Fermilab Today June 23 - June 27, 2014

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Reception for COO Vicky White - June 30
A reception for Vicky White will be held on Monday, June 30, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. on the Wilson Hall second-floor crossover. Everyone is invited to stop by, wish her well and enjoy refreshments with colleagues.

Fermilab Lecture Series Presents Technology for Advanced Neural Prostheses (aka Bionic Eyes!) - July 11, 2014
As the desire for more sophisticated neural prostheses increases, technology is challenged to meets those needs. In particular, central nervous system prostheses such as those being proposed for the substitution of vision are expected to utilize hundreds of channels of artificial neural connections to the brain. Current technology for electrodes, transcutaneously powered implants, and neural coding strategies does not fulfill the anticipated needs. Dr. Philip Troyk is a Professor of Biomedical Engineering at the Illinois Institute of Technology. He will discuss the latest technology in his talk on Fridayt, July 11 @ 8 pm. Tickets available at x2787, at Atrium Desk or www.fnal.gov/culture

Construction work at At Main Ring Road and A0
Construction activities for the MC: A0 Compressor Cooling Project will begin the week of June 23, 2014. Approximately 130 ft. of parking will be closed at the South end of the A0 parking lot. This will allow for installation of ICW piping and valves. Also the Main Ring Road will be be closed during of the construction. Main Ring Road traffic will be routed through the parking lot.

Artist Reception Wednesday July 2nd - 5-7pm
Please join us on Wednesday July 2nd in the Art Gallery for the artist reception of Louise LeBourgeois, "Approaching Light". Mark your calendar for a Gallery Talk on September 3rd at noon in Curia II.

Swim Lessons Session 2 Deadline Monday
The next session of Preschool and Youth Swim Lessons will be held Mondays thru Thursdays, July 7 - 17. Preschool Lessons are 10:15-11am. All others should register for Beginner and will be placed in an appropriate level class the first day. Lessons are 9:30-10:15am. Class fee is $65. Makeup day is on Friday. For more info call Jeanne in the Wellness Office at x2548 or jecker@fnal.gov Register by Monday, June 30 at https://jeffellismanagement.com/swim-classes.

Register for the C++ FNAL Software School, August 4 - 8
The first C++ FNAL Software School will take place at Fermilab from Monday, August 4 through Friday, August 8. Visit our website to view more details, including course prerequisites, and then register for free http://indico.fnal.gov/event/FnalSoftwareSchool by July 15 to reserve your spot! The number of seats for this popular school is limited; do not delay! If you have further questions, email the organizers Elizabeth Sexton-Kennedy at sexton@fnal.gov or Sudhir Malik at malik@fnal.gov.

Sitewide domestic hydrant flushing - June 28-29
FESS/Operations have scheduled the annual Site Wide Domestic Hydrant Flushing process for Saturday 6-28-2014 & Sunday 6-29-2014, 0700 to 1700 (weather permitting). During the flushing process you may notice momentary pressure drops, discoloration of the water during and after the flushing process. If you have any further questions or comments please contact John Pollock X-5253, cell 630-659-6211, email pollockj@fnal.gov or Scott Dowell X-6841, cell 630-338-3437, email sdowell@fnal.gov.

New updates available for Mac computers - June 12
On Thursday, June 12 at 7:00 a.m. the Core Computing Division (CCD) is enabling the 10.9.3 update for Mac computers currently running OS X Mavericks and Safari 7.0.4. CCD will also enable the 6.1.4 update for Mountain Lion (OS X 10.8) and Lion (OS X 10.7). Mac users should receive an alert, but if not then a software update check can be done by selecting Software Update in the Apple menu item in the main menu bar. By installing the update manually now, you can do the required restart at your own convenience. Automated install will begin on approximately Tuesday, July 8. If you do not see the updates, please contact the Service Desk for assistance.

FermiWorks training for managers with direct reports
All supervisors and managers are encouraged to attend a classroom training session on FermiWorks, the new human resource manager system that will launch on June 30. Classes begin on June 17 and enrollment is now available on TRAIN http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/schedule.show_course_details?cid=8599.

Outdoor Soccer
Outdoor Soccer is on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:00 pm 9:00 pm at the Village Soccer Field. Please contact O'Sheg Oshinowo for more information.