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Lamont Weekly Report – September 7, 2007

P.O. Box 1000, 61 Route 9W Palisades, New York 10964


- Letter from the Director



Borehole Project: The "Links"
Underwriter's certificate for electric work issued.
Still waiting for Certificate of Occupancy. Job complete.

Borehole Project: Phase Three
The Main Building Painted new office/server room and all doors.
Installed new lights, ceiling tile, anti-static floor tile, office
and server room doors/locksets. A/C on order.

Rooms 106-109 Seismology
Offices have been emptied, personnel relocated and the offices have
been gutted. Valve off heating lines and cap water and drain lines no
longer needed. The hall ceiling from the South entrance to the
intersection with the Marine Biology wing has been removed. Abandoned
duct work taken down and electric, data and phone lines raised to
heighten the hall ceilings. Purchase Order issued for window
contractor. Waiting for P.O. for demolition contractor.

CIESIN Room 204 Geoscience
This project will divide the room and provide additional office space
for Ciesin. Install new double doors across from room 203 to provide
access to this space. Installed one new door and relocated another
door to existing office. Frame dividing wall and sheetrock, spackle/
tape and paint. Provide electric, phone and computer wiring for both

Replaced window a/c 213 Oceanography.
Blacktopped numerous potholes and other trouble spots.
Blacktop pad at South end of Instrument Lab at Borehole test well.
Installed redundant a/c unit Monell computer room .


This was a busy (if short) week as everyone recovers from summer and
gets back into a regular routine.

The Comer Foundation's business manager visited on Thursday to review
progress with the Geochem building (which is very good); the Earth
Institute post docs visited on Friday. Many thanks to Scott Nooner,
Karin Block and Jason Smerdon for helping out with presentations for
these folks.

But most significant of all Rich Seager was the recipient of the
Director's Award for Research Excellence on Friday afternoon at a
brief ceremony at 3pm followed by Rich's excellent presentation on
the very significant issue of transition in the American southwest
into a new climate state of perpetual drought.

Lamont Advisory Board meeting next Monday will be a busy start to the
week - but somehow next week I need to find time to make the
announcement about the new Associate director for Biology and

Have a good weekend,


PS And I repeat my plea from last week - Officers of Research -
please vote for Chris Small for the University Senate:




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