Fermilab TodayMonday, May 23, 2005  
Monday, May 23
2:30 p.m. Particle Astrophysics Seminar - Curia II
Speaker: N. Kaloper, University of California, Davis
Title: Shock Therapy
3:30 p.m. DIRECTOR'S COFFEE BREAK - 2nd Flr X-Over
4:00 p.m. All Experimenters' Meeting - Curia II
Special Topic: New Booster Injection

Tuesday, May 24
12:00 p.m. Wellness Works Presents: Weight Watchers Free Open House Meeting - WH-15NW
3:30 p.m. DIRECTOR'S COFFEE BREAK - 2nd Flr X-Over

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Monday, May 23
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BBQ Roasted Quartered Chicken $3.75
Italian Panini with Provolone $4.75
Pizza $2.75
Sweet n' Sour Chicken with an Egg Roll $4.75

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Chez Leon is now open. Call x4512 to make your reservation.

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Galvin Receives Prestigious Vannevar Bush Award
Robert W. Galvin, the retired president and CEO of Motorola Inc. and vice chairman of the URA Board of Trustees, will receive the 2005 Vannevar Bush Award for lifetime contributions to the nation in science and technology. The National Science Board, the 24-member policy-making body of the National Science
Robert W. Galvin
Foundation, made the announcement on May 18.

Each year, the Vannevar Bush Award honors "an individual who, through public service activities in science and technology, has made an outstanding contribution toward the welfare of mankind and the nation." Hans Bethe, Norman Ramsey, Harold Varmus and former URA President Guy Stever are some of the distinguished citizens that have received the award in the last 25 years.

"I am delighted," said Fred Bernthal, President of URA. "I know that the Trustees join me in congratulating Bob on this richly deserved recognition
Vannevar Bush Award
of his achievements and service to the nation."

Galvin excelled both during his 60-year association with Motorola Inc. and as a member of several national panels, including advisory panels for the Department of Energy and the National Science Foundation. In 1991, he was elected to the URA Board of Trustees. He became the vice chairman of the Board in 1993, a position he currently holds.

"The URA Board of Trustees benefits from his experience as an industry executive, and from the shared wisdom of his decades of public service in the area of U.S. science and technology policy," said URA Vice President Ezra Heitowit. Galvin will receive the award at a dinner ceremony at the Department of State on May 25.
More: NSB press release
-- Kurt Riesselmann

Quantum Diaries Hosts Career Week: May 23-27
Ginter photo
A summer student inspects one of the phototubes for the MiniBooNE experiment. (Click on image for larger version.)
Do you know a student who would like to be a physicist? Starting today, Quantum Diaries is hosting an online Career Week. Students can submit such questions as:

What is it like to be a physicist? What do physicists work on? How can I become one?

Physicists from universities and laboratories around the world will be on hand to answer students' questions about what it takes to become one of them during Quantum Diaries: Career Week Online. Students can submit questions at Quantum Diaries from Monday, May 23, to Friday, May 27, and a Quantum Diarist will respond.

For further information, contact Mieke van den Bergen, InterAction Collaboration, or Chelsea Wald, Quantum Diaries Editor.
-- Elizabeth Clements and Chelsea Wald

Wm. D. Medley, Technical Division, 5/13/05

Accelerator Update
May 18 - May 20
- During this 48-hour period Operations established three stores that provided approximately 8 hours and 3 minutes of luminosity
- TeV looses three stores due to three quenches

Read the Current Accelerator Update
Read the Early Bird Report
View the Tevatron Luminosity Charts

Safety Tip
Parking Lot Survival
Parking Lot
A parking lot can be a dangerous place.
Did you know that one of the likeliest places to be involved in a fender bender accident is in a parking lot? People seem to have their minds on everything but driving. Some consider the traffic signs as optional, while others ignore traffic lanes to cut diagonally across the lot. Pedestrians are especially at risk since most lots do not have separate walkways; people must walk in the traffic lanes, often with small children in tow.

Of the 320 vehicle accidents investigated by Fermilab's Security Department since 1998, 136 involved backing, usually in a parking lot. Some people are unfamiliar with the layout of our one-way lanes and can wind up going in the wrong direction. This can easily lead to a situation where others backing out of parking spaces get struck when they do not check for wrong-way traffic.

The best way to protect yourself in a parking lot is to be aware of everything moving in all directions around your vehicle. Watch for vehicles that might be cutting diagonally across the lot and drive slowly. If you find a space away from the building where fewer cars are parked, you stand to benefit in several ways:

  • You'll find a spot faster, which will make up for the time it takes to walk to the building.
  • The extended walk will do you good.
  • The doors on your car will be exposed to fewer parking lot dings.
  • A car out in the open, not hidden between other vehicles, is less likely to be vandalized.

Have a great day and let's work safely all week!
Safety Tip of the Week Archive

In the News
FYI: AIP Bulletin of Science Policy News, May 20, 2005
House Appropriators Recommend 1.8% Increase for DOE Office of Science
The House Appropriations Committee has sent to the House floor its version of the FY 2006 Energy and Water Development Appropriations Bill. H.R. 2419 provides an increase of 1.8% or $66.2 million for the Office of Science. Under this legislation, the Office of Science budget would increase from $3,599.9 million this year to $3,666.1 million in FY 2006.
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SLAC's power restored
For three days SLAC had no electrical power due a tree falling across the main electrical supply lines, and road work that had required the disconnection of the backup line. Pacific Gas & Electric, working in very inclement weather on sloped terrain, restored power to SLAC on Friday evening, May 20.
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PC Manager Meeting 5/25
The next PC Manager Meeting will be on May 25 from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. in WH8XO. CD has built a site Systems Management Server (SMS). Cele Bruce will explain the benefits of using SMS (patch distribution, software and hardware inventory, remote control of desktops) and how Divisions/Experiments/Sections can make use of this service to better manage their windows servers and desktops.

Open House Meeting of Weight Watchers
Attend the free open house meeting of Weight Watchers on Tuesday, May 24 at noon in the Wilson Hall 15NW Conference Room. For information contact Bernie Dugan x3591.

Scottish Country Dancing
Scottish Country Dancing will meet Tuesday, May 24, at Ramsey Auditorium in Wilson Hall at Fermilab. Scottish dancing will then return to the Barn until June 14. Instruction begins at 7:30 p.m. and newcomers are always welcome. Most dances are fully taught and walked through, and you do not need to come with a partner. Info at 630-840-8194 or 630-584-0825 or folkdance@fnal.gov.

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