This article summarizes the activities of the past year's 40th anniversary celebration for the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research and the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR). NCAR's High Altitude Observatory celebrated its 60th anniversary, and NCAR's sponsor, the National Science Foundation, celebrated their 50th. These anniversaries provided the opportunity to reflect on past accomplishments as well as look to the future. The article also relates the year-long community dialogue about issues important to the future of these organizations and the university community.

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*University Corporation for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, Colorado.

+Rosenstiel School Division of Meteorology and Physical Oceanography, University of Miami, Miami, Florida

#Department of Meteorology, University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma.