Fermilab TodayFriday, March 5, 2004  
Friday, March 5
3:30 p.m. Wine & Cheese - 2nd Flr X-Over
4:00 p.m. Joint Experimental Theoretical Physics Seminar - 1 West
Speaker: A. Para, Fermilab
Title: Liquid Argon TPC for NuMI Off Axis and Proton Decay Experiment

Monday, March 8
2:30 p.m. Theoretical Astrophysics Seminar - Curia II
Speaker: M. Weinstein, Stanford Linear Accelerator Center
Title: Quantized Cosmology
3:30 p.m. Director's Coffe Break - 2nd Flr X-Over
4:00 p.m. All Experimenters' Meeting - Curia II
Special Topic: NuMI/MINOS Downstream Installation

Friday, March 5
Clam Chowder
Spaghetti pasta w/tomatoes, basil and mushrooms $3.75
Baked cod Provencale w/orzo pasta $3.50
Grilled marinated portabella mushroom sandwich w/crumbled bleu cheese and wild greens $4.75
Polish sausage sandwich w/saurkraut and grilled onions served w/soup or fries $4.75

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Chez Leon
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OSHA Visit and Medical Records
A Message from Dr. John Foxen
Dr. John Foxen
Dr. John Foxen directs Fermilab's medical office.
Part of the OSHA team currently visiting Fermilab consists of three nurses (RN's) and one physician (M.D.) whose specific assignment is to evaluate the OSHA-related Fermilab medical office procedures and practices, along with associated health-surveillance programs. They are reviewing programs such as respirator safety, bloodborne pathogens, hearing conservation, ergonomics and protection from lead exposure.

Part of this process involves review by the OSHA team of several hundred Fermilab employee medical charts. Access to these medical records is always carefully protected. In this case, the compliance audit, and access to the medical charts is authorized by a Congressional mandate for the purpose of evaluating Fermilab's compliance with safety programs. This order is legally binding for Fermilab. The OSHA doctor and nurses are health professionals with full awareness of their professional responsibility to honor medical record confidentiality. Their chart review focuses on information pertaining directly to employees' participation in work-related health and safety programs. Any information they take away from their review will not be linked to individual employee names, but will be used to make general points about Fermilab safety programs. The OSHA team of doctors and nurses have indicated that, if an employee requests his or her chart to be removed from the review process, they would comply with the request.

Read more about confidentiality of medical records at Fermilab.

In the News
From WABC-New York, March 3, 2004
Security Concerns at Major Government Lab on Long Island
by Jim Hoffer
Brookhaven is home to some of the world's top scientists, but the lab may have a security leak. In talks with former workers and an analysis of larceny reports, we discovered that over a two year period, more than one computer a month has been stolen or lost.

The Brookhaven National Laboratory has won six Nobel prizes. Its scientists are among the upper echelon of researchers. They work at a massive facility, developing cutting- edge technologies for NASA, for nuclear weapons decommissioning, and for Homeland Security. They handle important information that should be closely-guarded.
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In Memoriam: Tony Barker
Tony Barker
Tony Barker
Tony Barker, a Fermilab user for 16 years, died of natural causes last weekend. For the past several years Barker, in his forties, had been spokesperson for experiment E799, which together with E832 makes up KTeV. He had also been a member of the CKM collaboration. After his post-doc at the University of Chicago, Barker spent a dozen years as a physics professor at the University of Colorado at Boulder, where he was also the Associate Dean for Natural Sciences. Bruce Winstein, a long-time colleague and friend at the University of Chicago said, "Barker was very exacting and competent in his theoretical work, so people came to rely on him." One of students from KTeV commented that he talked fast but thought faster.

Todd Gleeson, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Colorado, attested to Barker's competence and energy in an email to friends and colleagues: "His knowledge of the University and of science was vast, his counsel was well-reasoned, and his facial expressions were unparalleled." Barker was an active outdoorsman, and went hiking and skiing every weekend he could. He passed away at his ski condo in Steamboat Springs.

Fermilab Arts Series
Choreographer's Showcase, March 13
Choreographer's Showcase
The Fermilab Arts Series presents the Choreographer's Showcase on March 13.
Tickets are still available for the Fermilab Arts Series presentation of a Choreographer's Showcase on March 13 at 8:00 p.m. Created as an opportunity to highlight some of the most exciting dance in the Chicago area, this year's showcase is no exception. The evening will present a wide array of dance, from the long standing Chicago based Gus Giordano Jazz Dance, to the U.S. and World Championship ballroom dancing of Tommye Giacchino and Gregory Day, to the eclectic mix of live music and dance put forth by the Cerqua Rivera Art Experience, and finally to the powerfully exhilarating urban funk/tap of MADD Rhythms.
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Live Online Discussion: The White House and Science Policy
Join a live, online discussion with John H. Marburger III, President Bush's chief scientific adviser, about criticism from prominent scientists that the White House has manipulated or ignored research findings in order to further its political goals, on Friday at 1 p.m., U.S. Eastern time.
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Fermilab Association of Rocketry
The Fermilab Association of Rocketry (FAR) is having its first monthly club launch of 2004 (weather permitting) on March 6, 2004 from noon until 4:00 p.m.
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