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Volume 25  |  Friday, September 20, 2002  |  Number 15
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Website for Fermilab events: http://www.fnal.gov/faw/events.html

Dr. Michael Wiant, Illinois State Museum Sept. 23 – Sept. 27
Week-long series of lectures at Waubonsee Community College, with an additional presentation at the Fermilab Colloquium on Wednesday, September 25, 4 p.m. at Wilson Hall. For 30 years, Dr. Wiant has explored Native American culture and history in Illinois. He directed excavations at the Koster and Napoleon Hollow sites, and is knowledgeable about archaeological studies at Fermilab. His colloquium is titled “Ancient Fermilab: The Mier Collection of Native American Artifacts.” For lecture schedule, please see http://chat.wcc.cc.il.us/~jbollie/lectures.html

The next chat will take place Wednesday, October 9, 7-9 p.m. Central Time. Don Lincoln, an Associate Scientist for Fermilab’s DZero experiment and Jocelyn Monroe, a researcher for Fermilab’s MiniBooNE experiment, will respond to questions live on-line. Further information at http://www.fnal.gov/pub/inquiring/virtual/

This winter, take the TRAIN to work
PACE has introduced the Metra Feeder vanpool program, which provides vans to groups of four to get from a train station to their workplace and back. Taking into account all costs and tax benefits, the commute from Chicago Union Station to Fermilab, for example, would cost approximately $130 a month, including train ticket, van and parking. The cost is less for the driver or backup driver of the van, which remains at the train station overnight.
To voice your interest in this program or any other rideshare options, please post a message on the Car- and Vanpool WebBoard, accessible for Fermilab employees and users at www.fnal.gov/faw/vanpool/

Russian State Chorus
October 26, 2002
Tickets - $20 ($10 ages 18 and under)
Known for decades as one of the world’s leading choral ensembles, the Russian State Chorus performs an evening of Russian classical repertoire as well as Russian folk music.

Battlefield Band
November 23, 2002
Tickets - $19 ($10 ages 18 and under)
Inspired by their rich heritage of Celtic music, and fired by the strength of today’s Scottish cultural scene, the Battlefield Band mixes old songs with new material and performs them on a unique fusion of ancient and modern instruments.

Windham Hill’s Winter Solstice
Featuring Liz Story, Will Ackerman, and Samite of Uganda
December 7, 2002
Tickets - $25 ($13 ages 18 and under)
This collection of Windham Hill artists features pianist Liz Story, guitarist and Windham Hill founder Will Ackerman, and percussionist Samite of Uganda.

February 8, 2003
Tickets - $17 ($9 ages 18 and under)
Libana is now in its 23rd season of researching, performing, and celebrating songs, dances, and instrumental music of women from around the world.

Dragon’s Tale: Nai-Ni Chen Dance
March 8, 2003
Tickets- $19 ($10 ages 18 and under)
Bringing to life the culture and traditions of China, this full-length family show leaves children mesmerized at each enchanting, astounding dance, and adults equally caught up in the magic of it all.

Quartetto Gelato
April 5, 2003
Tickets - $21 ($11 ages 18 and under)
As the engaging innovators of a fresh approach to classical music, Quartetto Gelato has won the hearts of audiences worldwide since their remarkable 1994 debut season.

Orquesta Aragon
May 10, 2003 Tickets - $26 ($13 ages 18 and under)
Fermilab is pleased to provide a rare opportunity to see one of the most influential groups in Cuban music.

Gallery Chamber Series
Sunday afternoons at 2:30 p.m.
Three Concert Series - $36p
After a sell-out inaugural season, Fermilab is pleased to again present the Gallery Chamber Series, a set of three Sunday afternoon concerts taking place in the Fermilab Art Gallery on the second floor of Wilson Hall. This year’s series: the Chicago Chamber Musicians Brass on January 26; David Schrader, performing 16th and 17th century music for the Clavichord and Italian Harpsichord on February 16; the Scholars of Cambrai, an ensemble of two lutes, soprano and tenor, performing music of the Renaissance era on March 23.

Tickets for all Fermilab Events are available now. For further information or telephone reservations, call 630/840-ARTS weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Additional information is available at www.fnal.gov/culture.

September 26: Inflation Rocky Kolb, Professor of Astronomy and Astrophysics at University of Chicago and scientist at Fermilab
This fall at Fermilab, spend Thursday afternoons with the stars in a new lecture series about astrophysics and how it is revolutionizing our view of the universe. All lectures commence at 3:30 p.m. in the One West Conference Room. Upcoming lectures include: For a complete schedule go to: http://www.fnal.gov/pub/events/starrymessages.html

October 24: Neutrinos and Cosmology… Nicole Bell, Research Associate at University of Chicago and Theoretical Astrophysics Group at Fermilab …and Ultra High Energy Neutrinos John Learned, Professor of Physics and Astronomy at University of Hawaii-Manoa


On August 27, Fermilab held an S.A. Healy Workforce Appreciation Day. More than 200 construction workers attended the two sessions, with short talks by representatives from DOE, Healy and the NuMI project management. Dixon Bogert handed every worker a Fermilab travel mug in commemoration of the two-year construction of tunnels and underground halls for NuMI.

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