Fermi National Laboratory

Volume 25  |  Friday, May 10, 2002  |  Number 8
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Website for Fermilab events: http://www.fnal.gov/faw/events.html

The popular Ask-a-Scientist program takes place EVERY Saturday from 1 to 3 p.m. at Fermilab's Lederman Science Center. Scientists will meet visitors to answer questions ranging from "What is dark matter?" to "How do you accelerate a particle close to the speed of light?" The Science Center with its hands-on science displays is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Visitors must use the Pine Street entrance.

Free English classes in the Users' Center for FNAL guests, visitors and their spouses. The schedule is: Monday and Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Separate classes for both beginners and advanced students.

The next Fermilab Folk Club barn dance is Sunday, May 12 at 6:30 p.m. in the Warrenville Community Building, with music by Bob Borcherding & Friends and calling by Paul Watkins. Traditional square and contra dances. Admission is $5 for adults, $2 for age 12-18, and free for under 12 years old. Contact Dave Harding (x2971, harding@fnal.gov) or Lynn Garren (x2061, garren@fnal.gov) or go to http://www.fnal.gov/orgs/folkclub/.

Wellness Works sponsors this year's event on Wednesday, May 15 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Ring Road beginning at A1. Walk, run, rollerblade your way around the ring. Participants may sign-in, pick up their game ticket, and a bottle of water at A1. Go to the Wellness Services web page at: http://fnalpubs.fnal.gov/benedept/ recreation/wellness.html

MAY 23
Wellness Works Brown Bag Seminar, Noon to 1 p.m., Curia II: "Ecstacy and Club Drugs: A Parents' Guide," with Michael Moran, director, Breaking Free Treatment Center.

Wellness Works Brown Bag Seminar, Noon to 1 p.m., Curia II: "Legal Issues Facing the Elderly and Their Caregivers," with attorney Daniel Parsons. Registration required: Bernie Dugan X3591 or bdugan@fnal.gov

Employees, Users, On-Site Contractors and Retirees: information on Recreation Office summer activitiesat http://fnalpubs.fnal.gov/benedept/ recreation/leagues.html


G. P. Yeh (ID 06874N, CD-CDF Computing and Analysis), as Special Adviser to the Japanese Minister of State for Okinawa Affairs and for Science and Technology Policy on a New World Class Graduate School; by Koji Omi, Japanese Minister of State for Okinawa and Northern Territories Affairs, and Minister of State for Science and Technology Policy; on April 2. As Special Adviser, Yeh will help establish "one of the best graduate schools in the world in Okinawa," as charged in his appointment letter.

As a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences: Fermilab astrophysicist Edward "Rocky" Kolb. Election to the American Academy "recognizes those who have made preeminent contributions to all scholarly fields and professions." For more information and list of inductees: http://www.amacad.org/news/new2002.htm

Ph.D. to Abid Patwa, State University of New York at Stony Brook, for his research related to the DZero experiment.

Fermilab Employee Performance Recognition Awards, to nine members of the Computing Division: Jon Bakken (ID 10925N, CD-Integrated Systems Development, Mass Storage Enstore); Gerry Bellendir (ID 00361N, CD-Financial & Support Service, broad range of leadership); Matt Crawford (ID 10122N, CD-Computing Division Office, FNAL Computer Security); Jim Kowalkowski (ID 11963N, CD-Computational Physics, Object Oriented software); Lee Lueking (ID 07553N, CD-DZero Computing & Analysis, DZero data handling); Wyatt Merritt (ID 05711N, CD-DZero Computing & Analysis, DZero online and offline); Dane Skow (ID 08972N, CD-Computing Division Office, Joint Run II Computing and FCIRT); Adam Walters (ID 04683N, CD-Equipment Support, testing and support, leadership of ESD); Vicky White (ID 02263N, CD-Computing Division Office, DZero data handling).

Robert Horbus, ID 799 PPD-Technical Centers, April 30.

Robert Maly (ID 292, TD-Machine Shop), July 20, 2002, last day was May 3.

MIT Institute Professor Emeritus Victor F. Weisskopf, a protégé of physicist Niels Bohr who helped develop the atomic bomb and later became an outspoken advocate of arms control, died April 21 at his home in Newton, Mass. He was 93 years old. To read his complete obituary, go to http://web.mit.edu/newsoffice/nr/ 2002/weisskopf.html/

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