Fermilab Today November 12, 2012 - November 16, 2012

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C2ST screening of A Beautiful Mind - Dec. 6
On Dec. 6, at 6 p.m., the University of Chicago and the Chicago Council for Science and Technology will screen "A Beautiful Mind", the first screening of the new Science on the Screen series.

Where: Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts at the University of Chicago.

Advance tix recommended: http://ticketsweb.uchicago.edu/events/a%20beautiful%20mind/2012-12-6_18.00/the%20screening%20room,%20logan%20center?back=2&area=d6077c67-f0c7-4f0c-8950-313b754a473f&type=ga

Screening will be followed by a discussion with Nobel laureate and UChicago economist Roger Myerson and UChicago psychiatrist Michael Marcangelo, MD.

Visit http://arts.uchicago.edu/content/science-screen for more info.

School's Day Out November 19 & 20
Childcare for school age children (7-12 years) will be offered at Kuhn Barn from 7:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m., cost is $25.00 per camper. Enrollment will be accepted until noon on Friday, Nov. 16. Space is limited and will be filled on a first come, first serve basis. Campers will need to bring a lunch. A refrigerator and microwave are available. Beverage at lunch, morning and afternoon snack will be provided. Call Mary or Patti at The Children's Center x3762 or email daycare@fnal.gov to register.

Barn Dance Nov. 18
The Fermilab Folk Club presents a Barn Dance on Sunday, Nov. 18 from 2 to 5 p.m. in the Kuhn Village Barn with music by Joe, Sam, and Jerry and calling by Bill Sudkamp. Everyone is welcome. You don't need to know anything, just come and have fun, admission is $6, children under 12 are free, 12 to 18 year olds and people over 65 are $3. More info and directions at http://www.fnal.gov/orgs/folkclub/.

Free Stability Ball Class Monday, Nov. 19
Open to all Fermilab badge holders. No registration required. Monday, November 19, 12:15-12:45pm or 4:15-4:45pm. Held at the Fitness Center Exercise Room. Gym membership is NOT required. Feel free to bring your own stability ball or use one provided at the Fitness Center. For more information call Jeanne in the Wellness Office at x2548 or jecker@fnal.gov.

Environment, Safety & Health Fair - November 29, 15th floor
Come to the Environment, Safety & Health Fair on the 15th floor from 11:30-1:00 and have some fun. Topics include: Winter Sports Safety, Traffic Safety, Heating Hazards, Holiday Safety and many others. There will be raffles and giveaways to make your winter safe for you and your family.

Timecards Due Early for Week of Nov 12-18
Week of Nov 12-18 - Employees submit their timecard by 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 16. Supervisors have all timecards approved by noon Friday, Nov. 16. Pay day for non exempt employees for this week will be Wednesday, Nov. 21 due to the Thanksgiving holidays.

Ruby course offered Jan 22 - 24
Learn the fundamentals of the Ruby programming language. For details or to enroll visit http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/schedule.show_course_details?cid=7339 .

Fermilab Lecture Series Presents Physics Slam - FRIDAY!
Five physicists - five topics - one champion! In Fermilab's first physics slam, five scientists will compete for the audience's approval, each explaining a topic in particle physics in plain English and in only 12 minutes. As slammers, they are at the mercy of the audience, which decides the winner - the evening's slam champion. Our Contenders - Meet the Contenders: Accelerator Driven Systems: Stuart Henderson Holography of the Universe: Chris Stoughton Discovery Science with Muons: Doug Glenzinski Neutrino Monologues: Debbie Harris Project X: Bob Tschirhart Moderator - Chris Miller of COD. Tickets - $7 by calling 630/840.ARTS or online with no fees at www.fnal.gov/culture.

Employee site tours - Nov. 27 & 29
Employee Site Tours of the Technical Division's Industrial Area, where state-of-the-arts magnets are built and tested, are scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 27, noon to 1 p.m., and Thursday, Nov. 29, noon to 1 p.m. Each tour is limited to 20 people. E-mail RSVP to scharles@fnal.gov is required.

Book Fair Thursday and Friday
Get a jump on your holiday shopping this week at the book fair held Thursday, November 15, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. and Friday, November 16, 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. in the Wilson Hall Atrium. Cash, check, or credit cards accepted. Get a jump on your holiday shopping this week at the book fair. For more information call Jeanne in the Wellness Office at x2548 or jecker@fnal.gov.

Artist Reception Friday, Nov. 16 from 5-7pm
Please join us in the Art Gallery for an artist reception for Adam Benjamin Fung on Friday, Nov. 16 from 5-7pm.

Indoor Soccer
6:00 p.m. on Wednesdays and Fridays at the gym in the Village. Gym membership is required. Please contact O’Sheg Oshinowo at Oshinowo@fnal.gov for more information.

Windows 8 at Fermilab
Several manufacturers are selling computers with Windows 8 (recently released from Microsoft) installed. To ensure new operating systems work well within our environment, Fermilab has strict guidelines for releasing new operating systems for use on Fermilab-owned computers. The Core Computing Division, with members of other divisions and sections, will be evaluating and testing Windows 8 for use at Fermilab. This process, which involves testing with our applications and support structure, will be prioritized so that Windows 8 may be certified and in use at Fermilab as soon as possible. Until then, Windows 8 should not be installed on Fermilab-owned equipment or used in the FERMI domain.

Nov. 26 deadline for The University of Chicago Tuition Remission Program
The deadline for applying for the tuition remission program at The University of Chicago for the Winter 2012 quarter is Nov. 26. For more information and enrollment forms, contact Nicole Gee at x3697 or visit the website http://wdrs.fnal.gov/train-dev/uchicago.html.

Professional development courses

LabView sessions scheduled for Nov. 16 National Instruments will be at the training center on Friday Nov. 16 offering two sessions:
Embedded Design with LabVIEW FPGA and CompactRIO: http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/schedule.show_course_details?cid=4839.
National Instruments NIWeek Conference Recap - focus on the Science & Big Physics Symposium: http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/schedule.show_course_details?cid=7459.
Please see the provided links for more information or to enroll.

Access 2010 classes scheduled. The Professional Development office has scheduled Access 2010 classes for this fall. Click on the link provided for details or to enroll:
Access 2010: Intro - http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/schedule.show_course_details?cid=6801
Access 2010: Intermediate - http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/schedule.show_course_details?cid=7281
Access 2010: Advanced -http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/schedule.show_course_details?cid=7284 .

Writing for Results: Email and More class offered Nov. 29. Learn the strategies and objective benchmarks you need to improve every email or memo you write. You'll also learn how to address any weaknesses in your writing and how to build on your strengths over time. For more information or to enroll, please visit: http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/schedule.show_course_details?cid=7359

Fermilab employee discounts

Fermilab discount for the play "QED" - a day in the life of Richard Feynman
Tickets are regularly $25 but by following the link below, Fermilab employees can purchase $20 tickets. Tickets are $18 if there is a group of 10 or more http://fermilab.eventbrite.com password: fermilab. The show runs Thursday through Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m. at Collaboraction, 1579 N. Milwaukee Ave, Chicago. Here are some links to recent reviews: Chicago Sun-Times = "Highly Recommended" - Hedy Weiss http://www.suntimes.com/entertainment/15947636-421/qed-a-tour-de-force-for-rob-riley.html. New City = "Recommended" - Johnny Oleksinski http://newcitystage.com/2012/10/29/review-qedtheatre4humanity/ .

Country House Employee Discount
A discount of 20% will be given on the food portion of any check paid by a Fermilab employee. You must present a current valid Fermilab ID to receive discount. Promotion is available for lunch or dinner every day of the week, even on carry outs. Discount may not be used for alcohol and cannot be combined with any other promotion, discount or offer. For more information contact Jeanne in the Wellness Office at x2548 or jecker@fnal.gov.

Atrium work updates
Follow the progress of the Wilson Hall atrium construction with updates fr