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Regents roundup

Schematic design approved
Schematic design for the new Computer Science and Engineering Building. (Diamond and Schmitt Architects)

A schematic design by Diamond and Schmitt Architects for the new Computer Science and Engineering Building was approved by the regents. In October, the regents had approved the building project to provide a state-of-the-art instructional and academic facility to

support computer science, information technology and student learning spaces for the College of Engineering. The four-story building will be built into the hillside west of the Dow Building on North Campus. Views from Hayward Avenue will feature the two upper stories, while four stories will be visible from the campus core. The $40 million building will be funded from College of Engineering reserves and gifts. Construction is scheduled to begin this fall and be completed in winter 2006.

Named professorships

Don Chaffin, G. Lawton and Louise G. Johnson Professor of Engineering, College of Engineering, renewed, effective Sept. 1, 2003.

Daniel Klionsky, Abram Sager Collegiate Professor of Life Sciences, LSA, effective Nov. 1, 2002-Oct. 31, 2007.

Yoram Koren, Paul G. Goebel Professor of Engineering, College of Engineering, renewed, effective Sept. 1, 2003.

Charlotte Mistretta, William R. Mann Professor of Dentistry, School of Dentistry, effective April 1, 2003.

Matthew O'Donnell, Jerry W. and Carol L. Levin Professor of Engineering, College of Engineering, renewed, effective Sept. 1, 2003.

Steven Telian, John L. Kemink, M.D., Professor of Neurotology, Medical School, renewed, effective April 1, 2003-March 31, 2008.

Kevin Tremper, Robert B. Sweet Professor of Anesthesiology, Medical School, effective July 18, 2002-July 17, 2008.

Fawwaz Ulaby, R. Jamison and Betty Williams Professor of Engineering, College of Engineering, renewed, effective Sept. 1, 2003.

A. Galip Ulsoy, William Clay Ford Professor of Manufacturing, College of Engineering, renewed, effective Sept. 1, 2003.

Kensall Wise, J. Reid and Polly Anderson Professor of Manufacturing Technology, College of Engineering, renewed, effective Sept. 1, 2003.

Eli Yassif, Louis and Helen Padnos Visiting Professor of Judaic Studies, LSA, effective Sept,1, 2003-Dec. 31, 2003.

Administrative appointments

James Vincent, chair, Department of Environmental Health Sciences, School of Public Health, renewed, effective June 1, 2003-June 30, 2004.

Jean Wineman, associate dean, A. Alfred Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, renewed, effective July 1, 2003-June 30, 2005.

Nancy Janz, interim co-chair, Department of Health Behavior and Health Education, School of Public Health, effective May 1, 2003-April 30, 2004.

Dean Smith, chair, Department of Health Management and Policy, School of Public Health, effective Aug. 1, 2003-July 31, 2006.

Marc Zimmerman, interim co-chair, Department of Health Behavior and Health Education, School of Public Health, effective May 1, 2003-April 30, 2004.

Col. Douglas Goebel, chair, Air Force Officer Education Program, effective June 15, 2003-June 14, 2006.

Robert Taylor, associate dean of research, School of Social Work, effective Sept. 1, 2003-Aug. 31, 2006.

Retirements

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

Warren Holmes, professor of psychology in LSA, and Wei Ying Wan, head of the Asia Library and librarian in the University Library.

Holmes joined the University in 1979. He conducted groundbreaking research on kin recognition and nepotism in animals, using several species of ground squirrels as models. His discoveries on kin recognition and kin favoritism provided the foundation for subsequent research in these areas and are considered to be general principles in the filed of animal behavior. Holmes twice received U-M's Excellence in Education Award from LSA. His retirement was effective Dec. 31, 2002.

Wan was a librarian at U-M from 1964-66, then returned in 1969. He sustained a premier Asian materials collection while guiding significant changes in the Asia Library, including the creation of thousands of Chinese, Japanese and Korean records, and the development and integration of electronic resources and tools within the library. In 1998 he was invited by the Chinese Ministry of Culture to lead a delegation of East Asian Studies librarians to visit major Chinese libraries, archives and publishers. His retirement was effective March 31, 2003.

 

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