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Friday, October 31
Happy Halloween!
3:30 p.m. Wine & Cheese - 2nd Flr X-Over

Monday, November 3
2:30 p.m. Theoretical Astrophysics Seminar - Curia II
Speaker: A. Refregier, CEA/Saclay
Title: Weak Lensing by Large Scale Structure
3:30 p.m. DIRECTOR'S COFFEE BREAK - 2nd Flr X-Over
4:00 p.m. All Experimenters' Meeting - Curia II

Friday, October 31
Clam chowder
Beef Stroganhoff w/portabella and button mushrooms $4.75
Chef's choice $3.50
Southwestern spiced roast beef w/sauteed peppers and onions, pepperjack cheese and horseradish mayo $4.75
Dill havarti, smoked bacon and tomato on grilled sourdough $4.75

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Eichten, Lykken named AAAS Fellows for 2003
Fermilab theoretical physicists Estia Eichten and Joe Lykken have been named 2003 Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Estia Eichten
Estia Eichten
Eichten's citation is "for landmark contributions to theoretical physics, including quarkonium bound states and heavy-quark symmetry, dynamical electroweak symmetry breaking, lattice QCD, and supercollider physics."

Lykken's citation is "for imaginative and influential explorations of supersymmetry, string
Joe Lykken
Joe Lykken
field theory, and the physics of extra dimensions and for inspiring others through teaching and public lectures".

Founded in 1848, the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) has worked to advance science for human well-being through its projects, programs, and publications, in the areas of science policy, science education and international scientific cooperation.AAAS named 348 Fellows this year.

And the Winners Are...
The Fermilab Creative Writers Club has announced the winners of its third annual Creative Writing Contest, in the categories of Short Short Story (less than 500 words), Short Story (less than 5000 words) and Poetry. Each winner receives a $25.00 gift certificate to Barnes & Noble. The winning entries can be read in the latest edition of the Creative Writers Club's anthology, Lumina. And the winners are:

Poems - "New Muse" by Paul Nienaber, a guest scientist on the MiniBooNE neutrino oscillation experiment who has been at Fermilab since 1992.
Paul Nienaber
Paul Nienaber

Short Short Story - "Screams" by Dan Pasholk, who has been working at Fermilab for two years as a senior designer-drafter on the High Field Magnet project.
Dan Pasholk
Dan Pasholk

Short Story - "Choices" by Greg Schuh, a 22-year-old student of Music Education at Indiana University, and the son of Fermilab employee Keith Schuh.
Greg Schuh
Greg Schuh
In the News
FYI: AIP Bulletin of Science Policy News, October 29, 2003
Two Reports Address Science Education Issues
Below are highlights of two documents that deal with issues related to undergraduate physics and K-12 science education:

A project report on "Strategic Programs for Innovations in Undergraduate Physics" (SPIN-UP) was released earlier this year by the American Association of Physics Teachers.

Recognizing the need to compile a "body of research" from grants awarded to encourage the participation of girls and women in S&T fields, NSF has released a volume that describes projects funded through its Program for Women and Girls.
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Fermilab Hosts Virtual Ask-a-Scientist on November 18
Harald Fox
Harald Fox
Greg Davis
Greg Davis
The next Virtual Ask-a-Scientist will be on November 18, 2003 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Central Time. Physicists Harald Fox and Greg Davis of Fermilab's DZero experiment will respond to questions live online.

Virtual Ask-a-Scientist is an online chat session with Fermilab scientists that gives participants the opportunity to ask questions about high-energy physics from: "How does an accelerator work?" to "Why is the universe expanding?" The most recent chat sessions have had record numbers of participants. "Virtual Ask-a-Scientist allows us to both educate and to communicate with the public what high-energy physics is all about and why we believe it is worth doing," said Mike Clements, a DZero physicist who participated in a previous chat session. "I was extremely encouraged to find that there are so many people who are interested in science and want to learn more about it by participating in Virtual
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Happy Halloween!
GSA Halloween Party Tonight!
The GSA committee cordially invites you to the GSA's annual Halloween Party on October 31 from 8:00 p.m. to midnight in the Kuhn Barn. It's time to dust off those witches' hats and broomsticks and get down to the Barn for free drink, food and fun. Fancy dress encouraged! Grand prize for the best fancy dress and many other treats!

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.

11/2 Ask-a-Scientist Tour Full
The November 2 Ask-a-Scientist tour is full. There will be another public tour next month. More details to be announced in a few weeks.

Flexible Benefits Plan Open Enrollment
Information was recently mailed to employees regarding the Flexible Benefits Plan. The open enrollment will start on November 3, 2003 and ends at 5:00 P.M. on November 21, 2003. Please refer to your materials for additional information or you can go online.

Brown Bag Seminar 11/6
The next Brown Bag Seminar, "Hand Drumming - Balance, Precision, and Creativity," will be on Thursday, November 6 at noon in Wilson Hall One West. An accomplished performer, ethnic hand drummer Suzanne Osman has delighted audiences with her energetic displays of technical virtuosity. Join this inspirational event and learn of the positive health benefits that hand drumming has to offer.

Recreation Sales Entertainment Books
Recreation Sales Entertainment Books on sale for $20.00. The Entertainment Book usually pays for itself with the use of two coupon.

AMC Movie Tickets
AMC Movie Tickets are on sale in the Recreation Office. Tickets expire in September 2005, so buy a couple to keep on hand. Cost is $5.75.

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