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A new fiscal year is approaching and with it a new Incentivized Wellness Program (IWP), which starts Oct. 1, 2016, and runs for a full year, ending Sept. 30, 2017. During this time, medical-benefits eligible employees can participate in the program and earn points or wellness credits to reduce their 2018 health insurance premium. The … Read More »
By Kaitlyn Vanderwall, Security Specialist, Facilities Management and Services
Since June 2016, when a Focal Point about valid property passes went out, Argonne Security has seen a decrease in individuals leaving the site without a valid pass. That’s great news. However, Protective Force officers are still finding some individuals trying to leave the site … Read More »
Argonne’s Office of Strategy and Innovation is accepting applications for Cohort 5 of the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Lab-Corps program.
Technologies that fall within the following DOE Offices’ respective mission spaces may be eligible for Cohort 5: the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), the Office of Nuclear Energy (NE), the Office … Read More »
A team from the Nuclear Engineering (NE) Division took the championship title away from last year’s winner, the Physics (PHY) Division, in Argonne’s recent divisional run/walk. Five divisions fielded complete teams of three runners/walkers: Advanced Photon Source (APS), Chemical Sciences and Engineering (CSE), Environment, Safety and Quality Assurance (ESQ), Nuclear Engineering and Physics. Employees from … Read More »
Photographs from the collection of former Argonne employees Betty and Lester Guttman are now on exhibit at The Smart Museum of Art at the University of Chicago.
The Hyde Park couple’s estate donated 830 photos by 414 artists to the museum, located at 5550 S. Greenwood Ave., Chicago. Lester died in 2006, and … Read More »
Argonne has a wide variety of wildlife on campus including Canada geese, coyotes, deer and snapping turtles. Learn more about our resident critters in this safety share courtesy of Diana Anderson (CEPA).
Rules of thumb Just because you can touch a wild animal doesn’t mean you should. Do not feed the wildlife. It encourages … Read More »
by William D. Luck
Permissible Political Activities
The current election season has given us our fair share of interesting conversations. As the election season gains momentum, it is important to review the types of political activities allowed to be conducted by Argonne employees, and those that are not.
Q: Can an Argonne employee be a … Read More »
Chief Scientist James W. Bray will present “Industrial Research in Era of Globalization (a GE perspective)” at a Director’s Special Colloquium Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2016, at 10:30 a.m. in the Bldg. 402 APS Auditorium. All employees whose schedules permit are invited to attend.
Join CEPA’s Educational Outreach Team on Saturday, Oct. 8, 2016, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the NIU Convocation Center, DeKalb, for the annual Northern Illinois University (NIU) STEMfest. This event draws 6,000–7,000 attendees and provides an amazing opportunity for families to explore science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) in unique and engaging ways. … Read More »
- Electronic Structure Theory on Modern HPC Resources: FHI-aims and the ELectronic Structure InfrastructureApril 22 - 10:30 am
- Designing Low-Dimensional Magnetic Materials Using Symmetry PrinciplesApril 22 - 11:00 am
- Coherent Elastic Neutrino-Nucleus Scattering Experiments and a New Tool for Nuclear and Particle PhysicsApril 22 - 3:30 pm