Tuesday, June 1|
Noon Summer Lecture Series - 1 West
Speaker: L. Lederman, IMSA/Fermilab
Title: A Selection of Historic Experiments
3:00 p.m. Alvin: The Symposium - 1 West
Speaker: V. Shiltsev, Fermilab
Title: The Tevatron Now
Speaker: G. Punzi, INFN/Pisa
Title: The CDF Silicon Vertex Trigger
Speaker: J. Annis, Fermilab
Title: The Dark-Energy Survey Project
THERE WILL BE NO DIRECTOR'S COFFEE BREAK TODAY
THERE WILL BE NO ACCELERATOR PHYSICS AND TECHNOLOGY
Wednesday, June 2
8:30 a.m. Users' Annual Meeting Registration - Auditorium Lobby
8:50 a.m. Users' Annual Meeting - Auditorium
THERE WILL BE NO DIRECTOR'S COFFEE BREAK TODAY
Tuesday, June 1|
Golden Broccoli and Cheese Soup
Hickory Smoked BBQ Pork $4.75
Japanese Breaded Pork Cutlet $3.75
Hawaiian Marinated Chicken w/ Grilled Pineapple $3.75
Toasted Almond Chicken Salad $4.75
Portabella Mushroom Baked Pizza Wrap $3.75
Chicken Fajita Tacos $4.75
Wilson Hall Cafe Menu
Utica Rescue Effort Helped by Fermilab Employees|
Electrical Engineering Division technician Mike Cherry was at his part-year
residence in a yacht club near Utica, IL when the tornado hit on April 20.
Working cell phone in hand, he went door-to-door, retracing the tornado's
route, to see if anyone needed help. He spent the rest of the evening and
early morning at an intersection east of Utica's downtown, first keeping
people away from downed power lines and later assisting with traffic control.
"All other ways into the town were blocked, so the county sheriff
and I were in charge of the emergency route in and out of Utica," said Cherry.
Ryan Lambert, a member of the Fermilab and North Aurora Fire Departments,
was eating dinner with his family when he was paged to go to Utica with
the Division 13 Technical Rescue Team. About 35 members of the team,
composed of specially trained firefighters, EMTs and paramedics, traveled
to the disaster site to carry out search and rescue efforts. The team
spent most of the next 13 hours in the collapsed Milestone Tap bar,
looking for survivors and recovering bodies of the victims so that they
could be returned to their families.
"It was a physically and emotionally straining day," said Lambert, "but
from the time we got there to the time we left, the community really
came together. These people had just had everything ripped away, but
they were coming up and offering us food and water and asking if
there was anything else we wanted."
So Long, Dwaine Foster|
Dwaine Foster retired May 31 after 22 years at Fermilab.
He arrived at the lab in 1982 and worked for one year
in the Beams Division, and then spent the next 21 years
in Business Services, first as a storekeeper in Warehouse
1 and then as a property clerk in Warehouse 2.
"In Warehouse 2, I dealt with excess materials--computers
and components," said Foster. "We'd reuse materials that the lab
bought, rather than just throwing them away. We'd get the maximum
use out of them; some items were turned over three, four or five times."
Foster, originally from New Albany, Mississippi, moved to Aurora
in 1959. After a very brief stint at a car dealership, he worked
for Austin Westin and Caterpillar before arriving at Fermilab.
He plans to spend his retirement years in Mississippi in a
house with enough land for vegetable gardening, and looks
forward to spending more time doing lay ministry for the Baptist Church.
FYI: AIP Bulletin of Science Policy News, May 27, 2004|
Recommendations for Strengthening the U.S. Innovation Infrastructure
"Unfortunately, the U.S.'s ability to adapt, compete and innovate alongside emerging workforces in countries such as China and India is threatened by a systematically weak education system, a dearth of R&D funding, visa policy that discourages the brightest foreign minds and a business climate heavy with regulatory and tax burdens." This is the conclusion of a new report by the Electronic Industries Alliance (EIA), an alliance of approximately 2,500 electronic and high-tech companies and associations. "The best hope for the U.S. to maintain its edge against rising global competition is by fostering and expanding our most prized intellectual asset: innovation," the report says. "If we want to ensure that successive waves of innovation begin in the U.S., and that U.S. workers are first to benefit from ‘the next big things,' we have to have the necessary innovation infrastructure in place."
The Annual Users' Meeting is being held on Wednesday and Thursday
this week. At that meeting we will hear about some of the accomplishments
of the last year. The collider program has delivered about 300 pb-1
of integrated luminosity to each experiment in that time, and we are just above
the design plan. In the last few weeks, records were set for initial collider
luminosity and for the most protons on target for MiniBooNE. In addition, as
we see from the Result of the Week, new, important physics results are coming
out of the Fermilab program continuously.
We look forward to another very good year for the Fermilab accelerators.
We will add a powerful new instrument to the world's investigation of
neutrinos when the MINOS experiment starts operation early in 2005.
The collider program will also get another boost as the Recycler is
integrated into operation.
Thanks to all of the people, both Fermilab staff and users, who have
contributed to the recent successes. We all look forward to the exciting
Updating the Fermilab Phonebook|
Last week, Fermilab Today requested all Fermilab employees to update
their information in the phone directory using an online form. Please disregard
this request. Business Services will mail a paper copy of a form to all Fermilab
employees in June. We regret any confusion.
Change in Users' Meeting Schedule|
Due to a last minute schedule change, on Wednesday, June 2, the Users' Meeting
will start at 8:50 a.m. instead of 9:00 a.m.
Sitewide Emergency Warning System Testing Today
The Sitewide Emergency Warning System is scheduled for
testing today at 10:00 a.m. All components and voice interfaces
for CDF, DZero, FCC and Wilson Hall will be tested. The test
will begin and end with the announcement, "This is a test of
the sitewide emergency warning system." Any questions or
problems should be reported to Bill James at x8901.
June 15 & 17 HTML Intro, Intro to Web Publishing (two half days)
June 21-25 LabView Intermediate I: Suc. Dev. Prac. (two sessions AM & PM)
June 29-July 1 HTML Intermediate: Enhanced Layout (two half days)
June 30 Excel Intro
July 8, 21 Accomplishment Report Writing
July 30 Excel Intermediate
August 4, 12 Goal Setting
August 10 Access Intro
August 24 Word Intro
Accelerated C++ Short Course
On June 7,Fermilab will offer "Accelerated
C++: A Short Course in Practical Programming by Example."
This course is an extended professional development experience
that emphasizes computer programming in modern standard C++. No
tuition is charged; the only cost is for the required textbook
(a URA subsidy is available for qualifying graduate students).
Walter Brown, one of Fermilab's representatives to the international
C++ standardization effort, is the course instructor. He is a member
of the Computing Division's CEPA department.
Scottish Country Dancing
Scottish Country Dancing will be held at 7:30 p.m.,
Tuesday, June 1, at the Geneva American Legion Post.
Newcomers are always welcome.
Info at 630-584-0825 or 630-840-8194 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fermi Singers Summer Concert
Mark your calendars! See your friends in action!
The Fermi Singers will be holding their Summer Concert
on Wednesday, July 7, 2004 in the Ramsey Auditorium at noon.
Treats to follow.. more to come as we get closer to the concert.