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Volume 24  |  Friday, June 8, 2001  |  Number 10
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Website for Fermilab Events:
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International Film Series Presents: Mulan

USA (1998), 88 min., Dir: Tony Bancroft and Barry Cook

This animated Disney musical, based on an old Chinese folk tale, tells the story of a head-strong girl who disguises herself as a man so she can take her father's place in the army.

All shows are on Friday nights at 8 p.m. in Ramsey Auditorium, in Wilson Hall at Fermilab. Tickets are sold at the door: Adults - $4, Children (under 12) - $1, Fermilab students - $2.

August 11

Summer Arts Series Presents: Inca Son

Saturday, August 11, 2001, 8 p.m. Wilson Hall, Ramsey Auditorium. Tickets $16, $8 for ages 18 and under. 7:00 pm Pre-Concert Talk on Incan culture

An evening with Inca Son, the most popular music group in Peru, features the music and dance of the Andes. Join us before the concert for a talk on the culture of the Incan people with Inca Son Founding Director, Cesar Villalobos.

For more information call (630)-840-ARTS, Fax to 630-840-5501, or email audweb@fnal.gov. Or visit the Fermilab Cultural Events website at http://www.fnal.gov/pub/events/culture.html.

BLOODDRIVE

August 7 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in WH Ground Floor Training Room. All blood donors will be entered into a drawing for prizes donated by URA, Eurest Dining and Heartland Blood Center. Walk-in's are welcome.

ONGOING

NALWO Free English classes in the Users' Center for FNAL guests, visitors and their spouses. Monday and Friday, 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Beginning and advanced classes.

DANCING

International folk dancing, Thursdays, 7:30-10 p.m., Ramsey Auditorium, newcomers always welcome. Scottish country dancing, Tuesdays, 7:30 - 10 p.m., Ramsey Auditorium, newcomers always welcome. For information on either dancing group, call Mady, 630-584-0825 or Doug, x8194, or email folkdance@fnal.gov.

The Fermilab Barn Dance series, featuring traditional square and contra dances in the Fermilab Ramsey Auditorium, presents barn dances on Sunday, Admission is $5 for adults, $2 for age 12-18, and free for under 12 years old. Contact Dave Harding (x2971, harding@fnal.gov) or Lynn Garren (x2061, garren@fnal.gov) or see http://www.fnal.gov/orgs/folkclub/ NALWO Free English classes in the Users' Center for FNAL guests, visitors and their spouses. Monday and Friday, 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Beginning and advanced classes.

DANCING

International folk dancing, Thursdays, 7:30-10 p.m., Ramsey Auditorium, newcomers always welcome. Scottish country dancing, Tuesdays, 7:30 - 10 p.m., Ramsey Auditorium, newcomers always welcome. For information on either dancing group, call Mady, 630-584-0825 or Doug, x8194, or email folkdance@fnal.gov.

The Fermilab Barn Dance series, featuring traditional square and contra dances in the Fermilab Ramsey Auditorium, presents barn dances on Sunday, Admission is $5 for adults, $2 for age 12-18, and free for under 12 years old. Contact Dave Harding (x2971, harding@fnal.gov) or Lynn Garren (x2061, garren@fnal.gov) or see http://www.fnal.gov/orgs/folkclub/


Letter to the Editor

To FERMINEWS,

I appreciated the recent story on User Demographics (Vol. 24, #10, June 8, 2001).

I also liked the very well-done article about our Czech colleagues. As a European I always feel the pinch when discussing the post-Cold War situation in Eastern Europe, and it is very useful to know that something good started in a conference we organized. (I was part of the p-pbar workshop in 1996 in Padua mentioned by one of the Czech physicist. Indeed, I remember meeting him!)

On a different subject (the statistics): I thought it may be useful to you to know about the complication of who pays what of10% of the Fermilab users, the Italians. INFN is the institution actually supporting ALL Italian research in high energy physics and at Fermilab. Therefore "University of Pisa" (or any other University from Italy) should really be "INFN Sezione di Pisa and University of Pisa," etc.

INFN has both staff and "associated" personnel. I belong (for example) to the former category, as Franco Bedeschi and Luciano Ristori do. Giorgio Bellettini and Giovanni Pauletta belong to the latter (they are staff at University of Pisa and Udine). However, we are all DIRECTLY supported in our research (financial support of any kind, even per diem to stay at Fermilab) by INFN. The only difference being in the one who pays our salaries.

Apologies for this confusing situation...

Thank you very much,

Giorgio Chiarelli


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