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Regents Roundup

Schematic for UMHS facility approved
(Albert Kahn Associates)

The regents approved a proposed schematic design for the 49,000-gross-square-foot U-M Hospitals and Health Centers (UMHHC) East Ann Arbor Ambulatory Surgery and Medical Procedures Center. The off-site facility will give more patients from University Hospital, C.S. Mott Children's Hospital and Kellogg Eye Center greater access to outpatient surgical services and medical procedures in a convenient, accessible setting. The $30 million state-of-the-art facility is a collaborative project between UMHHC and the Medical School. The building project and appointment of Detroit-based architectural firm Albert Kahn Associates were approved in December.

Two Kraus elevators to be replaced

Two elevators in the Edward Henry Kraus Natural Science Building (830 North University) will be replaced during the next year. The elevators are more than 40 years old and require increased maintenance. The project is estimated to cost $735,000, which will be funded from general fund resources.

U-M to purchase property on Glen

The regents authorized the acquisition of property at 206 Glen Ave. for the negotiated price of $425,000, subject to an environmental assessment and other due diligence. The property contains a rental house, which has no known historical significance, and two garages that encroach on University property. The leases for the five tenants will be honored through their conclusion in August. Investment proceeds will be used to fund the purchase.

Administrative appointments and reappointments

Gary Beckman, chair, Department of Near Eastern Studies, LSA, effective July 1, 2004-June 30, 2007.

Patrice Speeter Beddor, chair, Department of Linguistics, LSA, effective July 1, 2004-June 30, 2007.

Susan Douglas, chair, Department of Communication Studies, LSA, effective July 1, 2004-June 30, 2007.

Geoffrey Eley, chair, Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures, LSA, effective July 1, 2004-June 30, 2006.

Nancy Florida, chair, Department of Asian Languages and Literatures, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2004-Aug. 31, 2007.

Rita Loch-Caruso, interim chair, Department of Environmental Health Sciences, School of Public Health, effective July 1, 2004-June 30, 2005.

James Stevenson, reappointed associate dean for clinical sciences, College of Pharmacy, effective July 1, 2004-June 30, 2009.

David Winter, interim director, Organizational Studies Program, LSA, effective July 1, 2004-June 30, 2005.

Ronald Woodard, chair, Department of Medicinal Chemistry, College of Pharmacy, effective Sept. 1, 2004-Aug. 31, 2007.

Faculty appointments with tenure

Barbara Brush, associate professor of nursing, School of Nursing, effective Aug. 15, 2004.

Andrew Hoffman, associate professor of natural resources and environment, School of Natural Resources and Environment, effective Sept. 1, 2004.

Richard Keep, professor of neurosurgery, Medical School, effective June 1, 2004.

Steven Ratner, professor of law, Law School, effective Sept. 1, 2004.

Dr. Raymond Ruddon Jr., professor of pharmacology, and senior associate dean for research and graduate studies, Medical School, effective June 1, 2004.

Kenneth Scheve Jr., associate professor of public policy, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, effective Sept. 1, 2004.

Named professorships

Michael Duff, reappointed the Oskar Klein Collegiate Professor of Physics, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2004-Aug. 31, 2009.

Susan Gelman, reappointed Frederick G. L. Huetwell Professor, LSA, effective July 1, 2004-June 30, 2009.

Dr. William Kotowicz, Roy H. Roberts Professor of Dentistry, School of Dentistry, effective Feb. 1, 2004-Jan. 31, 2009.


Richard Straub, reappointed chair, Department of Behavioral Sciences, effective July 1, 2004-June 30, 2007.

John Gillespie, chair, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, effective July 1, 2004-June 30, 2007.

Poonam Arora, chair, Department of Humanities, effective July 1, 2004-June 30, 2007


Mark Perry, associate professor of economics, with tenure, College of Arts and Sciences, and associate professor of finance, with tenure, School of Management, effective Sept. 1, 2004.


Richard Allen, professor of communications studies in LSA, joined the University in 1980. Allen researched issues on structural and individual influences on the self during difficult times, identity across ethnicity, the measurement of self, theoretical approaches to the self, and intercultural communication. He spent the 1997-98 academic year on a Fulbright scholarship in Ghana researching media and democratization in Africa.

Dr. Terry Bergstrom, professor of ophthalmology and visual sciences in the Medical School, effective April 30, joined U-M in 1980. He has served as chief of the glaucoma service, chief of the low vision service and chief of the comprehensive ophthalmology service. He was director of the department's residency program from 1991-98. In the past 24 years, he has won 19 teaching awards.

Morton Brown, professor of mathematics in LSA, joined the University in 1959. He is recognized as an expert in topology. In the late 1980s he began implementing the first major revision of the undergraduate calculus program in nearly 20 years. He initiated cooperative learning in calculus classes, fitted classrooms with new technology and oversaw the adoption of a reform textbook.

Robert Carr, professor of civil engineering in the College of Engineering, joined U-M in 1978. His research focused on construction management and on building and transportation technology. He was director of the Center for Construction and Engineering Management from 1983-03. During his tenure, he supervised 13 doctoral candidate thesis students and authored more than 100 publications.

Mark Chesler, professor of sociology in LSA, joined the University in 1967. Chesler has made significant contributions to the understanding of power, conflict, inequality and coping. His work includes critiques of American pedagogy, pioneering explorations into the psycho-social dynamics of medical self-help groups for ailing patients, and reflections on the state of contemporary race and gender relations.

Richard Crawford, the Hans T. David University Professor of Musicology and professor of music in the School of Music, joined the University in 1962. He was an editorial consultant for "The Complete Works of William Billings" and has written articles on Gershwin, Edward MacDowell, popular songs of the 19th and 20th centuries, Black music, and jazz.

Reynolds Farley, professor of sociology in LSA and research professor in the Institute for Social Research, joined U-M in 1967. Farley's pioneering research on American race and ethnic relations established him as one of the top sociologists and social demographers in the country. His studies of residential segregation profoundly impacted academic and social policy circles. He has received many awards, including the Sidney Spivak Fellowship.

Paul Federbush, professor of mathematics in LSA, joined U-M in 1966. He studied the part of field theory that could be put on a firm mathematical foundation, and the applications of field theoretic ideas to other areas of mathematics. In 1996, he wrote an influential paper that was an infinitesimal version of Nelson's hypercontractive inequality in field theory. The Federbush inequality later became known as the logarithmic Sobolev inequality and is widely used in the theory of partial differential equations.

Ronald Gibala, the L.H. and F.E. VanVlack Professor of Materials Science and Engineering and professor of materials and metallurgical engineering and materials science and engineering in the College of Engineering, joined U-M in 1984. He is recognized as one of the world's leading materials scientists. Gibala has published nearly 200 research papers on topics such as internal friction, mechanical properties of refractory metals and intermetallics, defects in crystals, and hydrogen embrittlement.

Dennis Hegyi, professor of physics in LSA, joined U-M in 1975. His work is characterized by its broad reach and enormous ambition. He engaged the most fundamental questions of cosmology, which ranged from a measurement of the primordial helium abundance to theoretical studies of the properties of dark matter. In addition to his research, he developed several small group tutorials for introductory physics courses.

Bruce Karnopp, associate professor of mechanical engineering in the College of Engineering, joined the University in 1968. His reputation as an instructor in dynamics is legendary, and his teaching has impacted the professional lives of more than 15,000 students during the last 36 years. He has received many awards, including the Arthur F. Thurnau Professorship and the Michigan Association of Governing Boards of State Universities Distinguished Faculty Award.

Raymond Kelly, professor of anthropology in LSA, joined U-M in 1971. Kelly's research and writings have focused on answering questions of broad anthropological interest. In his book, "Construction Inequality," he questions if any human society truly is egalitarian and shows how even a so-called egalitarian people achieve inequality in adulthood through a "hierarchy of virtue." He has received many awards, including a National Endowment for the Humanities fellowship in 1979.

John Knodel, professor of sociology in LSA and research professor in the Institute for Social Research, joined U-M in 1975. Knodel is one of the country's top demographers. He has written or collaborated on more than 200 scholarly articles, book chapters and reports, and he authored three books. His work on demographic change since the mid-18th century in Germany and on the fertility transition in Europe established him as a leading figure on historical demography.

Charles Krahmalkov, professor of ancient Near Eastern languages and literatures in LSA, joined the University in 1965, left in 1966, and returned in 1968. He is a renowned philogist and linguist of Northwest Semitic languages, including Hebrew and Amorite. His particular and unusual interest is in Punic, the language of Carthage and North Africa during the classical period and the mother tongue language of St. Augustine. He devoted much of his work to the exploration of this language.

Andre Modigliani, associate professor of sociology in LSA, joined U-M in 1972. He was for many years the mainstay of the department's teaching programs in deviance and social psychology. He has produced several articles about political behavior, including assessments of the evolving culture of the affirmative action issue and media portrayals of the nuclear power issue.

Theodore Moore, professor of geological sciences in LSA, joined the University in 1989. His studies on the Great Lakes led to a deeper understanding of how the circum-Atlantic, post-glacial climate has been shaped. He was the associate editor of the American Geophysical Union journal, Paleoceanography. In 2002, he was selected as a Fellow of the American Geophysical Union.

H. Joan Morley, professor of linguistics in LSA, joined U-M in 1959, left in 1966 and returned in 1968. She was the country's leading expert in teaching pronunciation and verbal skills to non-native speakers of English. She gave more than 100 plenary or keynote addresses at conferences and has traveled throughout the world on speaking engagements, often at the invitation of the Department of State.

James Snyder, professor of architecture and urban planning in the A. Alfred Taubman College of Architecture + Urban Planning, joined U-M in 1980. He helped initiate the Studies in Urban Security Group in 1985, an interdisciplinary faculty and student alliance focused on applied research in urban security and safety. The group placed a methodical emphasis on environmental design, risk analysis, technology evolution and strategic planning.

Yukio Tomozawa, professor of physics in LSA, joined the University in 1966. His work spans a wide range of issues in fundamental interactions, including structural analyticity, consequences and imposition of symmetries, and new physics phenomenology. Recently, he focused on neutrino, cosmological, and gravitational physics. He has published more than 80 articles in physics journals and conference proceedings.

Wei-Hsuin Yang, professor of applied mechanics in the College of Engineering, joined U-M in 1969. His research focused on the mathematical foundation of plastic theory. His research interests extended further to areas including solid mechanics and applied mathematics. He mentored 19 doctoral students. He was a visiting scholar in many institutions, including the Courant Institute of Mathematical Science at New York University.

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