Fermilab TodayWednesday, November 3, 2004  
Wednesday, November 3
11:00 a.m. Fermilab ILC R&D Meeting - 1 West
Speaker: N. Solyak, Fermilab
Title: 3.9 GHz Accelerating Cavity Fabrication at Fermilab: Status and Plan
Speaker: L. Bellantoni, Fermilab
Title: 3.9 GHz Deflecting Cavity Fabrication at Fermilab: Status and Plan
3:30 p.m. DIRECTOR'S COFFEE BREAK - 2nd Flr X-Over
4:00 p.m. Fermilab Colloquium - 1 West
Speaker: G. Greene, University of Tennessee/Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Title: Parity Violation, Time Reversal and the Neutron: Nuclear and Particle Physics at the Spallation Neutron Source

Thursday, November 4
2:30 p.m. Theoretical Physics Seminar - Conjectorium (NOTE LOCATION)
Speaker: S. Chaudhuri, Pennsylvania State University - (WH-3NE)
Title: Thermal Duality and String Thermodynamics
3:30 p.m. DIRECTOR'S COFFEE BREAK - 2nd Flr X-Over

Wednesday, November 3
Portabello Harvest Grain
Santa Fe Chicken Quesadillia $4.75
Garlic Herb Roasted Pork $3.75
Seafood Jambalaya $3.75
Roast Beef on Ciabatta w/ Red Pepper Mayo $4.75
Meatlover's Pizza $2.75
Pesto Shrimp Linguini with Leeks & Tomatoes $4.75

Wilson Hall Cafe Menu
Chez Leon

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Employees Earn Degrees With Fermilab's Help
Tuition Assitance
(Left to Right) Sam Jarocki, Angela Wan, Tony Busch, Denise Keiner, Jamieson Olsen all earned degrees this year using Fermilab's Tuition Assitance Program. (Click on image for larger version.)
Since Fermilab was founded about 35 years ago, more than 100 Fermilab employees have earned degrees with the help of the laboratory's Tuition Assistance program. "The Tuition Assistance program shows the lab's commitment to on-going learning and employee development," said Training and Development Manager Barbara Brooks.

For those who want to further their education through evening or long-distance classes, Fermilab will pay the tuition toward degrees that benefit both the employee and the laboratory. Past graduates have earned associate, undergraduate and graduate degrees, in roughly equal numbers.

Nine people have graduated in the past year year alone: Tony Busch of AD-ES& H (B.S. in Network Communications); Chris Carlson of FESS (Master's in Industrial Management); Sam Jarocki of AD (B.S. in Computer Science); Denise Keiner of Directorate (M.B.A.); William Kellogg of AD (B.S. in Computer Science); Jamieson Olsen of PPD (Master's in Electrical Engineering); Tom Prosapio of FESS (B.S. in Technical Management); Andre Rader of CD (B.A. in Computer Science); and Angela Wan of BSS (Master's in Accounting).

To qualify for the program, employees must have been at Fermilab for at least six consecutive months. Part-time employees who work at least 20 hours per week do qualify.

Tuition Assistance
Chris Carlsen (left) and Tom Prosapio also participated in Fermilab's Tuition Assitance Program this year and earned their degrees. (Click on image for larger version.)
In the News
From the Chicago Tribune, October 31, 2004
Atom tour is smashing
Public gets rare glimpse at scientific doings in Fermilab
BATAVIA -- A family outing can mean different things to different families. A trip to the zoo for some; a theater trip or baseball game for others.

But eight Brand family members from New Lenox and Elk Grove Village spent a few hours last week learning about stochastic cooling, the purpose of a Tevatron and the number of protons needed to produce an antiproton (100 billion).

Like the 100 or so others who enjoyed a rare public tour of Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory in Batavia, David and Lynnea Brand said they couldn't tell a proton from an antiproton. They were just eager to get an opportunity to visit the facility, run by the U.S. Department of Energy.
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Whitaker Excavating Safety Award
Jed Brown (right) presented the award to Jason Whittaker who accepted it on the behalf of Whittaker Excavating. (Click on image for larger version.)
Whittaker Excavating Earns Safety Award for MI-31 Construction Project
On September 9, Associate Director Jed Brown presented Jason Whittaker of Whittaker Excavating with a certificate of appreciation for safely completing the MI-31 construction project on the Main Injector Ring without a single injury.

"We put a premium on safety at Fermilab," said Brown at the award ceremony. "We want to pass our appreciation along to you. This project came in under budget, on time and without an injury. Congratulations."

Whittaker Excavating completed the MI-31 building in May 2004 after 14 months of construction and 20,000 man-hours. The building consists of approximately 2-foot-thick, 40-foot-tall, concrete walls that Whitaker Excavating poured one at a time. Because the building is approximately 30 feet below ground, Whittaker also completely excavated the area at MI-31. The newly constructed building is the home to the Electron Cooling experiment. After approximately six years of R&D work at the end of the proton beamline, e-cooling started to move into its new location earlier this summer. If successful, e-cooling will be one of several ingredients to increase luminosity in the Tevatron.

Budker Seminar Tonight
There will be a Budker Seminar on November 3, 2004 in the Users' Center Music Room.
Talk Title: "Optiimization of TeV Phase Space Parameters"
Speaker: Alexey Poklonskiy - Michigan State University
Pizza, beer and soft drinks will be served at 6:00 p.m.

Fermilab Arts Series this Saturday
The Fermilab Arts Series presents, "Carmen - Full Ballet" this Saturday at 8:00 p.m. in Ramsey Auditorium. Tickets are still available.
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Fermilab Film Series this Friday
The Fermilab Film Series presents "Ugetsu" on Friday at 8:00 p.m. in Ramsey Auditorium.
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Power Outage News
Meson and Radiation Facility
November 6 The power will be off to Meson and the Radiation Facility for five hours on Saturday beginning at 7 AM.
Wilson Hall
November 14 The power will be off to Wilson Hall for ten hours on Sunday, beginning at 7 AM.

International Folk Dancing
International Folk Dancing will host a special workshop on Armenian dance with Tineke Van Geel, an internationally known teacher, 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. on Thursday, November 4 at the Geneva American Legion. For this special event at $10 donation is requested to help cover costs of bringing Tineke from her home in the Netherlands. Info at 630-584-0825 or 630-840-8194 or folkdance@fnal.gov.

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