Fermilab TodayFriday, October 24, 2003  
Friday, October 24
1:30 p.m. Computing Techniques Seminar (NOTE DATE and TIME) - 1 West
Speaker: H. Hinnant, Metrowerks
Title: Inside std::vector
3:30 p.m. Wine & Cheese - 2nd Flr X-Over
4:00 p.m. Joint Experimental Theoretical Physics Seminar - 1 West
Speaker: S. Westerhoff, Columbia University
Title: HiRes: Mapping the High Energy Universe

Monday, October 27
2:30 Theoretical Astrophysics Seminar - Curia II
Speaker: A. Melott, University of Kansas
Title: Did a Gamma-Ray Burst Initiate the Ordovician Extinction?
3:30 p.m. Director's Coffee Break - 2nd Flr X-Over

Friday, October 24
Clam chowder
Golden brown country fried steak w/homemade gravy $4.75
Chef's choice $3.50
Roasted portabella stacker topped w/wild greens, crumbled blue cheese and balsamic viniagrette $4.75
Grilled ribeye w/sauteed onions and peppers topped w/a horseradish cream served on a toasted onion roll $4.75

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Chez Leon
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Volunteers at the Recreation Appreciation Luncheon
Volunteers at the Recreation Appreciation Luncheon
Recreation Office Hosts 10th Annual Appreciation Luncheon
On Wednesday, the Recreation Office hosted the 10th annual Appreciation Luncheon at Chez Leon for those who assist in the administration of Fermilab's recreation programs. Fermilab has 17 clubs and athletic leagues dedicated to interests including golf, bowling, model airplanes, and gardening. Program leaders donate their time and energy to managing budgets, rules, rosters, and recruiting. "Most of these programs wouldn't exist without these people," notes Jean Guyer of the Recreation Office, who organized the luncheon.

More than 500 people currently participate in the programs. This year's Appreciation Luncheon honored club and league representatives, as well as members of the Wellness Committee, the Recreational Facility Advisory Committee and Recreation Office staff. "Volunteers are one of Fermilab's most valuable resources," Guyer said. "Fermilab would be a very different place without their contributions."
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In the News
From U.S. News & World Report, October 20, 2003
A Public Education
There's a lot you can learn free on the Internet - if you know where to look
By Vicky Hallett
...Free online tools have been a particular boon to parents. To teach her 13- and 16-year-olds, Kathleen Viglietta of Brookfield, Ill., uses the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory site (www.fnal.gov); its resources range from K-12 instructional materials to streaming video talks geared to older learners. Dan Stivers, who home-schools his daughters, 10-year-old Alyssia and 8-year-old Adriana, says he has fallen in love with Open Course Ware, especially a linear algebra class with Prof. Gilbert Strang. Although his kids are still years away from understanding most of the material, Stivers purchased Strang's textbook and is showing them some simple equations.
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Time to Turn Back the Clock!
Daylight Saving Time Ends This Sunday
It's time to fall back. Daylight Saving Time ends on October 26 at 2:00 a.m., so don't forget to turn back your clock one hour on Saturday night or Sunday morning. If you have ever wondered why we have Daylight Saving Time, you are not alone. The idea actually originated in
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Benjamin Franklin
1784 in Benjamin Franklin's essay, "An Economical Project." He believed that adding an extra hour of light to the evening would save on candles. It took a few years to convince everybody else about the idea though, and Daylight Saving Time wasn't actually implemented in the United States until World War I. You can learn more about the history behind Daylight Saving Time online.

Change Your Clock - Change Your Battery
Fire Department Logo The end of Daylight Saving Time is also a good time to remind you to change the batteries in your smoke detectors. The Fermilab Fire Department advises you to check your smoke detectors monthly for proper operation. Statistics show that properly working smoke detectors saves lives. If you have any questions about smoke detectors, contact the Fermilab Fire Department at x3428.

URA Scholarship Information
Universities Research Association, Inc. (URA) offers a number of four-year scholarships to children of regular full-time employees of Fermilab. The scholarship award will be continued for a maximum of four years providing the student remains in a four-year program with satisfactory academic progress at college. The maximum scholarship award amount available for tuition and fees is $3,500 per year.
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Habitat Restoration Volunteer Group
Join the Fermilab Habitat Restoration Volunteer Group on Saturday, October 25 to help remove invasive and non-native brush and trees along the path between Wilson Hall and the Lederman Science Center.
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New Classified Ads on Fermilab Today
New classified ads have been posted on Fermilab Today. The ads will remain posted for a week. A permanent link to the classifieds is located in the bottom left corner of Fermilab Today.

Winter Co-Ed Volleyball
Play begins on December 1. Games are held on Monday and Friday evenings in the gymnasium. You must be a current FY2004 Recreation Facility Member to participate. Rosters are due at the Captain's meeting on November 24 at noon in the atrium in Wilson Hall. For more information, contact Elizabeth Gallas.

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