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We are sad to announce that JoAnn Larson, a longtime lab employee who most recently worked in the OCIO Financial Services Group, passed away on Nov. 3. JoAnn will be remembered for her kindness and generosity, for her love for her family and for her diligence and knowledge at work. Services will be held Saturday, Nov. 7. Further information is available at https://www.yursfuneralhomes.com/obituaries/st-charles/jo-ann-larson/

As you know, Zoom is constantly changing and adding new features. Recently, they have made a change to allow up to two concurrent meetings to be hosted simultaneously by one licensed user account. Previously, simultaneous hosting was not allowed. More information is available from Zoom at https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/206122046-Can-I-Host-Concurrent-Meetings- If you have any questions about this message, contact the Service Desk: https://servicedesk.fnal.gov  servicedesk@fnal.gov (630) 840-2345  

Thursday Oct 15, 2020, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. US/Central Speaker: Jan Offermann, University of Chicago Title: LGN: A Lorentz Group Equivariant Neural Network for Particle Physics Event page: https://indico.fnal.gov/event/46000/ Abstract:  Machine learning has been used in high-energy physics for decades, and today we see plentiful examples of neural networks designed for detector operation and analysis tasks. However, as these tools find their ways into more and more physics analyses, questions about their functionality and interpretability remain. In this talk,…

  UPDATE: Oct 7, 2020, 3:40 p.m. Microsoft reports that further investigation has confirmed that a recent update to network infrastructure resulted in impact to Microsoft 365 services. All services are either healthy or in the process of recovering. See status UPDATE: Oct 7, 2020, 2:24 p.m. Central:It appears as if O365 services are back. We are continuing to monitor the situation. Oct 7, 2020, 1:50 p.m. Central: Microsoft has reported that there is an authentication issue that impacts all…

WHAT ARE WE DOING? FESS will be performing its annual CUB maintenance Sept. 19 and 20. Wilson Hall will not have cooling during the maintenance period. This cooling outage will be accompanied by a one–hour power outage Saturday afternoon, Sept. 19.     WHEN WILL THIS OCCUR? The cooling will be shut down around 6:30 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 19 and will be restored between 3:00 and 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 20.  The power outage will occur from approximately…

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  WHAT ARE WE DOING? There will be an extended power outage on Saturday, Sept. 12, affecting Wilson Hall. This work is necessary as part of IERC construction. WHEN WILL THIS OCCUR? Saturday, Sept 12; 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. WHAT IS THE IMPACT TO YOU? Wilson Hall will not have electricity. Networking, computers, printers, phones will be unavailable in most areas Essential areas, such as the Communications Center/EOC, Radio Room, WH8 Fiber Central, Communications rooms and ROC West, will…

The non-Cloud Fermilab SharePoint sites (fermipoint.fnal.gov and web.fnal.gov) are currently restored; however, we are still investigating the cause and continue to monitor the situation. ORIGINAL MESSAGE:  All Fermilab non-cloud-based SharePoint sites (fermipoint.fnal.gov and web.fnal.gov) are currently unavailable. We are working on fixing the issue and will post here when the issue is resolved.

This message has been updated, as noted within the text below, from its previous version. WHAT ARE WE DOING? The Property Department, in collaboration with the Core Computing Division, is replacing the current paper-based property pass process with one using the Self-Service Property (SSP) application.  The switch to SSP enables custodians to manage and download their own property passes and will combine an individual’s multiple property passes into one single property pass. WHEN WILL THIS OCCUR? The replacement will occur…