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LAPS Notice Of Possible Quorum Feb. 21 & Feb. 23

on February 18, 2019 - 6:54am

UNM-LA Offers Entrepreneurs Free Training Sessions

on February 18, 2019 - 6:52am
Susan Cornelius
 
UNM-LA News:
 
Community members are invited to UNM-Los Alamos for free entrepreneurial training sessions offered by The New Mexico Rainforest University Center.
 
Monday, the second lecture of the spring 2019 University Center Seminar series will be live-streamed 10-11 a.m. in room 626 on the UNM-LA campus.
 
Sandra Begay
 
Sandra Begay will address “How to Generate a Business Idea,” including brainstorming, identifying opportunities, and validating a business idea using market research.

PEEC: Houseboat Amazon – Four-Month Search For Saki Monkey Feb. 26

on February 17, 2019 - 10:44am
Learn about Dr. Laura Marsh’s four-month expedition in the Amazon rainforest to search for a species of saki monkey at the February Los Alamos Mountaineers meeting. This talk will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 26 at 7 p.m. and is free to attend. Courtesy/PEEC
 
PEEC News:
 
Join the Los Alamos Mountaineers to hear about Dr. Laura Marsh’s four-month expedition into the flooded depths of the Amazon rainforest to search for a saki monkey that had not been seen alive for More than 80 years.
 
Dr. Marsh’s talk is 7 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 26, at the Los Alamos Nature Center on Canyon Road.
 
Dr.

Bradbury Science Museum Association Launches STEM Education Docent Program This Month

on February 17, 2019 - 10:38am
BSMA News:
 
The Bradbury Science Museum Association (BSMA) is looking for volunteers for their latest endeavor, a docent program dedicated to supporting educational programs at the Bradbury Science Museum.
 
If you’re interested in giving of your time and expertise alongside the Bradbury staff, have a passion for science or education, enjoy working with school-aged children and adolescents, and can pass a background check, the BSMA’s new STEM Education Docent program may be a great fit for you.
 
More information and application forms are available here.

U.S. Sen. Tom Udall Recruits Summer Interns For His Office In Washington, D.C.

on February 17, 2019 - 6:54am
U.S. Sen. Tom Udall
 
U.S. SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Sen. Tom Udall invites New Mexico college students interested in gaining legislative or communications experience to apply forsummer internships in his Washington, D.C. office.
 
During the upcoming summer internship program, Udall's office in Washington, D.C., will host two five-week summer internship sessions: May 28 to June 28, and July 1 to Aug. 2. There also may be limited availability for students who prefer an internship for the full summer, May 28 to Aug.

LAHS Key Club Creates Sweet Cases For Foster Kids

on February 17, 2019 - 6:37am
From left, Los Alamos High School teacher Kathleen Boerigter, Key Club President MacKenzie Rogers and Vice President Morgan Jones hold up items that are included in Sweet Cases for foster children. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com
 
Key Club members assemble Sweet Cases for foster children. Photo by Morris Pongratz
 
By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post
 
When children are moved from foster home to foster home it’s common that they don’t have anything more than a garbage bag in which to carry their possessions.
 
With the help of the local Kiwanis Club, the

Mesa Public Library Hosts Talk On Racism Thursday

on February 17, 2019 - 6:31am
Dr. Sherri Burr
 
LIBRARY News:
 
Dr. Sherri Burr will give a talk entitled “Race and Racism in the New Millennium: The Economic Impact of Unconscious Bias,” 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, upstairs at Mesa Public Library.
 
Burr is the Regents Professor Emerita of UNM School of Law, and the author of several books. The talk is part of Mesa Public Library’s Authors Speak series, and is supported by the New Mexico Humanities Council. The Humanities Council describes her talk as follows:
 
“As the domestic and international economy evolves, so too has the discriminatory impact of unconscious

First Perfect Pi Day Celebration At Pond March 14

on February 16, 2019 - 9:52am

LAPS School Board Meeting Wrap-up For Feb. 12

on February 16, 2019 - 9:05am
New Mexico's House Education Committee meeting recently at the State Capitol building. Photo by Superintendent Kurt Steinhaus
 
LAPS News:
 
The Los Alamos Public School’s Board met for a regular school board meeting Tuesday, Feb. 12; here are the highlights of what was discussed.
 
To begin, the board recognized the Los Alamos High School science department staff for winning the 2019 New Mexico Excellence in STEM Award.

Amateur Naturalist: What Is Happening To The Birds? 2

on February 16, 2019 - 7:09am
The evening grosbeak, beneficiary of changes in the habitats of Los Alamos. Photo by Bob Walker
 
Amateur Naturalist: What is Happening to the Birds?
By ROBERT DRYJA
 
Los Alamos County can be categorized as having 12 kinds of habitats for birds.
 
Five of these habitats are defined by the dominant species of trees growing in them. These vary from piñon/juniper to spruce/fir trees. The piñon/juniper habitat is at lower elevations toward the Rio Grande. The spruce/fir habitat is at the highest elevations toward the mountain tops.

LAPS: Community Invited To Early Intervention Fair

on February 15, 2019 - 4:38pm

Speech Language Pathologist Elaine Trout

LAPS News:

Los Alamos Public Schools is partnering with Family Strengths Network and Las Cumbres Community Services to host an Early Intervention Fair for local families 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., March 2 at 3540 Orange St.

This fair is meant to capture all the early intervention resources available to families in Los Alamos into one space.

Scenes From Leadership Los Alamos Cultural Session

on February 15, 2019 - 3:44pm

Myron Gonzalez, Michael Martinez and Earle Sanchez of San Ildefonso Pueblo presenting today to the Cultural Session of Leadership Los Alamos at Fuller Lodge. All three  presenters are Preservationists at Bandelier National Monument. Courtesy photo

Scene from the Cultural Session of Leadership Los Alamos today at Fuller Lodge with with Bandelier Preservationists Myron Gonzalez, Michael Martinez and Earle Sanchez of San Ildefonso Pueblo. Courtesy photo

UNM-LA Bystander Intervention Workshop March 1

on February 15, 2019 - 8:46am
 
UNM-LA News:
 
UNM-Los Alamos (UNM-LA) will offer a free workshop, Bystander Intervention: Learn How to Safely Take Action, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, March 1.
 
Jess Clark, Education and Prevention Department manager at the Solace Crisis Treatment Center, will address bystander intervention and facilitate a series of role playing exercises.
 
The goal of Bystander Intervention workshops is to help participants develop bystander efficacy, or the confidence to get involved in a situation when someone needs help.

Fifty Local High School Students Advocate For Gun Control Legislation At Roundhouse In Santa Fe

on February 15, 2019 - 8:32am
Students make a statement Wednesday at the Roundhouse. Courtesy photo
 
Students gather Wednesday at the Roundhouse with Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham, front row, third from right. Courtesy photo
 
STATE News:
 
Remembering Parkland: With names of school shooting victims on their shirts and red roses in their hands, about 50 local high school students advocated for gun control legislation Wednesday at the Roundhouse, the eve of the one-year anniversary of the massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla.
 
After staging a die-in, in which they lay in silence over

Can Anyone Stump PEEC’s Team Of Professional Astronomers In Planetarium 7 p.m. Friday?

on February 14, 2019 - 5:09pm

Try to stump PEEC’s professional astronomers at 7 p.m. this Friday, Feb. 15 in the planetarium. Courtesy/PEEC

 

PEEC News:

 

Do you think you have what it takes to stump a panel of PEEC’s expert astronomers? Then come to the Los Alamos Nature Center’s planetarium Friday, Feb. 15 for a “Stump the Astronomers” panel!

 

The fun starts at 7 p.m. Bring your most difficult astronomy-related questions and put the professionals to the test!

 

Peter Polko will be the M.C. for the evening.

AFTNM On School Shooting In Rio Rancho

on February 14, 2019 - 4:36pm

AFTNM News:
  • Most Recent School Shooting Falls on One Year Anniversary of Marjory Stoneman Douglas Shooting

Albuquerque – American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten and American Federation of Teachers New Mexico President Stephanie Ly released the following statements:

Weingarten:

“Not again, not today. That was my first reaction when I heard the news of the shooting in Rio Rancho. On the day we are mourning and honoring the 17 souls murdered in Parkland, Fla., a shooter inflicted terror on the children, educators and parents at V. Sue Cleveland High School.

Happy Valentine’s Day To LAPS Staff!

on February 14, 2019 - 10:58am

Members of the Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation Board pose with 800 Valentines cookies they handmade for members of the LAPS staff. The Foundation board wanted all LAPS staff, including those behind the scenes, to know that they are very much appreciated. Cookies were distributed this morning to all offices and school sites throughout the district. More about the LAPS Foundation at www.lapsfoundation.com. Courtesy photo
Card attached to the 800 Valentines cookies members of the Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation Board handmade for LAPS staff and distributed this morning to all offices

Bird Walk To Lower Pueblo Canyon Wetlands Saturday

on February 14, 2019 - 7:47am
Song Sparro. Photo by Mouser Williams
 
PEEC News:
 
Join the Pajarito Environmental Education Center this Saturday, Feb. 16 for a bird walk to the Lower Pueblo Canyon Wetlands.
 
This trip is part of PEEC’s new series of monthly birding outings and both experienced birders and those who are simply curious or just starting out are welcome. Participants should meet at 7:30 a.m. at the Los Alamos Nature Center.
 
Jeff and Cheryl Heikoop will lead Saturday’s walk. Participants will travel about four miles round-trip with no significant vertical elevation gain.

LAPS Notice Of Possible Quorum Feb. 18

on February 14, 2019 - 7:43am

UNM Faculty Petition For Union Election

on February 13, 2019 - 6:43pm

AFT/AAUP News:
  • Historic Filing Sets Path for Election, Collective Bargaining and a First Contract for 1,600 Lobo Profs

 

ALBUQUERQUE—A clear majority of faculty at the University of New Mexico have declared their support for unionization in an official election petition filed today with the UNM Labor Management Relations Board.

The UNM bargaining unit, comprising more than 1,600 full- and part-time faculty on five campuses—UNM’s main campus, in Albuquerque; UNM-Gallup; UNM-Los Alamos; UNM-Taos; and UNM-Valencia—has organized under the banner of United Academics of the University of New

LANL Foundation: W.K. Kellogg Foundation Selects RJ Martinez Community Leadership Network Fellow

on February 13, 2019 - 6:34pm

Richard Julian (RJ) Martinez III. Courtesy/LANLF

LANL FOUNDATION News:

ESPAÑOLA — LANL Foundation is proud to announce that Richard Julian (RJ) Martinez III was selected by the Center for Creative Leadership® (CCL) and W.K. Kellogg Foundation (WKKF) as a fellow in Class Two of the WKKF Community Leadership Network. This 18-month fellowship program develops leaders from across the United States and sovereign tribes who can unite people to create transformational change toward a more equitable society.

From a pool of more than 800 national applicants, Martinez was selected as one of 17

LANL: World's Finest Gold Specimen Probed With Los Alamos Neutrons

on February 13, 2019 - 11:23am

The Ram’s Horn wire gold specimen Courtesy/Harvard University

LANL News:

  • Unraveling a 132-year-old gold wire structure mystery

Using neutron characterization techniques, a team of scientists have peered inside one of the most unique examples of wire gold, understanding for the first time the specimen's structure and possible formation process.

The 263 gram, 12 centimeter tall specimen, known as the Ram's Horn, belongs to the collection of the Mineralogical and Geological Museum Harvard University (MGMH).

"Almost nothing other than the existence of the specimen is known about wire gold,"

LACF Nonprofit Training Session Thursday Feb. 21

on February 13, 2019 - 7:39am
LACF News:
 
RSVP today for Los Alamos Community Foundation's upcoming nonprofit training session: Creating an 8-Step Strategic Communication Plan for Nonprofits 5-6 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 21 in the Lecture Hall (Room 230), Building 2 at UNM-Los Alamos.
 
Light refreshments will be served. Cost is free. Register: https://alamos.fcsuite.com/erp/donate/list/ticket
 
Do you ever wonder about the best way to use your marketing resources?

LAPS: Online Open Enrollment For 2019-20 School Year Begins 8 a.m. Monday, March 4

on February 12, 2019 - 6:45pm

Open Enrollment for the 2019-20 School Year begins at 8 a.m. March 4. Courtesy/LAPS

LAPS News:

Los Alamos Public Schools will open the online Open Enrollment Application process for the 2019-20 school year at 8 a.m. Monday, March 4.

The Open Enrollment Application process for 2019-20 will differ from previous years. This year, there will be no requirement to complete the Open Enrollment Application in person.

The application will be available online at http://laschools.net/home/registration and may be completed on a smartphone or computer.

If you do not have access to a smartphone or

UNM-LA Late Start Classes Explore Variety Of Topics

on February 12, 2019 - 6:17pm
UNM-LA. Photo by Nancy Coombs
 
UNM-LA News:
 
UNM-Los Alamos (UNM-LA) will offer a number of late-start classes exploring subjects of cultural, personal, business and organizational interest.
 
Classes are available in both face-to-face and online formats. Start dates range from the end of February to April and there is also an intersession class which runs between the spring and summer semesters. Students and community members may register for these classes without a late fee through the day prior to each class’s start date.

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