Fermilab TodayWednesday, June 30, 2004  
Wednesday, June 30
3:30 p.m. DIRECTOR'S COFFEE BREAK - 2nd Flr X-Over
4:00 p.m. Fermilab Colloquium - 1 West
Speaker: P. Le Dû, DAPNIA CEA Saclay
Title: Using HEP Technology to Fight Cancer

Thursday, July 1
3:30 p.m. DIRECTOR'S COFFEE BREAK - 2nd Flr X-Over

Wednesday, June 30
French Onion
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 $2.75
Fettucine Carbonara w/Ham & Mushrooms $4.75
Wilson Hall Cafe Menu
Chez Leon
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Ray Yarema Steps Down as Auditorium Committee Chairman
Ray Yarema
Former Auditorium Committee Chairman Ray Yarema stands on the catwalk he helped to build. (Click on image for larger version.)
Ray Yarema, head of the Electronics Department in the PPD, steps down from his position as Chairman of the Auditorium today after four productive years. As chairman, Yarema has managed major improvements to Ramsey Auditorium, such as installation of new lighting and sound systems, construction of a state-of-the-art catwalk, and replacement of a dangerous 15-foot stage ladder with a permanent staircase.

"I've never seen anybody who can get things done like he can," said Janet MacKay-Galbraith, coordinator for the Arts and Lecture Series. "He's so good that we roped him into a second term." Yarema also initiated patron surveys to learn how to improve theater services, which led the committee to sell half-priced tickets to youths, create a permanent box office, and start the Gallery Chamber series--three classical performances held in the Art Gallery on Sunday afternoons during the winter.

"Despite a recent industry-wide drop in attendance to classical concerts, the Chamber series has consistently been able to attract full houses," MacKay-Galbraith said. Sound buffers and curtains had to be added to improve the gallery's acoustics and block the afternoon sun, but the concerts have proved to be very cost effective. "They're a financially responsible way of satisfying our audience," said Yarema. "And they give local musicians a chance to perform in an intimate setting."

Hank Glass, Deputy Head of the Development and Test Department, will become the new committee chairman. Yarema will remain a committee member.

"I ask Ray where he gets all the time and energy to do what he does, and he just shrugs," Glass said. "He's extremely organized and has lots of good ideas--everything you could want in a chairman. He'll be a tough act to follow."

In the News
From The New York Times, June 26, 2004
A Quiet Revolt Puts Costly Journals on Web
by Pamela Burdman

When Dr. Miguel Nicolelis, a neurobiologist at Duke University, decided to release a groundbreaking study in an upstart online journal, his colleagues were flabbergasted. The research, demonstrating how brain implants enabled monkeys to operate a robotic arm, was a shoo-in for acceptance in premier journals like Nature or Science.

"Usually you want to publish your best work in well-established journals to have the widest possible penetration," Dr. Nicolelis said. "My idea was the opposite. We need to open up the dissemination of scientific results." The journal Dr. Nicolelis chose PLoS Biology, a publication of the Public Library of Science aims to do just that by putting peer-reviewed scientific papers online free, at the Web site www.plosbiology.org.

The high subscription cost of prestigious peer-reviewed journals has been a running sore point with scholars, whose tenure and prominence depend on publishing in them. But since the Public Library of Science, which was started by a group of prominent scientists, began publishing last year, this new model has been gaining attention and currency within academia.
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Artist Reception Tonight
Different Views by Sue Skowronski
"Different Views" by Sue Skowronski. (Click on image for larger version.)
"Perspectives of the Midwestern Landscape," a collection of rural paintings by local artists Sue Skowronski and H. Dean Willis, will show in the Wilson Hall Art Gallery until August 30. "I wanted to put together an exhibit that people would remember," said Georgia Schwender, the Gallery Curator. "Put together, Skowronski's vibrant cow portraits and Willis' quiet watercolors of farm scenes perfectly represent the old Midwest. Their art is a way for them to preserve the Illinois farmlands that are quickly disappearing."

Skowronski and Willis will be present at an artist reception from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. tonight to discuss their work over wine and hors d'oeuvres. Members of the public are invited to come, but need to contact Schwender to gain access to the site (630-840-6825, or georgia@fnal.gov).

"I also want to remind Fermilab artists to start preparing their submissions to the 2005 Employee Art Show," Schwender said. "It's a long way off, but the more pieces of art the better."
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Bacchus by Dean Willis
"Bacchus" by H. Dean Willis. (Click on image for larger version.)

New Book Purchase Suggestions
New Book purchase suggestion lists for the week of June 29 are now available. These include Majors book lists in four subject areas. There is also an Amazon suggestion list in the form of a shopping cart, viewable by entering the password "library."

Unix Users Meeting Today
The agenda for today's Unix Users Meeting at 1:00 p.m. in Curia II is:
* Announce winner of the new Logo contest.
* The new windows terminal server - how to use it from Linux
* Fermi Linux Logo Design Winner Announced
* Scientific Linux 3.0.2
* Fermi Linux LTS 3.0.2
* Tips and Tricks
* Quiz
* Questions and Answers

Muscle Toning Class
The next Muscle Toning Class will be held from July 6 through July 29. This 4 week class is $32.00. Classes are held on Tuesday and Thursday in the Recreation Facility exercise room. Registration deadline is Friday, July 2. You must be a current facility member to participate. Registration can be made in the Recreation Office, by mail (registration form found on the Recreation webpage) or by phone using a credit card.

International Folk Dancing
International Folk Dancing will be held at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 1, at the Geneva American Legion Post, 22 South Second St. in downtown Geneva, one block west of Route 31 and one block south of Route 38, across from the Geneva Public Library. Newcomers are always welcome. Info at 630-584-0825 or 630-840-8194 or folkdance@fnal.gov.

Housing Request Deadline Thursday
The deadline for Fall 2004/ Spring 2005 housing requests is July 1, 2004. Requests may be made by either calling the Housing Office on ext. 3777 or emailing housing@fnal.gov.

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