Fermilab TodayTuesday, March 23, 2004  
Tuesday, March 23
3:30 p.m. DIRECTOR'S COFFEE BREAK - 2nd Flr X-Over

Wednesday, March 24
Noon Wellness Works Brown Bag Seminar - Curia II
Speaker: L. Skinner (Psy. D.)
Title: A Jungian Approach to Understanding Dreams
3:30 p.m DIRECTOR'S COFFEE BREAK - 2nd Flr X-Over
4:00 p.m. Fermilab Colloquium - 1 West
Speaker: L. Lederman, Fermilab/Illinois Institute of Technology
Title: Progress and the Lack Thereof in the Reform of U.S. Science Education

Tuesday, March 23
Tomato Florentine soup
Pepper steak over rice $3.50
Cheesy chicken and broccoli casserole $3.50
Cajun chicken wrap served w/a side salad $4.75
Smoked turkey and artichoke hot sub served w/soup or fries $4.75
Cobb salad on romaine lettuce $3.75

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Chez Leon
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In Memoriam: Carmenita Moore
Carmenita Moore
Carmenita Moore
Carmenita Moore, a member of the Database Software group in the Computing Division, died on Sunday, March 21, after a long battle with cancer.

An employee of 18 years, Moore spent most of her career working on data acquisition systems for the fixed target experiments and more recently on SAM database development for Run II. While working on the data acquisition systems, Moore served as an online liaison. "She was the main interface between the Computing Division and designated fixed target experiments," said Margaret Votava, a member of the Computing Division who worked closely with Moore. "She was extremely conscientious and very interested in helping the experiments." Eileen Berman, of the Computing Division, described Moore as a very pleasant and positive person. "She was one of the most positive people I had ever met. She was always willing to help," Berman said.

Moore, who started as a summer intern at Fermilab in 1982, dedicated a lot of her time to working with students and served as a mentor in the Graduate Engineering for Minorities program and the Summer Internships in Science and Technology for Minority Students program. "She was very strong in mentoring other students. Every year kids would come through," Votava said. Moore was a very active member of her church and a foster parent to two young children.

Visitation will be today from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Gatlins Funeral Home, 10133 S. Halsted in Chicago. The funeral will be on Saturday, March 27, at Pretlow and Son, 500 Liberty Street, Chesapeake, Virginia. Flowers are welcome; contact Eileen Berman if you would like to make a contribution.

In the News
From the Daily Herald, March 20, 2004
Pinpointing the forces of nature
by Gala Pierce
About 10 years ago, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory physicists conceived of an experiment with mysterious fundamental particles called neutrinos.

Although theorized in the 1930s, their existence wasn't proven until 1962. And even then, little was known.

While the sun constantly bathes us in these particles, scientists have been mystified how neutrinos often disappear during long journeys.
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Director's Corner
Good Morning!
Mike Witherell
On March 10, the NuMI/MINOS project received beneficial occupancy of the MINOS service buildings and the last parts of the NuMI tunnels from the construction company Ragnar, Benson, Inc. This completes the execution of the large construction contracts, a process which started almost four years ago with the award of the first contract. I congratulate everybody on the NuMI team who has contributed to achieving this major milestone.

The NuMI project will keep up its rapid pace toward completion. In the future you may see some pieces of the thousand-ton "near detector" being moved from the New Muon Laboratory to the shaft just south of Pine street. There they will be lowered 350 feet below ground level to be installed in the MINOS hall. A great deal of other installation activity will be going on at the same time in the underground target hall and in various accelerator enclosures.

We are still looking forward to first neutrinos to MINOS in early 2005, marking the start of a new era for the U.S. neutrino program.

Website for Information on Fermilab Director Search
The URA and the Fermilab Director Search Committee have established a website for information on the search process, Committee membership, and ways to send communications to the Committee. The website can also be visited from a permanent link on the Fermilab homepage, in the "News at Fermilab" box. The director search website will be mentioned next month in announcements to the physics community and in classified advertisements in CERN Courier, Physics Today, and Science.

Accelerator Update
March 19 - March 22
- The vacuum went bad at TeV sector E4; a valve failed.
- A phase problem developed between LRF1 and LRF2
- MI Experts discover wiring problem with bend magnet
- The scheduled TeV shutdown continues

View the current accelerator update
View the Tevatron Luminosity Charts

Brown Bag Seminar on Wednesday
Wellness Works presents a Brown Bag Seminar on Wednesday, March 24 from noon to 1:00 p.m. in Curia II. Lyle Skinner, PsyD will present "A Jungian Approach to Understanding Dreams."

Spring Muscle Toning Class
The next muscle toning class takes place April 13 - May 20. Cost is $45.00 for this 6-week session. Deadline to sign up is April 9.
more information

March PC Manager Meeting
The March PC Manager Meeting is on Wednesday, March 24th from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. in WH8X (Hornets Nest). Items on the agenda include notes from the Microsoft DOE Briefing and updates on Security and Email. This is your time to let us know how you feel about how well site-wide Windows patching is working and also how you feel about our anti-spam tagging and the new way email viruses are handled.

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