Fermilab TodayWednesday, April 13, 2005  
Wednesday, April 13
10:00 a.m. Research Techniques Seminar - Curia II
Speaker: J. Link, Columbia University
Title: Searching for Reactor Neutrino Oscillations at Braidwood
11:00 a.m. Fermilab ILC R&D Meeting - (NOTE LOCATION) Curia II
Speaker: T. Lackowski, Fermilab
Title: Conventional Facilities Status Update
Speaker: E. Vaandering, Vanderbilt University
Title: Collaboration Tool
2:00 p.m. Proton Driver General Meeting - (NOTE LOCATION) Curia II
Speaker: R. Ray, Fermilab
Title: Muon Physics at the Proton Driver
Speaker: D. Wildman, Fermilab
Title: Coaxial RF Phase Shifter R&D
3:30 p.m. DIRECTOR'S COFFEE BREAK - 2nd Flr X-Over
4:00 p.m. Fermilab Colloquium - 1 West
Speaker: S. Koonin, BP p.l.c.
Title: A Physicist's View of the World's Energy Situation

Thursday, April 14
2:30 p.m. Theoretical Physics Seminar - Curia II
Speaker: H. Logan, University of Wisconsin
Title: Seeing an Invisible Higgs at Tevatron and LHC
3:30 p.m. DIRECTOR'S COFFEE BREAK - 2nd Flr X-Over
4:00 p.m. Accelerator Physics and Technology Seminar - (NOTE LOCATION) Curia II
Speaker: S. Seletskiy, University of Rochester/Fermilab
Title: Attainment of Electron Beam Suitable for Medium Energy Electron Cooling

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Wednesday, April 13
Italian Wedding with Meatballs
Diner Style Patty Melt $4.75
Mediterranean Style Baked Fish $3.75
Beef & Broc $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

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Chez Leon is now open. Call x4512 to make your reservation.

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Beware of Gander!
A number of you may have encountered the pair of geese that have settled right in front of the west entrance of Wilson Hall. Rumor has it that the male goose has been protecting his mate by trying to attack any person
who attempts to enter the building. Apparently, he also really doesn't like umbrellas.

In an effort to keep the geese away from employees and users, FESS has installed some temporary orange fencing around the area. Employees and Users should take extra caution as they enter or leave the building. (And you may want to close your umbrella before getting too close to the entrance of Wilson Hall.)
- Elizabeth Clements

Wilson Hall
Repair Work Begins on Batavia Road, Near East Entrance to Fermilab
Tomorrow, April 14, preliminary repair work is scheduled for the rail crossing at Batavia Road near the east Fermilab entry gate. The pavement on each side of the track bed will be ground down to provide a smoother transition over the tracks. The work should be completed between 9:00 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. in order to avoid times of increased traffic volume.

Flagmen will be present to direct traffic during repair operations. In general, one lane of traffic will be open during the completion of the work; however, there will be short periods when both lanes of traffic will be held for repositioning of equipment or train passage. Employees are encouraged to use the Pine Street entrance during this time if at all possible.

Fermilab continues to work with the City of Warrenville and the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad to develop a more permanent solution to this problem. The plan will include improvements to drainage at the track bed and repaving of Batavia Road adjacent to the tracks. If you need to use the east entry during the repair operations, please be patient and follow the direction of the posted flagmen at all times.
- Vic Kuchler

In Tuesday's article "Barletta of Berkeley Lab Named Director of USPAS," Fermilab Today incorrectly reported a number of facts about the school. The most recent USPAS program was sponsored by the University of California, Berkeley, not at San Francisco University. Barletta's appointment as USPAS director will begin on January 1, 2006. He has been a member of the board since 1994 and was named Chairman in 2000. Helmut Wiedemann, of Stanford University and SLAC, is the current USPAS Director. The USPAS first held classes in 1981. As opposed to being a consortium, USPAS is governed and organized by a consortium.

Penn is Mightier
In Monday's story on the Fermilab bracket in the NCAA men's basketball tournament, Fermilab Today incorrectly (and regrettably) referred to Penn State as a CDF institution and tournament participant. The University of Pennsylvania ("Penn") is the correct institution. Penn State is not a CDF collaborating institution, and the Penn State men's basketball team did not make it into the NCAA tournament. On the other hand, Penn made the tournament but lost in the first round to Boston College. Penn senior Tim Begley was named honorable mention All-America by the Associated Press. Begley, the 2005 Ivy League Men's Basketball Player of the Year, also led the Quakers to their third Ivy League title in four years.

In the News
FYI: AIP Bulletin of Science Policy News, April 12, 2005
Building Support in the House for the DOE Office of Science
Supporters of the Department of Energy's Office of Science are looking for signatures on a letter that will be sent to House Energy and Water Development Appropriations Subcommittee Chairman David Hobson (R-OH) and Ranking Minority Member Peter Visclosky (D-IN). The deadline for signatures is April 22.

"We have a long way to go to make up for years of inadequate budgets," the letter states, recommending that the FY 2006 appropriations bill significantly increase the funding for the Office of Science. This "Dear Colleague" letter was sent by House Energy Subcommittee Chair Judy Biggert (R-IL), Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), and Rep. Ellen Tauscher (D-CA). A similar letter, with a fast approaching deadline, is circulating in the Senate.
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Talented Undergrads Seek Motivating Fermilab Staff
Mentors Needed for SIST
2003 SIST Student Angelica Perez adjusting the aperture of the neutron beam at NTF. (Click on image for larger version.)
Every year 15-20 undergraduates from colleges across the country come to Fermilab to participate in the Summer Internships in Science & Technology for Minority Students program. This intensive twelve-week program is a success year after year not only because of the highly motivated interns but also because of dedicated mentors. And this year, SIST needs additional Fermilab scientists to mentor students.

"We want the interns to have jobs that have some sort of scientific or engineering value," said Accelerator Division's Elliott McCrory, Head of the Fermilab SIST Committee. "They need to understand how their job enhances Fermilab."

The SIST program begins at the end of May and concludes in August with a series of presentations given by the interns based upon their summer projects. Each intern also writes a final paper, all of which are available online. "SIST gives students a real work experience because they do actual projects that a section or division needs to get done," said Dianne Engram, Head of Fermilab's Equal Employment Office, which has been funding the summer program since it started almost 35 years ago. "Mentors get the opportunity to guide a young person and strengthen their resolve for a challenging career."

Any Fermilab employee or user who is stationed at the lab for more than half of the twelve weeks can volunteer to be a mentor. Fermilab's EEO pays the interns a weekly stipend and covers the general costs of the program. The only thing that mentors really need to give is time. "The students are top-notch, and they will get the work done," McCrory said. "But you need to work with the student. If you put time into it, you will find it extremely rewarding."

If you're interested in being a mentor this summer, please contact Elliott McCrory or Dianne Engram by April 15. A form is also available online.
- Elizabeth Clements

Fermi Singers
The Fermi Singers are back! Mark your calendars for April 22 at noon in the Auditorium. The group will present a Spring Concert for your listening pleasure. Snacks will be available for you following the performance!

International Folk Dancing
International Folk Dancing will meet Thursday, April 14, in Kuhn Barn. Dancing begins at 7:30 p.m. with teaching earlier in the evening and request dancing later on. Newcomers and school age children are welcome. Two special workshops with expert teachers are planned:
April 21 - Dennis Boxell will teach classic Balkan dances
May 12 - Daniela Ivanova will teach dances from Bulgaria to accordion music by Angel Nazlamov.
Info at 630-584-0825 or 630-840-8194 or folkdance@fnal.gov.

Wisonsin Dells Coupon Book Sale
The Recreation Office will be selling the Wisonsin Dells Coupon Book for $15.00 in the beginning of May. Each book contains over $6,000 in 2-for-1 and 50% off values from over 100 Wisconsin Dells merchants. The coupons are good until April 30 of the following year. A sample book is available in the Recreation Office.

Time to Shape Up
The Recreation Office will be offering a spring Muscle Toning Class on Tuesdays and Thursday from 5:30 - 6:30 PM in the Recreation Facility exercise room. The class will begin April 26 through June 2. The cost for this six week class is $48.00. Registration can be made in the Recreation Office, by mail M.S. 126 or by phone using a credit card. Deadline to register is Friday, April 22. You need a Recreation Facility membership for this class.

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