This feature is update monthly following the Boards of Regents
The regents will meet on the following dates between Nov. 2002 and
Dec. 2003: Nov. 14, Dec. 12, Jan. 16, Feb. 20, March 20, April 17,
May 15 at U-M–Dearborn, June 19, July 17, Sept. 18, Oct. 16
at U-M–Flint, Nov. 20 and Dec. 18.
The following actions were taken by the Board of Regents at the
Oct. 17 meeting:
Three CoE projects approved
A new instructional building and two major facility additions for
the College of Engineering (CoE) were approved after having been
previewed in a September presentation to the regents. The regents
also gave authorization to appoint the project architects.
A four-floor, 100,000-square-foot Computer
Science and Engineering Building will be designed
by Diamond and Schmitt Architects of Toronto. To
be built west of the Herbert H. Dow Building, the
new building will provide offices, research labs,
instructional space and common core facilities for
the college's computer science and information
technology activities. The estimated cost of the project
is $40 million, which will be provided from the
CoE reserves and gifts.
Space for the new undergraduate degree
program in biomedical engineering will be provided
after completion of a 38,000-square-foot addition and
a 29,000-square-foot renovation to the Advanced Technology Laboratories building. The project
will be designed by Zimmer Gunsul Frasca
Partnership of Portland, Ore., and is estimated to cost $20
million. The money will come from CoE reserves,
gifts and a grant from the Whitaker Foundation.
The Solid State Electronics Lab in the
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Building will
be expanded and renovated. The lab, established
in 1986, is in need of infrastructure updates and
space for testing and prototype development. The
$28-million project, to be designed by the
SmithGroup of Detroit, will provide a new clean room and
support space as well as architectural, mechanical
and electrical improvements.
Once the three projects have been designed,
the plans and construction schedules will be
submitted to the regents for their approval.
Med School to obtain new cyclotron
The architectural firm of Lord, Aeck & Sargent will design a
7,000-square-foot, below-grade addition to the Medical Science I
Building that will house a new cyclotron facility. The cyclotron
will provide positron emission tomography (PET) for research projects
of more than 200 investigators. Radio-chemistry laboratories, as
well as additional support and office space, will be included in
the facility. The $8 million project cost estimate includes approximately
$3 million for the new equipment. Funding will be provided from
a $2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health and other
Medical School sources.
Bentley project authorized for bids
The regents authorized issuing
bids for the Bentley Historical Library addition project and awarding
the construction contracts, as long as the bids are within the approved
budget. The schematic design for the 34,000-square-foot addition
was approved in June. Construction is scheduled to be completed
in the summer of 2004.
ULAM offices to be renovated
New offices for veterinary faculty in the Unit for Laboratory Animal
Medicine (ULAM) will be added and lab preparation space will be
updated through a 2,900-square-foot renovation in the Animal Research
Facility. The project, estimated to cost $615,000, also will include
infrastructure upgrades as necessary and will be completed by next
Piping in utility tunnel to be replaced
Water and steam pipes in the utility tunnel loop through
the medical campus will be replaced during the next six months with
little disruption due to road closures. The $1.2 million project
will be funded from the Plant Operations Utilities department.
Appointments and promotions
In addition to the appointments of Paul N. Courant as provost and
executive vice president for academic affairs; Glenda L. Haskell
as assistant provost; and Earl Lewis as dean, Horace H. Rackham
School of Graduate Studies and vice provost for academic affairs
(see 'Provost and dean picks get regents' nod'),
regents approved the following appointments and promotions, with
• Michele Hannoosh, professor of French,
LS&A, effective Jan. 1, 2003.
• Richard C. M. Janko, professor of classical
studies, and chair, Department of Classical
Studies, LS&A, effective Jan. 1, 2003.
• Thad A. Polk, associate professor of
psychology, LS&A, and associate professor of electrical
engineering and computer science, College of
Engineering, effective Sept. 1, 2003.
• Christine M. Waters, associate dean, effective July 1, 2002June
30, 2004, Flint campus.
Faculty appointments to endowed and titled professorships approved
by the regents include:
• Tommaso de Fernex, T. H. Hildebrandt
Research Assistant Professor of Mathematics, LS&A,
effective Sept. 1, 2002May 31, 2005.
• Bogdan Ion, T. H. Hildebrandt Research Assistant Professor
of Mathematics, LS&A, effective Sept. 1, 2002May 31, 2005.
Four faculty members were given the emeritus title. Those retiring
• Donald W. Boys, associate professor of physics
in the College of Arts and Sciences at U-MFlint,
retired June 30. He taught courses that included
introductory physics, electronic measurements,
medical physics and solid state physics. He was
responsible for introducing computer-based instruction
on the Flint campus.
• Elizabeth A. Duell, assistant professor of
dermatology in the Medical School, retired July 31.
Her research focused on defining the normal
control mechanisms in the epidermis to determine what
abnormalities occur in various diseases, such as
psoriasis. The goal was to provide specific and
improved treatment of diseases of the skin.
• Daniel G. Green, professor of physiological
optics in the Medical School, professor of electrical
engineering and computer science and professor of
biomedical engineering in the College of
Engineering and professor of psychology in LS&A, retired
Sept. 30. His electrophysiological studies are critical
to understanding how humans see at night, during
the day and in very bright light.
• Roger F. Meyer, professor of ophthalmology and visual sciences
in the Medical School, retired June 30. His research into more efficacious
treatment for corneal diseases and ocular surface disorders has improved
the quality of life and vision for people who are plagued with pain and
vision loss due to corneal injury, infection and cellular deterioration.
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