Akerib Named Chair of Physics Department
Based on the recommendation of Cyrus C. Taylor, dean of Case Western Reserve University's College of Arts and Sciences, the university's Interim President Gregory L. Eastwood, M.D., has appointed Daniel S. Akerib, chair of the Department of Physics, effective March 1. Taylor, the Albert A. Michelson Professor of Physics, previously served as department chair.
Akerib's research interests include experimental particle astrophysics, dark matter, low-temperature detectors and particle physics. He is the principal investigator of the Cryogenic Dark Matter Search at the university, which is supported by the National Science Foundation. Akerib, who joined the university in 1996, earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Chicago and a doctorate from Princeton University.
Case's Sustainability Web site provides information for all things sustainable at the university including recycling, energy conservation, Adopt a Building, Energy Ambassadors and more. Refer to the site for ways to recycle and/or reuse your items. Details: http://www.case.edu/news/sustain/.
For Faculty & Staff
Reminder: Proposals for Kelvin Smith Library Opportunity Funds are due today. More details at http://blog.case.edu/orgs/ksl/news/.
Springfest Battle of the Bands begins at 9 tonight at The Spot. The Springfest committee invites students to cast votes for the band they think should open for this year's headliner. Details: http://studentaffairs.case.edu/events/springfest/stage.html.
Students are invited to watch their favorite professors and staff members try to defend their title at the Faculty/Staff vs. Students Basketball Game from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., March 2. If interested in playing for the student team, send e-mail to email@example.com.
Cleveland Saves Week, now through March 4, is an initiative designed to increase financial awareness and promote saving, investing and building wealth. Weatherhead Undergraduate Programs will host an informational session from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., March 1, in Nord Hall, Room 410. Pizza provided. All participants will be entered into a drawing for one of several $100 savings bonds. For details, e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The premedical chapter of the American Medical Student Association and Peer Helper Network are taking part in Global AIDS Week of Action through March 2. Events include a petition signing and red ribbon distribution from 12:30 to 2 p.m. today in Nord Hall and Thwing Center; an action campaign table on Thursday in the Hovorka Atrium during Provost Hour; and film viewing of the documentary, A Closer Walk, on Friday in Schmitt Lecture Hall during Community Hour.
Celia Schultz of Yale University will deliver a public lecture, "Sanctissima Femina: The Status of Women in Cults of the Roman Republic," at 7:30 p.m., March 1, in Clark Hall, Room 309. Cosponsored by the Classics and religious studies departments.
For a list of other events and activities on campus and in the community today, refer to the WebEvent calendar.