Fermilab Today October 20-24, 2014

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"Nature of the Laws of Nature", Thu, Oct 23, 12:30pm
The talk will be given by Alexey Burov in a regular meeting of the Philosophy Society. "Why these particular equations, not others?"- J.A. Wheeler. What answers can there be concerning the source of the laws of nature? Is there any way to rationally choose or reject one or another?" Req Room (WH4NW). Feel free to come with your lunch, questions email burov@fnal.gov.

November 24, 2014 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 2015 quarter is November 24, 2014. For more information and enrollment forms, contact Karen Karlix at x4365 or visit the website http://wdrs.fnal.gov/train-dev/uchicago.html

NALWO Playgroup meets Wednesdays, 5:15 at Users' Center
Parents with children ages 0 to 10 are welcome to join the NALWO Playgroup, which has resumed meetings on Wednesday afternoons from 5:15-6:45 p.m. at the Users' Center. Playgroup provides an opportunity for socialization for both parents and children. For older children, there are games and arts and crafts projects. Please contact Michaela Zalesakova at 630-853-5728 or firomichala@hotmail.com before coming. To get regular announcements of Playgroup activities, you may also subscribe to the NALWO_Playgroup listserve at http://listserv.fnal.gov/scripts/wa.exe?SUBED1=nalwo_playgroup&A=1

Halloween Party for Fermilab families, Wednesday, Oct. 29, Kuhn Barn
NALWO Children's Playgroup invites all Fermilab families to a Halloween Party, Wednesday, October 29, at 5:30 p.m. at Kuhn Barn. There will be crafts, games, trick or treat, and a costume parade. Pizza and drinks will be provided and a potluck supper will be held. Please bring a main dish to share. A reservation is requested by Oct. 25 with the number of children. Contact Michaela at x3342 or 630-853-5728 or firomichala@hotmail.com to reserve or with questions.

Laboratory Directed Research and Development Information Session
For more information about Laboratory Directed Research and Development, please attend one of the two upcoming Information Sessions from 12 noon - 1PM on Wed Oct 22 in WH3E (Conjectorium) or Tues Oct 28 WH2NW (Black Hole). Further information is also available from William Wester wester@fnal.gov, LDRD Coordinator.

OS X 10.10 Yosemite is not yet certified
Apple released the latest version of its operating system, OS X 10.10 Yosemite, on Oct. 16. This operating system is known not to work with some of the tools and services used at Fermilab. Computing is working on making these tools and services compatible. Mac users should not install or use OS X 10.10 Yosemite until it is certified for use at Fermilab. When that occurs, we will announce this via the mac-announce mailing list and Fermilab Today.

Hollywood Palms Employee Appreciation Day
Hollywood Palms offers Fermilab Employee Appreciation Day. Free admission on Tuesdays for you and one guest. Bring Fermi Badge and ID to box office. One item minimum per person purchase. $3 studio charge for 3D movies applies. For more info contact Jeanne in the Wellness Office at jecker@fnal.gov or x2548.

Ask Me About FermiWorks booth in atrium
Staff will be on hand to answer your questions about FermiWorks at the Ask-Me-About-FermiWorks booth in the Wilson Hall Atrium from 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. on the following dates: Oct. 17; Oct. 20-22; and Oct. 27-29.

Main Site ICW Flush
The FESS/Ops Mechanical group will be performing the annual ICW flush, for main site, starting Monday 10/20/2014 thru Friday 10/24/2014 during the hours of 0800 – 1630 daily (weather dependent).

Muscle Toning by Bod Squad
This class meets for a fun and effective workout, designed for all fitness levels. It can build endurance and strong muscles, speed up metabolism, and improve balance and flexibility. Endurance training develops long, lean, well-shaped, toned musculature – muscles that are strong and do not fatigue easily. This enables better performance in most sports and – most importantly – everyday activities. Tuesday & Thursday, November 4–January 15 from 5-6pm at the Fitness Center Exercise Room. No class 11/20, 11/27, 12/23, 12/25, 12/30 or 1/1. Fee is $82/person, register by October 28. For more info contact Jeanne in the Wellness Office at jecker@fnal.gov or x2548.

Wilson Fellowship Accepting Applications
The Wilson Fellowship at Fermilab seeks applications from Ph.D. physicists of exceptional talent with at least two (2) years of post-doctoral experience. The Fellowship supports strong, assistant professor-level physicists early in their careers. It provides unique opportunities for self-directed research in experimental physics through work on the Fermilab particle physics experiment of the candidate's choice. Additional information and application instructions are available at: http://www.fnal.gov/pub/forphysicists/fellowships/robert_wilson/.

Indoor soccer
Indoor Soccer is on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm in the Gym at the Village. Gym membership is required. Please contact O'Sheg Oshinowo for more information.

Pace Batavia Call-n-Ride service to Fermilab
Pace's Call-n-Ride service is expanding to Fermilab, areas of Batavia and the Geneva Metra train station on the Union Pacific West line. Pace charges a fee of $1.75 for a one-way ride. Exact fare is required. Cash and Ventra payments are accepted. For Fermilab pickup and dropoff times, view this brochure: http://www.fnal.gov/pub/today/archive/archive_2014/images/pace-fermilab-call-n-ride.pdf. For more information, see this Fermilab Today article: http://www.fnal.gov/pub/today/archive/archive_2014/today14-10-09.html. Email Katie Kosirog at kswanson@fnal.gov if you have additional questions. Call-n-Ride: http://pacebus.com/sub/schedules/call_n_ride.asp

Managing Conflict on November 5 (a.m. only)
This training is for individuals who want to boost their conflict management skills. Upon completion of this half day class you will be able to identify your default conflict management style; learn how to capitalize on various conflict management styles, accept conflict as an inevitable part of all work situations, be aware of the positive and negative byproducts of conflict on the job, understand how to establish a cooperative atmosphere in which to resolve conflicts as they arise, and learn and practice a step-by-step collaborative approach to resolving conflict. For more information please visit http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/schedule.show_course_details?cid=1865

Access 2010: Advanced on November 12
This training is for individuals with responsibilities such as working with heavily related tables; creating advanced queries, forms, and reports; writing macros to automate common tasks; and performing general database maintenance. For more information and to enroll, please visit http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/schedule.show_course_details?cid=7284

Excel 2010: Advanced on December 3
This course is intended for individuals who need to learn various advanced techniques for manipulating data. For more information visit http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/schedule.show_course_details?cid=7283

Excel 2010: Intermediate on October 29
This training is for individuals with basic knowledge of Excel and who has experience creating worksheets and charts but need the additional benefits this class provides. For more information and enrollment, please visit http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/schedule.show_course_details?cid=7280

Success & Failure in Engineering - A Paradoxical Relationship - Fermilab Lecture Series - Oct. 24
Engineering is about making and doing things that have not been done before. To be successful, it is essential that engineers properly anticipate how things can fail, and design accordingly. Case studies of past failures thus provide invaluable information for the design of future successes. Conversely, designs based on the extrapolation of successful experience alone can lead to failure. This paradox will be explored in the context of historical case studies. Dr. Henry Petroski is a professor of history and engineering at Duke. His latest book is The House with Sixteen Handmade Doors. His work has been featured in many publications. Tickets - $7 - call 630/840.ARTS or www.fnal.gov/culture.

Scottish country dancing Tuesday evenings at Kuhn Barn
Scottish country dancing is held Tuesday evenings in Kuhn Village Barn from 7:30 to 10 p.m. The group is usually taught by Doug Jensen. Newcomers are always welcome and are paired with experienced dancers -- no need to come with a partner. Occasionally there is live music. For more information contact folkdance@fnal.gov or 630-840-8194 or 630-584-0825 or check http://www.fnal.gov/orgs/scottishdance/

International folk dancing Thursday evenings at Kuhn Barn
International folk dancing is held every Thursday evening, starting at 7:30 p.m. at Kuhn Village Barn. Newcomers are always welcome. There is instruction and dances for children and newer dancers early and request dancing later on. The group dances year-round, moving to Ramsey Auditorium if the Barn is not available. To get on the email list, or for more information contact folkdance@fnal.gov or 630-584-0825 or 630-840-8194 or check http://www.fnal.gov/orgs/folkdance/.