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May 16, 2011
    Computer Security is Everyone's Job
The SLAC computer security team needs everyone take an active part in protecting the lab from the type of attack that can wreak havoc at on computer systems, according to SLAC computer security specialist Marilyn Cariola. She offers a list of tips for computer use that can help keep individual computers—and by extension, the entire lab's systems—more secure.

May 5, 2011
    Energy and Water Management 101 at SLAC
Why is SLAC engaged in managing our energy consumption? The obvious reasons are that we want to reduce our costs and carbon footprint and to comply with the Department of Energy policies.

May 10, 2011
    Computer Power Awareness: Use It when You Need It
Most of us at SLAC need computers many hours of the day, but how often do you think about the energy to keep those bits of information flowing?

May 5, 2011
    Energy and Water Management 101 at SLAC
Why is SLAC engaged in managing our energy consumption? The obvious reasons are that we want to reduce our costs and carbon footprint and to comply with the Department of Energy policies. But there are less-obvious benefits, too.

May 3, 2011
    Second of Two Power Outages at Building 50 This Weekend
The second of two planned power outages will take place at Building 50 from 7 a.m. this Saturday until about 6 p.m. Sunday as the refurbished Substation 8 is brought online.


April 27, 2011
    Earth Day at SLAC
This year's Earth Day celebration at SLAC was the lab's largest yet, with more than a dozen vendors, live presentations and a Chevy Volt parked outside the Panofsky breezeway for visitors to check out.

April 14, 2011
    Earth Day Celebration April 22
April 22, 2011, marks the 41st anniversary of Earth Day. The Department of Energy's theme for this year's Earth Day is "Act Now: Together we can create a greener future."

April 11, 2011
    Stanford Sustainability Site Seeks Your Questions
Now you can ask and have your environmental questions answered—no question is too big or too small!

April 7, 2011
    Scheduled Power Outage at Building 50 This Weekend
The next step in a series of improvements to SLAC's computing infrastructure takes place this weekend as preparations are made to completely refurbish Substation 8, located on the fourth floor of Building 50.


March 31, 2011
    Property Control—It's Up to You
You would never leave money sitting out in a public place and turn your back on it—even for just a minute—would you? The same should hold true for your SLAC laptop and other government property.

March 18, 2011
    New Security Building Complete
The move is complete, both parking lots are open, and a set of great-looking posters greets visitors arriving at their first stop through SLAC's Main Gate: the new security building, Building 235.

March 17, 2011
    SLAC Staff Members Home Safe from Japan
Thanks to the preparedness of their Japanese hosts and their own cool heads, two physicists from the Accelerator Research Division have returned home safe and sound from KEK after being caught up in the events of the earthquake last Friday in Japan.

March 16, 2011
    RSB/Infrastructure Project Construction Update
SLAC's infrastructure modernization project has taken a big step forward this week with the installation of the construction fence and the beginning of construction work at Building 28 on Target Road.

March 16, 2011
    Seen around SLAC: Weather Station
A small automated weather station keeps track of local weather 24/7 from its perch on a pole next to Building 675.


February 28, 2011
    New Security Building Open for Business
Over the weekend, SLAC's Security Security & Emergency Management Department completed their move to the new Security Building—Building 235—just inside the lab's Main Gate.

February 22, 2011
    Required Course for Drivers of SLAC Vehicles Now Online
If you will need to drive a SLAC or government vehicle for work, you must complete the new vehicle stand-down training course. A video of this presentation is now posted in the Skillsoft training portal and this training can be completed online in approximately 30 minutes.

February 17, 2011
    SAFE2011: SLAC Team Ensures Safety of SPEAR3 Upgrade
Ensuring the safety of Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource users and staff has been a guiding principle in the ongoing effort to bring the SPEAR3 accelerator up to its design capacity of 500 milliamperes of current. This principle has never been more evident than during the shift to top-off injection last year.

February 8, 2011
    Keeping Safe in Mountain Lion Country
Recent mountain lion activity around Woodside and Stanford offers a reminder that the foothills are the natural territory of these big cats, also known as pumas or cougars.

February 7, 2011
    Stay Safe: Stay within Your Work Plan
When you're working on a project, it's easy—and seems more efficient—to extend what you're doing to get just a bit more done. However, doing that extra task outside the defined project scope can put you, your colleagues, or the environment at unacceptable risk. Don't do any job without planning it out.


January 26, 2011
    RSB Coffee, Donuts, and Q&A Today
In addition to coffee and donuts, we will dole out information about the construction and renovation that will soon begin with Buildings 28 and 52, and answer your questions one on one.

January 19, 2011
    RSB Project to Host Coffee, Donuts, Q&A January 26
Construction on Building 28 and the new Research Support Building (Building 52) are scheduled to begin soon.

January 6, 2011
    RSB Project Receives Approval for Construction Start
Congratulations to the Research Support Building and Infrastructure Modernization Project team, for receiving Critical Decision 2/3A approval on December 20, 2010.

January 5, 2011
    Seen around SLAC: New Security Building
The New Year brings with it a new security building next to SLAC's Main Gate.

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