Monday, February 28
2:30 p.m. Particle Astrophysics Seminar - Curia II
Speaker: D. Eisenstein, University of Arizona
Title: Dark Energy and Cosmic Sound
3:30 p.m. DIRECTOR'S COFFEE BREAK - 2nd Flr X-Over
4:00 p.m. All Experimenters' Meeting - Curia II
Special Topic: SMTF on the Ground
Tuesday, March 1
3:30 p.m. DIRECTOR'S COFFEE BREAK - 2nd Flr X-Over
THERE WILL BE NO ACCELERATOR PHYSICS AND TECHNOLOGY
Monday, February 28|
French Quarter Gumbo
French Dip w/ Horseradish Cream Sauce $4.75
Honey Garlic Pork Chop $3.75
BBQ Roasted Quartered Chicken $3.75
Italian Panini with Provolone $4.75
Sweet n' Sour Chicken with an Egg Roll $4.75
The Wilson Hall Cafe now accepts Visa, Master Card, Discover and
American Express at Cash Register #1.
Wilson Hall Cafe Menu
will reopen starting Wednesday, March 2. Call x4512 to make your
E-Week at Fermilab Promotes Engineering Awareness|
E-Week celebrated engineers at Fermilab by taking an All-Engineers photo
last Thursday. (Click on image for larger version.)|
To some people, an engineer is a math whiz who wears thick glasses and carries a
slide rule at all times. Engineers at Fermilab, participating in National
Engineers' Week, are working to change that stereotype through education and
outreach to the community, and especially to young people. "The number one goal
of E-Week is to raise awareness," said Vic Kuchler of FESS and Chairman of the
Engineering Policy Committee which organized Fermilab's E-Week. "At Fermilab,
we're at the stage of uniting the engineering community here so that we can be
in a position to expand our outreach program in coming years."
As in any field, engineers feel the responsibility to promote their
profession. "We want people to understand what we do," said Kuchler. "There
are many different kinds of engineers, and kids need to be aware of the
possibilities. The quality of their career decision depends on the information
they use to make it."
To improve on the success of E-Week for next year, the Engineering Policy
Committee will form a subcommittee to organize the event.
If you participated in any of the E-Week activities, the committee
encourages you to give feedback
on your experience. Any suggestions on
increasing the appeal of activities would also be helpful.
"I would personally like to thank all the people who worked so hard to put this
together, and all the people who participated. Participation is essential to the
success of our engineering outreach."
Press Release, Berkeley Lab, February 22, 2005|
Director Announces New Berkeley Lab Senior Management Team
BERKELEY, CAóDirector Steve Chu of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab), which is managed by the University of California for the U.S. Department of Energy, has announced the Labís new senior management team that is part of UCís proposal to continue its management under a new DOE contract for which it is competing.
Chu, who has been Director since Aug. 1, has chosen Graham Fleming, an internationally recognized spectroscopist who has been serving as Physical Biosciences Division Director at Berkeley Lab, to be his Deputy Director. Fleming would succeed Pier Oddone, who announced in December that he will be leaving to become fifth director of the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory in Illinois, effective July 1.
Chu also announced the appointment of two new Associate Laboratory Directors (ALDs) to go along with the three already in place. Paul Alivisatos, who has served as Materials Sciences Division Director at the Lab since 2003 and heads the Labís Molecular Foundry program, will be ALD for Physical Sciences. David McGraw, Division Director for Business Services, has assumed the ALD for Operations position.
Material Safety Data Sheets|
Need some quick information about the chemical hazards of an industrial product?
Start with its Material Safety Data Sheet. An MSDS contains
information about product characteristics (names, hazardous ingredients,
physical data), hazards (fire, explosion, reactivity, health) and procedures
(spill, leak, special protection, special precautions). Fermilab's
procedures regarding the use of these documents can be found in
of the Lab's ES&H Manual. In addition, we have a searchable online library that contains a scanned MSDS image for every product known to be onsite.
You may want to consult an MSDS when selecting products during the work-planning phase of your project or task. If you are using a material for the first time or using an old material in a new application, you should first obtain and review a copy its data sheet. In fact, it is a good idea to obtain an MSDS before the product is procured, since it is not unusual to find that there are often safer and more environmentally friendly substitutes for the material you thought you needed. Substitutes can even be easier to use, more effective, and less expensive. Some common Fermilab examples are:
Instead of organic solvent such as acetone and methylene chloride, use citrus-based cleaners.
Intead of epoxy floor sealers use water-based floor sealers. And instead of
lead-containing paints use unleaded paints.
Once a material is brought into the workplace, everyone who uses it should review the MSDS. A wealth of information is provided in a convenient format that may actually help you avoid an undesirable exposure or injury.
Have a great day and let's work safely all week!
Safety Tip of the Week Archive
March 15 - Access 2000 Intro
March 16 - Excel 2000 Intro
March 22 - Access 2000 Intermediate
March 23 - Excel 2000 Intermediate
March 29 & 30 - Behavioral Interviewing (two consecutive half-days)
April 5 - Access 2000 Advanced
Training Session: WYP 2005 Outreach to Schools
There will be a brown-bag lunch on Tuesday, March 1 from noon to
1:00 p.m.in Curia II titled, "WYP 2005 Outreach to Schools."
Get tips from the experts. Learn about demos and other materials prepared
for grade school students. James Heinmiler and Cliff Horvath will offer
a training session for staff interested
in going to schools. All are welcome!
Housing Assignments - Summer 2005
The March 1 deadline is quickly approaching for requests for on-site housing
(houses, apartments, and dormitory rooms) for the summer of 2005. Requests
can be made for any period and need not commence on any particular date.
For reservations, please contact the Housing Office at (630) 840-3777 or
You may also use our Online Housing Request form.
(Requests for multiple
housing units are best handled by direct email to firstname.lastname@example.org)
Fermilab Childrens Summer Day Camp
The Fermilab Summer Day Camp consists of Fermilab children ages
7 through 12. Day Camp is offered in
three, three-week sessions: Session I: June 13 - July 1, Session II:
July 5- July 22, Session III: July 25 - August 12. The program is held
in the lower level of the Kuhn Barn in the village from 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM.
Admission is made through a lottery held on the last weekday in March. You
can choose any or all of the sessions. The fee for each Day Camp session
is $265.00 per camper. A $100.00 deposit per session per camper must accompany
the registration form. Registrations will be accepted beginning March 1
until 5:00 PM on March 30. Admission is made through a lottery held
on the last weekday in March. An information Booklet and registration
form can be found on the Recreation Website ,
Recreation Office, Users Office and the Housing Office.
Brian Greene Book Signing Cancelled
The Brian Green book signing at Anderson's Bookshop in
Naperville has been cancelled.
Tai Chi Classes
Tai Chi Classes will be held in the exercise room or gymnasium
of the Recreation Facility on Friday mornings, beginning March 4 through
April 22 from 6:30 AM - 7:15 AM. THe cost for this 8-week
sesson is $60.00. The deadline to register is February 28.
Registration can be
done in the Recreation Office or by phone using a credit card.
Registration forms can be found online.
You must be a current Recreation Facility member to participate.