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Regents Roundup

Utility projects approved
The regents approved this schematic and extension of utilities to the Thayer Building site April 21. The building, sited at the corner of Thayer and Washington Streets, will include six floors, plus rooftop mechanical equipment. The cladding of the building will be a combination of pre-cast concrete panels and glass, and the color and texture will resemble the limestone exterior of the Rackham Building. It will contain approximately 31,000 square feet of space, and will house the following LSA departments currently located in the Frieze Building: Asian Languages and Cultures, the Frankel Center for Judaic Studies, and Near-Eastern Studies. It also will include the Humanities Institute. (Courtesy U-M Plant Extension)

The Board of Regents approved two utility projects—extension of utilities to the Thayer Building site and an underground duct for electricity and telecommunications to South Campus.

Utilities needed for the new 202 S. Thayer Building, including electricity, telecommunications, chilled and hot water and steam, will be provided through extensions of existing underground ducts and pipes. The project is estimated to cost $3.9 million, which will be funded by utilities and general fund resources. Cummins and Barnard will design the project.

Telecommunications, data network and power cables servicing portions of South Campus, which currently are routed above ground, will be relocated in underground concrete-encased ducts along Greene Street and Kipke Drive. The project will be completed this summer and is estimated to cost $750,000, which will be funded by ITCom and utilities resources.

Ann Arbor campus

Administrative appointments

Sally J. Churchill, vice president and secretary of the University, Office of the Vice President and Secretary of the University, effective May 1.

Susan M. Eklund, dean of students for student affairs, Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs, effective April 21.

Jamie L. Nix, Donald R. Shepherd Chair in Conducting, School of Music, effective Sept. 1, 2005-Aug. 31, 2009.

Faculty appointments with tenure

Dionissios N. Assanis, Jon R. and Beverly S. Holt Professor of Engineering, College of Engineering (CoE), effective Sept. 1, 2005-Aug. 31, 2010.

Sally A. Camper, James V. Neel Collegiate Professor of Human Genetics, Medical School, effective April 21, 2005-April 20, 2010.

Noreen M. Clark, Marshall H. Becker Collegiate Professor of Public Health, School of Public Health, effective May 1, 2005-April 30, 2010.

Dr. William H. Herman, Dr. Stefan S. Fajans, GlaxoSmithKline Professor of Diabetes, Medical School, effective April 21, 2005-April 20, 2010.

Daniel A. Lawrence, professor of internal medicine, Medical School, effective April 21.

Victor C. Li, E. Benjamin Wylie Collegiate Professor of Civil Engineering, CoE, effective May 1, 2005-April 30, 2010.

William S. Lovejoy, Raymond T.J. Perring Family Professor in Business Administration, Stephen M. Ross School of Business, effective June 1, 2005-May 31, 2010.

Dr. Lena M. Napolitano, professor of surgery, Medical School, effective April 21.

Richard G. Sloan, Victor L. Bernard-Price Waterhouse Coopers LLP Collegiate Professor of Accounting, Stephen M. Ross School of Business, effective June 1, 2005-May 31, 2010.

Dr. James C. Stanley, Marion and David Handleman Research Professor of Vascular Surgery, Medical School, effective April 21, 2005-April 20, 2010.

Named professorships

Establishment of the Lewis and Lillian Becker Professorship in Dermatology, Medical School, effective April 21.

Establishment of the Kutsche Memorial Chair in Internal Medicine, Medical School, effective April 21.

Establishment of the Ara G. Paul Assistant Professorship, College of Pharmacy, effective May 1.

Establishment of the Carl Vernon Weller Professorship in Pathology, Medical School, effective April 21.

Renaming of an existing collegiate professorship as the Richard A. Musgrave Collegiate Professor of Public Policy, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, effective September 1.

Renaming of an existing endowed professorship as the Aldred Scott Warthin Professorship in Pathology, Medical School, effective April 21.

Retirements

Dr. Norman E. Alessi, professor of psychiatry, associate professor of pediatrics and communicable diseases, and chief information officer for the Department of Psychiatry in the Medical School, effective March 25. Alessi's work contributed to the University's reputation as a leader and pioneer in the development of educational, clinical and research strategies. He was the original visionary for the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry's Web site and he founded the Psychiatric Society.

Frank E. Beaver, professor of film and video studies and professor of communications in LSA, effective Dec. 31, 2004. Beaver's contributions greatly enriched the culture of film within the University, the Ann Arbor community and beyond. He authored numerous articles and reviews in professional journals and broadcast more than 700 film reviews and media critiques on Michigan Radio. Beaver is the recipient of numerous teaching awards and honors, including an Amoco Outstanding Teaching Award and an Arthur F. Thurnau Professorship.

E. Philip Howrey, professor of economics, professor of statistics and research scientist in LSA, effective Dec. 31, 2004. Howrey has made distinguished contributions to time series econometrics, forecasting and the analysis of aggregate business conditions. His research meshed contributions to econometric theory with applications to important issues in economic policy. Throughout his career, his research has addressed the problem of prediction of macroeconomic aggregates.

D. Eugene M. Silverman, clinical associate professor of pathology in the Medical School, effective June 30, 2004. Silverman has been instrumental in the successful recruitment of hospitals, clinics and physicians who utilize the professional laboratory services provided by the MLabs Outreach Program. He has served as director of many community hospital laboratories, and is a Hospital and Health Centers representative to the Joint Venture Hospital Laboratories program administered by the Michigan Health Corporation.

Dearborn campus

Administrative reappointment

Daniel Little, chancellor, effective July 1.

Flint campus

Administrative appointments

Stephen Bernstein, chair, Department of English, effective July 1, 2005-June 30, 2008.

Rose A. Casement, chair, Department of Education, effective Jan. 1, 2005-Jan. 1, 2008.

Roy Hanashiro, chair, Department of History, effective July 1, 2005-June 30, 2008.

Robert W. Stach, chair, Department of Chemistry, effective July 1, 2005-June 30, 2007.

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