Fermilab TodayTuesday, September 23, 2003  
Tuesday, September 23
3:30 pm Director's Coffee Break - 2nd Flr X-Over

Wednesday, September 24
3:30 pm Director's Coffee Break - 2nd Flr X-Over
4:00 pm Fermilab Colloquium - 1 West
Speaker: P. Steinhardt, Princeton University Title: The Endless Universe

Tuesday, September 23
Potato cheese soup
Crab cakes w/key lime cream sauce $4.75
Chicken stir fry $3.50
Ham & turkey combo $4.75
Two jumbo corndogs $4.75

Eurest Dining Center Weekly Menu
Chez Leon
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Deadline is Sept. 30 for vacation reduction reports
September 30 is the deadline for meeting vacation reduction requirements, and the Payroll Department needs to know if you are taking vacation days between Sept. 22 and Sept. 30 to bring your accrual within the limits. If you were over the FY '03 allowed maximum on Sept. 21, and if you are taking vacation days during this period, please contact LindaSue Smith at lsmith@fnal.gov or Ron Pahl at rpahl@fnal.gov. You may also send a memo to the Payroll Department, MS110, and indicate which vacation days you are taking. You must still report these days in the usual way on the October Leave or Time Sheet. Lost vacation time will be reflected in the Oct. 10 (weekly) and Oct. 31 (monthly) pay stubs. Call LindaSue Smith (x2992) or Ron Pahl (x2991) if you have questions.
Fermilab prairie
In the News
From The Daily Yomiuri, September 20, 2003
Koshiba keeps looking ahead for next project
Masatoshi Koshiba
Masatoshi Koshiba
"My findings won't be useful at all."

How many times have we heard scientist Masatoshi Koshiba say this in interviews since he won the Nobel Prize in Physics last autumn?

Born in 1926 in Aichi Prefecture, Masatoshi Koshiba, professor emeritus at Tokyo University, jointly contributed to the development of neutrino astrophysics, a field used to investigate astronomical structures and activities by observing neutrinos, tiny particles that stream virtually unimpeded throughout the universe.
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Director's Corner
Mike Witherell
Mike Witherell
Good Morning!
The perfect end-of-summer weather this past weekend put all of Fermilab's natural beauty on display, with the most spectacular show coming from the abundance of painted lady butterflies. The Chicago Tribune quoted local biologist Doug Taron: "I was out at the prairie at Fermilab in Batavia and it was a butterfly blizzard out there." Thanks to all of the people who have committed themselves to preserving the Fermilab environment.

This fall we are giving special attention to the Fermilab prairie. On October 17, a new exhibit "Fermilab's Tallgrass Prairie" will open in the atrium gallery and a new video on our prairie restoration will premiere. Before the opening, Verlyn Klinkenborg, who writes about nature and other topics as a member of The New York Times editorial board, will give a public lecture in Ramsey Auditorium, "The Conscience of Nature."

Accelerator Update
September 19 - September 22
- On Saturday technicians powered down the Education Center, Linac, and MiniBooNE for maintenance.
- Cryogenic dipole problem discovered in the Tevatron.

View the current accelerator update
View the Tevatron Luminosity Charts

Unix Users' Meeting
The next Unix Users' meeting is on Sept 24th, 2003 in Curia II at 1:00 p.m.

Pickup Softball Games
Pickup softball games are on Wednesdays at 5:00 pm from now until the end of the October at the Fermilab village softball field. Everybody is invited. Just show up if you would like to play. No prior experience or equipment is necessary. Contact Greg Davis for more information.

Seeds from mature trees: Bur Oak, White Oak, Red Oak, Shagbark Hickory, and Bitternut Hickory, to be planted by Fermilab's Roads and Grounds Department. Seeds should be separated by species, also kept dry and cool. Drop off seeds at Roads and Grounds (site 37), or call Bob Lootens x3303 for pickup. The donated seeds from previous years are growing beautifully.

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