Jan. 22: Ken Caldeira was elected a Fellow of the American Geophysical Union. Only one in each thousand members is elected to Fellowship each year. The award will be presented during the AGU Meeting next December.
Field & Berry Groups
Jan. 8: The Lab Group met to plan meetings for the winter & spring quarters. C. Field brought samples of marzipan (almonds reduced to a paste with sugar added) for people to sample and analyze. He said that the flavor may be enhanced by the addition of the enzyme, isomerase.
Jan. 15: The Group met to watch a video of the Richard Alley lecture from the AGU December, 09 Meeting on the Phanerozoic carbon cycle. <http://www.agu.org/meetings/fm09/lectures/lecture_videos/A23A.shtm>
Tasting: Chris Doughty brought cans of four brands of sardines, but because no one was in the mood for salty food, we decided to save them for a future date.
Jan. 29: Adam Wolf led a Group discussion of Part 1 of the 1998 Edition of Greenhouse Puzzles by W. S. Broecker & T-H Peng titled KEELING'S WORLD.
Jan. 27: Lab Manager Glenn Ford finally persuaded Carnegie to let him retire at the end of this month. He came to work as a technician at Plant Biology in June 1971 following his graduation from Stanford as a Chemistry Major. Glenn’s expertise and helpful personality will be most difficult to replace and sorely missed. The photos were taken at a luncheon in his honor at the Buca Di Beppo restaurant in Palo Alto.
On Jan. 29, he wrote "Today is my last day at Carnegie. I am retiring after 38+ very interesting and mostly pleasurable years of service (there were a few power failures, floods, etc that I could have lived without). All of you (and good number of people before you) have contributed those good times. I am taking some very fond memories with me. While I would like to stop and say goodbye to each of you individually, that just isn’t going to be possible – so I will have to do it this way. I thank you all and hope to stay in contact with many of you. All the best in *your* future – and keep up the good times at Carnegie! Bye for now" Glenn