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Tech Pubs Launches New Name, New Website
Safety Today: Staying Safe in the Klystron Gallery
SLAC Welcomes New Employees
Italian BaBarians Celebrate Victory

SLAC Today

Tuesday - July 11, 2006

TechPubs Launches New Name, New Website

Change is good—and as technology and the lab change, TechPubs is changing with it. Beginning today, SLAC's Technical Publications department has a new name and a new way of doing business. InfoMedia Solutions, as the department is now called, launched its new website this morning.

InfoMedia, part of Technical Information Services, offers SLAC services above and beyond the document editing and publishing its old name implied. "The name TechPubs no longer accurately reflects the scope of our services," says InfoMedia Manager, Stephanie Weitzenkamp. "We haven't left any of our traditional services behind, but we have restructured our group and redesigned our website to make using these services streamlined and efficient."

Along with the name change comes a dynamic new website where SLAC employees and users can find out about InfoMedia's core offerings: Document Services, Visual Media Services, Website Services, and the latest offering, Conference Services.  Read more...

(Column - Safety Today)

Staying Safe in the Klystron Gallery

The highlight of nearly all SLAC tours is the Klystron Gallery. From the visitor's alcove, the gallery stretches farther than the eye can see. As majestic as this two-mile open structure is, it contains many hazards including vehicular traffic, construction zones, radiation, fires, excessive noise, extreme levels of electricity, and even wild animals.

Vehicular traffic
Electric carts zipping from one end of the gallery to the other can sneak up on visitors. Please look carefully up and down the gallery before entering. Outside the gallery, yield signs should be respected. Remember, however, that large vehicles have the right of way in any direction.

Electrical hazards
The klystron gallery is designated an Experimental Area. Electrical hazards may exist in the form of exposed energized electrical conductors.

The klystron gallery is a Radiologically Controlled Area (RCA). Only people who have received proper training or who are accompanied by someone with radiation training should enter this area.


SLAC Welcomes
New Employees

(Image - New employees) SLAC welcomed seventeen new employees yesterday at orientation. From left to right, front to back, they are: John Pennachio, Carrie Yi, Ted Martinez, Wynetta McKissick, Kim Cook, William Harrison, Samantha Turner, Heather Larrieu, Elizabeth Dahlen, Lothar Langer, Julie Schumacher, Bruce Busby, Steven Lundgren, Mike Peterson, Kisha Guzman, Stephen Guetersloh, and Michael Kosovsky.

Italian BaBarians Celebrate Victory

(Photo - Celebrating the World Cup)

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BaBar researchers gathered yesterday afternoon outside of the Research Office Building (ROB) to celebrate Italy's triumph in this year's World Cup.  Riccardo Faccini, BaBar Physics Coordinator, hung an oversized Italian flag on the exterior ROB staircase late Sunday.

Congratulations to all of our Italian colleagues. They have every right to celebrate!

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