In The News, briefly noted . . .

weinberg2.jpgAs has been reported, the premiere of “Alvin Weinberg,” Keith McDaniel’s documentary on the life and career of nuclear pioneer and science ambassador Alvin Weinberg, will be held April 23 at the American Museum of Science & Energy in Oak Ridge. There will be dual showings, at 6:30 p.m. and 8 p.m., but the first showing is reportedly booked up or nearly so.

The admission is free, but seats must be reserved by calling Connor Matthews at 865-705-5890 or Tom Row at 865-705-5174. (photo credit/KNS Michael Patrick)

The draft report of the Secretary of Energy’s Task Force on DOE National Laboratories has been released. Here’s a link to the 63-page report.

The Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge office has awarded a five-year, $9.6 million financial support contract to Chickasaw Nation Industries Global Solutions LLC. Chickasaw is a tribally owned, small and disadvantaged company. The Oak Ridge work will range from network operations to payment services support, according to DOE’s news release. Chickasaw is owned by the Chickasaw Nation and a portion of the profits reportedly go to support Chickasaw citizens through various programs and services.

The March of Dimes has always been a favorite charity of the Atomic Trades and Labor Council, and the unions this year joined with Consolidated Nuclear Security — the government’s contractor at Y-12 — to deliver a $15K check to the local chapter of March of Dimes. Besides the check, Y-12 is also donating proceeds from the sale of candy bars and T-shirts and money raised via the May 8 March for Babies.

Oak Ridge Associated Universities is on the verge of announcing its annual Extreme Classroom Makeover winner. It reportedly will be revealed on Wednesday.

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