Fermilab Today Monday, April 5, 2010

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Monday, April 5
3:30 p.m.
4 p.m.
All Experimenters' Meeting - Curia II
Special Topics: T-979; High-Resolution Timing Detectors in MTest; CMS/LHC Report


Tuesday, April 6
3:30 p.m.
4 p.m.
Accelerator Physics and Technology Seminar - One West
Speaker: Daniel Mazur, Université de Genève, Switzerland
Title: Condensed Matter Physics Experiments Relevant to Accelerator Development

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Wilson Hall Cafe

Monday, April 5
- Croissant sandwich
- Italian minestrone soup
- Patty melt
- Baked chicken enchiladas
- Herb pot roast
- Chicken melt
- Assorted sliced pizza
- Szechuan green bean w/ chicken

Wilson Hall Cafe Menu

Chez Leon

Wednesday, April 7
- Spiced pork tenderloin w/bourbon reduction sauce
- Whole wheat couscous
- Steamed broccoli
- Banana cream puff w/chocolate sauce

Thursday, April 8
- Closed

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Ready to hire? Use the new personnel requisition form

The Employment Department has rolled out a new and improved personnel requisition form. Those completing the form will find most of the required fields familiar, although it does feature these enhancements:

  • The PDF format (usable by Mac/PC users) allows users to save the form and send it for comments before submitting.
  • Positions added to the budget/headcount plan include a link to the justification form.
  • A new drop-down list tracks the Organization & Human Asset Plan (OHAP) functional role.
  • The description box now requires only a brief position description in order to eliminate redundancy with job description language and to capture knowledge, skills, abilities, project requirements, etc.
  • A link to the work activities analysis form (WAAF) serves as a reference for physical activity requirements.
  • A link to job and family grids assists you in filling the appropriate position level.
  • A new checkbox allows you to indicate whether the new hire is eligible for relocation assistance (some positions may need approval).

Please contact Jeff Artel x3325, Juanita Frazier x3793, Shelley Krivich x5809 or Heather Sidman x3326, with any questions or comments.

-- Heather Sidman

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Volunteer for National Lab Day with Fermilab

Fermilab will celebrate National Lab Day May 3-7.

National Lab Day is a nationwide movement to support science, technology, engineering and math education in our schools by connecting teachers with working professionals. This connection will bring more hands-on, inquiry-based laboratory experiences to students. This year's celebration of National Lab Day will take place for many schools during the first week of May.

Join Fermilab in supporting National Lab Day by volunteering for opportunities in our community.

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Fermilab hosts STEM high school career expo April 7

Kane and DuPage high school students can learn about career options and meet with professionals working in these fields from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 7, at the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Career Expo The event is free of charge and will take place in Fermilab's Wilson Hall.

The expo will connect local high school students with scientists, engineers, technicians and mathematicians. The professionals will be available at display tables to speak with students and will participate in panel discussions about their careers and educational background.

Contact Nancy Lanning at edreg@fnal.gov or 630-840-5588 for more information, or visit http://ed.fnal.gov/programs/careerfair/. No advance registration is necessary.

In the News

DOE supporting major experiment proposed for DUSEL

From Black Hills Pioneer, March 31, 2010

Long Baseline Neutrino Experiment could cost up to $940M for construction.

LEAD -- The U.S. Department of Energy has effectively aligned itself with the National Science Foundation in order to support an anchor science experiment that will be housed in DUSEL and could cost up to $940 million for construction.

Dr. Kevin Lesko, principal investigator for the DUSEL team, said Thursday that the Department of Energy has formally stated that it needs to support long baseline neutrino research. Because of that, the DOE will support a long baseline neutrino experiment that will have Chicago's Fermilab shooting a beam of neutrinos through the earth to the 4,850-foot level of Homestake. The project will require the DUSEL team to construct the equivalent of two large cavities, which could hold 200 kilotons of water. Though DUSEL and Fermilab officials have not yet decided whether they will construct multiple large cavities, or just one massive cavity at the 4,850 level, the project will require them to do significant blasting at that level of the mine.

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ES&H Tips of the Week - Safety

It's tax time; do you know where your PII is?

Protect your personally identifiable information properly.

Fermilab is responsible for managing particular types of personally identifiable information, or PII, on behalf of its employees and users. For example, the laboratory needs to know employees' Social Security numbers in order to properly report their incomes to the IRS.

The laboratory takes special measures to protect this information. Everyone at Fermilab is responsible for completing training to ensure he or she understands how to recognize laboratory-managed personally identifiable information. Those who handle laboratory-managed PII must take additional training. Computers that store PII have extra security requirements.

Because our work lives often blend into our private lives, it's easy to be careless about where we store personal information. If you store your personal PII on your computer at work, the laboratory is not responsible for protecting it. Your desktop or laptop is not configured with the security controls that provide the kind of protection you probably want for information such as your Social Security number or personal financial information. Someone could use this information to steal your identity. If you keep anything related to your tax return on your computer, it is likely to contain PII that you would not want cyber thieves to find.

This tax season take an opportunity to make sure your PII is stored on a home machine that you consider adequately secured. Try to use a machine that you don't share with your kids; they are more prone to visiting sites that result in infections. You can buy an encrypted thumb drive to store your information so you don't have to leave it on a computer. As soon as you finish your return, move the files to the thumb drive and keep it in a safe place. Don't let a loss of PII take the fun out of tax season this year.

-- Mark Leininger, computer security manager

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Accelerator Update

March 31-April 2

- Three stores provided ~40.75 hours of luminosity
- MI extraction power supply repaired
- I-Source tripped and reset

Read the Current Accelerator Update
Read the Early Bird Report
View the Tevatron Luminosity Charts


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