Fermilab TodayWednesday, May 12, 2004  
Wednesday, May 12
3:30 p.m. DIRECTOR'S COFFEE BREAK - 2nd Flr X-Over
4:00 p.m. Fermilab Colloquium - 1 West
Speaker: D. DeMille, Yale University
Title: Tabletop Probes for TeV Physics: Searches for Electric Dipole Moments of Elementary Particles

Thursday, May 13
3:30 p.m. DIRECTOR'S COFFEE BREAK - 2nd Flr X-Over

Wednesday, May 12
Italian Wedding with Meatballs
Diner style patty melt $4.75
Mediterranean Style Baked Fish $3.75
Roasted Turkey & Dressing $3.75
Greek Chicken Panini with Feta Cheese $4.75
Sicilian Style Pizza $2.75
Grilled Chicken Bowtie in a Tomato Cream Sauce $4.75
Wilson Hall Cafe Menu
Chez Leon
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Electrical Safety Month Profiles
In connection with Electrical Safety Month, Fermilab Today offers a series of profiles recognizing Electrical Safety Managers at Fermilab.
Electrical Safety Manager Jim Ranson
As the electrical coordinator and a task manager for the Accelerator Division, Jim Ranson makes sure that electrical projects are completed correctly and safely. In dealing with AD electrical projects, Ranson writes up detailed hazard analyses
Jim Ranson
Jim Ranson
and work permits, works with ES&H and the contractor's general foreman on safety issues, and makes sure that the electricians have all required training and equipment.

"We emphasize safety," said Ranson. "We make sure that all electricians' tools are up to date, that there are no hazards in the area, and that they have the correct personal protection equipment."

Ranson began working for Fermilab 27 years ago as a technician for the Booster and became AD electrical coordinator in 1998. Shutdown periods are Ranson's busiest time, when the number of electricians working on AD projects jumps from a handful to thirty or more.

"I really enjoy my job," said Ranson. "It's rewarding, I get a chance to work on everything, new and old, in the AD footprint area, and there's never a dull moment."

In the News
The following is an excerpt from the 2004 Arnold O. Beckman Lecture in Science and Technology that Dr. Raymond L. Orbach, Director of the Office of Science, delivered at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign on May 5.

Pluralism as a Foundation for U.S. Scientific Preeminence: Advancement of Knowledge and the Freedom and Happiness of Man
Raymond L. Orbach
Director of the Office
of Science Raymond
L. Orbach
It is a great honor to have been invited to deliver the 2004 Arnold O. Beckman Lecture in Research and Innovation. I am doubly honored because of my personal acquaintance with Dr. Beckman, my respect and admiration for his achievements and contributions to our society, and the distinction of previous Arnold O. Beckman lecturers. It is a privilege to follow in their footsteps.

My topic today is not particularly new; many other authors have discussed the relationship between quality of science and diversity of support. But you may not be aware of how far back the tradition of encouraging a diversity of interests within the U.S. government structures can be traced. It is a feature of American society from the beginnings of our Republic.
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New Policy for Fermilab Today's Classified Ads
Fermilab has long been known for its popular classified ads, which shifted to Fermilab Today from Ferminews last September. But with the ads available only online, they have become more visible and susceptible to misuse. After consulting with laboratory officials, Fermilab Today now requires that people placing classified ads must belong to one of these categories:
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In addition, a classified ad may not include a link to a ".gov" website. A ".gov" email address is allowed, but all other links must go to a personal website. This new policy will be posted on the bottom of the classified ad webpage. Thanks!
Wilson Hall
Fermilab Gymnasium Closed From 8-4 Today
The gymnasium will be closed today from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., for FESS to replace the gym lights and fix the scoreboard, and for the carpenter shop to repair insulation in the roof. The rest of the Recreation Facility will be open as usual.

Fermilab Employee Health and Fitness Day Event
Wellness Works again will sponsor this year's Fermilab Employee Health and Fitness Day Event on Wednesday, May 19 from 11:30-1:30 on the Ring Road beginning at A1. Walk, run, rollerblade, or bike your way around the ring. A table will be set up at A1 where participants may sign-in. Stations will be set up around the ring where you will find games to play, prizes to win and cheers of encouragement. If you are not planning to walk the ring and would like to volunteer your services, contact the Recreation Office x2548. You need your supervisor's permission to volunteer.

International Folk Dancing
International Folk Dancing will be held at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 13, 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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