Announcements and notices

WHAT ARE WE DOING?   Computing will be requiring a mandatory Zoom client update on Thursday, Sept. 1. Up-to-date Zoom software not only delivers the most recent security updates, but also provides you with the best user experience via new and improved features.     Users are required to update their Zoom clients (Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, etc.) to the latest version at least every six months. However, we advise you to update more frequently. In the event of a critical…

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WHAT ARE WE DOING? Computing will be upgrading the production FIFEMON/Landscape Grafana dashboards to version 8.5. This is a major upgrade and will require a short downtime. We anticipate there may be some dashboard incompatibilities with the new version, which we will work to resolve quickly by upgrading affected dashboards. We will also be changing the default time zone to US Central Time, rather than using the user’s local time zone as detected by the browser. Users may override this…

This complimentary 10-week class will teach you to run, improve your fitness, and assist you in losing weight and lowering cholesterol. Take this opportunity to get out and get some exercise! Walkers, runners and want-to-be-runners are welcome to participate. Week one will consist of running/speed walking two minutes and walking four, repeated five times, for a total of 30 minutes. We will gradually increase your running/speed walking potential each week. Week ten will consist of a 30-minute continuous run/speed walk….

To comply with government records retention requirements, as of Wednesday, Aug. 10 at 9 a.m. CST, Signal and WhatsApp have been blocked on all government-owned equipment and networks. It was also necessary to remove WhatsApp/Signal apps and network traffic from government-owned machines and networks. In consequence, WhatsApp and Signal should be removed or uninstalled from all government-owned devices (GFEs). For personally owned devices on the Guest network, the workaround for non-Fermilab business use is to use a non-government network like…

Dear Mac users, WHAT ARE WE DOING? Computing will be upgrading Jamf, the central management service used to provide the Self Service tool on Fermilab-owned Macs. During the upgrade, the availability of the Self Service tool will be sporadic. WHEN WILL THIS OCCUR? Wednesday, Aug. 31; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Central Time WHAT IS THE IMPACT TO YOU? During this time, the availability of the Self Service tool will be sporadic. WHAT DO YOU NEED TO DO? You don’t…

WHAT ARE WE DOING? Computing will be upgrading the Indico system. WHEN WILL THIS OCCUR? Tuesday, Aug. 30; 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Central Time WHAT IS THE IMPACT TO YOU? During this time, the Indico system will be unavailable. WHAT DO YOU NEED TO DO? Please be aware of the Indico downtime and plan accordingly. If you have any questions or concerns regarding this upgrade, please email Indico Support at indico-support@fnal.gov.

Thomas H. Groves, who worked at Fermilab from 1974 until 1996, died on Aug. 2, 2022, at the age of 90 in Boise, Idaho. He received his doctorate in physics from the University of Wisconsin in 1962 and was a faculty member of the physics department at Purdue University and at the University of Notre Dame until 1968. Following a six-year stint at Argonne National Laboratory working under Associate Laboratory Director of High Energy Physics Robert Sachs, Tom relocated to…

The Leadership Academy for Women In Science and Engineering, commonly known as LAWISE, 2022-2023 Leadership Series provides a proven, pragmatic roadmap for participants to identify, embrace and amplify their authentic leadership strengths. Guided by women’s leadership expert Jo Miller, participants will explore a set of topics designed to help them advance their careers, expand their influence and impact and take ownership of their career trajectories—with skills to thrive in today’s global, virtual work environment. This leadership program is designed for…

Dear Teamcenter users, WHAT ARE WE DOING? Computing will be deploying a new version of Amazon Corretto through the Software Center application to your desktop/laptop for you to install. Amazon Corretto is a software that Teamcenter requires to function properly. If you run Teamcenter via Citrix, this new version will be installed for you. WHEN WILL THIS OCCUR? Friday, Aug. 26, 2022; starting at 1 p.m. Central Time WHAT IS THE IMPACT TO YOU? Teamcenter and NX will be available…