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In this issue:
New Interactive Map of the LCLS
People Today: SASS Czars at SLAC
Safety and Security Briefing November 4
What's Hot and What's Not at the Linear Café

SLAC Today

Wednesday - October 22, 2008

New Interactive Map of the LCLS

(Image - aerial view of the LCLS)
A new, interactive map of the LCLS provides views from above and inside each major section of the light source. (Click image to view the map.)

As Linac Coherent Light Source hardware installation gathers steam within the project's newly completed buildings, visitors on the Web can explore the facility through a new interactive LCLS map. Curious about the different sections and functions of the LCLS? Just click on any section of the map for a pop-up description and photo of that area.

To create the map, InfoMedia Solutions and the Communications Office reconfigured the LCLS construction dashboard, which had tracked progress on civil construction through its completion.

The new map is accessible from the left navigation bar of the LCLS home page. In addition, SLAC Today will link to the map each week with the LCLS hardware update, which will track progress on installation of the LCLS beamline and instrumentation.

(Weekly Column - Profile)

The SASS Czars


Keith Betchol and Nicole Ackerman are this year's SASS czars. (Photo by Calla Cofield. Click for larger image.)

Noticeably young faces fill the Kavli third floor conference room by 12:35 p.m. on Wednesday, and a few dozen students settle in with brown bag lunches. Nicole Ackerman and Keith Betchol set out cookies and fruit, make a few short announcements, then introduce the student speaker. Ackerman and Betchol are the SASS czars—SASS as in the SLAC Association of Student Speakers and czars, the moniker chosen by the students for their appointed organizers. This year's czars, both second-year physics students at Stanford University, say they participate in SASS to help build an active community of graduate students at SLAC. 

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Safety and Security Briefing November 4

Everyone in the SLAC community is asked to attend the Annual Safety and Security Briefing and Expo on Tuesday, November 4th in Panofsky Auditorium. Four 75-minute sessions will take place that day.

To help ensure that there are enough seats for everyone, please try to attend alphabetically by family name:

A–F:  8:30–9:45 a.m.

G–L:  10:30–11:45 a.m.

M–R:  1:30–2:45 p.m.

S–Z:  3:30–4:45 p.m.

Watch SLAC Today for additional details as the date approaches. For more information, contact Doug Kreitz (x4550) in the Business Services Division.

What's Hot and What's Not at the Linear Café

The Epicurean Group at the Linear Café cordially invites you to a complimentary hors d'oeuvres reception at the SLAC café on Wednesday, October 29th at 4:30 p.m. We would like the opportunity to get your feedback and suggestions on our food services, as well as thank you for your support over the years.

Please RSVP to Robin Martinez.

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