Fermilab TodayWednesday, December 10, 2003  
Wednesday, December 10
3:30 p.m. DIRECTOR'S COFFEE BREAK - 2nd Flr X-Over
4:00 p.m. Fermilab Colloquium - 1 West
Speaker: J. Campbell, University of Canterbury
Title: Rutherford, Maestro of the Atom

Thursday, December 11
2:30 p.m. Theoretical Physics Seminar - Curia II
Speaker: G. Rajesh, University of Chicago
Title: String Theory and Cosmological Singularities
3:30 p.m. DIRECTOR'S COFFEE BREAK - 2nd Flr X-Over
4:00 p.m. Accelerator Physics and Technology Seminar - 1 West
Speaker: D. McGinnis, Fermilab
Title: Status of Run II and Plans for FY04

Wednesday, December 10
Beef Barley soup
Slow roasted inside round of beef carved to order $4.75
Fettuccine Alfredo w/broccoli and sundried tomatoes $3.50
Tuna Catalina stacker w/smoked applewood bacon $4.75
Grilled chicken breast w/pepperjack, green chiles and ancho mayonnaise $4.75
Chicken salad w/oranges, chives and almonds on wild greens $3.75

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Fermilab's Dane Skow Speaks at the DuKane Valley Council's Technology Seminar
Dane Skow
Dane Skow
Last Friday, December 5, Dane Skow, Fermilab's Deputy Computer Security Executive, spoke at the DuKane Valley Council's Technology Seminar about network security. Skow's presentation focused on the importance of protecting computer networks from hackers. "If you are casually administering your machine and not monitoring it, you shouldn't be on the internet," Skow said. "You will be hacked." Skow discussed various tools that Fermilab uses, such as patches, firewalls and vulnerability scanners, to prevent hackers. "Just doing patches is not enough though," Skow warned. "Fermilab's most effective tools are active monitors. These intrusion detector systems look for a pattern of attack, such as a single machine trying to connect to multiple machines." Other presentations at the seminar included, "Using Global Information Systems" and "Regulating Employee Use of the Internet."

20 Fermilab Employees Receive 35-Year Service Awards
35-Year Service Award
The 35-Year Service Award Recipients (click on image for larger version)
Yesterday, Employee Relations honored 20 Fermilab employees with 35-year service awards. Director Mike Witherell attended the luncheon for the honorees at Chez Leon.

Honorees (in alphabetical order):
Richard Andrews, Muzaffer Atac, Barry Barnes, Leon Beverly, George Davidson, Robert Ducar, Raymond Hren, Robert Jensen, James Klen, George Krafczyk, James MacLachlan, Joel Misek, Frank Nezrick, Robert Oberholtzer, Andrew Oleck, Marilyn Paul, Carol Weissert-Jagger, James Wendt, Lin Winterowd, Ryuji Yamada

In the News
From the Interactions News Wire, December 9, 2003
DESY Director General Albrecht Wagner stays in office for another five years
Albrecht Wagner, DESY Director
Albrecht Wagner,
DESY Director
Albrecht Wagner (62), Chairman of the Board of Directors of the DESY research center since July 1999, will officiate for another five years after the completion of his first term of office in July 2004. This was decided by the Administrative Council of the research center on its meeting of December 4, 2003, on the basis of a recommendation of the DESY Scientific Council. The particle physicist Albrecht Wagner has conducted scientific research at the University of Heidelberg and at the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory (USA).
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From the Interactions News Wire, December 9, 2003
The Role of Science in the Information Society asserted in CERN conference
Luciano Maiani, Director-General of CERN
Luciano Maiani,
CERN Director
In hosting the Role of Science in the Information Society (RSIS) conference, CERN* takes a bold step forward into the policy arena. The conference, which was organised jointly by CERN, UNESCO, the International Council for Science, and the Third World Academy of Sciences, was held at CERN on 8-9 December as a Summit Event to the first phase of the World Summit on the Information Society (Geneva, 10-12 December).
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Fermi Singers Perform on Friday
The Fermi Singers will perform on December 12 at noon in the auditorium. Our selections include songs from the ages! Come join us and enjoy snacks after the concert in the lobby in front of the auditorium. Join your co-workers by enjoying a bit of Winter Cheer! We look forward to seeing you there!

International Folk Dancing
International Folk Dancing will be held at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 11, at the Geneva American Legion Post. Newcomers are always welcome. Info at 630-584-0825 or 630-840-8194 or folkdance@fnal.gov.

Bible Exploration for Lunch
Join us as we initiate a discussion on the 'Foundations of Lasting Happiness' today starting at noon in the Small Dining Room (WH-1SW). Meetings last 35 minutes. Additional information at 630-840-3607 or dykhuis@fnal.gov.

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