Fermilab TodayMonday, August 4, 2003  
Monday, August 4
Noon Summer Lecture Series - 1 West
Speaker: B. Kayser, Fermilab
Title: Neutrino Physics
3:30 pm Director's Coffee Break - 2nd Floor Crossover
4:00 pm All Experimenters' Meeting - Curia II

Tuesday, August 5
1:30 pm Computing Techniques Seminar - 1 West
Speaker: P. Dinda, Northwestern University
Title: Virtuoso: Distributed Computing Using Virtual Machines
3:30 pm Director's Coffee Break - 2nd Floor Crossover

Monday, August 4
French Moroccan Tomato Lentil
Honey Baked Ham $4.75
Baked Ziti with Mozzarella $3.50
Crab Salad Sandwich $4.75
Swiss Mushroom Burger $4.75

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Chez Leon
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The Picnic Basket
Computing Division Safety Celebration
Alex Kulyavtsev, Eileen Berman, Don Holmgren and Rich Wellner at CD safety picnic.
Alex Kulyavtsev, Eileen Berman, Don Holmgren and Rich Wellner at CD safety picnic.
The Computing Division celebrated an outstanding year of working safely with a picnic on Friday, August 1 at Kuhn Barn. Division Head Vicky White greeted staff members at the door. "Thank you for working safely this year," she told each arriving guest. "Let's do it again next year."

The Computing Division has worked for 570 days, or 761,018 person-hours, without an accident or injury serious enough to cause an employee to miss work.

Fermilab Director Mike Witherell munched a sandwich. "I love celebrating safety records," Witherell said, between bites. "I congratulate the Computing Division for working safely this year, and I look forward to coming back for another celebration picnic next year."

Roads & Grounds Summer Student Picnic
Roads & Grounds Summer Picnic
Roads & Grounds Summer Picnic
With the sun shining and the fragrance of watermelon in the air, the Fermilab picnic season is here. On Wednesday, July 30, Roads & Grounds had their annual summer students' picnic in the Fermilab Village. Mike Becker of Roads&Grounds reports that they had seven summer students and three on-calls this year. "We had an excellent group," Becker said. "If it weren't for the summer students, our group wouldn't be able to do all of the things that we need to do over the summer." From weed whipping to mowing grass to helping plant the Fermilab logo in front of Wilson Hall, the summer students are an enormous help to the Roads & Grounds staff. Becker also reported that they had a great picnic with good food and a nice spot in the shade.

In the News
U.S. Capitol in Washington D.C. FYI: AIP Bulletin of Science Policy News
August 4, 2003

House and Senate Committees Examine DOE Lab Management
The House Science Committee's Subcommittee on Energy and the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources both held hearings last month on the management structure of the Department of Energy's national laboratories. Witnesses at both hearings agreed that the nature of the relationship between the management of the laboratories and the Department of Energy should be changed. The hearings were held, in part, in response to the Department of Energy announcement to open for competition the management of the Los Alamos National Laboratory and Idaho National Laboratory.
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Last chance for summer lecture series
Boris Kayser
Boris Kayser
Theorist Boris Kayser's presentation on "Neutrino Physics," today at Noon in Wilson Hall's One West conference room, will wrap up the 2003 Summer Lecture Series, organized by the lab's Summer Interns in Science and Technology program.

"The Summer Lecture Series allows students to get a fuller understanding of the lab and the physics work done here," said Dianne Engram, manager of the Equal Employment Opportunity Office in Laboratory Services Section. "The lectures have been held for more than a decade. While students are the primary audience, the series is open to everyone."

Series organizer Chandra Bhat, of the Beams Division's Main Injector Department, noted that the audiences have included summer interns, teacher trainees, lab employees, summer students and graduate students. "I've been trying to include new people as speakers to attract a wider audience," Bhat said. "And it's OK to bring lunch with you."

Power Outage
August 5, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at NS3, NW6, NW8/NE8, and site 49.

Outages Effecting Central Web Servers
August 5 - The central UNIX Web servers will be moved under a load-balancer and onto more power machines. Downtime for Web servers should be in the range of 15-30 minutes in between 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m.

Fermilab Arts Series Announces 2003-2004 Season
The Fermilab Arts Series is pleased to announce its 2003-2004 Season! This year is one of our best ever, with internationally acclaimed artists ranging from Ladysmith Black Mambazo, New Grass Legend Sam Bush, and Preservation Hall Jazz Band to a special Baroque Christmas celebration with the Aulos Ensemble and guest Julianne Baird, soprano. Our Gallery Chamber Series is back - order tickets early as this has sold out every year! Tickets are on sale for these and the all other 2003/2004 Arts Series events by calling 630/840.ARTS weekdays from 9 - 4, closed for lunch.

Scottish Country Dancing
Scottish Country Dancing will be held at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, August 5, at the Geneva American Legion Post.. Info at 630-584-0825 or 630-840-8194 or folkdance@fnal.gov.

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