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- Particle Distribution
- IT Maintenance
- MacOS Update
- Computer Account Audit
- AWS/Flex Survey

- Conflict Management
- Editor's Note
- Inventor Academy
- JAG Oktoberfest
- Feds Feed Families
- Hogan Dr. Name Update
- MOMO's
Sept. 11, 2019

Secretary Perry Names Jefferson Lab Employee
2018 Outstanding Security Award Winner

The U.S. Department of Energy has named Shauna Cannella
the 2018 Outstanding Security Professional of the Year.
Learn more here.

 

PARTON DISTRIBUTION FUNCTIONS FROM IOFFE-TIME PSEUDO-DISTRIBUTIONS
A new paper reports a lattice QCD calculation of the nucleon parton distribution function and its lowest two moments at unphysical pion mass. The dependence on lattice volume and lattice spacing is studied, and both are found to affect the large Ioffe-time region. Using the methods developed in this paper, a new calculation is currently being performed at the physical pion mass, with results expected soon.

 

IT MAINTENANCE DAY - SEPT. 17
The IT Division is planning a maintenance period Tuesday, Sept. 17, from 5-10 p.m. During this time, there will be intermittent outages to both the network and the phones while configurations are updated. Outages should not last more than a few minutes. There will also be Windows and Linux patches to all Common User Environment-managed desktops and servers. There will be brief outages of Computing and Network Infrastructure services, such as the login and web servers, overnight while the servers are rebooted to finalize patch installation. Finally, plan to reboot your Windows or Linux desktop system no later than end of day Friday, Sept. 20. For questions, contact the IT Division Help Desk at x7155.

HOLD ON MACOS 10.15 UPDATES 
The latest version of MacOS, 10.15, will be released within the next few weeks. The IT Division has been evaluating this new release, but is not yet prepared to support it. If you are using a Jefferson Lab-managed Macintosh, please delay installing this new release. We expect to be able to support the new OS release within the next few months. For questions, contact the IT Division Help Desk at x7155.

COMPUTER USER ACCOUNT AUDIT - ENDS - SEPT. 27
The computer user account audit must be completed by close of business Friday, Sept. 27. All supervisors and sponsors of staff, Users and contractors with Jefferson Lab computer accounts are required to review and re-authorize accounts. This audit is a critical part of maintaining an appropriate level of cybersecurity at the lab. The IT Division will continue to send emails to supervisors and sponsors who have incomplete audits with instructions on how to complete their audit. For questions, contact the IT Division Help Desk at x7155.

 

REMINDER - FEEDBACK REQUESTED ON AWS/FLEX SCHEDULE PROGRAM
Human Resources has issued a survey to gather feedback on the Alternate Work Schedule/Flex Schedule program. Check your email for your individualized link to the survey, hosted off-site by SurveyMonkey, and share your thoughts by Friday, Sept. 13. Search for subject line "Your Feedback is Requested," sent on Aug. 27. For questions, contact Krystina Patrick at x7628.

CONFLICT MANAGEMENT - LUNCH & LEARN - SEPT. 18
Registration for the Conflict Management Lunch & Learn is now open! Hosted by Optima Health, this free session helps individuals reflect on ways their actions can positively influence challenging interactions and learn how to turn conflict into a powerful tool for change and collaboration in the workplace. Bring your lunch and join Human Resources Wednesday, Sept. 18, from 12-1 p.m., in CEBAF Center room L102. For questions, contact Tara Tyndall at x6119.

 

EDITOR'S NOTE
During last week’s edition of the Weekly Briefs, we published Mike Martin in the list of names under the “Farewells” section. Unfortunately, after publication we learned of Mike’s passing in August. We sincerely apologize for the anguish this oversight caused his colleagues and friends. Please know that steps are being taken internally to ensure this does not happen again.

INVENTOR ACADEMY SPEAKER - JIM CHENG - SEPT. 19
Tech entrepreneur, angel investor and former Virginia Secretary of Commerce and Trade, Jim Cheng, is the featured speaker as part of the Internal Inventor Academy Series on Thursday, Sept. 19, from 2:30-3:30 p.m. Don't miss his talk,"Making that Leap: Moving Technology from Lab to Market," held in CEBAF Center room F113. All of the Jefferson Lab community is invited to attend. No registration required. For questions, contact Deborah Dowd at x7180.

SAVE THE DATE - OKTOBERFEST - OCT. 23
Join the Jefferson Lab Activities Group for the lab's Oktoberfest celebration, Wednesday, Oct. 23! Dine on delicious German grub and sip tasty brews created by our very own lab staff and Users. Be sure to bring your family to enjoy fall-inspired games, including pumpkin tossing, giant Jenga and more! Iron Brew details coming soon! Volunteers always welcome. Stay tuned for how you can get involved. For questions, contact Dan Moore at x5927.

FEDS FEED FAMILIES
Thank you to everyone who donated to the Feds Feed Families food donation collection. The Jefferson Lab community donated 185 pounds of food to the Virginia Peninsula Foodbank. The Virginia Peninsula Foodbank provides food to those who otherwise might go hungry. Feds Feed Families was created to help food banks such as The Virginia Peninsula Foodbank stay stocked during summer months, when they traditionally see a decrease in donations and an increase in need. 

HOGAN DRIVE UPDATE
Hogan Drive from Jefferson Ave., to the entrance of the former SCOT lot, is being renamed Tech Center Parkway. The change was approved by Newport News City Council last night, Sept. 10. The developer of the Tech Center Research Park, W. M. Jordan Development, will pay the costs associated with fabrication and installation of the new signage.

MOMO'S GAINING MOMENTUM
It's been a great first week for MOMO's - the new cafe and catering service provider at Quark Cafe! Be sure to taste their biscuits, sticky buns, desserts, soups and salad dressings, all handmade from scratch!

Menu pricing options have been updated, including breakfast a la carte options and soup and salad combo pricing. Scope out this week's menu here

 
CONTACT
JLab Weekly provides information on the status of safety, accelerator operations, experiments, reviews, upcoming activities and special events. Have something you want to see in the Weekly? Send submissions my way at duckett@jlab.org with the subject line “JLab Weekly” by Monday before the end of day for consideration. 


PUBLISHED JOURNAL ARTICLES
Published Journal Article, August 25-31, 2019

A. Hiller Blin, V. Mokeev, M. Albaladejo, C. Fernández-Ramírez, V. Mathieu, A. Pilloni, A. Szczepaniak, V. Burkert, V. Chesnokov, A. Golubenko and M. Vanderhaeghen. "Nucleon resonance contributions to unpolarized inclusive electron scattering." Phys. Rev. C 100, 100035201 (2019).

Remember to submit your papers for approval to the Jefferson Lab Publications database.
 


HISTORY PHOTO OF THE WEEK

The Large Hadron Collider was turned on Sept. 10, 2008. Dr. Fabiola Gianotti from CERN, presented a Jefferson Lab Science Series Lecture about the Higgs Boson discovery at the LHC on April 30, 2013.

UPCOMING EVENTS
Sept. 12: Healthy Eating on a Budget Lunch & Learn
Sept. 16: Shoe Truck Safety Vendor On-site
Sept. 18: Internal Inventor's Academy
Sept. 18: Conflict Management Lunch & Learn
Sept. 18-19: Electrical Safety in the Workplace
Sept. 23: LGBTQ+ Safe Zone Workshop
Sept. 25: Internal Inventor's Academy
Sept. 25-26: Electrical Safety in the Workplace

Oct 4: Fall Golf Tournament
Oct. 11: American Red Cross - Blood Drive
Oct. 21: Shoe Truck Safety Vendor On-site
Oct. 23: JAG Oktoberfest

Nov. 5-9: Strong QCD Workshop

 
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT
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