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Friday, November 5
3:30 p.m. DIRECTOR'S COFFEE BREAK - 2nd Flr X-Over
4:00 p.m. Joint Experimental Theoretical Physics Seminar - 1 West
Speaker: S. Dimopoulos, Stanford University
Title: Signatures of High-Scale Supersymmetry
8:00 p.m. Fermilab International Film Society - Auditorium
Tickets: Adults $4
Title: Ugetsu Monogatari

Saturday, November 6
8:00 p.m. Fermilab Arts Series - Auditorium
Tickets: $25/$13
Ballet Internationale performing: Russian Treasures and Carmen

Monday, November 8
9:00 & 1:00 Special Seminars (NOTE LOCATIONS) Curia II (a.m.) 1 West (p.m.)
Speakers: L. Ortiz, Ortiz & Lopez, PLLC (Patent Counsel) J. Zeilinski and C. Snider, Western Suburban Technology Enterprise Center
Title: Technology Transfer - Developing An Idea
THERE WILL BE NO PARTICLE ASTROPHYSICS SEMINAR THIS WEEK
3:30 p.m. DIRECTOR'S COFFEE BREAK - 2nd Flr X-Over
4:00 p.m. All Experimenters' Meeting - Curia II
Special Topic: Main Injector Accomplishments in FY04

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Friday, November 5
New England Clam Chowder
Western BBQ Burger $4.75
Turkey Tetrazzini $3.75
Meatballs Teriyaki Over Rice $3.75
Bistro Chicken & Provolone Panini $4.75
Assorted Personal Size Pizzas $2.75
Carved Top Round of Beef $4.75

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Inventors Wanted
Fermilab technology has had important implications for such applications as Magnetic Resonance Imaging and proton therapy. To increase awareness of the possibilities open to researchers to patent and commercialize their inventions, the laboratory is sponsoring the seminar "Technology Transfer -- Developing an Idea"
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on Monday, Nov. 8.

The Technology Transfer seminar takes place every two years. "The seminar is meant to offer a path forward to anyone who works here who feels they have an invention that may be patentable," said Fermilab's Deputy Chief Counsel Gary Leonard.

Topics discussed will include how to report an invention to the laboratory's Office of Resources and Technology Assessment, and how to go about patenting the invention and commercializing it, e.g., through venture capital.

The seminars will feature presentations by Luiz Ortiz, a patent counsel from Ortiz and Lopez -- a law firm that has an on-going relationship with Fermilab -- and by Jerry Zeilinski, and Christy Snider from Western Suburban Technology Enterprise Center.

The first session will be in Curia II from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. with a repeat in One West from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

On Tuesday morning Ortiz will be available to meet with individual scientists who want to know more.

National Weather Service Representative Meets with Roads & Grounds Department at Fermilab
Prairie Burn
Fermilab's Roads & Grounds Department works closely with the National Weather Service when planning prairie burns in the fall and spring. (Click on image for larger version.)
On October 7, Casey Sullivan of the National Weather Service visited Fermilab to meet with the Roads & Grounds Department. Almost every fall and spring, Fermilab's Roads & Grounds Department conducts controlled prairie burns to keep the native plants healthy by clearing out the invasive non-native plants. Before conducting a burn, the Roads & Grounds Department depends on the National Weather Service for forecasts. "The wind direction is really important for prescribed burns," said Sullivan, who
Casey Sullivan
Casey Sullivan
is the Fire Weather Program Leader for the National Weather Service in Romeoville, Illinois.

Sullivan planned his visit to Fermilab, hoping to learn more about the lab and Roads & Grounds needs from the National Weather Service. With 120 offices across the country, the Romeoville location consists of ten forecasters and covers 23 counties in the Illinois and Indiana area. "It is actually an average size for a county warning area, but it is one of the most populated areas," Sullivan said. "We want people to know that we are here to benefit them and help with forecasts 24 hours a day 7 days a week."
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Why was my computer blocked from the network?
Computer Security
Wyatt Merritt, Michael Diesburg & Amber Boehnlein with DZero Computer Cluster at FCC (Click on image for larger version.)
Recently, many people have received an email notifying them that their computers were blocked from the network because of a critical vulnerability called "Open X Server."

A critical vulnerability represents the highest software threat level, which has either been exploited already or is likely to be exploited soon. A vulnerability is declared to all registered system administrators by email and posted on the computer security web page.

In general terms, this vulnerability allows anyone on the network, anywhere in the world, to monitor your screen and keyboard activity, including your username and password when you type them. The Fermilab computer security team is able to view the screens of users at Fermilab whose machines are vulnerable to this exploit; if the good guys can do it, so can the bad guys.
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In the News
From PPARC, November 3, 2004
Women in Science and Engineering and TV Drama
A one-day seminar to be held on Monday 22 November 2004
The need to develop new strategies to attract more women into science, engineering and technology (SET) is widely recognised. TV drama offers one of the most powerful opportunities to present role models to inspire all ages, particularly the young, who often have poorly formed images of what being a scientist or engineer means.
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Calling All Fermilab Veterans
The Fermilab Veteran group will have a Veterans Day Celebration at the Kuhn Barn on Thursday, November 11 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Guest speakers will present a military prospective on the war in Iraq, and lunch will be served. The cost per person is $5.00. Please contact one of the following people by Friday, November 5 if you would like to attend: Susan Meguga x3260, Mike Frett x4663, Greg Gilbert x6835, Tom Smith x3542, or Marcus Diaz 878-8429.

Fermilab Association of Rocketry
The Fermilab Association of Rocketry is having its next monthly club launch on November 6, 2004 from noon until 4:00 pm.
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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.

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