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Life Scientist Eleanor Blakely Featured in CERN Courier

Shake hands with Eleanor Blakely and you are only one handshake away from John Lawrence, a pioneer of nuclear medicine and brother of Ernest Lawrence. She came to know John personally and was to become established as a leading expert in the use of ion beams for cancer therapy. More>

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Chemical Sciences Division’s Don Tilley Named ACS Fellow

Tilley, a senior faculty chemist, was named by the American Chemical Society to the 2014 class of ACS Fellows. Tilley, an expert on inorganic and organometallic systems, was recognized for “discoveries of new transformations and compounds involving main group elements and the transition metals.” More>

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Lab’s Kate Greene Spends Time on ‘Mars’ as Part of NASA Simulation

Last year, this Public Affairs science writer spent four months atop the Mauna Loa volcano in Hawaii to help study what keeps a space flight crew happy and healthy during an extended Mars mission. The focus of her project was the impact of sleep and food preparation on astronaut’s health. More>

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Ramamoorthy Ramesh Named ALD for Energy Technologies

The Lab researcher and current Oak Ridge deputy director has been named the Associate Laboratory Director for Energy Technologies. The newly created position has lab-wide responsibility for accelerating the translation of basic and applied research results into real world energy applications. The appointment is effective on Sept. 2. More>

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Meet Juliane Mueller, 2014 Alvarez Fellow

Mueller joins Lab’s Center for Computational Sciences and Engineering where she will be developing optimization algorithms for computationally expensive black-box problems. She will discuss her work at a seminar on August 29, at 1 p.m. in Building 50F-1647. More>

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Energy Efficiency Measurement 2.0: An Interview with William Miller

In this Q&A, former PG&E analyst and current EETD researcher explores how evaluation, measurement, and verification of energy efficiency program can leverage a new era of technologies, big data, and the smart grid. More>

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AAAS Creates Memorial Fund for Former Lab Director Andy Sessler

The fund was established by a donation from Sessler’s children to support the American Association for the Advancement of Science’s Scientific Responsibility, Human Rights, and Law program. Sessler was a longtime leading public advocate for human rights and intellectual freedom. More>

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Julian Borrill to Head Computational Cosmology Center (C3)

Borrill will lead all technical and administrative aspects of the center, including engaging in scientific program development, and serving as principle investigator for proposals and projects. He formerly co-led C3 with Peter Nugent, who was promoted to Division Deputy for Scientific Engagement earlier this year. More>

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Mercury News Profiles EETD Couple’s Efforts to Green the Community

From organizing monthly swaps of backyard produce to advocating for preservation or restoration of natural settings, grass roots local activism by Howdy Goudey and Robin Mitchell is becoming an important influence in shaping a vision of a greener future for the city. More>

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Hoffman Reflects on Changes in Women’s Status in 70 Years as a Scientist

Had it not been for an inspiring female chemistry professor in college 70 years ago, Darleane Hoffman may never have gone on to become a widely acclaimed nuclear chemist. Hoffman spoke last week at the American Chemical Society National Meeting in San Francisco about the dramatic changes she has seen in the status of women in science. More>

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