Fermilab TodayWednesday, May 5, 2004  
Wednesday, May 5
3:30 p.m. DIRECTOR'S COFFEE BREAK - 2nd Flr X-Over
4:00 p.m. Fermilab Colloquium - 1 West
Speaker: D. Hofstadter, Indiana University
Title: How Analogy Drives Physics

Thursday, May 6
2:30 p.m. Joint Experimental Theoretical Physics Seminar (NOTE DATE & TIME) - 1 West
Speaker: D. Bauer, Fermilab
Title: First Results from the Cryogenic Dark Matter Search at Soudan
3:30 p.m. DIRECTOR'S COFFEE BREAK - 2nd Flr X-Over

Wednesday, May 5
French Onion soup
Texas Style Meatloaf Sandwich $4.75
Grilled Chicken w/Black Bean & Corn Salsa $3.75
Kielbasa & Sauerkraut $3.75
Three Cheese & Tomato Panini $4.75
Sausage & Pepperoni Combo
Fettucine Carbonara w/Ham & Mushrooms
Wilson Hall Cafe Menu
Chez Leon
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Fermilab Technician Aids Utica Tornado Victims
Bill Miner, a Fermilab technician in PPD and a volunteer emergency medical technician with the Marseilles Ambulance Service, traveled to Utica on April 20 to assist tornado victims. He got the call to go to Utica around 6:30 p.m. and spent the next several hours participating in the aid effort.

"I've been an EMT for 15 years. I've gotten lots of calls, but this was my first natural disaster," Miner said. "It was
Bill Miner
Bill Miner
total devastation. Downtown Utica's going to have to be completely rebuilt."

The Marseilles service left one of their ambulances in Utica after it was discovered that the town's two ambulances were damaged in the tornado. Miner responded to another call, a motor vehicle accident, before finally returning home early Wednesday morning to get a few hours' sleep before reporting to work at Fermilab.

Miner became an EMT after the death of one of his three daughters, and now volunteers for the ambulance service several times a week. In addition to his 500 to 1500 hours of volunteer work per year, he also attends required EMT training once or twice a week to keep his certification current.

In the News
FYI: AIP Bulletin of Science Policy News, May 4, 2004:
High Energy Physics Report Charts a Path Forward
Released six months after it was first requested by Ray Orbach (DOE) and Michael Turner (NSF), "Quantum Universe, The Revolution in 21st- Century Particle Physics," was produced by a 17-member committee drawn from national laboratories and universities, chaired by Persis Drell of SLAC. In her presentation to HEPAP, Drell said the report is intended to convey why this is the most exciting time in particle physics research in the last fifty years. Rather than a comprehensive, highly scientific review of the field, "Quantum Universe" was written for policy makers at the Office of Management and Budget and the Department of Energy, as well as congressional staff. Not intended to prioritize projects or to attach a price tag to future research, the report is rather organized around "nine interrelated questions [that] define the path ahead." These questions are then mapped on two charts to high energy physics facilities categorized by size (major and smaller), and include accelerators, underground laboratories, space probes, and ground-based telescopes. The purpose of these charts, which Drell predicted would be of greatest interest to the community, is to show the relationship between the "nine key questions that define the field" and the facilities.
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Fermilab Highlighted by GEM Consortium
GEM Students
Fermilab's GEM alumni Maurice Ball, Kwame Bowie and Miguel Nunez. (Click on image for larger version.)
Fermilab, and employees Maurice Ball, Kwame Bowie and Miguel Nunez, were featured in the National GEM Consortium's 2003 annual report. GEM is a nonprofit graduate education organization providing underrepresented groups the opportunity to earn graduate degrees in science and engineering while gaining practical work experience through internships.

Fermilab's three GEM alumni appeared in the report's "alumni spotlight." Ball is a mechanical engineer in the Beams Division, Bowie is an engineer in the Particle Physics Division, and Nunez manages the electrical power plant complex.

"The GEM program is remarkable in that it identifies the upper echelon of underrepresented minority students across the nation who are ready for graduate school, and pairs them with employers who groom and mentor them for success as science and engineering professionals," said Dianne Engram, Fermilab's Equal Opportunity Manager.

Fermilab, which sponsors fellows pursuing mechanical, electrical and computer engineering degrees, joined the consortium in 1979, and has several GEM interns every summer.

GEM has offered fellowships to over 2,400 graduate students since 1976. Fellows receive financial assistance, internships, mentoring and professional development training.

Memorial Ceremony for Carmenita Moore
On May 5th at noon, there will be a memorial ceremony and tree planting for Carmenita Moore on the path by the pond between FCC and Wilson Hall. Everyone is welcome. To arrange for visitors to pass through security, contact Jo Ann Larson at x2690.

FNPRT Printserver Scheduled Downtime
The FNPRT Printerserver (Site-Wide UNIX print server) will have a scheduled downtime on Thursday May 6, 2004 from 5:30 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. in order to have cumulative operating system patches applied

International Folk Dancing
International Folk Dancing will be held at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 6, 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 today at noon in the Small Dining Room (WH-1SW). Additional information at dykhuis@fnal.gov.

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