Physics Chair Named APS Fellow, AAAS Speaker
He also was scheduled to speak at the annual conference of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in Chicago today.
Specifically, the astrophysicist was lauded for "significant contributions to direct dark matter detection experiments, in particular for his work on the Cryogenic Dark Matter Search experiment."
The APS recognize less than one-half of one percent of the society's current members each year by electing them fellows for their "advances in knowledge through original research and publication" or "significant and innovative contributions in the application of physics to science and technology." Read more.
The Mandel Center for Nonprofit Organizations seeks nominations for the 2009 John A. Yankey Student Community Service Award. The award, which includes a $1,000 prize, will be presented to a Mandel Center student who has been actively engaged as a volunteer in one or more successful community service activities or projects. The nomination deadline is noon, Wednesday, Feb. 25. Call 368-4211 for more information.
RePlay for Kids is hosting its next toy repair and modification workshop from 4 to 6 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 17, in Nord Hall, Room 310. The toys will benefit local children with disabilities. Most of the repairs involve testing and fixing broken wires or other simple repairs. Send an e-mail or call Bill Memberg at (330) 721-8281 for information.
For Faculty and Staff
The Faculty Senate seeks input from faculty members who would like to serve or are interested in nominating candidates to serve on standing committees. In an effort to determine interest and willingness to serve beginning in the 2009-2010 academic year, the Nominating Committee is soliciting responses from all faculty in a brief survey. The Faculty Senate seeks committed faculty who can identify and resolve issues and provide insightful advice in institution building and university governance. Faculty members are invited to download the survey form, indicate nominations, and e-mail the form to Jennifer Lhotsky, Office of the Provost, by Wednesday, Feb. 18.
The Career Center will host "Steps to Finding a Satisfying Federal Career" from 12:30 to 2 p.m., Friday, Feb. 20, in Nord Hall, Room 400. Nancy Fink, president of the Case Western Reserve Alumni Board of Trustees, will share her knowledge and expertise with navigating the system. Register online.
Educational Services for Students has introduced a workshop series to help students enhance their presentation skills. Students can learn ways to organize their work, understand their audience, use appropriate visual aids, and speak with confidence. Workshops are offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the Sears building, Room 480. Go online for more information.
The sixth annual Faculty/Staff vs. Students Basketball Game begins at year's at 5:30 p.m., Friday, Feb. 20, in Veale Center's Horsburgh Gym. In addition to the game, the event will feature prizes, an energetic half-time show and food.
The views and opinions of those invited to speak on campus do not necessarily reflect the views of the university administration or any other segment of the university community.
Data Center Renovations
As part of the renovations to the Case Western Reserve data centers, Information Technology Services will institute Fiber Backbone Panel Relocations in Crawford Data Center. The final phases of the data center renovation project involve moving individual data servers, which may result in periodic planned outages for some information technology services. Server and application administrators will alert affected users.
Services affected by the moves during the next several days include:
Tuesday, Feb. 17
Relocation of Core 0 within Crawford Data Center from 2 to 6 a.m.:
- Minimal Impact to network services (Multi-Cast video traffic not available).
Wednesday, Feb. 18
Relocation of Internet Router within Crawford Data Center from 2 to 6 a.m.:
- No Impact
Read more for a complete schedule of planned services.