Fermilab Today August 04 - August 08, 2014

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Outdoor Soccer
Outdoor Soccer is on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm at the Village Soccer Field. Please contact O'Sheg Oshinowo for more information.

Fermilab Lecture Series Presents The Science of Speed - August 15 @ 8 pm - Ramsey Auditorium
There is far more to going fast than stepping on the accelerator. Dr. Diandra Leslie-Pelecky, author of The Physics of NASCAR and the blog Building Speed, set out to learn whether understanding the science of speed translates into being a good race car driver. That quest took her from race shops and materials labs all the way to the Texas Motor Speedway where centripetal force suddenly became much more than numbers on a page. She learned that race car drivers - even if they do not use the terminology physicists use - cannot succeed if they don't have a really good understanding of some fairly complex physics. www.fnal.gov/culture for info or on-line ticketing- 630/840.ARTS - Tix just $7

New Central Web Service Launched August 5
The Core Computing Division has launched a new Linux-based Central Web Service. New websites requested on the Central Web Service will be set up on a server running Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) version 6.x. This new server will host the latest versions of Perl, PHP, Python and other scripting languages upon request and review. In addition, website owners will have direct shell access to their content and instant access to their log files. The files on the website will use network attached storage (NAS) instead of the AFS file system. Read more at https://fermi.service-now.com/kb_view.do?sysparm_article=KB0011362.

International folk dancing Thursday evenings at Ramsey Auditorium through August
International folk dancing meets Thursday evenings through August at Ramsey Auditorium, returning to Kuhn Barn in September. Dancing runs from 7:30 to 10 p.m. and newcomers are always welcome. There is instruction and dances for children and newer dancers early and request dancing later on. For more information, email folkdance@fnal.gov or check http://www.fnal.gov/orgs/folkdance/ or call 630-584-0825 or 630-840-8194

Scottish country dancing Tuesday evenings at Ramsey Auditorium through August
Scottish country dancing meets Tuesday evenings in Ramsey Auditorium through August, continuing in Kuhn Village Barn in September. Dancing is held from 7:30 to 10 p.m. Newcomers are always welcome and are paired with experienced dancers -- no need to come with a partner. For more information email folkdance@fnal.gov or check http://www.fnal.gov/orgs/scottishdance/ or call 630-840-8194 or 630-584-0825.

English country dancing Sunday afternoon August 10 at Kuhn Barn
English country dancing will be held Sunday, August 10, 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 to join this social and accessible sort of dancing. The group meets monthly, year-round, with live music usually every other month. Next month, they revert to the usual first-Sunday-of-the-month schedule For more information, or to get on an email reminder list, contact folkdance@fnal.gov or 630-584-0825 or visit http://www.fnal.gov/orgs/folkdance/english/.

Walk 2 Run Offers 2 Time Slots in August
Walk 2 Run will have two time slots available in August. This free 10-week program teaches you to run, improves fitness, and assists in losing weight and lowering cholesterol. All are welcome regardless of age, speed or experience. Wear athletic shoes. Minimum 6 participants/session. Tuesdays, August 26 – October 28. Outside WH East Side: 3:45-4:30pm. Thursdays, August 28 – October 30. Outside WH East Side: 4:45-5:30pm. Please rsvp to Jeanne at jecker@fnal.gov and let me know what day you are interested in.

C++ FNAL Software School Aug. 4-8
The first C++ FNAL Software School will take place at Fermilab from Monday, August 4 through Friday, August 8. Registration is now closed. Registered participants can find details on the website http://indico.fnal.gov/event/FnalSoftwareSchool. If you have further questions, please email the organizers Elizabeth Sexton-Kennedy sexton@fnal.gov and Sudhir Malik malik@fnal.gov.

Bowlers Wanted
FERMTHERM’s is looking for more bowlers to participate in a fun evening of entertainment and friendship. We are looking for complete teams of (4), or if you can substitute in someone’s absence. This is a non-sanctioned mixed league with Fermilab & NICOR employees, friends, and families. Bowling Starts at 5:30pm sharp on Wednesday nights and begins September 3. Contact Greg Meyer at 840-4459 for more info.

August 18 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 fall 2014 quarter is August 18. For more information and enrollment forms, contact Karen Karlix at x4365 or visit the website http://wdrs.fnal.gov/train-dev/uchicago.html.

Call for applications: URA Visiting Scholars Program
Universities Research Association Inc. has announced a deadline of Monday, Aug. 25, for the submission of applications for the fall 2014 cycle of awards in the URA Visiting Scholars Program at Fermilab. Award recipients will be notified at the end of September. These awards provide financial support for faculty and students from URA's 88 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 fall. The application deadline for the spring 2015 cycle is Feb. 23, 2015. Proposed visits can range from attendance at conferences or summer schools held at Fermilab to year-long research stays. Support from this program can include transportation costs and local lodging expenses during a series of shorter visits or salary support during a longer visit. Individual awardees may receive up to a maximum of $50,000 in any 12-month period. The 88 URA member universities each have agreed to contribute $5,000 a year for five years in support of joint Fermilab-URA research and education initiatives. For details on the URA Visiting Scholars Program at Fermilab, including eligibility, application process, award administration and the names of past award recipients, visit the URA Visiting Scholars Program website.

Fermilab Tango Club
Free beginner Tango lessons on Thursdays, 5-7pm, in Ramsey Auditorium, everyone invited. For more info email tangoclub@fnal.gov.