Fermilab TodayWednesday, September 21, 2005  
Wednesday, September 21
8:00 a.m.-7:30 p.m. ILC Industrial Forum - 1 West
3:30 p.m. Director's Coffee Break -
2nd Flr X-Over
4:00 p.m. Fermilab Colloquium-1 West
Speaker: A. Kronfeld, Fermilab Title: Predictive Lattice QCD
Note: There will be no Fermilab ILC R&D meeting this week

Thursday, September 21
10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. ILC Industrial Forum - 1 West
2:30 p.m. Theoretical Physics Seminar -
Curia II
Speaker: H. Fritzsch, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Munich
Title: Constituent Quarks and the Spin of the Nucleon
3:30 p.m. Director's Coffee Break -
2nd Flr X-Over

Note: There will be no Accelerator Physics and Technology Seminar today

Upcoming Event: September 23-24, 2005: Bill Bardeen Symposium

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Wednesday, September 21
- French Onion
- Texas Style Meatloaf Sandwich
- Grilled Chicken w/Black Bean & Corn Salsa
- Kielbasa & Sauerkraut
- Smoked Turkey Panini Pesto Mayo
- Sausage & Pepperoni Pizza
- Fettucine Carbonara w/ Ham & Mushrooms

The Wilson Hall Cafe accepts Visa, Master Card, Discover and American Express at Cash Register #1.

Wilson Hall Cafe Menu

Wednesday, September 21
- Spiced Cornish Hens
- Balsamic Rice w/Vegetables
- Bishop's Cake

Thursday, September 22
- Coquille St. Jacques
- White Bean & Fennel Puree
- Julienne of Summer Squashes
- Almond Baklava

Chez Leon Menu
Call x4512 to make your reservation.

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On The Job: 'Ambassadors' Support Functions of PPD
Support Services
Employees of the Particle Physics Division Support Services Department. Front row, right to left: Larry English, Cynthia Sazama, Laura Sedlacek, Sonya Wright, Terry Read, Terry Grozis, Allen Forni. Second row: Harvey Bruch, Lory Curry, Carolyn Johnson, Susan Winchester-Finks, Suzanne Weber, Jason Ormes, Quinton Healy. Third row: Etta Johnson, Karen Carew, Jody Federwitz, Nicole Gee, Leticia Shaddix, Luz Jaquez. Not pictured: Elaine Phillips, Cindy Kennedy, Barb Kristen, Cathryn Laue, Nancy Michael, Barb Perington, Carol Picciolo, Olivia Vizcarra, Sonya Wright and Vivian Villegas.
They're the ones behind the scenes, or the phones. The 28 employees in the Support Services Department provide administrative support for nearly 550 people in the Particle Physics Division, run graduate and undergraduate-level physics programs, manage almost 20 internationally attended conferences a year and provide computing support for hundreds of machines inside and outside of Wilson Hall.

The department is divided into four groups: the Administrative Support Team, Conference Office, U.S. Particle Accelerator School and the Data Support Group. The employees are also cross-trained to help in other areas, which is important because the department's staff has been reduced during the last four years. "We have gotten leaner and meaner and better trained," said Elaine Phillips, head of Support Services. "The people in these groups are some of the hardest-working, most incredible people I know."

Leticia Shaddix, of the Administrative Support Team, likes to "go the extra mile." On top of her daily duties of providing office support, handling purchase requests and preparing monthly reports, Shaddix is also taking online Web design classes to help Fermilab scientists maintain Web sites.

Other Support Services staff members are preparing for the many Fermilab-hosted conferences, some of which are scheduled back-to-back. "For some of our larger conferences, we have had to feed 650 people, set up coffee breaks and return participants to meetings within 20 minutes, arrange for hotels and bus transportation," Phillips said. But those events also bring an international aspect to the lab, which, according to Phillips, makes the Support Services Department an enjoyable place to work. "We are ambassadors not only for the country, but also ambassadors for Fermilab and high-energy physics," she said.
Kendra Snyder

In the News
From The Institute , September 20, 2005
IEEE Milestones Selected for Physics and Power

Two historic sites—one in Switzerland and the other in the United States—have been named Milestones in Electrical and Computer Engineering by the IEEE History Center. One was cited for its breakthroughs in the design of detectors used in elementary particle physics research, the other for its hydroelectric power-plant design.

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URA a Sponsor for NOVA's Einstein Program on Oct. 11
Universities Research Association, Inc., will be a participating sponsor of the NOVA dramatization
McArdle as Einstein
Einstein's Big Idea: The story behind the world's most famous equation, produced by WGBH-TV in Boston and narrated by noted actor John Lithgow. PBS will telecast the program nationally on Tuesday, October 11. As a sponsor, URA is able to extend invitations to Fermilab scientists and users to attend a reception, preview screening and Q-and-A session at the National Academies in Washington, DC on Tuesday, September 27, at 6:30 p.m. If you're going to be in the Washington area and would like to attend, please respond by Friday, September 23 through the program's website or by emailing einsteinevent@wgbh.org .

Einstein's Big Idea is based on the book by David Bodanis, E=mc²: A biography of the world's most famous equation. Bodanis will be a panelist at the preview event, along with Paula S. Apsell, Senior Executive Producer, NOVA; Walter Isaacson, President and CEO of the Aspen Institute; Gary Johnstone, Producer/Director/Writer, Einstein's Big Idea; and David Kaiser, Physicist and Historian, MIT. In the NOVA program, Aidan McArdle portrays Einstein; Shirley Anderson plays his wife, Mileva Maric; Stephen Robertson plays Michael Faraday; Richard Henshall plays James Clerk Maxwell, and Emily Woof plays Lise Meitner.

URA will join a list of sponsors including the Department of Energy, the National Science Foundation, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, Google, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and the American Physical Society. NOVA is telecast in the Chicago area by WTTW-TV Channel 11.
Mike Perricone

Open Enrollment for the Medical and Dental Insurance Plans
The open enrollment period ends on Friday, September 23, 2005. The open enrollment form must be in by 5:00 p.m. on September 23, 2005.

Fermilab Arts Series Presents
Avner the Eccentric Saturday, October 22, 2005 at 8 p.m. Tickets - $17/$9 for ages 18 and under More Information

2006 entertainment books now on sale in the recreation office
Entertainment Ultimate books are now bigger and better for the price of $25.00 Entertainment books make a great wedding, anniversary, birthday, housewarming or holiday gift, or use it yourself and save!!! So pick up your book today in the Recreation Office, WH15W. More Information

Building Manager Notice
In an effort to enhance the overall dependability and performance of Wilson Hall elevators, the building manager has scheduled extensive maintenance and repairs affecting all four cars. Every car will be taken out of service for four to five days until completion of the project. Only one car will be affected at any given time during these repairs.

International Folk Dancing
International folk dancing will meet Thursday, September 22, at Kuhn Barn on the Fermilab site. Dancing begins at 7:30 p.m. with teaching earlier in the evening and request dancing later on. Newcomers are welcome and you do not need to come with a partner. Info at 630-584-0825 or 630-840-8194 or folkdance@fnal.gov

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