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Regents round-up

Editor's note: The following actions were taken by the Board of Regents at the February meeting.

Neuroscience to expand

The third and fourth floors of East Hall will be renovated to accommodate the expanding neuroscience program in LSA. New labs, lab support, administrative support space and additional vivarium space will be created through the $2 million renovation. The project will be funded by LSA and is scheduled to be completed early next winter.

Ambulatory adult psych to move

The Health System's Ambulatory Adult Psychiatry Services will relocate next fall to 2101 Commonwealth in space adjacent to Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Ambulatory Services. The relocation, with a budget of $1.9 million, will include renovations of approximately 10,000 gross square feet to provide office and consultation rooms, group interview facilities and support spaces, and the purchase of movable equipment and furnishings. The program is the only department currently located in the Riverview Building on Wall Street, which eventually will be demolished for future development.

Parking maintenance continues

The regents granted approval of the annual Parking Services Maintenance Program for $2.85 million. Major projects included in the plan are structural repairs to the Church Street parking structure, expansion of the State Street commuter lot and expansion of the parking facilities at the Botanical Gardens. Additionally, the program addresses minor improvements to several parking lots, annual maintenance to parking structures, and lighting and landscaping improvements. Parking Services revenues will fund the program, and construction will be completed in the summer.

Tenure appointments

Roseanne Armitage, professor of psychiatry, Medical School, effective March 1, 2003.

Maria Gough, associate professor of the history of art, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2003.

Ronald Mann, professor of law, Law School, effective Jan.1, 2003

David Munson Jr., professor of electrical engineering and computer science, and chair of electrical engineering and computer science, College of Engineering, effective June 1, 2003.

David Pinsky, professor of internal medicine, effective Feb. 20, and Dr. J. Griswold Ruth, Margery Hopkins Ruth Professor of Internal Medicine, Medical School, effective Feb. 20, 2003-Feb. 19, 2008.

Peter Polverini, professor of dentistry, effective June 1, 2003, and dean, School of Dentistry, effective June 1, 2003-May 31, 2008.

Robert Sharf, associate professor of Buddhist Studies and Arthur F. Thurnau Professor, to professor of Buddhist studies and Thurnau Professor, effective Sept. 1, 2003.

Administrative appointments

David Baum, assistant dean of students, Law School, effective March 1, 2003-Feb. 28, 2006.

Charlotte Johnson, assistant dean of students, Law School, effective March 1, 2003-Feb. 28, 2006.

Sarah Zearfoss, reappointed assistant dean and admissions officer, Law School, effective March 1, 2003-Feb. 28, 2006.

Thomas Kulik, interim chair, Department of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases, Medical School, effective Feb. 1, 2003.

Paul Taheri, associate dean for academic business development, Medical School, effective Feb. 20, 2003.

Joseph Rahme, interim chair, Department of History, U-M-Flint, effective Jan. 1, 2003-May 31, 2003.

Robert Hahn, interim dean, School of Education and Human Services, U-M-Flint, effective Feb. 1, 2003.

Named professorships

William Alexander, professor of English Language and Literature, was named an Arthur F. Thurnau Professor, effective July 1, 2003-June 30, 2006.

H. Scott Fogler, Vennema Professor of Chemical Engineering and professor of chemical engineering, was named an Arthur F. Thurnau Professor, effective July 1, 2003-June 30, 2006.

Rodger Haines, Helen L. DeRoy Visiting Professor of Law, Law School, effective March 3, 2003-April 15, 2003.

Richard Hume, professor of molecular, cellular and developmental biology, was named an Arthur F. Thurnau Professor, effective July 1, 2003-June 30, 2006.

Timothy Johnson, Bates Professor of Diseases of Women and Children, professor of obstetrics and gynecology, was named an Arthur F. Thurnau Professor, effective July 1, 2003-June 30, 2006.

Emmett Leith, Schlumberger Professor of Engineering, effective Jan. 1, 2003.

Yili Liu, associate professor of industrial and operations engineering, was named an Arthur F. Thurnau Professor, effective July 1, 2003 through June 30, 2006.

Michael Mulholland, Frederick A. Coller Distinguished Professor of Surgery, Medical School, effective Feb. 1, 2003 through Jan. 31, 2008.

Anand Swaroop, Harold F. Falls Collegiate Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Medical School, effective April 1, 2003-March 31, 2008.

Michel Wedel, Dwight F. Benton Professor of Marketing, School of Business Administration, effective March 1, 2003-May 31, 2008.

Retirements

Five faculty members were given the emeritus title. Those retiring are:

Mel Barclay, associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology; Eugene Krause, professor of mathematics; Hunein Maassab, professor of epidemiology; Michael Savageau, professor of microbiology and immunology; and Margaret Woodbury, assistant professor of internal medicine.

Barclay joined the University in 1973. He was responsible for rotational activities and curricular development in the Medical School, and he organized the longitudinal primary care rotation for fourth-year medical students. For the past 13 years, he has directed the MedNet Conference system. He has twice received the Excellence in Teaching Award from the Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics (1992, 1995). His retirement is effective Jan. 31, 2003.

Krause joined U-M in 1963. For the past 20 years, he has managed the mathematics department's education program. He taught a majority of the teacher education courses and counseled many students who went on to teach in elementary and high schools, and demonstrated that is was possible to communicate the complexities of mathematics to young students. He has received many awards. In 1993, he was named a Fulbright Professor and spent a semester at Rhodes University in South Africa. His retirement is effective Dec. 31, 2002.

Maassab joined U-M in 1956. From 1991-97, he served as chair of the Department of Epidemiology. He is a world-renowned scientist recognized for his extensive research into the creation and development of influenza vaccines. In 1960, he isolated the Influenza Type-A-Ann Arbor virus, and by 1967 he had developed a cold-adapted virus. After more than four decades of research, he invented FluMist, a cold-adapted, live-attenuated, trivalent influenza virus vaccine. On Dec. 18, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee deemed FluMist to be safe and effective for healthy people ages 5-49, and it now awaits FDA licensing. If approved, it would be the first influenza vaccine delivered as a nasal mist to be commercially available in the United States. His retirement is effective Dec. 31, 2002.

Savageau joined the University in 1970. He is the Nicolas Rashevsky Distinguished University Professor of Microbiology and Immunology and chair of the microbiology and immunology department in the Medical School. His research focused on the function, design and evolution of gene circuitry in living systems. He is the editor in chief of Mathematical Biosciences and serves on the board of directors of the Society for Mathematical Biology and the International Federation of Nonlinear Analysts. His retirement is effective Dec. 31, 2002.

Woodbury joined U-M in 1969. She provided support and counseling to a generation of medical students and was a role model, supporter and advocate for minority students. She took personal responsibility for ensuring that the Medical School provided a welcoming atmosphere. She was uncompromising in her insistence on high performance levels and standards for all students. She provided care in a compassionate, dedicated manner. Her retirement is effective Oct. 31, 2002.

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