Fermilab TodayWednesday, December 17, 2003  
Wednesday, December 17
3:30 p.m. DIRECTOR'S COFFEE BREAK - 2nd Flr X-Over
4:00 p.m. Fermilab Colloquium - 1 West
Speaker: I. Shipsey, Purdue University
Title: Bringing Hearing to the Deaf - Cochlear Implants: A Technical and Personal Account

Thursday, December 18
3:30 p.m. DIRECTOR'S COFFEE BREAK - 2nd Flr X-Over

Wednesday, December 17
Wild mushroom bisque Southern style fried catfish w/choice of two sides $4.75
Chicken breast cacciatore w/sundried tomato orzo $3.50
Turkey breast and smoked gouda w/homemade pickeled cucumber $4.75
Grilled reuben sandwich w/homemade Thousand Island dressing on Bavarian rye $4.75
Salad of poached pear w/sweet and spicy walnuts, goat cheese and dried cherries on a bed of wild greens $3.25

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Tevatron Alignment Task Force Celebrates Shutdown Accomplishments
Tevatron Alignment Group
Members of the Alignment Task Force: Dave Harding, Jim Volk, Ray Stefanski, Craig Moore, Norman Gelfand, Ray Hanft, Al Russell, Jean Slaughter, Keith Gollwitzer. (Click on image for larger version.)
You may have noticed several towers nailed together from 2x4's sitting atop the Tevatron tunnel during shutdown. This was not a modern art installation, but part of an ingenious method for realigning the particle beam called TevNet. The Alignment Task Force, a 45-member collaboration of people from the Particle Physics, Accelerator, and Technical Divisions, celebrated TevNet and other accomplishments from the shutdown at their meeting last Monday. "Many thanks are due to the people who were responsible for implementing our proposals for the shutdown," commented group leader Ray Stefanski.
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9 Fermilab Scientists Elected Fellows of the American Physical Society
The American Physical Society has issued its list of the newest members to be elected to Fellowship. This year, 9 Fermilab scientists are included on the list of 215 new fellows. Each new fellow is elected after careful and competitive review and recommendation by a fellowship committee on the unit level, additional review by the APS Fellowship Committee and final approval by the full APS Council.

And the new fellows associated with Fermilab as employees, users, or members of DOE include:
Scott Dodelson, Fermilab Theoretical Astrophysics; Young-Kee Kim, University of Chicago, CDF; Bill Louis, Los Alamos National Laboratory, MiniBooNE; Dave McGinnis, Fermilab Accelerator Division; Hitoshi Murayama, Institute for Advanced Studies, Fermilab PAC; Ritchie Patterson, Cornell University, Fermilab PAC; Pekka Sinervo, University of Toronto, CDF; Jim Strait, Fermilab Technical Division; and P.K. Williams, DOE Office of Science.

Fermilab Today sends its congratulations to the newly elected fellows.

PPD's Electrical Engineering Group Shows Off Their Seasonal Decorations
Electrical Engineering Department
Visit the 14th floor of Wilson Hall to see the Electrical Engineering Department's seasonal decorations. Jody Federwitz submitted the photo on behalf of the department.

A New Face on Fermilab Tours
Lisanne Canal
Lisanne Canal
Fermilab's newest docent, Lisanne Canal, looks forward to educating people of all ages about subjects from prairie ecology to particle physics. And she will have her first opportunity to do just that today, on her first tour as a docent, accompanying a group of junior high school students on a tour. Fermilab employs 21 part-time, on-call docents who range in background from parents with young children to retired teachers. They educate students and the public through Fermilab tours and activities at the Lederman Science Center.

Canal is a trained teacher and a former Fermilab employee. From 1999 to 2001 she worked as a technician, first for the DZero experiment and then for the Beams Division. She returned to Loyola University in the summer of 2001 to finish her undergraduate degree in special education. Soon after completing her degree, she gave birth to her daughter, Francoise. "I am committed to being a full-time mother right now, but I wanted to do something that connects me to teaching," Canal explains. She knew about the docent program from her time as a technician and decided to get involved. "I am thrilled to be a docent, a small job at Fermilab that deals with education."

Long Term Parking Program
Yesterday, Fermilab Today ran a reminder about Fermilab's Long Term Parking Program. This article did not mention certain criteria for using the long term parking lot. The vehicle must be registered and display a hang tag to park in the long term parking lot on site. The person responsible for the vehicle can register and get the tag at the Communication Center, Wilson Hall ground floor. The owner must be a valid employee or user and be away from the lab on business. The maximum duration of a permit is one year and to renew beyond that requires approval from the Directorate. For more information about the Long Term Parking Program, contact Bob Thomas at x4949. Fermilab Today apologizes for not mentioning these criteria yesterday.

Unix Users Meeting Today
The next Unix Users' Meeting is today at 1:00 p.m. in Curia II. Linux updates are on the agenda.

Virtual Ask-a-Scientist Tomorrow Night
Fermilab will host the next Virtual Ask-a-Scientist on Thursday, December 18 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The featured scientists will be Matt Malek of Fermilab's Particle Physics Division and DZero experimenter Vivek Jain, Brookhaven National Laboratory. Interested participants may join the online chat session on the evening of December 18 from Fermilab's homepage.
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International Folk Dancing
International Folk Dancing will be held at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 18, at the Geneva American Legion Post. Newcomers are always invited. Since this will be our last meeting before the holidays (no dancing on Dec. 25!), holiday treats will be especially welcome. Info at 630-584-0825 or 630-840-8194 or folkdance@fnal.gov.

Bible Exploration for Lunch
Join us as we conclude our 'Journey into Happiness' study today, starting at noon in the Snake Pit (WH-2NE). Meetings last 35 minutes. Additional information at 630-840-3607 or dykhuis@fnal.gov. Please note today's meeting room change.

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