Category Archives: Oak Ridge things

What the heck is this?

6987753957_0af586a70a_kThe information attached to this photograph says it’s a recreation dancing class at Cedar Hill School in Oak Ridge. But it looks to me like a strange kind of sorority ritual, gymnasium hide-and-seek or something like that. Maybe readers can better inform me. Anyway, the photo was taken on Aug. 5, 1948.  Double-click on pic to enlarge. (Department of Energy archives/ Lillian Stokes photo)

Computer tour at ORNL

Buddy Bland, project director Summit Supercomputer Wednesday, April 20, 2016.  (MICHAEL PATRICK/NEWS SENTINEL)Buddy Bland, director of the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility, explains some of the preparations and upgrades for installation of a new supercomputer (an IBM machine called Summit) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. That’s me in the center and ORNL media relations director Morgan McCorkle on the right. (KNS photo/Michael Patrick)

Alexander: Senate bill has nearly $3B for Oak Ridge

alexandersummitIn a telephone call with reporters this afternoon after the subcommittee mark-up for the FY 2017 energy and water appropriations bill, U.s. Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., said the bill contains nearly $3 billion for Oak Ridge activities. That would include funding for Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the Y-12 National Security Complex, as well as money ($575 million) to complete design for the Uranium Processing Facility at Y-12 and $263 million for nuclear waste cleanup and other environmental activities on the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge reservation. The full Appropriations Committee in the Senate is expected to vote on the bill Thursday. Continue reading