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Los Alamos Historical Society Presents Dr. Jack Shlachter's Talk 'Jews in Theory'

on December 31, 2012 - 7:08am

LAHS News:

Dr. Jack Shlachter

The Los Alamos Historical Society will present Dr. Jack Shlachter and his talk, “Jews in Theory” at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 8 at Fuller Lodge in downtown Los Alamos.

A snapshot of the Theoretical Division at Los Alamos in 1945 reveals a leadership structure that is disproportionately of Jewish heritage; the division leader, deputy division leader, chief consultant, and six of the eight group leaders were "Jewish" by some definition of the term.

Of the roughly 80 individuals in the division, four (all "Jewish") would go on to become Nobel Laureates.

PEEC Offers Class on Life in Complex Soil Ecosystems

on December 26, 2012 - 6:39am

Los Alamos Historian Dorothy Hoard and student. Courtesy/PEEC

PEEC News:

Come to the Pajarito Environmental Education Center, 3540 Orange St., from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Jan. 12 to learn about life in complex soil ecosystems from Leslie Dendy.

This informative and interesting class will look at pocket gopher teeth, earthworm hearts, and a cricket gizzard, and use microscopes to see the tiniest organisms that live underground.

Learn about how our lives depend on bacteria and fungi, what ants are good for, and who lives in all those holes!

Leslie Dendy has her Ph.D.

UNM-LA Students Venture Beyond Classroom

on December 25, 2012 - 8:28am


'Cloud Dance' by Pablita Velarde at Golden Dawn Gallery. Courtesy/UNM-LA

By Bonnie J. Gordon

For students in American Studies 252, "The Native American Experience," the emphasis really was on experience. The class included four all-day field trips as well as film, Internet and printed materials, and classroom discussion.

“Our first field trip was to the Tewa Basin pueblos and was led by Porter Swentzel from Santa Clara Pueblo,” Instructor Carol Noones said.

Carol Noones

The group visited Santa Clara Pueblo, then San Ildefonso Pueblo where they observed a dance.

Robotics Team Takes Another Plunge

on December 24, 2012 - 6:06am

ASME presents Los Alamos Team 4153 with a $10,000 check in front of the team's 2012 robot that shoots basketballs. Photo by TK Thompson/
Los Alamos Team 4153 member Tiffany Anton accepts a $10,000 check from Anthony Puckett of the local chapter of ASME as Partha Rangaswamy of the chapter and Robotics team members look on. Photo by TK Thompson/

Staff Report

Los Alamos Team 4153, comprised of students in grades 9 through 12, is planning to build another robot for the 2013 competition.

The team this year has 23 students including 16 boys and seven girls as

K-Kids Club at Aspen School Helps Needy

on December 24, 2012 - 6:05am
The brand new K-Kids Club at Aspen School just finished a holiday food drive for LA Cares. The club has 25 active members in grades 1-6 with more joining every week! Students decorated collection boxes, wrote and made daily announcements, and hauled a lot of bags and boxes of food to help those in need in our community over the holidays. Photo by Sharon Allen


Local Carolers Entertain in Downtown Los Alamos

on December 23, 2012 - 9:06am

The angelic voices of young carolers from Chamisa and Aspen elementary schools filled the air Tuesday evening, entertaining busy shoppers and people sending out their holiday packages at the Post Office in downtown Los Alamos. Photo by Katy Korkos

LAHS Memorial Garden Commemorates the Lives of Students

on December 23, 2012 - 6:00am

The LAHS NJROTC present the colors at the Dec. 20 LAHS Memorial Garden dedication. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/

A ribbon is cut Thursday, Dec. 20 to dedicate the Los Alamos High School Memorial Garden. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/

By Bonnie J. Gordon

The Los Alamos High School Memorial Garden was dedicated on Thursday, Dec. 20. The Rotary Club of Los Alamos, under the direction of member Skip King, spearheaded the design and development of the Memorial Garden.

The garden commemorates the lives of students who passed away while attending Los Alamos High School.