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3:30 p.m. DIRECTOR'S COFFEE BREAK - 2nd Flr X-Over
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Cathy Newman-Holmes Named New Chair of the Fermilab Colloquium Committee
Cathy Newman-Holmes, of the Particle Physics Division, is the new Chair of the Colloquium Committee. Co-Project manager of the CDF upgrades prior to Run II, Newman-Holmes is now a member of the Pierre Auger experiment. Mike Albrow, also of the Particle Physics
Cathy Newman Holmes
Cathy Newman-Holmes
Division, was the Chair of the Colloquium Committee for the past five years. Albrow has been a member of the CDF experiment since he joined Fermilab 13 years ago. He now plans to join CMS while retaining some involvement in CDF. Up until recently, Albrow was also the head of the Experimental Physics Projects department. Dave Christian took over as the new EPP head in July.

Three new members recently joined the Colloquium Committee: Scott Dodelson,
Mike Albrow
Mike Albrow
Astrophysics, Tom Zimmerman, Electrical Engineering, and Rob Plunkett, NuMI, while two other members, John Beacom and Fritz Lange, left. Other committee members include: Amber Boehnlein, Kevin Burkett, Dick Carrigan, Eric James, Andreas Kronfeld, Jane Nachtman and Rajendran Raja. Cathryn Laue is the commitee's administrative assitant.

Colloquia are held at 4:00 p.m. in 1 West on most Wednesdays. "There were 45 colloquia during the 2003-04 season," said Albrow. "Twenty-six were on physics, with about equal numbers focusing on particle physics, astro/cosmology and other physics. Seven colloquia focused on the life sciences. The rest covered such topics as computing, education, and non-physical sciences." Almost all of the colloquia can be viewed on the archived streaming video, accessible from the colloquium Web page.

Correction
Yesterday's issue included an excerpt from the Daily Herald's article, "Student's Perfect ACT Score No Surprise." The article incorrectly stated that
Hannah Newfield-Plunkett
Hannah Newfield-
Plunkett
Hannah Newfield-Plunkett worked for her father, Rob Plunkett, on the NuMI experiment. She actually spent the last two summers at Fermilab working on MiniBooNE with the Neutrino Group from New York's Columbia University. "Because we actually worked on different neutrino experiments, it led to a lot of lively dinner conversations," said NuMI's Rob Plunkett.

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FYI: AIP Bulletin of Science Policy News, August 26, 2004
With Finite Resources: Administration R&D Budget Priorities
Washington DC
In an August 12 memorandum to federal department and agency heads, OSTP Director John Marburger and OMB Director Joshua Bolten set out the Bush Administration's R&D budget priorities. Among these priorities in this five-page memo were nanotechnology research and fundamental research in the physical sciences.

Even though it will be weeks, and perhaps months, before Congress finalizes the budget for the fiscal year starting on October 1, the Administration is hard at work on the FY 2006 budget submission. While the OSTP/OMB document contains few surprises, it helps to illuminate what is traditionally the "black box" process involved in drafting the budget request.
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Fermilab Arts Series Announces 2004-2005 Season
Ralph Stanley
Ralph Stanley will be performing at Fermilab on September 25.
The Fermilab Arts Series is pleased to announce its 2004-2005 Season, kicking off with Dr. Ralph Stanley & The Clinch Mountain Boys on September 25. Born in 1927, Stanley has been playing professionally since he and his oldest brother, Carter, formed a band in their native southwestern Virginia in 1946. Between that date and 1966, when Carter died, the Stanley Brothers and the Clinch Mountain Boys became two of the most celebrated bluegrass groups in the world. After Carterís death, Stanley shifted the bandís musical emphasis from bluegrass to an older, sadder, less adorned mountain style. As a bandleader he nourished such young and promising talents as Ricky Skaggs, Keith Whitley, Larry Sparks, and Charlie Sizemore. Stanley has recorded nearly 200 albums along with the Stanley Brothers, the Clinch Mountain Boys, as a solo artist, and to a broad new audience of more than 5 million on the soundtrack to O Brother, Where Art Thou? And with the advance purchase of Ralph Stanley tickets, you will receive half off tickets for the Friday, September 24 film, O Brother Where Art Thou? at Fermilab.

All Arts Series events take place at 8:00 p.m. in Ramsey Auditorium, with the exception of the Gallery Series concerts which start at 2:30 p.m. in the 2nd Floor Art Gallery. Tickets are on sale for these and the all other 2004-05 Arts Series events by calling 630-840-ARTS weekdays from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
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Announcements
Habitat Restoration Group Meets Tomorrow
Join the Habitat Restoration group on Saturday, August 28 at 8:00 a.m. in the Lederman Science Center parking lot. From there the group will mulch trees, pull invasive weeds and pick seeds. For more information call Barb Kristen x3199. In the case of inclement weather please call the Fermilab operator for cancellation. Please dress for the weather.
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Free English Classes
NALWO-sponsored free English language classes for beginning and advanced levels are Fridays at the Users Center from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Wilson Hall Power Outages
- On August 28 and 29, Wilson Hall will have power but no air conditioning.
- Power will be out September 13 for half an hour starting at approximately 7:00 a.m.
- Power will be out September 24 for half an hour starting at approximately 7:00 a.m.
For more information, contact Wilson Hall Building Manager Stan Boyson at x4753.

Booster, CUB, and Cross Gallery Power Outages
- Cross Gallery footprint area: No air conditioning Saturday, August 28 or Sunday, August 29.
- Booster West: No power 12:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m. Saturday, August 28; no power all morning Sunday, August 29.
- Booster East: No power all afternoon Sunday, August 29.
- CUB Feeder 42 and Booster Feeder 41 will be down for two hours Sunday, August 29 to clean a Tie switch that connects the two systems. There will be no power during that time to either system.
For more information, contact the MCR (x3721) or Bob Mau (x4429).

Scheduled Downtime for IMAPServer1
On August 28 and 29, IMAPServer1 will undergo a upgrade. This will consist of system changes as well as an upgrade to the IMAP software. This upgrade will take several hours -- 12 to 14 is our current estimate. Work will start at 10:00 pm on August 28 with a planned time for the system to be available for users on noon on August 29.

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