Fermilab TodayFriday, February 13, 2004  
Friday, February 13
3:30 p.m. Wine & Cheese - 2nd Flr X-Over
8:00 p.m. Fermilab Film Series - Ramsey Auditorium
Atanarjuat (The Fast Runner)
Tickets: $4.00

Monday, February 16
2:30 p.m. Theoretical Astrophysics Seminar - Curia II
Speaker: A. Kravtsov, University of Chicago
Title: The Tumultuous Lives of Galactic Dwarfs and the Missing Satellites Problem
4:00 All Experimenters' Meeting - Curia II

Friday, February 13
Clam Chowder
Baked pork chops w/corn bread dressing and baked Granny Smith apples $4.75
Southern fried catfish w/wedge cut fries $3.50
Smoked salmon w/dill havarti and wild greens $5.50
The California Rueben: Grilled turkey, ham and Swiss w/coleslaw on light rye, served w/soup or fries $4.75

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More on Engineers' Week
Engineering Week Logo National Engineers' Week festivities will start early this year. On February 18, at 3:00 p.m. in Ramsey Auditorium, Director Michael Witherell will present his annual Overview of the Laboratory followed by a gathering at the Kuhn Barn for all Fermilab Engineers.

Activities will be in full swing during the official engineers' week, February 23-27, with speakers on various topics each day. Watch Fermilab Today for the full agenda. The Fermilab Engineering community will sponsor its annual food drive to benefit the Batavia Food Pantry. There will also be an opportunity to develop a multi-step "Engineer's Way" to putt a golf ball. Details will be listed in Fermilab Today. The finale is scheduled for Friday, February 27, beginning at 11:00 a.m. in the Wilson Hall One North conference room, with demonstrations of the golf ball exercise along with an announcement of the results of the food drive. A lunch will also be available consisting of a club sandwich, chips, pop and dessert for $5.00. Reserve a spot for the luncheon by February 25 on WH5E with Connie x5429, Maria x6598 or Martha x4637.

In the News
From Scientific American, February 12, 2004
Dream Machine
Hopes for a giant collider lie in a worldwide appeal
By David Appell
High-energy physicists have a new machine in mind: an unprecedented accelerator 30 kilometers long that would offer a precise tool to explore some of the most important unanswered questions in physics. But the specter of the defunct Superconducting Supercollider--and the money the project ended up wasting--looms large. Advocates of the machine, however, think they can overcome national doubts by going global.
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From Nature, February 12, 2004
Budget let-downs
With the United States facing tough economic times, science gets small change and less sense of direction from President Bush's research and development budget proposal for 2005.
The generally lacklustre trajectory of the US research budget announced last week by President Bush hardly comes as a surprise, given the country's mountainous economic woes. The 2005 budget allows no growth, after inflation is taken into account, at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) or the National Science Foundation (NSF). Most other agencies do even less well, and those with any connection to environmental science, such as the Environmental Protection Agency and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, fare even worse.
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OSHA Inspectors Are Coming To Fermilab
Mary Logue conducting a safety course
Mary Logue (right) of ES&H frequently conducts safety training courses at Fermilab.
Fermilab will host a federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) inspection during the first two weeks of March, the last stop in OSHA's inspections of the 10 Department of Energy Office of Science labs in the last year. Congress has mandated DOE to examine the cost of converting safety and radiation safety programs in the Office of Science laboratories from DOE oversight to OSHA and NRC oversight. OSHA's goals for the inspections: 1) identify their costs in assuming regulatory authority; 2) identify the cost of bringing Fermilab operations into compliance with OSHA regulations; and 3) begin developing relationships with our potential regulators.

Reports have been positive from the other DOE labs undergoing inspection. Most have likened the experience to bringing in consultants for a fresh look at their operations.

OSHA, which took advantage of the September 2003 shutdown to inspect the Tevatron and Main Injector tunnels, plans to inspect every building on site from Tuesday, March 2 through Friday, March 12. The ESH Section has established a website for the inspection schedule and related information. Look for more details as the inspection gets closer.

Fermilab Film Series Tonight
The Fermilab Film Series presents Atanarjuat (The Fast Runner) tonight at 8:00 p.m. in Ramsey Auditorium. Tickets are $4.00.
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Fermilab Barn Dance
The next Fermilab Barn Dance is Sunday, February 15 at 2:00 p.m. with Stephanie & the Boyz. Paul Ford will be calling. Dances are held in the Warrenville Community Building.
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Children's Summer Day Camp Registration
Registration for the Children's Summer Day Camp will begin March 1. Registrations will be accepted until 5:00 PM on March 30. A lottery drawing for admittance into the program will be conducted on March 31. Notices will be sent out that day. More information and a registration form for the Day Camp is available online.

Muscle Toning Class
The next muscle toning session at the Recreation Facility begins February 24. The deadline to register is Friday February 20. The session is held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30 - 6:30 PM. Take advantage of the reduced cost of $38.00 (normally $48) for this six-week session.
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