Monday, May 9|
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Security Awareness Day - One West
2:30 p.m. Particle Astrophysics Seminar - Curia II
Speaker: C. Bailyn, Yale University
Title: Multiwavelength Observations of Microquasars
3:30 p.m. DIRECTOR'S COFFEE BREAK - 2nd Flr X-Over
4:00 p.m. All Experimenters' Meeting - Curia II
Special Topics: MTA and Muon Inc. Experiment
Increasing the AP2 and Debuncher Apertures
Tuesday, May 10
3:30 p.m. DIRECTOR'S COFFEE BREAK - 2nd Flr X-Over
THERE WILL BE NO ACCELERATOR PHYSICS AND
TECHNOLOGY SEMINAR TODAY
4:00 p.m. Special Joint Experimental Theoretical Physics Seminar - 1 West
Speaker: S. Olsen, University of Hawaii
Title: Non-Standard Mesons
Monday, May 7|
Wisconsin Cheese Soup
Corned Beef Reuben $4.75
Chicken Provencale $3.75
Shepherd's Pie $3.75
BBQ Panini with Pepper Jack Cheese $4.75
Meat Lovers Pizza $2.75
Kung Pao Chicken with Peanuts & Scallions $4.75
The Wilson Hall Cafe now accepts Visa, Master Card, Discover and
American Express at Cash Register #1.
Wilson Hall Cafe Menu
is now open. Call x4512 to make your
CD's Joe Klemencic Participates in Net Secure '05|
Last month on April 7, Fermilab Computer Security Coordinator Joe Klemencic
participated in a panel discussion at Net Secure '05 about the challenges
of computer security at government institutions. An ever increasing important
topic, other members of the panel included representatives from business,
government and academia to contrast the different computer security concerns
and solutions. "It was reassuring to hear that we all face the same challenges,"
said Klemencic. "We're all in the same boat."
Hosted by the Illinois Institute of Technology, Net Secure is an annual computer
and network security workshop for security professionals, students, corporations
and vendors. Approximately 400 people attended the workshop this year - many of
whom were students. "A lot of the students get credit for attending the workshop,
and some gave technical presentations that were very good," Klemencic said. "The
workshop is great for students because they get to learn from real-world people
who are working with real products and threats."
When asked to be a member of the panel discussion, Klemencic agreed right away.
"I like getting out and talking about Fermilab," he said. "It's important to
give back to the community, explaining what we do and how we benefit the area."
More information about Net Secure '05 is
- Elizabeth Clements
Denis Bowron Retires, Hands Over CUB Command|
After 31 years of service, Denis Bowron is retiring from the FESS Operations
group on May 13. Since Day One he has piloted Fermilab's Central Utility
Building (CUB) through the thick and thin of accelerator operation and
fixed target experiments. He has also supervised drinking water and water
"When I started, the CUB plant was only a couple years old, and it was in dire shape. It ran poorly," he said. "Today, I think we are in the best shape that we've ever been."
He proved to be a true champion of CUB operations when the machines were upgraded from 1996 to 2003 while CUB, accelerator and experimental operations continued. "It was a battlefield out there," said Tony Kanyok, FESS. "He was very keen on safety, and he kept CUB running." Bowron's commitment to maintain and improve the CUB operation drew from his experience as a machinist in the engine room of a Navy ship, and seven years of working at Argonne National Lab.
Chip Kee will assume Bowron's CUB responsibilities. "We've always worked hand in hand," he said. "He's been a wealth of knowledge, and he loved to share it. He'll sorely be missed."
FESS colleagues organized a farewell luncheon in Kuhn Barn, with flags from the Fermilab Veterans group representing the United States and the U.S. Navy. About fifty people attended, including former Fermilab colleagues. Greg Gilbert led a Navy-themed handover of the CUB command from Bowron to Kee, with Nancy Bowron "receiving" her retiring husband.
The Bowrons will stay in a retirement community in Huntley, and they plan to spend more time visiting four children and 23 grandchildren that live in the Midwest. "There is plenty to do up there within the community," Denis Bowron said. His legacy at Fermilab includes a set of Burr Oak trees that he planted and blue bird houses along the buffalo pasture that he built.
- Kurt Riesselmann
Elizabeth Duty Retires,
Moves To Minneapolis|
Particle Physics Division's Elizabeth "Liz" Duty will retire this
Friday, May 13, after nearly 23 years at Fermilab. Duty was
the first person to participate in the lab's On-Call program.
The New Jersey native has served as an administrative assistant
in many departments but spent the last 11 years working for the
Astrophysics group. She loves the people at Fermilab.
"I work with some terrific people," said Duty. "It was great
to meet people from all over the world." Duty will move to
Minneapolis to live closer to her two sons, Daniel and Douglas.
- Eric Bland
Fermilab's Big Woods|
|Phlox in full
bloom in the Big Woods. (Click on image for larger version.)|
The Big Woods is full of wildflowers right now.
"This is the prime time of the year for woodland wildflowers
and that particular woodland is in the best shape I have ever seen it,"
said Roads & Grounds Mike Becker.
DON'T TOUCH! Image on left shows characteristic
leaf shape. Image on right shows three very fuzzy aerial roots going up
tree trunk. All parts of the plant contain the active allergic component,
including the root.|
Even if your conversational Latin is a bit rusty, you immediately sense
there is something about these words that makes them a good topic
for a safety tip. Toxicondendron radicans is the scientific name
for poison ivy. This plant is just beginning to leaf-out, so you should
have little difficulty finding examples to practice your identification skills.
Look particularly at the edges of wooded areas and you will begin to see
blankets of lush ankle high growth. While you're busy looking at the ground,
be aware that poison ivy can also grow up the sides of trees. These
woody vines can be several inches in diameter and have little aerial roots
that makes them look like fuzzy rope.
The culprit in poison ivy that causes the allergic reaction is an oil
called urushiol. It's present in all parts of the plant and can maintain
its toxic properties for more than a year. Your best bet is to avoid all
contact, even if you have never had a reaction. If you've been exposed
to poison ivy, stay outdoors until you complete the first two steps below.
(1) Cleanse exposed skin with generous amounts of isopropyl (rubbing) alcohol.
(2) Wash skin with water. (3) Take a regular shower with soap and warm water.
(4) Clothes, shoes, tools, and anything else that may have been in contact
with the urushiol should be wiped off with alcohol and water. Be sure
to wear gloves while doing this and then discard when done.
Have a great day and let's work safely all week!
Safety Tip of the Week Archive
Robert Brown, Jr., AD, 5/9/05
Diana Smailus, LSS, 5/9/05
FYI: AIP Bulletin of Science Policy News, May 6, 2005|
Strong Showing in House for NSF Funding: "We Need to Get Back on Track"
A fourteen-page letter has been delivered to Chairman Frank Wolf (R-VA) and Ranking Member Alan Mollohan (D-WVA) of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Science, State, Justice and Commerce in support of an FY 2006 budget for the National Science Foundation that is considerably higher than that requested by President Bush.
Retirement Party for Dave Nevin Today|
There will be a retirement party for Dave Nevin at 3:00 p.m.
today in the second floor cross-over. Contact Connie Crome at x4637
for more information.
May 16 - Word and Excel 2003 New Features
June 21 & 22 - Microsoft Project 2003
Claim Your Bikes Outside Wilson Hall
Wilson Hall Buildling Manager John Kent requests
all bicyclists to claim their bikes that are
located in the Wilson Hall bike rack. Tags will be placed on
all of these bikes. Bicyclists must remove the tag and bring
it to the ComCenter on the Ground Floor of Wilson Hall. Bikes
that are not claimed by May 20 will be removed and relocated
to storage. Contact John Kent at x4753 with any questions.
Phillips Park Golf League Hole-In-One
Congratulations to Hoyett McKenzie, who
hole-in-one using a 7-iron on the 155 yard par 3 4th hole
at Phillips Park on May 5.
Feynman Event at the Chicago Public Library
There will be a panel event at the Chicago Public Library on May 12 at
6:00 p.m. to discuss Richard P. Feynman's influence on physics and society.
The panelists will be Alvin Tollestrup (Fermilab),
Corey Powell (Discover Magazine), Michelle Feynman (editor/Perfectly
and Thomas Curtright (U. Miami). Contact Leah Vaselopolus at
312-747-4010 for more information.
Retirement Party for Rap and Joanie
Join us at the Users' Center on
Friday, May 20 at 5:00 p.m.
Please bring a dish to pass!
Call Lisa Carrigan,
X3185, P1143, or
with any questions.