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Funding Opportunity for Fermilab Researchers Seeking to Conduct Collaborative Research with Colleagues in France (up to $15,000 available in 2017)   Fermilab researchers interested in pursuing scientific research collaboratively with a research team based are encouraged to apply for seed-funding through the FACCTS Program.   Notification Request:                            If intending to apply, please notify Dan Bertsche (fcc@uchicago.edu) as soon as possible. Application Deadline: December 19, 2016 For more information or to apply: http://fcc.uchicago.edu/faccts Contact with questions:  Dan Bertsche (fcc@uchicago.edu)

Funding opportunity for Fermilab researchers seeking to conduct collaborative research with colleagues in France (up to $15,000 available in 2017) Fermilab researchers interested in pursuing scientific research collaboratively with a research team based are encouraged to apply for seed-funding through the FACCTS Program.   Notification request:                            If intending to apply, please notify Dan Bertsche (fcc@uchicago.edu) on or before December 2, 2016. Application deadline: December 19, 2016 For more information or to apply: http://fcc.uchicago.edu/faccts Contact with questions:  Dan Bertsche (fcc@uchicago.edu)

A year-long program of activities is being planned to celebrate Fermilab’s 50th anniversary — and help is needed from across the lab to make the celebration a success. Visit this page to indicate your interest in supporting one or more planned activities, and you will be contacted by the organizer of the activity. There are many opportunities for Fermilab employees and users in all job categories to support anniversary activities, including: helping organize celebrations for employees and users planning and…

Looking to expand your mind? Not one for long public lectures? Hear 9 speakers on a variety of topics — all of whom will talk for exactly 400 seconds each. Volume 5 of PechaKucha Batavia takes place on Thursday, Nov. 10 at 7 p.m. in the Island View Banquets (at the Batavia VFW). Only $5 gets you in! Rhymes with Orange Island View Banquets (at Batavia VFW) 645 South River Street (Illinois Route 25) General Admission: $5.00 (cash only) Doors open at…

The Chicago-based Center for Economic Progress http://www.economicprogress.org/about helps low-income, working families with tax and financial services. Volunteers are needed to provide financial coaching and/or tax preparation assistance in Aurora (Waubonsee Community College), West Chicago and Elgin. Short online or in-person training sessions are provided to volunteers. Tax preparation volunteers mainly work during tax season, after completing an online training provided by the IRS. They sign up for shifts at one of the three locations. Financial coaching volunteers receive about 4-5 hours…

TriCity Family Services’ annual Snowflake Shuffle 5K/10K Walk + Run will be held on Saturday, Dec. 3, at 9 a.m. at the Mill Creek Subdivision in Geneva. This is the ONLY 10K race in the Fox Valley area in late fall. Register by November 15 to get a cozy hoodie instead of the tech race shirt for the same price as last year! You can find more information and sign up at https://runsignup.com/Race/IL/Geneva/TCFSSnowflakeshuffle

A memorial in honor of Gino Bolla will be held in the CDF Big Room (Building 327) on Saturday, September 10, from 1-3 pm. The memorial at Fermilab will follow the formal funeral services. All members of the Fermilab family are invited. Please contact Patty McBride (mcbride@fnal.gov) with questions.

The Parent Teacher Organization of JB Nelson Elementary School in Batavia is hosting its 8th Annual Used Instrument Sale Friday, May 13, 2016, 5:00-8:00 p.m. JB Nelson Elementary School, 334 William Wood Lane, Batavia IL This fundraiser is an opportunity for the residents of Batavia Public School District 101 and surrounding areas to sell or purchase gently used and well-maintained musical instruments. The proceeds from the sale will benefit the students, teachers and community at JB Nelson School. Come to…

Nominations are open through May 15, 2016 for the Henry Primakoff Award for Early-Career Particle Physics. This is the most prestigious award given by the American Physical Society Division of Particles and Fields to physicists who are within seven years of their Ph.D. The domain of the award covers particle physics in the broad sense, both theory and experiment, including, for example, particle astrophysics and string theory. Learn more and read the rules for submission of nominations at: https://www.aps.org/programs/honors/awards/primakoff.cfm

The experts from the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science at Stony Brook University will present two one-hour plenary, interactive sessions on improving your science communication skills. Anyone looking to improve their skills is invited to attend either session on Tuesday, March 1, or Wednesday, March 2, from 8:30 to 9:30 in Ramsey Auditorium. During the sessions, Alan Alda Center staff will discuss the challenges of communicating to different audiences, use interactive examples to touch on jargon in science communication…