Fermilab Today Monday, September 12, 2005  
Monday, September 12
9 a.m. - 3:45 p.m. P5 Presentations - 1 West 5:30 - 7:15 p.m. P5 Reception - 2nd Flr X-Over 2:30 p.m.
Particle Astrophysics Seminar
- Curia II
Speaker: A. Cooray, University of California, Irvine
Title: Cosmic Infrared Background Experiment and Conditional Luminosity Function Models of Sloan Galaxies
3:30 p.m. Director's Coffee Break -
2nd Flr X-Over
4:00 p.m. All Experimenters' Meeting -
Curia II
Special Topic: Luminosity Task Force

Tuesday, September 13
3:30 p.m. Director's Coffee Break -
2nd Flr X-Over
Note: There will be no Accelerator Physics and Technology Seminar today

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Monday, September 12
- French Quarter Gumbo
- French Dip w/Horseradish Cream Sauce
- Smart Cuisine Santa Fe Pork Stew
- BBQ Roasted Quartered Chicken
- Turkey Breast on Homemade Fococcia
- Pizza
- Sweet n' Sour Chicken w/an Egg Roll

The Wilson Hall Cafe now accepts Visa, Master Card, Discover and American Express at Cash Register #1.

Wilson Hall Cafe Menu

Wednesday, September 14
- Chili Crusted Pork Loin
- Apple Salsa
- Roasted Sweet Potatoes
- Apple Walnut Cake

Thursday, September 15
- Chicken Sun Dried Tomato Rolls
- Coconut Shrimp Curry
- Lemon Grass Rice
- Ginger Souffle w/Rhubarb Sauce

Chez Leon Menu
Call x4512 to make your reservation.

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P5 Presentations Today
The members of the Particle Physics Project Prioritization Panel are visiting Fermilab today and tomorrow, September 12-13. Presentations to the P5 panel will be given today in One West from 9 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. Users and interested people are encouraged to attend. P5 members are available for discussions with the Fermilab community during a public reception today from 5:30 - 7:15 p.m. on the 2nd floor crossover. The full agenda of the P5 meeting is available online.
Orbach Calls on Scientists to Help Displaced Researchers
Raymond Orbach
Raymond Orbach
The DOE Office of Science would like to help in the effort to ensure that faculty and students displaced by the Hurricane Katrina disaster may continue their research and studies at other institutions. The Office of Science has established a temporary program to match interested displaced students and faculty researchers with research programs that currently receive Office of Science grants and that wish to host such displaced individuals.

To match displaced individuals with host grant recipients, the Office of Science has set up a clearinghouse. On a case-by-case basis, modest supplemental funding may be available to existing programs to facilitate the process. For more information, see the letter and visit the Hurricane Relief Page.

by Raymond Orbach, director of the Office of Science.

Free Checkups, Guidance
Highlight Lab's Health Fair

Body fat analysis
With help from Sharon Essling of BlueCross BlueShield, Fred Ullrich gets a body fat analysis. (Click on image for larger version.)
Lunchtime in Wilson Hall last Thursday brought more to hungry employees than sushi and Southwestern turkey wraps. Table displays representing 17 health organizations filled the Wilson Hall Atrium for the Fermilab Health Fair as doctors, nurses, health educators and masseuses offered free information and health checks to passerby.

Some Fermilab employees wandered from table to table, filling their hands with fliers. Others took a more hands-on approach by sacrificing their fingers for a cholesterol check pinprick or sitting down for a lengthy back massage. On the West side of the atrium, Randy King rode his bike at 16 mph on a set of stationary rollers while advocating the Fox Valley Bicycle & Ski Club, and doctors from Hinley Chiropractic Center performed nervous system tests.

Bernie Dugan, of Laboratory Services, originated the fair in 1993. With the help of the Wellness Committee, she has held the reigns for the mostly annual event ever since.

Eileen Berman, of the Computing Division, had her cholesterol checked at the fair. "It may not be a full-blown medical exam, but they may be able to alert you that you should go to a doctor and then really have it checked out," she said.

The fair also exposes employees to aspects of health they're not familiar with, said Bill Hallow, of the Midwest Center for Sleep Disorders. Many people are unaware of sleep disorders and their dangers, Hallow said. For instance, sleep apnea, which causes the throat to become blocked for short periods during sleep, often is linked to hypertension and heart disease.

"Rather than waiting for someone to develop heart disease or have the stroke, we treat the cause, sleep apnea, to prevent the symptoms from occurring," Hallow said.
—Kendra Snyder

Fox Valley Bicycle and Ski Club
Randy King and Lynne Green of the Fox Valley Bicycle and Ski Club. (Click on image for larger version.)

In the News
From Interactions.org, September 2, 2005
Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) receives $14.2 million National Science Foundation Design and Development Award

TUCSON, Arizona - The Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) has received the first year of a four-year, $14.2 million award from the National Science Foundation to design and develop a world-class, 8.4-meter telescope scheduled for completion in 2012.

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Safety Tip
ES&H perspectives
David Cathey

David Cathey
David Cathey has
been at Fermilab
for 22 years and
is currently
assigned to AD's
ES&H Department
For a change of pace, we will be including articles that contain ES&H advice from selected individuals from around the Lab. The first person to be interviewed is David Cathey. Here are some items that he regularly finds in his inspections and would like to share with others. If you are unsure how to address these issues, please consult your supervisor or division/section ES&H organization.

Clutter — Clutter makes it easy for things to fall. Items can fall onto people or people can fall from slips/trips. Clutter can also create mixing problems by bunching together incompatible items. Examples include hot components and combustible/flammable materials or toxic materials used on an eating surface.

3131 — Half (…yes, half…) of the people who David queries do not know the Lab's emergency phone number. He carries self-adhesive emergency number stickers to label phones. Please make sure your phone has this sticker.

Ergonomics — When people get moved to a new work area, they do not always make sure they get keyboards and chairs that are sufficiently adjustable.

Electrical or Mechanical Problems — Electrical or mechanical problems in or around the work area can be hazardous. Don't just ignore it; call 3434 to get repairs done.

Flammable liquids — At the end of your work shift flammable liquids must be stored in an appropriate flammable liquid storage cabinet. Also, don't forget about labeling the container.

Space heaters — Portable electric space heaters must be UL approved and have a tip-over switch. When the heater is tipped over the heater will shutoff automatically. Old ones keep showing up that do not meet these requirements.

Safety Tip of the Week Archive

Open Enrollment For Medical and Dental Insurance
The open enrollment period for the Medical and Dental Group Insurance plans starts on September 12, 2005 at 8:00 a.m. and ends on September 23, 2005 at 5:00 p.m. The plan representatives from Cigna and Blue Cross/Blue Shield will be in the atrium at Wilson Hall on September 12, from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and on September 13, from to noon to 5:00 p.m. to distribute directories and to answer any questions that you may have. Please take the time to review your medical and dental coverage to ensure that you are enrolled in the plans that best meet your needs. You can access further information on the Web.

Accelerator Update
September 7 - September 9
- During this 48 hour period Operations established one store that combined with an existing store provided the experiments with approximately 14 hours and 54 minutes of luminosity
- Meson suffers from LCW trouble
- Store luminosity ruined by separator spark
- Recycler loses antiprotons

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

Open Enrollment for the
Life Insurance Plan Ends Today

The open enrollment form must be in by 5:00 p.m. You can access further information on the web.

Upcoming Classes
September 27: Excel Intermediate
September 28: Word Intermediate
October 11: Excel Advanced
October 12: Word Advanced
October 11 & 26: Interpersonal Communication Skills
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Scottish Country Dancing
Scottish Country Dancing will meet Tuesday, Sept. 13, at Kuhn Barn on the Fermilab site. 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.

Art Lecture
October 6th: 4-5pm Curia II, lecture by Chris Palmer. October 6th: 5-7pm Fermilab Art Gallery, Artist Reception. October 6th: 7-8pm Curia II, lecture by Lane Allen.

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