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Indoor Soccer: 6:00 p.m. on Wednesdays and Fridays at the gym in the Village. Gym membership is required. Please contact O’Sheg Oshinowo at Oshinowo@fnal.gov for more information.
URA Visiting Scholars Program Deadline - Feb 25
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.
Deadline approaching for On Site Housing Requests for this summer
Monday, March 4, is the deadline for submitting requests for reservations for houses, apartments, and dormitory rooms for the SUMMER of 2013. Since the number of requests may exceed our available facilities, please submit your request for reservations to the Housing Office at 630.840.3777 or email@example.com. Individual housing requests can be made by using our Online Housing Request 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. Requests can be made for any period and need not commence on any particular date.
Fermilab Gallery Chamber Series Presents Arianna String Quartet - March 10
“Quartet playing does not get much better than this.” – Chicago Tribune. Continuing our long standing relationship with the Arianna String Quartet, we are pleased to have them close out the Gallery Chamber Series for 2013. Fermilab audiences have watched the ascent of this impeccable ensemble, from their debut at the Fischoff Competition while still a quartet-in-residence at Northern Illinois University, studying with the Vermeer Quartet, through numerous awards and prestigious performances. Stops along the way include Chicago’s Orchestra Hall, Tokyo’s Suntory Hall, The Dame Myra Hess Series, NPR’s Performance Today, tours around the world, $17 at x8640 or at https:www.fnal.gov/culture.
Fermilab Arts & Lecture Series Presents THE BELIEVERS: A SCIENCE DOCUMENTARY
"The Believers" begins in 1989, when two respected scientists announced a startling claim:
they can solve all the world's energy problems using seawater, batteries, and a mysterious glass contraption in a process they called "Cold Fusion". Within days, Stanley Pons and Martin Fleischmann were media stars. But only three months later, their careers in tatters and their reputations ruined, they fled the country and Cold Fusion became synonymous with "bad science." This film, produced by 137 Films, will be shown in Ramsey Auditorium on Friday, March 15 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $7 and available at the box office, by phone at x8640, or online at https:www.fnal.gov/culture.
Extended network outage at Wilson Hall Sunday, March 10
On Sunday, March 10 from 6 a.m. until approximately noon, there will be a network outage at Wilson Hall. No network connectivity in Wilson Hall will be available during that time period. For more information about this outage including some of the functions impacted, see this knowledge base article: https://fermi.service-now.com/kb_view.do?sysparm_article=KB0010859.
DOEGrids certificates to be decommissioned—New certificate option
On March 23, the DOEGrids certificate authority will stop issuing new certificates and renewing existing certificates. Existing DOEGrids certificates will continue to work until they expire one year after they are created or renewed. Therefore, there will be no valid DOE certificates past March 2014. The new Open Science Grid certificate authority is now issuing certificates for those who need to replace their DOEGrids certificates. If you need a replacement for your DOEGrids personal, host or service certificate, see the PKI Transition website at http://security.fnal.gov/pki-transition for information and documentation.
International Folk Dance 25th Anniversary Party, Saturday, March 2
Fermilab International Folk Dancing started on Feb. 25, 1988 and has met nearly every Thursday evening since then. We're celebrating with a 25th anniversary party on Saturday, March 2 at Kuhn Village Barn. We'll hold a potluck supper at 6 p.m., with open bar for beer/wine/soft drinks from 6 to 10 p.m, and dancing from 7 to 11 p.m. The program will be planned in advance - please RSVP with your dance requests by Feb. 27 to email@example.com. We hope anyone who has ever danced with us will come back to visit and bring memorabilia to share. Info at (630)584-0825 or (630)840-8194 or http://www.fnal.gov/orgs/folkdance/.
Terrariums - Mini Indoor Gardens
Thursday, Feb. 21, noon-1:00 pm, One West, speaker - John Curry, Schaefer Greenhouses. Terrariums require little space, are easy to maintain, make it possible to enjoy the wonders of nature all year long, are ideal for offices, and are a great alternative to the potted plant. Grab your lunch, take a break from a dreary winter day and watch as John demonstrates the art of terrarium gardening. For information contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Special Seminar - Prof. John Cary of University of Colorado and Tech-X - Feb. 22
"Comparison of wake fields in hybrid dielectric/metallic cavities and CLIC" - Date/Time: February 22/1:00pm - One West. Abstract: Hybrid dielectric/metallic cavities are a new type of accelerator cavities that have a natural elimination of secondary modes, and so have been thought to naturally have minimal long-range wake fields. In this talk the wake fields of the standard truncated photonic crystal cavities, Q-optimized cavities, and the CLIC high-gradient cavities are compared.
Nominations open for 2013 Tollestrup Postdoc Award
URA will make an award for outstanding work conducted by a postdoctoral research fellow at Fermilab or in collaboration with Fermilab scientists. All Ph.D. researchers in non-tenure track who are within six years of the receipt of their Ph.D. are eligible. The work for which the award is made must be performed in conjunction with a Fermilab experiment or project, or under the auspices of the Fermilab Theory or Astrophysics Groups. Nomination materials should be sent in electronic form to firstname.lastname@example.org by April 1. More details at http://amanda.uci.edu/~daniel/2013_Alvin_Tollestrup_Annc.pdf.
Martial Arts begins Feb. 18
Kyuki-Do is a Korean martial art similar to Taekwondo. The next Fermi Kyuki-Do Martial Arts session begins on February 18. I will teach you how to kick, punch, block, throw and fall, and basic self defense. Classes are held for six weeks on Monday and Wednesdays from 5 - 6 pm at the Recreation Facility in the Village. You need to register for the class through the Recreation Office. The cost is $55.00. You do not need a gym membership to join this class. I will supply a free uniform to students who have never participated in martial arts before. My class size is limited to ten students.
URA Thesis Award Competition
Fermilab and the Universities Research Association invite submissions for the sixteenth annual URA Thesis award competition. The award recognizes the most outstanding thesis based on work conducted at Fermilab or in collaboration with Fermilab scientists. Nominations must be submitted to Bob Zwaska email@example.com by March 1, 2013 and should include two letters supporting the merits of the thesis being nominated. For further details consult the URA Thesis Award website at
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.
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 2 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.
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. Here is a webpage with links to the 20 journals with full online access: http://bss.fnal.gov/library/elsevier.html. We are in the process of adding links to additional journals here: http://bss.fnal.gov/library/journals.html.
March 7 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
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.
Delnor Health & Wellness Center Discount
60% off Vaughan Athletic Center Memberships
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 email@example.com or x2548 for more information or to obtain your free one week pass.
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.