Fermilab TodayNovember 7, 2003  
Friday, November 7
10:00 p.m. Fermilab Long Range Planning Committee Open Session: Neutrinos (Part 1) - 1 West
* Issues in Neutrino Physics (S. Parke)
* Off-Axis Experiment (G. Feldman)
* Reactor Experiment (J. Link)
* Neutrino Factory (S. Geer)
1:00 p.m. Fermilab Long Range Planning Committee Open Session: Neutrinos (Part 2) - 1 West
* Prospects if MiniBooNE Has a Positive Signal (B. Kayser)
* Non-Oscillation Physics (K. McFarland)
* Proto-Recommendations (G. Feldman) 3:00 p.m. Wine & Cheese (NOTE TIME)- 2nd Flr X-Over

Monday, November 10
3:30 p.m. - DIRECTOR'S COFFEE BREAK - 2nd Flr X-Over
4:00 p.m. All Experimenters' Meeting - Curia II
Special Topic: CMS

Friday, November 7
Clam chowder
Steamed rich and meaty smoked sausage $3.50
Golden fried crab cakes $4.75
Specialty gourmet sandwich $4.75
Chicken breast w/pepperjack cheese, red peppers and grilled onions on a tomato basil roll $4.75

Eurest Dining Center Weekly Menu
Chez Leon
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DOE Laboratory Facility Managers Meet at Fermilab
DOE Laboratory Facility Managers gathered at Fermilab yesterday for their semi-annual meeting, hosted by David Nevin and the Fermilab Facilities Engineering Services Section. Deputy Director Ken Stanfield and Associate Director Jed Brown welcomed attendees and challenged them to think innovatively in implementing the new DOE orders on Project Management and Real Property Asset Management. The Facility Managers meet regularly to share ideas, concerns and successful programs that can be adapted across the DOE Laboratory complex.

Introducing the New GSA Representatives
GSA Representatives
The 2003-04 GSA Representatives (left to right): Tulika Bose, Martin Griffiths, Lydia Lobo, Andrew Hamilton, David Clark
Allow us to introduce you to the newly elected representatives of the Graduate Student Association (GSA): Tulika Bose (Columbia University), Martin Griffiths (University of Liverpool), Lydia Lobo (Imperial College), Andrew Hamilton (University of Alberta), and David Clark (Brandeis University). The GSA mission statement outlines their goals: to enhance graduate students' education, entertainment, employment, and representation. GSA members attend UEC meetings, travel to Washington as advocates for high-energy physics, organize the New Perspectives conference, sponsor job seminars, and maintain the "fnalgrads" email list.

The new representatives place community-building at the top of their priority list, believing the life of a physics student can become stressful and isolating. The solution? More opportunities to break down walls and talk about something outside the field for Fermilab's approximately 700 students. After throwing a successful Halloween party, they now hope to throw smaller parties more often. Lobo notes that "we have lots of ideas. Now we just have to sit down and work them out."

In the News
From Midwest Construction Magazine, November 2003
$171 million Fermilab Undertaking
A 'Smashing' Project in Illinois, Minnesota
by Craig Barner
An experiment that will involve hundreds of physicists from 32 different universities and research institutes has resulted in a $171 million project at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory in Batavia, Ill.

The experiment seeks to determine whether the neutrino, a shadowy subatomic particle, has mass, said Dixon Bogert, a physicist and deputy project manager for civil construction. Though the existence of the neutrino was postulated in the 1930s and first confirmed in the 1950s, the particle is so light that no measurement has been made of its mass.
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Talk of the Prairie
Over 200 Volunteers Attend Prairie Harvest
Girl scouts
Girl Scout Troop 312 at the prairie harvest on Saturday
Approximately 225 volunteers helped collect seed at the prairie harvest on Saturday, November 1, including 10 Girl Scouts from Troop 312 of the Fox Valley Council and their troop leader, Anne Lucietto of Fermilab. "The girls had a great time," said Lucietto. "The younger girls are using the event toward achieving their bronze awards." The volunteers worked mainly in the Main Ring collecting mature seeds from nodding wild onion and wild quinine plants. "We will wait for snow to arrive, and then we will start to clean the seed so that it can be planted in the prairie in the spring," said Martin Valenzuela of Roads and Grounds. "We are very grateful for all of the help from the volunteers. Without their help, the Fermilab Prairie Project would not be what it is today. They have really helped us come a long way."

Prairie Exhibit Now Open in Wilson Hall

Prairie exhibit designers
The prairie exhibit designers (left to right): Fred Ullrich, Beth Witherell, Diana Canzone and Reidar Hahn
If you hear crickets chirping in Wilson Hall, you have not lost your mind, and insects have not invaded the building. The sound effect is part of the new prairie exhibit now on display in the atrium of Wilson Hall. The exhibit grew from a combined effort of Beth Witherell, Fermilab's Ecological Land Management (ELM) Committee, and Fermilab's Visual Media Services. "The whole exhibit was designed, photographed, scanned, printed and installed completely in house," said Fred Ullrich, Head of Visual Media Services. "Fermilab's tall grass prairie rewarded us with an exceptionally beautiful summer and fall that helped us develop a collection of great images." If you can't make it to the exhibit, a prairie video is also available to watch online."Production on the video actually began before we started working on the exhibit," said Beth Witherell, wife of Fermilab director Michael Witherell. "As work on the video went on, it became clear that we had a collection of wonderful images that would make a great exhibit."

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.

NALWO Indian Music & Dance Program
NALWO will host an Indian Music & Dance Program on Saturday, November 8 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in Ramsey Auditorium. Enjoy the Cultural program, Music, and different style of Indian dances with popular songs & music for the entire family For additional information please contact: Alpana Shenai 840-4143.
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Fermilab Barn Dance
The next Fermilab Barn Dance is on Sunday, November 9 at 6:30 p.m. The Cosmic Otters will play Cape Breton and Irish melodies, with calling by Dot Kent. Dances are held in the Warrenville Community Building, 3S240 Warren Ave., Warrenville.
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