Agenda USG Dec. 13, 2010

  1. News
  2. NRC update
  3. Group Reports
    • Tutorials (Kartik)
      • AAS
        • Special
        • Splinter
        • Booth - proposal is to get people to staff in 2 hr blocks from 0900-0500 except for lunch time.
        • Mousepad (current version - okay with Al)
      • Community day announcement feedback
        • Emails from E. Murphy (Caltech/SSC), R. Osten (STScI)
        • Some interest at UMaryland, UCSB and apparently at Tucson (Fred) - should we go back to some version of the octopus model ?
      • Status of Community Outreach & Status of Outreach talk for staff to use
        • ALMA overview / discussion of NAASC / Community Days at UCSB, OSU
        • ALMA 3-hour session at UCIrvine?
        • Initial Powerpoint loaded to the wiki here
      • ACTION: Kartik to phone Joan Najita to encourage Tucson community day proposal
      • ACTION: Kartik to prepare Splinter session material by Jan. 3
      • ACTION: Kartik to pretty up mousepad with icons etc and then get quick approval by JAO (Richard/Lars/Lewis)
    • Science Web, News, and EPO (Aaron)
      • NAASC articles for eNews - Jan. ideas
      • SciComm activities/interaction with EPO groups
      • ALMA document template news ??
      • SciWeb working group
    • Documentation (Jim)
      • We need to work with CIS to get a solution for casaguides -> almaguides.
        • Deadline Feb. 1
        • casaguides will stay in mediawiki, other solution possible for rest (OTguides, almaguides, etc) but a solution must be forthcoming by Feb. 1 and be just as user friendly from both the user and writer perspective
      • Research Facility Brochure Dec. 8 is absolute deadline for edits! Status?
    • NAASC Presence at Science meetings (Adam)
    • Visitor Program (Scott)
      • Post-doc search committee convened, plans for AAS recruiting
      • ACTION: Scott to prepare top five things NAASC staff should know about current jobs for recruiting/discussing with potential candidates
        1. Deadline is Jan 7th (so talk to potential applicants ASAP!)
        2. Based in Charlottesville
        3. Can begin as early as Spring 2011
        4. Appointment for 2+1 years
        5. 50% independent research, 50% ALMA service
        6. Contact Scott Schnee ( to arrange a meeting at AAS or ask additional questions
      • Talk to Canada and Taiwan f-2-f visitor plans
      • Visitor feedback form being developed (see attachment)
      • Visitor helpdesk ticket being developed
    • Helpdesk (Tony)
  • AOB

-- CrystalBrogan - 2010-12-13

-- CrystalBrogan - 2010-12-13
Topic revision: r4 - 2010-12-14, ScottSchnee
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