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Regents Roundup


More scanners, space to be added at East AA

A new computed tomography (CT) scanner and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanner will be added at the East Ann Arbor Health Center to reduce patient wait times for these services. A 6,700-gross-square-foot addition will be constructed on the north side of the existing MRI facility to create two new exam rooms, an image reading room and related support space for the new scanners. Albert Kahn Associates, the original building architect, will design the addition. The project is estimated to cost $7.2 million, which includes $3.5 million for equipment, and will be funded by the Hospitals and Health Centers (HHC).

Parallel computing center for MCIT

A parallel computing center for the HHC will be created in Arbor Lakes Building II. Currently, the main computer center for Medical Center Information Technology is in the Taubman Health Care Center. The new center will provide redundancy to protect information and computing resources in case of fire or other service disruptions. Ayres, Lewis, Norris, and May will design the project. HHC will fund the $5.345 million project costs, and construction is scheduled to be completed in fall 2006.

New piping for Central Power Plant

Larger steam pipes will be installed in a reconfigured route in the Central Power Plant (CPP) in order to meet the projected increased load for new buildings in the medical campus area. The project also will increase the overall efficiency of the CPP. Utility resources will fund the $1.1 million project budget. The engineering firm of Black and Veatch will team with Plant Extension staff to design the project, which is scheduled to be complete by fall.

Wolverine Tower electrical substation to be replaced

A new electrical substation will be installed at Wolverine Tower to replace the existing 30-year-old unit. The project budget is $1.2 million, which will be paid for with general fund and facilities and operations resources. Construction is scheduled to be completed next winter.

Two buildings issued for construction bids

The Joan and Sanford Weill Hall project for the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy will be issued for bids and construction contract awards. Construction of the five-floor building on the corner of South State and Hill streets will begin this fall and is scheduled to be complete in fall 2006. Previously released details, including a building rendering, can be viewed at http://www.plantext.bf.umich.edu/plantext/projects/Ford/index.html. Also, phase two of the U-M-Dearborn Science and Engineering Expansion and Renovation project will be issued for bids and construction contract awards. The schematic design of the new two-story building to house the Institute for Advanced Vehicle Systems, laboratories, seminar rooms and faculty offices was approved by the regents in October. Construction is scheduled to be completed in summer 2006. More details can be viewed at http://www.plantext.bf.umich.edu/plantext/projects/Db_Engineering/index.html.

U-M to sell fraternity house

Nu Sigma Nu will purchase from the University the house the fraternity has been leasing at 1912 Geddes. The house is the only University-owned housing unit used by a fraternal organization. The purchase price is $525,000.

Faculty promotions

Deborah Carter, associate professor of education, School of Education, effective Sept. 1, 2004.

Tabbye Chavous, associate professor of education, School of Education, effective Sept. 1, 2004.

Nicholas Ellis, professor of psychology, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2004.

Dr. Jon Jacobson, associate professor of radiology, Medical School, effective July 1, 2004.

Sunil Kapila, professor of dentistry, School of Dentistry, effective June 1, 2004.

Vikramaditya Khanna, professor of law, Law School, effective Sept. 1, 2004.

Jeffrey Lagarias, professor of mathematics, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2004.

Laura MacLatchy, associate professor of anthropology, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2004.

Edward St. John, professor of education, School of Education, effective Jan.1, 2005.

Martin Sarter, professor of psychology, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2004.

Dr. James Seibold, professor of internal medicine, Medical School, effective Aug. 1, 2004.

Administrative appointments

*Eugene Anderson, associate dean, Business School, effective July 1, 2004-June 30, 2005.

Meigan Aronson, associate dean for natural sciences, LSA, effective July 1, 2004-June 30, 2007.

Izak Duenyas, associate dean, Business School, effective July 1, 2004-June 30, 2005.

Anthony Francis, associate dean for budget, LSA, effective July 1, 2004-June 30, 2009.

Susan Gelman, associate dean for social sciences, LSA, effective July 1, 2004-June 30, 2007.

*Michael Gordon, associate dean, Business School, effective July 1, 2004-June 30, 2005.

*Marjorie Horton, assistant dean for undergraduate education, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2004-June 30, 2009.

*June Howard, associate dean for interdisciplinary initiatives, Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies, effective Sept. 1, 2004-Aug. 31, 2005.

Marcia Inhorn, associate professor of women's studies, without tenure, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2004.

Amid Ismail, professor of epidemiology, without tenure, School of Public Health, effective July 1, 2004-June 30, 2006.

*James Jackson, director, Center for Afroamerican and African Studies, LSA, effective July 1, 2004-June 30, 2005.

Donald Kinder, chair, Department of Political Science, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2004-Aug. 31, 2007.

Steven Kunkel, interim dean, Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies, and interim vice provost for academic affairs-graduate studies, effective June 1, 2004-May 31, 2005.

William R. Martin, chair, Department of Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences, College of Engineering, effective Sept. 1, 2004-Aug. 31, 2009.

Robert Megginson, associate dean for undergraduate and graduate education, LSA, effective July 1, 2004-June 30, 2007.

*Raymond Reilly, associate dean, Business School, effective July 1, 2004-June 30, 2005.

*Lawrence Root, director, Institute of Labor and Industrial Relations, effective Sept. 1, 2004-Aug. 31, 2009.

Michael Schoenfeldt, associate dean for humanities, LSA, effective July 1, 2004-June 30, 2007.

Mark Tessler, vice provost for international affairs, and director, International Institute, effective July 1, 2004-June 30, 2009.

Evans Young, assistant dean for undergraduate education, LSA, effective July 1, 2004-June 30, 2009.

Named professorships

*Hyman Bass, Roger C. Lyndon Collegiate Professor of Mathematics, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2004-Aug. 31, 2009.

Nancy Burns, Warren E. Miller Collegiate Professor of Political Science, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2004-Aug. 31, 2009.

*Edwin Curley, James B. and Grace J. Nelson Professor of Philosophy, effective June 1, 2004-May 31, 2009 (also professor of philosophy).

Hanan Eshel, Louis and Helen Padnos Visiting Professor of Judaic Studies, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2004-Dec. 31, 2004.

Fred Feinberg, Bank One Corporation Associate Professor of Business Administration, Business School, effective Sept. 1, 2004-Aug. 31, 2005.

*Gary Glick, Werner E. Bachmann Collegiate Professor of Chemistry, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2004-Aug. 31, 2009.

Michael Kalasinski, assistant dean for finance and administration, School of Public Health, effective Sept. 1, 2004-Aug. 31, 2007.

Sunil Kapila, Robert W. Browne Professor of Dentistry in Orthodontics, School of Dentistry, effective June 1, 2004-May 31, 2009.

*Ralph Lydic, Bert N. LaDu Professor of Anesthesiology Research, Medical School, effective Aug. 1, 2004-July 31, 2009.

Kazue Muta, Toyota Visiting Professor of Japanese Studies, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2004-Dec. 31, 2004.

Venkatesh Nagar, Sanford R. Robertson Assistant Professor of Business Administration, Business School, effective Sept. 1, 2004-May 31, 2005.

*Kendall Walton, Charles L. Stevenson Collegiate Professor of Philosophy, LSA, effective June 1, 2004-May 31, 2009.

Yu Xie, Otis Dudley Duncan Collegiate Professor of Sociology, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2004-Aug. 31, 2009.

U-M-Dearborn

*Julie Felker (Dziekan), associate dean, School of Management, effective July 1, 2004-June 30, 2007.

*Charlotte Otto, associate provost, effective July 1, 2004-June 30, 2007.

*Malayappan Shridhar, chair, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, effective July 1, 2004-June 30, 2007.

U-M-Flint

*Dale Trela, dean, College of Arts and Sciences, and professor of English, with tenure, effective July 1, 2004-June 30, 2009.

*Christine Waters, associate dean, College of Arts and Sciences, effective July 1, 2004-Aug. 31, 2005.

*Reappointments

Retirements

Richard Darnell, professor of physical therapy in the School of Health Professions and Studies at U-M-Flint, effective June 30, 2004. Darnell joined U-M in 1971. He was director of the curriculum in physical therapy and program director for physical therapy at the Institute for the Study of Mental Retardation and Related Disabilities on the Ann Arbor campus from 1971-76, and an associate at the University Hospital from 1972-75. He engineered the relocation of the physical therapy program from Ann Arbor to Flint. He has a notable distinction of being the first full professor of physical therapy in the state of Michigan.

Jane Heirich, lecturer in music in the Residential College, LSA, effective Dec. 31, 2003. Heirich joined U-M in 1972. She was responsible for developing and administering the Residential College Music Program. She created and taught several new classes, including a course in chamber music in which she organized a chamber orchestra, several smaller ensembles and a student vocal group known as the Madrigal Singers. She developed a widely circulated text, "Miracles Usually Can't Be Learned," that focused on fundamental areas of concern for voice students.

Yale Kamisar, Clarence Darrow Distinguished University Professor of Law and professor of law in the Law School, effective June 30, 2004. Kamisar joined the University in 1964. He is well known for his work in constitutional criminal procedure, a field that his writings have transformed. His classic volume on criminal interrogation in 1980 was just one example of his large body of work that spans three decades. His classic 1958 article on mercy killing has been reprinted in 10 anthologies and continues to be the focus of study and debate by teachers of law, philosophy, religion and medical ethics.

Robert Kren, professor of chemistry in the College of Arts and Sciences at
U-M-Flint, effective June 30, 2004. Kren joined U-M-Flint in 1968. His research focused on inorganic chemistry, specifically in the areas of synthesis and characterization of compounds of the non-metals. He has taught a wide variety of courses, and his most recent work has been in the field of astronomy. He served as chair of the chemistry department from 1974-78 and has served on many faculty committees and special committees during his 36 years at the University.

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