Fermilab TodayMonday, November 24, 2003  
Monday, November 24
2:30 p.m. Theoretical Astrophysics Seminar - Curia II
Speaker: P. Mészáros, Pennsylvania State University/Institute for Advanced Study
Title: Gamma-Ray Bursts: High Energy Perspectives and Low Energy Surprises
3:30 p.m. DIRECTOR'S COFFEE BREAK - 2nd Flr X-Over
4:00 p.m. All Experimenters' Meeting - Curia II
Special Topic: LHC IR

Tuesday, November 25
1:30 p.m. Computing Techniques Seminar - 1 West
Speaker: B. Plale, Indiana University
Title: Towards a Grid Services-Based Data Streams Resource in Support of Linked Environments for Atmospheric Discovery (LEAD)
1:30 p.m. Theoretical Physics Seminar (NOTE TIME and DATE)- Curia II
Speaker: I. Mocioiu, Arizona State University
Title: Neutrino Physics in Astrophysics: Pulsar Kicks from Neutrino Oscillations 3:30 p.m. DIRECTOR'S COFFEE BREAK - 2nd Flr X-Over
4:00 p.m. Accelerator Physics and Technology Seminar - 1 West
Speaker: M. Xiao, Fermilab
Title: Beam-Beam Effects at the Tevatron

Monday, November 24
Oven baked ham with a brown sugar glaze $4.75
Ziti tossed with marinara sauce and topped with mozzarella $3.50
Italian hero stacker piled high with a splash of italian viniagrette $4.75
Half pound burger topped with sauteed portabella and button mushrooms finished with melted pepperjack cheese $4.75

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Educational Software Preview Guide for Teachers Now Available On Fermilab's Website
Educational Software Preview Guide Consortium
25 teachers met at Fermilab on November 14 to review over 170 of the latest educational software titles.
For the past twenty years, the International Society for Technology in Education has published the Educational Software Preview Guide. A recent decision to stop publication motivated Susan Dahl, of Fermilab's Education Office, and Liz Quigg, of Fermilab's Computing Division, to initiate an effort with the Educational Software Preview Guide Consortium to make the guide available to all teachers online. Dahl explained that the guide provides educators with a free searchable directory of teacher reviewed software in all content areas. "The guide helps teachers spend money wisely and gives other teacher's opinions about the software," said Dahl.

On November 14, 25 educators from seven states met at Fermilab to review over 170 of the latest educational software titles. The consortium will continue to meet on a regular basis to update and maintain the guide. Fermilab's Education Office Teacher Resource Center has participated in the consortium for the past eight years.
Educational Software Preview Guide

In the News
Capitol FYI: AIP Bulletin of Science Policy News
November 20, 2003

Comments on DOE "Facilities for the Future of Science: A Twenty-Year Outlook"
Comments on the new Department of Energy report, "Facilities for the Future of Science: A Twenty-Year Outlook," have been positive. Selections from letters and statements follow:

"During the past few years, our Advisory Committees have been deeply engaged in the first stages of developing a facilities plan. In late 2002, Dr. Orbach asked each Committee to consider a list of facilities in its respective discipline that could be built and operated by DOE over the next 20 years to enable forefront science. We were asked to categorize the facilities so defined in terms of scientific impact and readiness for construction. The Advisory Committees, following extensive considerations by Sub-Committees and input from our communities, accomplished the categorizations through thoughtful, open and diligent efforts. Much of the information, including presentations and conclusions, has been made available on the Advisory Committee Web sites. Dr. Orbach was provided with complete reports on our assessment of facilities and their impact.
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Fire Safety Tips For Your Thanksgiving Dinner
Turkey Whether you are traveling over the river and through the woods or cooking up a storm at home this Thanksgiving, the Fermilab Fire Department would like you to keep the following fire safety tips in mind:

Start holiday cooking with a clean stove, removing any buildup of grease that may be on the surface of the appliance. When cooking, use the back burners whenever possible, and keep pot handles turned in so they don't extend over the stove where they can be easily bumped into.

With the increased use of turkey fryers, be sure to use them outdoors and away from combustible material. Place the fryer on a flat, stable surface and do not overfill the unit with cooking oil. Do not move the fryer once it has been started, and only use turkeys that are completely thawed out. Keep children away from the cooking unit, and use a thermometer to gauge food temperature. Make sure that the oil is completely cool before removing it from the fryer, and never attempt to use water to extinguish or cool hot oil.
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Accelerator Update
November 19 - November 21
- All machines conduct final studies
- The Antiproton Source successfully shot antiprotons to the Main Injector
- Collider physics will hopefully resume this weekend

View the current accelerator update
View the Tevatron Luminosity Charts

Fermilab Annual Blood Drive
Fermilab's annual blood drive will be held on December 8th & 9th, 2003 from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Wilson Hall. Appointments can be scheduled online or by calling Lori at x6615. There will be a prize drawing for all who donate!

2004 Charitable Contributions Due Wednesday
As an employee of Fermilab, you have the opportunity to contribute annually by payroll deduction to one, two or three charities of your choice. To make a contribution in 2004, you must complete and return a Charity Enrollment form to Payroll by November 26, 2003. A Charity Enrollment form can be obtained from Fermilab's website. If you are unable to download this form, EOO located at WH15 SW will have them available. If you have questions, please call x3591, x4633, or x3415.

Scottish Country Dancing
Scottish Country Dancing will be held at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 25, at the Geneva American Legion Post. Newcomers are always welcome. Info at 630-584-0825 or 630-840-8194 or folkdance@fnal.gov.

Recreation Holiday Tip of the Day
Serve (or bring) an array of beautifully displayed healthy foods along with the traditional holiday fare. Mix a large salad with a colorful assortment of chopped fruits and vegetables. Hors d'oeuvres can include vegetable strips with a low-fat dip and baguette rounds with light spreads, decorated with boiled shrimp, a bit of caviar, or a sprig of mint. Make roll-ups of thin turkey ham slices spread with fat-free cream cheese and chunky salsa.

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