By Nina Adelman Stolar
What you hold in your hands is the last issue of The
Interaction Point (TIP). After 16 years, TIP is making way for a daily
on-line newsletter. As a SLAC employee, you will receive the first issue
in your inbox on Monday, February 27. You can also find the newsletter
on SLAC Today. Please
encourage others to subscribe at this website as well!
The new SLAC Today daily on-line
(Image courtesy of Kelen Tuttle)
Named after SLAC Today, this newsletter will offer all
the Lab’s news and information in one place: everything from upcoming
events and workshops to awards and announcements. Director Jonathan
Dorfan will write a regular column. ES&H will offer a weekly safety tip.
And once a week, the ILC, BABAR,
KIPAC, SSRL or the theory group will explain a recent publication or
Every morning you’ll have SLAC news waiting in your
inbox. It will contain everything you will need to know for the day from
the first moment you’re at work.
Like science, the best way to distribute news is in
constant evolution. SLAC News began in 1966 as a one sheet newsletter
distributed throughout the Lab. This progressed into The Beam Line in
1971, a monthly newsletter with a mixture of scientific and human
interest items. As The Beam Line became a more polished magazine for the
scientific community, the human interest and policy items migrated to
The Interaction Point in 1990.
The Communications Group took a first step to
centralizing news and developments with the transformation of TIP into a
tabloid style newspaper, also available on-line. The twice monthly
distribution allowed us to include more recent news and updates (see
past issues, see TIP
New Communications Channel
SLAC is one of the world’s great research centers and
with your help, the new SLAC Today will continue to echo the human
vitality that drives our Lab. We want to know about your upcoming
events, meetings, installations, awards, club activities, new ideas,
opinion and progress. We encourage you to continue sending your thoughts
and suggestions to TIP@slac.stanford.edu. Your involvement and
participation will help keep SLAC Today vital and interesting. The
Communications Group can help with writing up stories and taking photos.
"TIP has been a great newspaper," said Neil Calder (COM), "but now we
are moving forward. Thanks a lot to Nina Stolar (COM), Vickee Flynn (CEF),
Chip Dalby (TIS) and Aga Egan (CEF) for their fantastic work."