Contents of this Issue:
1. Science Highlight — Revealing a Structural Weakness of the Deadly Ebolavirus
(contacts: J.E. Lee, firstname.lastname@example.org; E.O. Saphire, email@example.com)
2. Another Successful Start-up
3. Beam Line 4 Update
(contact: H. Tsuruta, firstname.lastname@example.org)
|SSRL staff scientist Thomas Weiss at BL4-2. (Photo by Brad Plummer)|
4. X-ray/VUV Beam Time Requests due December 12
(contact: C. Knotts, email@example.com)
X-ray/VUV Beam Time Requests for February through May 2009 beam time are due Friday, December 12. Please use the new URA web-based interface to submit your request at:
5. Visitors from Shanghai
6. SSRL Users' Organization Update
(contacts: W. Lukens, SSRLUOEC Chair, firstname.lastname@example.org; C.S. Kim, email@example.com, Ex-Officio)
The SSRL Users' Organization Executive Committee (SSRLUOEC) met on November 25.
The SSRLUOEC is working with the National Users Facility Organization (NUFO)
and the Synchrotron and Neutron Users' Group (SNUG) to identify users who are
interested in user advocacy. Meetings with congressional representatives to
discuss the need to support basic sciences in the US are planned for February
and March. If users are interested in participating in advocacy activities,
please let us know.
Plans for a user survey are underway. More information will be distributed next month. Save the date - October 19-21, 2009 for the next joint SSRL/LCLS Users' Meeting and Workshops. This meeting is organized by the Vice Chairs of the respective users' organizations, Katherine Kantardjieff (SSRLUOEC Vice Chair) and Richard Lee (LCLS Vice Chair), along with SSRL and LCLS scientists. Suggestions for workshop topics are encouraged.
7. Biology — Now in 3-D!
November 20, 2008 SLAC Today Article by Michael Torrice
|click on image to see large 3-d version|
8. ID Badges Needed to Enter SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
Please remember to have your photo ID out to show security when you enter the SLAC main gate. In addition, you also need to show your SLAC ID to Security in order to enter through Gate 17 or Gate 30. If you do not have your SLAC ID badge with you, security will issue a temporary ID badge (and dosimeter if appropriate) after confirming that your training is valid.
9. SLAC Linear Café Lunchtime Service Extended
The SLAC Linear Café has recently extended lunchtime service from 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. daily. The café will continue to remain open for snacks and beverages until 3:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Along with the added lunch hours, the café has updated their menu (http://www2.slac.stanford.edu/cafe/) to include alternating hot entrées and salads in the "Good Food for You" category.
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