Fermilab TodayWednesday, April 14, 2004  
Wednesday, April 14
11:00 a.m. Special Accelerator Physics and Technology Seminar - 1 West (NOTE DATE and TIME)
Speaker: M. Meddahi, CERN
Title: CERN Neutrinos to Gran Sasso Project: Status Report
3:30 p.m. DIRECTOR'S COFFEE BREAK - 2nd Flr X-Over
4:00 p.m. Fermilab Colloquium - 1 West
Speaker: V. Suller, Louisiana State University
Title: Synchrotron Radiation Sources

Thursday, April 15
Noon Third Thursday Lunchtime Cleanup - WH - Ground Floor, East Side
2:00 p.m. Theoretical Physics Seminar - WH-3NE Theory Conference Room (NOTE TIME and LOCATION)
Speaker: F. Marchesano, University of Wisconsin
Title: Yukawa Couplings from Magnetized Compactifications
2:30 p.m. DIRECTOR'S COFFEE BREAK (NOTE TIME) - 2nd Flr X-Over
3:00 p.m. Accelerator Physics and Technology Seminar (NOTE TIME) - 1 West
Speaker: G. Dugan, Cornell University
Title: The U.S. Linear Collider Technology Options Study

Wednesday, April 14
Chicken and Pasta soup
Grilled steak w/one side dish $3.50
Farfalle pasta w/a meat sauce $3.50
German bratwurst w/saurkraut and grilled onions served w/soup or fries $4.75
Roast beef and ham club wrap w/a side salad $4.75

Eurest Dining Center Weekly Menu
Chez Leon
Weather Mostly Sunny 63º/40º

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Fermilab Design: Past, Present and Future
The Fermilab Graphic Design Standards
DTF Graphics Sub-Committee
Members of the graphics subcommittee (left to right): Fred Ullrich, Reidar Hahn, Kevin Munday, Sara Webber and Diana Canzone. Not pictured: Lee Hartman and Mike Perricone. (Click on image for larger version.)
The graphics subcommittee of Fermilab's Design Task Force has been working since June 2001 to reconnect current, state of the art graphics with Robert Wilson's vision and to reinforce the unity of the laboratory's distinctive graphics presentations. The subcommittee's effort to design an official letterhead, standardize the Fermilab logo and color palette and recommend typefaces culminates in the new Graphic Design Standards at Fermilab Web pages.

The Web pages contain the new Fermilab letterhead template for Windows and MAC users and instructions for its use. Also available are guidelines for the use of the Fermilab logo, fonts and colors for print and Web publications, and tips and tutorials for Web design and the use of digital images.

"We hope that these guidelines will make design easier for users throughout the lab," said Kevin Munday, a Fermilab contractor for Web design and development and a member of the graphics subcommittee. "Fermilab staff and contractors should find these recommendations and guidelines useful for posters, brochures, flyers, Web sites and all other communications, especially those intended for the public."

In the News
From the Chicago Sun-Times, April 13, 2004:
At 88, Herman Wouk is still going strong
It's hard to say which comes off worse in Herman Wouk's latest novel, his first in a decade: the U.S. Congress or the American press. A Hole in Texas offers the choice between two emblematic stereotypes: a red-faced opportunist who heads the House Armed Services Committee and a mustachioed investigative reporter for the Washington Post. Both are melodramatic, even comical cliches to serve the plot. But what a plot!

Wouk tells the tale of a colossal scientific project in particle physics, the Texas-based Superconducting Super Collider, done in by self-interested politicians who invariably mislead a clueless public with the help of weaselly journalists; meantime, news of a secret Chinese experiment that has found an elusive subatomic particle, the Higgs boson, touches off a national panic about an apocalyptic Boson Bomb.
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Questions about the Prospective Competition for the Fermilab Contract? Search for a New Director? How They Fit Together?
Fred Bernthal
URA President Fred
All interested Fermilab employees are welcome to attend a Q&A session with Universities Research Association President Fred Bernthal on Friday, April 16, from 11:00 a.m. to noon in Ramsey Auditorium. Bernthal will answer questions about the prospective competition for the contract to operate Fermilab, and how it might affect the search for a new Fermilab director.

"We've heard a number of questions on this subject at URA, and I know that members of the Director Search Committee have picked up similar concerns," Bernthal said. "I thought it would be useful to give employees an opportunity to ask directly about these upcoming events that will affect Fermilab's future."

tables in Wilson Hall
What Are All Those Tables Doing in Wilson Hall?
Yesterday, 200 members from the Association of Licensed Architects and the Fox Valley General Contractors Association spent the evening at Fermilab to attend a continuing education course titled, "Fermilab and the Architecture of the Universe." The evening's events included a tour of the lab, dinner and presentations by Director Mike Witherell, Engineering Manager Ed Crumpley and NuMI Construction Manager Elaine McCluskey, both from FESS.

New Book Purchase Suggestions
New Book purchase suggestion lists for the week of April 13 are now available online. These include Majors book lists in four subject areas. There is also an Amazon suggestion list in the form of a shopping cart, viewable by entering the password "library."

Bible Exploration for Lunch
Join us today at noon in the Small Dining Room (WH-1SW) for an inductive approach to exploring the Bible. All are welcome. Additional information at 630-840-3607 or dykhuis@fnal.gov

Coed Softball Captains' Meeting Today
Softball season is almost here. Games start on 5/5/2004 and take place in the village on Wednesdays or Thursdays starting at 5:15 pm. Captains' meeting in the cafeteria on Wednesday at noon. Contact Dave Hockin if you're interested in playing. Entire teams or individuals, all are welcome.

International Folk Dancing
International Folk Dancing will be held at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 15, at the Geneva American Legion Post. Newcomers are always welcome. Info at 630-584-0825 or 630-840-8194 or folkdance@fnal.gov.

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