rousculp, Kaelan Prime, Faith Koh, Julia O’Brien, Nathan Delgado, Sydney Schoonover, Faith Montano and Val Jackson-Hundley. Courtesy/LAPS
Los Alamos High School Principal Brad Parker announced that seven students at the school have been named Commended Students in the 2016 National Merit Scholarship Program.
“We are very pleased to recognize the academic achievement of these students and congratulate them on this honor,” Parker
A still from ESO’s planetarium show ‘From Earth to the Universe’ showing the Helix Nebula, also known as NGC 7293. Courtesy/T. Matsopoulos, ESO
Stunning imagery from space is brought to audience members in a fulldome format at 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday in the Los Alamos Nature Center Planetarium.
From Earth to the Universe takes passengers on a voyage through space, time, and an arresting combination of sights and sounds. Along the way, adventurers will visit birthplaces and burial grounds of stars and explore beyond the Milky Way.
Tickets may be purchased by
Irene Martinez and her husband Robert, laughed and cried at the gifts presented to her during her retirement gathering at UNM-LA. Courtesy/UNM-LA
UNM-LA bid farewell to long-time employee Irene Martinez after 25 years of service in the enrollment and admissions office.
Almost every student that has attended the university has had some sort of contact with Martinez who called all the students her kids. Martinez served in a number of positions during her time at UNM-LA, including support for the Department of Instruction, but spent the majority of her time in Student Services.