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Increased Online Access to Scientific Journals
Fermilab now has complete site-wide online access to 20 scientific journals such as Physics Reports, Physics Letters B, and Nuclear Instruments and Methods A&B, We also have access to over 2000 other Elsevier journals from 1995 to the present. This is the result of collaboration between Elsevier Publishers and a consortium of DOE libraries.
Delnor Health & Wellness Center Discount
Our Fermilab corporate membership will offer a one week pass to the Delnor Health & Wellness Center, waive the enrollment fee and after 6 months of paid dues, the 7th month is complimentary. Enjoy the following services and amenities: fitness assessment and equipment, variety of land and aquatic group exercise classes, pools, luxurious locker rooms with towel service and toiletries, steam room, sauna, whirlpool tub, and indoor track. Contact Jeanne in the Wellness Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or x2548 for more information or to obtain your free one week pass.
March 7, 2013 deadline for The University of Chicago Tuition Remission Program
The deadline for applying for the tuition remission program at The University of Chicago for the spring 2013 quarter is March 7. For more information and enrollment forms, contact Nicole Gee at x3697 or visit the website http://wdrs.fnal.gov/train-dev/uchicago.html.
Fermilab Barnstormers Delta Dart Night
The Fermilab Barnstormers Radio Control Model Club will host their annual Delta Dart Night at the Kuhn Barn next Wednesday night February 13, starting at 5:30pm. All Fermilab employees and their families are invited. The Delta Dart is a small rubber band powered airplane constructed of balsa wood and tissue paper. You can build one of these airplanes in about 45 minutes and fly it that evening in the Kuhn barn for fun and prizes. Everything you need to build and fly is provided. The junior's fly off will be held beginning at 7pm sharp. In order to compete you should plan to arrive at the Barn no later than 6pm to allow time to build and test fly your model.
Barn Dance Feb. 10
The Fermilab Folk Club presents a Barn Dance on Sunday, Feb. 10 at 6:30 p.m. in the Kuhn Village Barn with music by Blind Squirrel and calling by Cheryl Joyal. Everyone is welcome, you don't need to know anything, just come and have fun! Admission is $6. Children under 12 are free, 12 to 18 year olds and people over 65 are $3. More info and directions: http://www.fnal.gov/orgs/folkclub/.
Wheaton Sensory Garden Playground seminar
Tuesday, February 12, Noon to 1:00 pm, in One West. Speakers: Cindy Keck and Sarah O'Donnell. 15% of our children have some form of disability or learning challenge. The goal of this sensory garden playground is to create an environment where all children can feel comfortable and develop themselves by challenging their bodies and minds. This area will include amenities that will encourage different types of physical activity than standard playgrounds. Speakers will discuss features and benefits of the playground. Sponsored by the Fermilab Disability Awareness Group. Contact: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Project Scheduling and Earned Value Management Systems course offered Feb 18 & 19
Learn the principles of Scheduling and the Earned Value Management System. Gain an understanding of the schedule development process. Learn how to develop and calculate a network. Learn the basic principles to organize, plan, authorize, monitor, and control a project. For moreinformaiton or to enroll visit http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/schedule.show_course_details?cid=5858
School's Day Out
School's out Day Camp on Feb. 18 and March 1. Childcare for school age children (7-12 years) will be offered at Kuhn Barn from 7:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m., cost is $25.00 per camper. Enrollment will be accepted until noon on Thursday, Feb. 14 for Feb. 18 and noon on Monday, February 25 for March 1. Space is limited and will be filled on a first come, first serve basis. The program will be cancelled if less than 7 register. Campers will need to bring a lunch. A refrigerator and microwave are available. Beverage at lunch, morning and afternoon snack will be provided. Call Mary or Patti at The Children's Center x3762 or email email@example.com to register.
Sneak preview of Fermilab documentary
All employees, users and contractors are invited to a special sneak preview of the documentary film "Fermilab: Science at Work" on Monday, Feb. 11, at 4 p.m. in Ramsey Auditorium. The 40-minute film shows six action-packed days at Fermilab. It follows scientists Brendan Casey, Mary Convery, Brenna Flaugher, Bonnie Fleming, Debbie Harris, Craig Hogan, Denton Morris, Dave Schmitz and Herman White as they work with people across the laboratory. The directors of the film will be on hand following the screening to answer questions, along with the scientists featured in the movie. Public release of the documentary is scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 12, so this is a chance for everybody on site to see it before its public release.
Budker Seminar: 2/11, 5:00 - 7:00 pm, User's Center, free refreshments will be served, any questions, please contact Slava Yakovlev firstname.lastname@example.org Speaker: Ao Liu - Affiliation: Indiana University, Bloomington IN - Title: "Steps to designing beamline for nuSTORM" - Abstract: The seminar will give a brief discussion of the idea of nuSTORM(Neutrinos from stored muons), and the initial iterations on designing the beamline for nuSTORM. The most recent simulation results using lattice design tools MADX and OptiM, plus the tracking tool G4Beamline will be demonstrated.
2013 standard mileage reimbursement rate
The Internal Revenue Service and the General Services Administration have issued the 2013 standard mileage reimbursement rate for non Government owned vehicles. It is 56.5 cents per mile, effective January 01.
No On-Site Prescription Safety Eyewear 02/13
Attention Prescription Safety Eyewear Customers: Please be advised that the eye technician will not be on-site Wednesday, February the 13. Normal service will resume on Wednesday, February 20.
English country dancing Sundays, Feb. 3 and Feb. 10
English country dancing will meet this Sunday, Feb. 3, at Kuhn Village Barn. The program starts with dances for experienced dancers at 1 p.m., and dances for everyone from 2 to 5 p.m. Newcomers are always welcome. Newcomers are also especially invited to an afternoon aimed at providing basic instruction for those with little or no dance experience, on Sunday, Feb. 10, from 2 to 5 p.m., also at Kuhn Village Barn. Lovely recorded music will be used for both sessions, and there is no charge. Live music will grace the March 3 session, on Welsh dance. For more information, or to get on an email reminder list, contact email@example.com or (630)584-0825 or visit http://www.fnal.gov/orgs/folkdance/english/.
Employee art show applications - due Feb. 20
Employee Art Show intent applications are due 2/20. If you would like to participate in the Employee Art Show this needs to be filled out and sent to Georgia Schwender MS 232. The exhibit will be on display March 20-May 7. http://www.fnal.gov/pub/Art_Gallery/EmployeeArt2013.pdf.
Financial and procurement systems down Feb. 6-11
Fermilab will be upgrading to a major new release of the Oracle E-Business Suite (EBS), Release 12.1.3, which supports much of our budget, purchasing and financial operation. The system will be unavailable for entering reqs from Tuesday, Feb. 5 at noon until Monday, Feb. 11 at 8 a.m. Please plan accordingly for your procurement needs. Read full "In Brief" Fermilab Today article at http://www.fnal.gov/pub/today/archive/archive_2013/today13-01-25.html.
Fermilab Gallery Series - Dios no Choro (Brazilian Flute & Guitar)
A great Sunday afternoon concert on Feb. 24 in the 2nd Floor Art Gallery. Dios no Choro was formed in 1997. After hearing a CD of Brazilian flutist Altamiro Carrilho in 1995, classically trained (and Fulbright scholar) Julie Koidin, see more at www.juliekoidin.com began her interest in Brazilian choro music, a genre originating in the late 1800's, mixing African rhythms and European dance melodies. She met Paulinho Garcia, Chicago's best Brazilian guitarist/vocalist in 1997 and their duo was formed. He was named the 2010 Chicagoan of the Year in Jazz. Concert starts at 2:30 p.m., and is followed by a reception. Tickets are $17, available by calling 840.ARTS or on-line at www.fnal.gov/culture.
Fermilab Lecture Series - Engineering Biology: Giving New Life to Materials for Energy, Electronics, the Environment and Medicine Dr. Angela Belcher, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Organisms have been making exquisite inorganic materials for over 500 million years.
Although these have many desired physical properties such as strength, regularity, and environmental benign processing, the types of materials that organisms have evolved to work with are limited. There are many properties of living systems that could be potentially harnessed to make advanced technologies that are smarter, more adaptable, and synthesized to be compatible with the environment. On Feb. 22 at 8 pm, Angela Belcher, MIT, will address conditions under which organisms first evolved to make materials and scientific approaches to move past naturally evolved materials. For more information please visit www.fnal.gov/culture/ or 840-ARTS.
Scottish country dancing Tuesday evenings in Kuhn Barn
Silk and Thistle Scottish Country Dancing meets every Tuesday evening from 7:30 to 10 p.m. in Kuhn Village Barn. Most dances are walked through and newcomers are always welcome. The group taught by Doug Jensen. More info at (630)840-8194 or (630)584-0825 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://www.fnal.gov/orgs/scottishdance/.
URA Visiting Scholars Program deadline - Feb. 25
Universities Research Association has announced a deadline of Feb. 25 for the submission of applications for the spring 2013 cycle of awards in the URA Visiting Scholars Program at Fermilab. Award recipients will be notified at the end of March. These awards provide financial support for faculty and students from URA's 85 member universities to work at Fermilab for periods of up to one year. URA makes two rounds of awards each year, in the spring and the fall. For more information, visit http://www.fnal.gov/pub/forphysicists/fellowships/ura_visiting_scholars/index.html.
UChicago panel discussion on Higgs discovery - Feb. 7
Last summer, scientists at the Large Hadron Collider in Geneva, Switzerland, announced the discovery of a new particle that could explain why elementary particles have mass. On February 7, join a panel of experts from the University of Chicago, Argonne National Laboratory and Fermilab to learn why this discovery marks the beginning of a new era in particle physics research. Young-Kee Kim moderates. Panelists are Marcela Carena, Fermilab and UChicago; Tom LeCompte, Argonne; Patricia McBride, Fermilab; Mark Oreglia, UChicago. For more information please visit http://discoveryseries.sites.uchicago.edu/page/critical-mass-how-higgs-boson-discovery-swept-world.
2013 FRA scholarship applications accepted until April 1
Fermi Research Alliance, LLC (FRA) offers a number of four-year scholarships to children of regular full-time FRA employees. The scholarship award continues for a maximum of four years provided the student remains in a four-year undergraduate program and maintains satisfactory academic progress. The maximum scholarship award amount available for tuition and fees is $4,700 per year. Applications are being accepted through April 2nd for the 2013 FRA scholarship awards. For more information or to obtain an application please visit http://wdrs.fnal.gov/train-dev/FRA_scholarship.html If you have questions, contact Nicole Gee at x3697 or Nicole@fnal.gov.
Professional development courses
Interpersonal Communication Skills course offered in May
Increase your awareness of your communication skills and personality type and develop the skills for more productive work relationships. To enroll or for more information visit http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/schedule.show_course_details?cid=2865.
Employees Save $10 at GiftTree.com
60% off Vaughan Athletic Center Memberships
A Valentine's Day Value for Fermilab employees. From now until February 17, save $10 on a purchase of $50 or more for Valentine's Day at GiftTree.com Enter Code: VDAY10 at checkout. Expires 2/17. For more information contact Jeanne in the Wellness Office at email@example.com or x2548.
The Vaughan Athletic Center, located at 2121 W. Indian Trail, Aurora, is offering discounted rates of 60% off. This full service facility offers more than 200 pieces of state-of-the-art strength and cardiovascular equipment, two running/walking tracks: 1/6 mile and 1/8 mile, a field house for basketball and volleyball, more than 90 group exercise classes, including aerobics, cycling, yoga and Pilates. The aquatic center features a water park, lap pool and therapy pool. If you are a current member or are interested in becoming a member contact Jeanne in the Wellness Office at x2548 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more info. Free 3-day fitness passes for first-time visitors.