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URA visiting Scholars applications due March 20
Universities Research Association, Inc. has announced a deadline of Friday, March 20, for the submission of applications for the first round of 2009 awards in the URA Visiting Scholars Program at Fermilab.
The URA awards support visits by researchers, faculty, postdocs or students from the 87 URA-member universities to work at Fermilab for periods of up to one year. Read more about the program here or view the program poster.
Online Oxford English Dictionary now available site wide
The Fermilab Library has arranged for site-wide online access to the Oxford English Dictionary: http://dictionary.oed.com. An OED Online tutorial is now available for download in zipped Powerpoint format (2.9MB) here: http://dictionary.oed.com/services/tutorial.html. This useful tool can help you understand the power of the OED Online Web site and explain the search options available.
Daycamp Information and Registration
Applications for the onsite day camp for children of Fermilab employees ages 7-12 will be due Feb. 26. For all information there are booklets and registration forms available in the Recreation Office WH15W, the users office, the housing office, the children's center or on the Recreation website. All applications must be in by Feb. 26 by 4 p.m. along with a $25.00 deposit per session per child. Please click on the link for more information on Fermilab's summer camp.http://wdrs.fnal.gov/recreation/dependent.html
Muscle Toning Classes
The next set of Muscle Toning Classes are Feb. 3 - Feb. 26, $36.00 for 4 weeks, March 3 - March 26, $36.00 for 4 weeks, March 31 - Apr. 30, $45.00 for 5 weeks. Registration forms can be found in the Recreation Office, WH15W, or on the Recreation Website. http://wdrs.fnal.gov/recreation/classes.html
Kyuki Do Classes - Feb. 16 & March 30
The next set of Kyuki Do classes are Feb. 16 - March 25, $50.00 March 30 - May 6, $50.00. Registration forms can be found in the Recreation Office, WH15W or on the Recreation website, http://wdrs.fnal.gov/recreation/classes.html
NALWO - Brown Bag Lunch Program - "Australia: Travels in the Land Down Under" - Feb. 24
NALWO invites you to a “Brown-Bag” Lunch Program featuring-Australia:“Travels in the Land Down Under” presented by Cynthia Albright
Tue., Feb. 24, 12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m., Wilson Hall - 1 North. Bring your lunch and join us for this informal gathering as we view travel slides of the Commonwealth of Australia. No reservation is needed. Beverages & a light dessert will be provided.
NALWO welcomes all people associated with the lab, and their families to this event.
The Dark Side of the Universe, Feb. 24
The Chicago Council on Science and Technology presents a public lecture by Astronomer Rocky Kolb, Particle Physicist Joe Lykken and Cosmologist Michael Turner, who will discuss what we know about the nature of dark matter, dark energy and the role of particle accelerators and telescopes in solving the mystery of the unseen 96 percent of the universe. Tuesday, Feb. 24, at the Blackstone Hotel, Crystal Ballroom, 636 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago. Reception: 5:30 p.m. Presentation: 6:00 p.m.
For more information please visit http://www.c2st.org/
The Pierre Auger Experiment - Lecture by Dr. Angela Olinto - Feb. 27
The most energetic particles in the universe are ultra-high energy cosmic rays. Millions of times more powerful than anything produced by man-made accelerators, their origin has been a mystery for about a century. Over the last several years, an international collaboration of 17 countries joined forces to solve this mystery by building the Pierre Auger Observatory. Spread over 3,000 square kilometers in western Argentina, the observatory was recently inaugurated. During its construction, the observatory gathered enough of these rare particles to find the first clues to their origin. For more information please visit http://www.fnal.gov/culture
English Country Dancing, March 1
English Country Dancing will take place on Sun., March 1, at Kuhn Village Barn. A session for advanced dancers starts at 1 p.m. Dancing for all levels begins at 2 p.m. and there will be live music by Old Fezziwig's Band. A potluck supper will probably follow (assuming there is interest) at about 5:30 p.m. Newcomers are always welcome. All the dances are taught and walked through and no partner is required. For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call (630)584-0825 or (630)840-8194.
Introduction to LabVIEW class offered March 5th
Learn how to build powerful, custom test, measurement, and control applications from scratch using intuitive, measurement-specific graphical programming. Gain hands-on experience with LabVIEW and learn how you can use LabVIEW graphical development to reduce development time and create flexible applications that easily integrate with thousands of I/O devices from hundreds of vendors.
For more information or to enroll please visit http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/schedule.show_course_details?cid=3694
Arianna String Quartet Performs in Gallery Chamber Series - Sunday, March 8
Hailed for their outstanding musicianship, the Arianna String Quartet hasestablished itself as one of America's finest chamber ensembles. Formed in 1992, they garnered national attention by winning the Grand Prize in the 1994 Fischoff Chamber Music Competition, and First Prize in both the Coleman and Carmel Chamber Music Competitions. They were also Laureates in the 1999 Bordeaux International String Quartet Competition. The quartet has performed at Tanglewood, Spoleto, and on NPR's "Performance Today." They are faculty and Artists in Residence at Univ. of Missouri - St. Louis. Tickets are $15.00 per person. For more information please visit http://www.fnal.gov/culture
On-Site Housing - Summer 2009
The Fermilab Housing Office is now taking requests for houses, apartments, and dormitory rooms for the Summer of 2009. Please submit your request for reservations to the Housing Office by Monday, March 9, 2009. Requests can be made for any period and need not commence on any particular date. Contact the Housing Office at (630)840-3777 or email@example.com. Individual housing requests can be made by using our online form at http://bss.fnal.gov/accommodations/housing_request.html. Requests for multiple housing units are best handled by direct email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fermilab Arts Series Presents Solas - March 14
Since its birth in 1996, Solas has been loudly proclaimed as the most popular, influential, and exciting Celtic band to ever emerge from the United States. Even before the release of its first CD, the Boston Herald trumpeted the quartet as "the first truly great Irish band to arise from America and the Irish Echo ranked Solas among the "most exciting bands anywhere in the world". Since then, the praise has only grown louder. The Philadelphia Inquirer said they make "mind-blowing Irish folk music, maybe the world's best". The New York Times praised their "unbridled vitality". For more information please visit http://www.fnal.gov/culture
Altium Designer Lunch and Learn Seminar - March 17
Learn the new features of Altium Designer Winter 09 and become a more productive user. For more information and to enroll please visit http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/schedule.show_course_details?cid=4882
Bulgarian Dance Workshop, March 19
Fermilab International Folk Dancing is pleased to present a (second) workshop on Bulgarian dance, this one with Nina Kavardjikova, at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, March 19, at Kuhn Village Barn at Fermilab. Nina is returning to Fermilab for the first time since her workshop here in 1995. Suggested donation is $8 for adults/$4 for students. Please contact email@example.com or call (630)584-0825 or x8194. For information please visit http://www.fnal.gov/orgs/folkdance/
NALWO - Adler Planetarium Trip - March 21
Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory Women’s Organization Adler Planetarium & Astronomy Museum Sat., March 21, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. A chartered school bus will be leaving from the Lederman Education Center at 9:30 a.m. and will return at approximately 3:30 p.m.
Tour costs: $10/adult & $8/children (children ages 3 to 14) Pre-paid reservations are required by March 7. Tour cost includes general admission to the planetarium, and to their latest show “Cosmic Collisions” in their all-digital projection Definiti® Space Theater.
Lunch is on your own, you may bring a "brown bag".
Child Care program offered - March 24
Exciting Explorations!, a child care program for children ages 7-12, will be offered March 30- Apr. 4 depending on interest. A summer camp counselor will lead the program. Two snacks and beverages are provided. Please send a sack lunch. Program cost is $25.00 a day and payment is due upon reservation. Reservations are due March 24. To register or for more information , contact Mary or Patti at the Children's Center, x3762 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Conflict Management & Negotiation Skills class offered Apr.1
Broaden your understanding of the main sources of conflict, the different modes of conflict management and the critical steps to joint problem solving and negotiation. For more information or to enroll please visit http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/course_summary.full_descr?this_course_code=WDRS0031&this_instr_type_code=CR&this_fermi_id=00000X
2009 Standard Mileage Reimbursement Rate
The Internal Revenue Service and the General Services Administration have issued the 2009 standard mileage reimbursement rate as .55 cents per mile, effective travel from Jan. 1, 2009. For more information please visit http://www.gsa.gov/Portal/gsa/ep/contentView.do?contentId=9646&contentType=GSA_BASIC
Facilitating Meetings That Work class offered Feb. 16
Learn how to facilitate meetings that produce the results you want. For more information or to enroll please visit http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/course_summary.full_descr?this_course_code=WDRS0035&this_instr_type_code=CR&this_fermi_id=00000X
Recreation Facility Open House
The Recreation Dept. is offering a FREE 30-minute Beginning Aerobics/Low Impact workout on Wednesday - Feb. 18 from 12:15-12:45 p.m. at the Recreation Facility Exercise Room (Gym Membership NOT required). Aerobic exercise can help you get fit, lower your body fat and strengthen your heart and lungs through continuous rhythmic activity using various large muscle groups.
Fermilab Blood Drive Feb. 17 & 18
Mark your calendars. Heartland Blood Centers will be here for the Fermilab Blood Drive on Feb. 17 & 18 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Wilson Hall Ground Floor NE Training Room. Please schedule appointments via the Web or by calling Diana at x3771 or Margie at x5680. More information can be found here http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/esh_home_page.html.
The December blood drive collected a record 135 units of blood. Many thanks to all who participated on behalf of Heartland Blood Center and the recipients.
Argentine Tango Classes begin Feb. 18
Our new series of 4 tango classes starts Wed., Feb. 18. Outstanding Chicago tango dancers, Eduardo Villalba and Bohuslava Samoylenko will teach our next class series at Ramsey Auditorium. Classes start Feb. 18 and run each Wed. thru Mar. 11 - Class set, $60.00 per person - Pay first day of class. Basic I & II: 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. - Practice prior to class – 6:30 p.m., Intermediate/Advanced: 8:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. If you would like to sign up, please send an e-mail to Pamela Noyes, by Tue. Feb. 17 at email@example.com For more information please visit http://bss.fnal.gov/tango.pdf.
Monthly Leave Sheets
Monthly Leave Sheets are due in Payroll by 10 am on Feb. 19
Special Seminar: Programming Multicore Clouds - Feb. 19
A special seminar on Programming Multicore Clouds will take place at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 19 in the Feynman Computing Center, Conference Room 2A. Douglas Thain, University of Notre Dame will give the presentation.
Fermi Singers perform Friday, Feb. 20, 12:00 p.m. in the auditorium
Please come listen to the Fermilab Singers Friday, Feb. 20 at 12:00 p.m. in Ramsey Auditorium. The concert will last about a half an hour. Please join us in the lobby afterwards for refreshments. For more information please visit http://www.fnal.gov/orgs/choir/
NALWO - Mardi Gras Potluck Dinner - Feb. 20
Mardi Gras Potluck Dinner, Friday, Feb. 20, 2009, 5:30 p.m.–9:30 p.m., Chez Leon Dining Room - User’s Center. Parade a colorful costume, mask, or hat from your country, to help us mark the end of “carnival”. Please plan to bring a traditional dish from your country to share. Desserts and non-alcoholic beverages will be provided. To make your reservation e-mail Margie Nagaitsev at firstname.lastname@example.org NALWO welcomes all people associated with the lab, and their families, to this event.
Discount Tickets: World's Toughest Rodeo Presents Toughest Cowboy - Feb. 21
Special corporate ticket offer for Fermilab employees and family members at the United Center on Feb. 21 at 7:30 p.m. See attached order form or call Jeanne Koester in Recreation at x2548.