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LANL Profile: Bill Priedhorsky

Bill Priedhorsky, the program director for Laboratory-Directed Research & Development. Courtesy/LANL

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Bill Priedhorsky, director of the Laboratory-Directed Research & Development (LDRD) program, has been walking for several hours.

The whisper of his passage across the desert disappears as thoroughly as the morning dew dries under the unrelenting heat of New Mexico’s sun. He leans on a hiking pole and takes in his surroundings.

There are convoluted shadows on the rocks all about him—nature is a gifted sculptor, using erosion to craft all types of interesting and bizarre


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More Scenes From Emergency Management Active Shooter Based Full-Scale Exercise At UNM-LA Saturday

The Office of Emergency Management (OEM) hosted an active shooter based full-scale exercise Saturday, May 18 at UNM-Los Alamos. Los Alamos Police, Fire, Emergency Management and Classic Air Medical all participated in preparing for and responding to an active shooter event. The exercise provided valuable rescue task force training for those involved and gave each entity several ideas on how to improve their preparation and response. Photo by Jenn Bartram

Scene from the OEM hosted active shooter based full-scale exercise Saturday at UNM-LA. Photo by Kateri Morris

Scene from the OEM hosted


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Scenes From Emergency Management Active Shooter Based Full-Scale Exercise At UNM-LA Saturday

Scene from the OEM hosted active shooter based full-scale exercise Saturday at UNM-LA. Photo by Jenn Bartram

Scene from the OEM hosted active shooter based full-scale exercise Saturday at UNM-LA. Photo by Kateri Morris

Scene from the OEM hosted active shooter based full-scale exercise Saturday at UNM-LA. Photo by Jenn Bartram

From the Office of Emergency Management:

The Office of Emergency Management (OEM) hosted an active shooter based full-scale exercise Saturday, May 18 at UNM-Los Alamos.

Los Alamos Police, Fire, Emergency Management and Classic Air Medical all participated in preparing


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Los Alamos Historical Society Signs Elizabeth Martineau As New Executive Director Beginning June 6

Liz Martineau visits the History Museum for the first time since signing on as the future executive director of the Los Alamos Historical Society. Photo by Sharon Snyder

 

By SHARON SNYDER
Los Alamos Historical Society

The Los Alamos Historical Society’s Board of Directors wishes to announce that Elizabeth Martineau will become the new Executive Director of the Society beginning June 6.

Martineau says that a love of history drew her to the job, an interest she credits to her father, who she describes as “a history buff.” She is drawn to all parts of Los Alamos history, though the homestead


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Scenes From ‘They Changed The World: People Of The Manhattan Project’ Book Signing At Bradbury Museum

Author aj Melnick missed the signing Saturday for her book, ‘They Changed the World: People of the Manhattan Project’, due to illness. Pajarito Press publishers Nancy Bartlit and Mark Rayburn were on hand however, signing books at the Bradbury Science  Museum. They will transport books to Santa Fe so Melnick can sign them, then return them for pickup at the Bradbury. Hopefully, the book signing can be rescheduled at a future date. Photo by Bonnie Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Manhattan Project veteran Elizabeth Allred shows off her pages in ‘They Changed the World’

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Book Signing Underway At Bradbury For ‘They Changed the World: People of the Manhattan Project’

The book signing is underway for ‘They Changed the World: People of the Manhattan Project’ until 1 p.m. today at the Bradbury Science Museum. Author aj Melnick is unable to attend but some of the folks from the book are at the event including Elizabeth Allred, center. Historian and author Nancy Bartlit, left, and graphic artist and history buff Mark Rayburn, right, are the people behind Pajarito Press, which published the book. Courtesy photo

The book signing is underway for ‘They Changed the World: People of the Manhattan Project’ until 1 p.m. today at the Bradbury


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Española Company PMI Wins $52 Million Subcontract With Los Alamos National Laboratory

PMI CEO Eric Quintana, left, with LANL Director Thom Mason this morning at the signing ceremony at PMI in Española for a major new Lab contract. Photo by Aaron Lopez/PMI

LANL Director Thom Mason, right, shakes hands with PMI CEO Eric Quintana this morning at the signing ceremony at PMI in Española. Photo by David Moore/LANL

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Española-based Performance Maintenance Inc. (PMI) has won a five-year, $52 million subcontract to provide janitorial services and supplies to Los Alamos National Laboratory, with the award marked by a signing ceremony this morning attended by LANL Director


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Pajarito Press Releases Latest Title

Historian and author Nancy Bartlit and graphic artist and history buff Marc Rayburn are the people behind Pajarito Press. Their latest release is They Changed the World: People of the Manhattan Project by Santa Fe author aj Melnick. Photo by Bonnie Gordon/ladailypost.com

 
By BONNIE J. GORDON
Los Alamos Daily Post
bonnie@ladailypost.com

A book signing for “They Changed the World: People of the Manhattan Project is scheduled for 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 18 at the Bradbury Science Museum.

The book is published by Pajarito Press, which is a collaboration between two history buffs,


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LANL Director Emeritus Terry Wallace Traces Gold’s Cosmic Journey In Albuquerque, Santa Fe, Los Alamos

Terry Wallace

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  • From stars to the Amazon, free lectures explore the story of gold

 

Los Alamos National Laboratory Director Emeritus Terry Wallace will discuss the cosmic and tectonic journey made by the metal gold in three Frontiers in Science public lectures beginning May 20 in Albuquerque. 

 

“Gold is one of the most fascinating of the 4,500 mineral species on Earth, and no mineral (or metal) evokes more emotion,” said geologist Wallace. “But it also has an incredible scientific story: a gold nugget is made of material that was not born in our planet or even our solar


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Energy Secretary Rick Perry’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory Tour Highlights Research, Partnerships

From left, U.S. Rep. Chuck Fleischmann, Energy Secretary Rick Perry and Under Secretary for Science Paul Dabbar listening last week to environmental scientists Teresa Matthews and Mark Peterson of the Aquatic Ecology Laboratory discuss EM-funded research. Courtesy/ORNL
 

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OAK RIDGE, Tenn. Energy Secretary Rick Perry and Under Secretary for Science Paul Dabbar last week visited Oak Ridge National Laboratory where they learned about a partnership between EM and DOE’s Office of Science to identify effective and affordable solutions for mercury cleanup that can

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