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Regents Roundup


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

Parking structure design approved
Regents approved this schematic design for a parking structure on Ann Street. (Plant Extension)

The schematic design for a new 530-space parking structure on Ann Street was approved. The seven-story facility will occupy two existing surface lots on the north side of Ann Street between Glen Avenue and Zina Pitcher Place. It will have two main entrances along Ann Street, but also will have two connections with the existing Catherine Street structure on the north side.

Scheduled to open in winter 2006 along with the new Biomedical Science Research Building across the street, the new structure will provide mainly blue permit parking, though some spaces will be designated for gold, business, service, handicap and motorcycle parking. The project is estimated to cost $13 million and will be funded from Parking Services resources.

Weill Hall budget increases

Rising costs for steel, masonry and electrical work contributed to higher construction bids than the amounts in the project budget for the new Joan and Sanford Weill Hall. With regental approval of a $3 million increase, the project budget now is $35 million and construction contracts will be awarded to Clark Construction Co. Funding will be provided by University investment proceeds, gifts to the Ford School and the president's discretionary resources.

The new five-story building for the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy at the corner of State and Hill streets is scheduled to be completed in fall 2006.

Ambulatory Surgery OK for bid, award

The regents authorized issuing the new Ambulatory Surgery and Medical Procedure Center project for bids and awarding of construction contracts. The $30 million center, to be located near the East Ann Arbor Health Center on Plymouth Road, is scheduled to be complete in winter 2006. It will provide six operating rooms, four procedure rooms and related support areas.

Three infrastructure projects approved

Three projects that will upgrade the campus infrastructure were approved by the regents: installation of an additional oxygen tank system at Mott Hospital and replacement of the chilled water system in the Medical Campus, as well as steam and condensate piping in South Campus.

The bulk oxygen system will serve as a second source of oxygen supply for inpatient, operating and procedure rooms throughout the hospital complex. The architecture firm of Shepley Bulfinch Richardson and Abbott will design the project, which is scheduled to be completed next fall. Hospitals and Health Centers' resources will fund the $700,000 budget.

Replacement of the chilled water system in the Medical Campus will be completed in a multiple-year phased project. The first phase will include replacing the existing steam absorption chiller with a new centrifugal electric chiller, replacing the cooling towers and water pumps and upgrading the electrical substation. The project, which is expected to be completed next summer, will be designed by the engineering firm of Wolf Wineman. It is estimated to cost $4 million, which will be funded from Hospitals and Health Centers' resources.

The aging underground steam and condensate piping between Crisler Arena and the Plant Operations Building will be replaced next summer. The project will be designed by DiClemente Siegel Design. Utilities resources will fund the $980,000 project budget.

Promotions and appointments

Dr. Ramon Berguer, professor of surgery, Medical School, effective Sept. 23, 2004.

Matthew Boulton, associate professor of epidemiology, and associate dean for practice, School of Public Health, effective Sept. 1, 2004.

Kerwin K. Charles, transfer of tenure to associate professor of public policy, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, and associate professor of economics, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2004.

Joel Cressman, associate professor of art, School of Art & Design, effective Sept. 1, 2004.

Susan Crowell, associate professor of art, School of Art & Design, effective Sept. 1, 2004.

John DiNardo, professor of public policy, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, and professor of economics, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2004.

Roger Goddard, associate professor of education, School of Education, effective Sept. 1, 2004.

Mircea Mustata, associate professor of mathematics, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2004.

Douglas Northrop, associate professor of history, and associate professor of Near Eastern studies, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2004.

Richard Redman, professor of nursing, and director of doctoral and postdoctoral programs, School of Nursing, effective Nov. 1, 2004.

Joyce Roberts, professor of nursing, and director of the nurse widwifery program, School of Nursing, effective Oct. 1, 2004.

Dr. Thomas Shanley, associate professor of pediatrics and communicable diseases, Medical School, effective Sept. 23, 2004.

Amy Stillman, associate professor of American culture, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2004.

Named professorships

Toni Antonucci, Elizabeth M. Douvan Collegiate Professor of Psychology, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2004-Aug. 31, 2009.

Dr. Edward Bove, Helen F. and Marvin M. Kirsh Professor of Cardiac Surgery, Medical School, effective Aug. 1, 2004-July 31, 2009.

Dr. Arul Chinnaiyan, Hicks Collegiate Professor of Pathology, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2004-Aug. 31, 2009.

David Cohen, Lemuel A. Johnson Collegiate Professor of African History and Anthropology, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2004-Aug. 31, 2009.

* Izak Duenyas, John Psarouthakis Research Professor of Manufacturing, Stephen M. Ross School of Business, effective Sept. 1, 2004-Aug. 31, 2006.

Bruce Frier, Frank O. Copley Collegiate Professor of Classics and Roman Law, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2004-Aug. 31, 2009.

Andrew Hoffman, Holcim Professor in Sustainable Enterprise, School of Natural Resources and Environment, effective Sept. 1, 2004-Aug. 31, 2009.

* Eugene Imhoff Jr., Ernst and Young Professor of Accounting, Stephen M. Ross School of Business, effective Sept. 1, 2004-May 31, 2009.

John Jackson, M. Kent Jennings Collegiate Professor of Political Science, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2004-Aug., 31, 2009.

Richard Janko, Gerald F. Else Collegiate Professor of Classical Studies, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2004-Aug. 31, 2009.

John Jonides, Daniel J. Weintraub Collegiate Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2004-Aug. 31, 2009.

* E. Han Kim, Fred M. Taylor Professor of Business Administration, Stephen M. Ross School of Business, effective Sept. 1, 2004-May 31, 2009.

Charles Krohn, Howard R. Marsh Visiting Professor of Journalism, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2004-May 31, 2005.

Daniel Levine, James Orin Murfin Professor of Political Science, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2004-Aug. 30, 2007.

* Russell Lundholm, Arthur Andersen Professor of Accounting, Stephen M. Ross School of Business, effective Sept. 1, 2004-May 31, 2009.

James Allen, Joaquin M. Luttinger Collegiate Professor of Physics, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2004-Aug. 31, 2009.

Thomas Peyton Lyon, Dow Professor of Sustainable Science, Technology and Commerce, professor of business economics, Stephen M. Ross School of Business, effective Sept. 1, 2004.

Scott Mahlke, Morris Wellman Faculty Development Assistant Professor, College of Engineering, effective Sept. 1, 2004-Aug. 31, 2006.

Dr. Melvin McInnis, Thomas B. and Nancy Upjohn Woodworth Professor of Bipolar Disorder and Depression, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2004-Aug.31, 2009.

Mark Meyerhoff, Philip J. Elving Collegiate Professor of Chemistry, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2004-Aug. 31, 2009.

John Mitani, James N. Spuhler Collegiate Professor of Anthropology, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2004-Aug. 31, 2009.

Susan Murphy, Herbert E. Robbins Collegiate Professor of Statistics, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2004-Aug. 31, 2009.

Martin Sarter, Charles M. Butter Collegiate Professor of Psychology, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2004-Aug. 31, 2009.

Matthew Shapiro, Lawrence R. Klein Collegiate Professor of Economics, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2004-Aug. 31, 2009.

Tobin Siebers, Vernon Louis Parrington Collegiate Professor of Literary and Cultural Criticism, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2004-Aug. 31, 2009.

Laura Strozeski, assistant dean for enrollment management and student services, School of Music, effective Sept. 1, 2004-Aug. 31, 2009.

Scott Sturgeon, Marshall M. Weinberg Endowed Distinguished Visiting Professor of Philosophy, LSA, effective Jan. 1, 2005-April 30, 2005.

Dr. Gilbert Upchurch Jr., Leland Ira Doan Research Professor of Vascular Surgery, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2004-Aug. 31, 2009.

* James Walsh, Gerald and Esther Carey Professor of Business Administration, Stephen M. Ross School of Business, effective Sept. 1, 2004-May 31, 2009.

* B. Joseph White, Wilbur K. Pierpont Collegiate Professor of Leadership in Management Education, Stephen M. Ross School of Business, effective Sept. 1, 2004-May 31, 2009.

Michael Woodroofe, Leonard J. Savage Collegiate Professor of Statistics, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2004-Aug. 31, 2009.

Omar M. Yaghi, Robert W. Parry Collegiate Professor of Chemistry, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2004-Aug. 31, 2009.

Administrative appointments

Todd Baily, assistant dean for development and alumni relations, Law School, effective Sept. 7, 2004.

Katherine Bridges, associate vice president for information technology central services, Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, effective Sept. 1, 2004.

Steven Ceccio, associate vice president for research, Office of the Vice President for Research, effective Sept. 1, 2004-Aug. 31, 2007.

Dr. Daniel Clauw, assistant dean for clinical and translational research, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2004.

* Eric Dey, executive associate dean, School of Education, effective Aug. 1, 2004-July 31, 2005.

Susan Eklund, interim dean of students for student affairs, Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs, effective Aug. 9, 2004.

* George Furnas, associate dean for academic strategy, School of Information, effective Sept. 1, 2004-Aug. 31, 2006.

* Graham Mercer, assistant dean, Stephen M. Ross School of Business, effective July 1, 2004-June 30, 2006.

* David Mindell, director, Museum of Zoology, and director, Herbarium, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2004-Aug. 31, 2005.

* Vijayan Nair, chair, Department of Statistics, LSA, effective July 1, 2004-June 30, 2007.

Louis Loeb, acting chair, Department of Philosophy, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2004-June 30, 2005.

Margaret Root, acting director, Kelsey Museum of Archaeology, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2004-May 31, 2005.

Donald Scavia, associate dean for research, SNRE, effective Sept. 1, 2004-June 30, 2007.

Carol Senneff, executive director of university audits, Office of the President, effective October 4, 2004.

Bradley Smith, associate dean for creative work, research and graduate education, School of Art & Design, effective Sept. 1, 2004-June 30, 2009.

Dr. Brian Zink, associate dean for student programs, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2004.

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* William Grosky, chair, Department of Computer and Information Science, effective Sept. 1, 2004-Aug. 31, 2007.

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* Lois Alexander, chair, Department of Music and Art, effective July 1, 2004-June 30, 2007.

Robert Barnett, associate dean, College of Arts and Sciences, effective July 1, 2005-June 30, 2007.

Douglas Moon, dean, School of Management, effective Sept. 1, 2004-June 30, 2007.

* Lester Oaklander, chair, Department of Philosophy, effective Jan. 1, 2005-June 30, 2005.

Steven Ralston, chair, Department of Communication, effective Sept. 1, 2004-Aug. 31, 2007.

*Reappointments

Retirements

Dr. Mason Barr, professor of pediatrics and communicable diseases, professor of teratology and professor of obstetrics and gynecology in the Medical School, effective June 30, 2004. He joined U-M in 1966. His research interests centered on teratology and fetal pathology. He is widely recognized for many areas of work, including neural tube defects and causes of fetal demise in Turner Syndrome.

Don Clewell, professor of dentistry in the School of Dentistry and professor of microbiology and immunology in the Medical School, effective Aug. 31, 2004. He joined the University in 1970. Clewell's research has focused on molecular biology, molecular genetics and nucleic acid chemistry. Recently, he revealed mechanisms of bacterial conjugation, the phenomenon by which DNA is transferred from one bacterial cell to another.

Teddy Dielman, professor of health behavior and health education in the School of Public Health and professor of medical education and assistant director of the Office of Educational Resources and Research in the Medical School, effective Aug. 15, 2004. He joined U-M in 1972. He has an international reputation in behavioral medicine, particularly in the areas of coronary-prone behavior in Type A individuals and alcoholism in pre-teens and adolescents.

Dr. Stephen Eklund, professor of dental public health in the School of Public Health and adjunct professor of dentistry in the School of Dentistry, effective May 31, 2004. He joined U-M in 1979. He is widely acknowledged as one of the leaders in his field. His effort to meld research in the epidemiology of oral disease with research on the provision and financing of dental care has created a new model of research.

Peggy Floss, assistant professor of education in the School of Education and director of the athletics and recreation office at U-M-Dearborn, effective June 30, 2004. She was an instructor at U-M in 1968-70, then returned in 1980. She coordinated the health and physical education curriculum. Under her leadership, the campus's athletic program grew to include women's volleyball and basketball, men's basketball, hockey and several other sports.

Dr. Carl Hanks, professor of dentistry in the School of Dentistry and associate professor of pathology in the Medical School, effective June 30, 2004. He joined the University in 1970. His recent research focused on the biocompatibility of synthetic materials with living tissue, and his work also includes a project to archive rare and interesting biopsy cases from the 1940s to the present for use in teaching dental students and training future pathologists.

Dr. Nancy Hopwood, professor of pediatrics and communicable diseases in the Medical School, effective July 31, 2004. She joined the University in 1975. Her research focused on hormonal growth control and management of childhood growth disorders, with particular emphasis on the growth hormone/insulin-like growth factor axis, the treatment of Turners syndrome and the role of psychosocial factors.

Saul Hymans, professor of economics, research scientist and director of the Economic Outlook Conference, LSA, effective May 31, 2004. Hymans joined the University in 1964. He is widely known for his award-winning forecasts of the U.S. and Michigan economies. He is a member of the board and executive committee of the National Bureau of Economic Research. He has received the national Blue Chip Economic Forecasting Award twice, in 1984 and 1987.

Donald Levin, professor of sociology in the College of Arts, Sciences and Letters at U-M-Dearborn, effective June 30, 2004. He joined the University in 1969. He has held many prestigious posts, including: academician in residence at the American Jewish Committee in Israel in 1973; associate in residence at the World Zionist Organization at Hebrew University in Jerusalem in 1984; and visiting scholar at California State University in Northridge in 1993.

Donald MacCallum, professor of cell and developmental biology in the Medical School, effective July 1, 2004. He joined U-M in 1969. He conducted research on the structure and interaction of oral epithelia and the epidermis with underlying supporting tissues, and developed model systems that are still in use today to permit the reformation of oral and skin epithelia outside the body. He is an expert in the microscopic organizations of tissues and organs.

Robert Marans, professor of architecture and urban planning in the A. Alfred Taubman College of Architecture + Urban Planning and research professor in the Survey Research Center, Institute for Social Research, effective Aug. 31, 2004. Marans joined the University in 1968. He wrote six books and more than 25 book chapters. He serves on the boards of many institutions, including the Michigan Land Use Institute and the Detroit Riverfront Conservancy.

David Neal, assistant professor of social work in the Medical School, effective June 30, 2004. He joined U-M in 1966. He was instrumental in developing innovative programs to integrate the University's medical and psychiatric services with Washtenaw County's mental health and substance abuse centers. He served on the state's Mental Health Advisory Council for many years and was chair from 1985-87.

Allan Pollard, head of the Slavic and East European Division, and librarian in Graduate Library Area Programs, Graduate Library, effective Aug. 31, 2004. He joined the University in 1991. He maintained the quality of the library's research collection and increased the collections' size from 250,000 cataloged volumes to 325,000. He also oversaw growth in the Armenian, Modern Greek Bosnian, Central Asian, Polish and Czech collections.

Dr. David Schottenfeld, John G. Searle Professor of Epidemiology and professor of epidemiology in the School of Public Health, and professor of internal medicine in the Medical School, effective Aug. 31, 2004. He joined U-M in 1986. He focused on cancer epidemiology. He was one of the first to recognize the unique insights gained from the study of multiple primary malignancies. He has devoted a substantial portion of his career to understanding the epidemiology of hormonally responsive cancers.

Edward Smith, Arthur W. Melton Distinguished University Professor of Psychology and professor of psychology in LSA, faculty associate in the Institute for Social Research, and research professor in the Medical School, effective May 31, 2004. He joined the University in 1986. He has been widely recognized for his seminal work in cognitive psychology, cognitive science and cognitive neuroscience. His work has contributed to the understanding of deficits in memory and executive processes accompanying damage to the frontal lobes.

Mary Townsend, senior associate librarian in the University Library, effective June 30, 2004. She joined U-M in 1974. In her 31 years at the University, she has led the Public Health Library and the Information and Library Studies Library. She also has served as a rare book librarian in the Taubman Medical Library. She was active in many associations, including the Michigan Health Sciences Libraries Association.

Lois Verbrugge, distinguished senior research scientist and research professor in the Institute of Gerontology and research professor in the Center for Population Planning in the School of Public Health, effective July 31, 2004. She joined the University in 1976. Her research focused on the extensive impacts of disability, health trends and non-fatal chronic conditions on the activities of middle-aged and older people. Her work blended medical, environmental and engineering perspectives.

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