July 2000 Newsletter Highlights

The July 2000 issue of the Health Physics Society's Newsletter has 44 pages with many photos and lots of informative articles including:

  • COVER — The "Ask the Expert" feature of the HPS website has become one of the busiest pages of the site. This month's cover story delves into how the feature began and how it works.
  • EDITORIAL — The theme of the editorial this month by Lubenau and Yusko is spent/disused/orphan sources and what could be done to prevent sources from entering the public domain.
  • PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE — Ray Johnson highlights the Executive Committee workshop on issues regarding communication and reflects on IRPA-10e.
  • IRPA-10 — Andy Karam reports on the IRPA-10 Congress, along with photos from the IRPA-10 meeting in Japan.
  • MEMBER'S POINT OF VIEW — A.N. Tschaeche responds to Andy Karam's June editorial regarding low doses of radiation.
  • CORRESPONDENCE — The BRPS Conference and HPS Position Statements are critiqued.
  • COMMITTEE ACTIVITIES — The Awards Committee lists the recipients of HPS awards given at the HPS Annual Meeting in Denver.
  • Paul Frame has written an article titled "Why did they call it that?" that gives the origin of selected radiological and nuclear terms.
  • NONIONIZING COLUMN — This month Jane E. Ehrgott from Lucent Bell Laboratories in Murray Hill, New Jersey, writes about optical fiber communication systems and laser safety.
  • SPOTLIGHT — The Spotlight this month is shining on the HPS Archives, telling what exactly the archives are, when they came to be, and how they can be used by researchers.
  • CHAPTER NEWS — Northern California and Sierra Nevada Chapters report on the Eighth Annual J. Newell Stannard Lecture Series.
    • The ANSI Standard N43.3-1993 is due to be reevaluated
    • John S. Handloser obituary
    • Nuclear instruments are needed by Alan Johnson at Summerville High School
    • HPS reports 35 new members
    • An Eberline User Group Conference in will be held in August.
    • Carl Gogolak has a free software program available.
    • A new book by James E. Martin, Physics for Radiation Protection, has just been published.
    • A White Paper titled "Controllable Dose" has been issued by the HPS S&PI Committee.
  • BELTWAY — Liz Gemski details Congressional behavior in an election year.
  • CHP CORNER — New "CHP Corner" editor Steve Rima takes over this month.
  • ADVERTISEMENTS — There are 4 pages of display ads, 23 short courses offered, and 7 job offers.

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