Fermilab TodayFriday, March 19, 2004  
Friday, March 19
3:30 p.m. Wine & Cheese - 2nd Flr X-Over
4:00 p.m. Joint Experimental Theoretical Physics Seminar - 1 West
Speaker: G. Gomez-Ceballos, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Title: Status of Bottom, Charm, and QCD Physics at CDF

Monday, March 22
2:30 p.m. Theoretical Astrophysics Seminar - Curia II
Speaker: S. Boggs, Space Science Laboratory, University of California, Berkeley
Title: The Advanced Compton Telescope: Witness to the Fires of Creation
3:30 p.m. DIRECTOR'S COFFEE BREAK - 2nd Flr X-Over
4:00 p.m. All Experimenters' Meeting - Curia II
Special Topic: High Field Magnet Development

Friday, March 19
Clam Chowder
Spaghetti pasta w/tomatoes, basil and mushrooms $3.75
Citrus marinated grouper fillet w/coconut cous cous $4.75
Grilled marinated portabella mushroom sandwich w/crumbled bleu cheese and wild greens $4.75
Tuna melt w/roma tomato, jack cheese and avocado on a multi grain roll served w/fries or soup $4.75

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Chez Leon
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Fermilab Takes Beneficial Occupancy of MINOS Site
MINOS Beneficial Occupancy
Members of the group who coordinated the construction project (left to right): John Cassidy (FNAL), Mike Andrews (FNAL), Phil Stearney (RBI), Vince Petrucci (RBI), Elaine McCluskey (FNAL), Dixon Bogert (FNAL), Tony Ramos (FNAL). (Click on image for larger version.)
On Wednesday, March 10, Fermilab took beneficial occupancy of the MINOS Service Building, tunnels and halls from the civil construction subcontractor Ragnar Benson, Inc. Under beneficial occupancy, Fermilab takes possession of the facility while the contractor completes minor work. Fermilab will now oversee the next phase of the project, the installation of the MINOS near detector components.

"We are very appreciative of everyone's efforts that led us to this point," said Elaine McCluskey, NuMI Service Buildings and Outfitting Construction Manager.

"We've had good people who have done phenomenal work," agreed Mike Andrews, NuMI Project ES&H Coordinator. "Ragnar Benson delivered all the necessary life safety systems in good operating condition, making the transition very easy."

The construction of the MINOS Building, which provides people and equipment access to the tunnels and halls below, began in November of 2002. Installation of the MINOS detector components will continue through December 2004.

In the News
FYI: AIP Bulletin of Science Policy News, March 18, 2004
Dividing Up The S&T Portfolio: Remarks of Senator Domenici
During last week's Senate consideration of the budget resolution, a largely non-binding measure establishing spending levels for various government functions, Senator Pete V. Domenici (R-New Mexico), offered the following remarks on federal science funding:

"Mr. President [of the Senate], I rise to speak for 2 minutes on the fiscal year 2005 budget resolution currently pending before the Senate. In particular, I want to focus for just a little bit on the budgets for scientific research.
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Matt Hutson and Katie Yurkewicz
Public Affairs interns: Matt Hutson (left) and Katie Yurkewicz (Click on image for larger version.)
Goodbye Matt, Hello Katie
For the past six months, Matt Hutson, an intern in the Office of Public Affairs, has been a key reporter for Fermilab Today and Ferminews. From the GSA's Halloween party to the Recycler transferring antiprotons to the Tevatron for the first time, Hutson has covered it all. As his internship drew to an end this week, Hutson reflected on his experience and offered some advice for the next intern. "No task it too big or too small," he said. "I loved this job because I got to explore all corners of the lab."

While we are sad to see Hutson leave, we welcome our new intern, Katie Yurkewicz. Originally from upstate New York, Yurkewicz completed her Ph.D. in nuclear physics from Michigan State University in August 2003. Yurkewicz moved to Illinois about six months ago to join her husband, Adam Yurkewicz, who is a graduate student on DZero. "This internship will be a great opportunity for me to learn about science writing, particle physics and communications," she said. "I'm looking forward to meeting more people at Fermilab."

Katie Yurkewicz and Matt Hutson
Among other things, Public Affairs interns Katie Yurkewicz (left) and Matt Hutson scan newspapers for all types of particle physics news, especially the cartoons. (Click on image for larger version.)
Fermilab Barn Dance
The next Fermilab Barn Dance is on Sunday, March 21 at 2:00 p.m., with Kathy Casper and Friends. Dot Kent will call. Dances are held in the Warrenville Community Building.
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Spring Fling Book Fair - April 21 & 22
Fermilab's Recreation Office will sponsor its "Spring Fling" Book Fair, hosted by Books are Fun, in the Atrium on Wednesday, April 21 from 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. and on Thursday, April 22 from 7:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. The Book Fair will accept cash, personal check, MasterCard, Visa, American Express and Discover card. A portion of the proceeds from the Book Fair subsidizes some of our Recreation Programs. The Recreation Office thanks you for your participation.

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