Schematic approved for Med Sci
The regents approved a schematic design from Lord Aeck & Sargent for internal renovations to two medical center buildings for biomedical research. Approximately 50,000 gross square feet of space in Medical Science Units I and II will be renovated for otolaryngology, radiation oncology and the Upjohn Center for Clinical Pharmacology, as well as the Department of Molecular and Integrative Physiology. The work will include upgrades to casework, floorings, ceilings, lights and walls, as well as space reconfigurations to improve efficiency. The Medical School will fund the $16.8 million project.
Room renovations approved for Kraus, Med Sci
Two projects to renovate rooms in the Edward Henry Kraus Building and Medical Science Unit I were approved. Approximately 5,000 gross square feet of space on the fourth floor of Kraus will be renovated to provide a large laboratory suite for the department of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology. Funding of the $750,000 project will be provided from a Howard Hughes Medical Institute grant and LS&A resources. Construction is scheduled for completion next winter.
The Department of Pathology will gain updated research facilities next spring after two floors in Med Sci I are renovated. Renovations of approximately 17,400 gross square feet of space will result in updated laboratory and support spaces. The Medical School will fund the $3.4 million project.
Tunnel replacement to continue
A portion of the Central Campus underground utility tunnel that is deteriorating from normal aging will be replaced by next fall. Tunnel replacement projects are scheduled periodically to ensure the integrity of the utility system. Utility resources will fund the $1.5 million project and Cummins and Barnard will provide the design.
Power Plant turbine to be replaced
A third turbine at the Central Power Plant that provides electricity and steam to central and medical campus buildings will be replaced. The other two turbines were updated in recent years. Utilities staff estimated the enhanced efficiency of the new equipment will reduce purchased energy by $900,000 per year and reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 1,200 tons annually. Utility resources will fund the $2 million project. Construction is scheduled to be completed in Fall 2009.
Property purchased authorized
Regents authorized the purchase of property at 202 Glen Avenue next to the new Ann Street parking structure. A vacant apartment building occupies the lot on the northeast corner of the intersection with Ann Street. A tentative closing date of July 27 has been scheduled. It is anticipated the building will be demolished later this year in order to provide service vehicle parking to serve the Biomedical Science Research Building and the other nearby U-M buildings. Investment proceeds will be used to complete the purchase.
Pharmacy Services budget revised
A University Hospital Pharmacy Services renovation project originally approved in November 2004 has been expanded. The project goal to create a clean room environment required for sterile pharmaceutical compounding will require additional mechanical work to install a new heating, ventilation and air conditioning system with high-efficiency particulate air filtering. As a result, the project budget from Hospitals and Health Centers’ resources was increased from $700,000 to $850,000. Construction is scheduled to be completed next spring.
Faculty promotions with tenure
Michelle Lee Hanlon, associate professor of accounting, Stephen M. Ross School of Business, effective Sept. 1.
Michelle Kosch, associate professor of philosophy, LSA, effective Sept. 1.
William Worthen, professor of English language and literature, LSA, effective Sept. 1.
Constance Ewing Cook, associate vice provost for academic affairs, Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, effective July 1.
Brenda Johnson, interim co-University librarian, University Library, effective July 1.
Judith Spencer Olson, associate dean for academic affairs, School of Information, effective July 1, 2006-June 30, 2008.
Johanna Prins, acting director, Program in Comparative Literature, LSA, effective July 1, 2006-June 30, 2007.
Richard Redman, interim dean, School of Nursing, effective July 1.
Mary Ruffolo, associate dean for educational programs, School of Social Work, effective Sept. 1, 2006-Aug. 31, 2009.
John Wilkin, interim co-university librarian, University Library, effective July 1.
Elizabeth Younker, associate dean for academic affairs, School of Music, effective July 1, 2006-June 30, 2009.
Philip Deloria, director, Program in American Culture, LSA, effective July 1, 2006-June 30, 2007.
Geoffrey Eley, chair, Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures, LSA, effective July 1, 2006-June 30, 2007.
Philip Gingerich, director, Museum of Paleontology, LSA, effective July 1, 2006-June 30, 2011.
Deborah Goldberg, chair, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, LSA, effective July 1, 2006-June 30, 2010.
James Levinsohn, associate dean, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, effective Sept. 1, 2006-May 31, 2007.
Robert Taylor, associate dean for research, School of Social Work, effective Sept. 1, 2006-Aug. 31, 2007.
Valerie Traub, director, Women’s Studies Program, LSA, effective July 1, 2006-June 30, 2009.
Noreen Morrison Clark, Myron E. Wegman Distinguished University Professor of Public Health, School of Public Health, effective Sept. 1.
Nicholas Franklin Delbanco, Robert Frost Distinguished University Professor of English Language and Literature, LSA, effective Sept. 1.
Geoffrey Eley, Karl Pohrt Distinguished University Professor of Contemporary History, LSA, effective Sept. 1.
Lennard Fisk, Thomas M. Donahue Distinguished University Professor of Space Science, College of Engineering, effective Sept. 1.
Raoul Kopelman, Richard Smalley Distinguished University Professor of Chemistry, LSA, effective Sept. 1.
Rebecca Blank, change in title to Joan and Sanford I. Weill Dean of Public Policy, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, effective July 1, 2006-Aug. 31, 2009.
Sadafumi Kawato, Toyota Visiting Professor of Japanese Studies, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2006-April 30, 2007.
Jeorg Lahann, Dow Corning Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering, College of Engineering, effective Sept. 1, 2006-Aug. 31, 2009.
Jyotirmoy Mazumder, reappointed Robert H. Lurie Professor of Engineering, College of Engineering, effective Sept. 1, 2006-Aug. 31, 2011.
Kang Geun Shin, reappointed Kevin and Nancy O’Connor Professor of Computer Science, College of Engineering, effective Sept. 1, 2006-Aug. 31, 2011.
E. Philip Soper, reappointed James V. Campbell Professor of Law, Law School, effective Sept. 1, 2006-Aug. 31, 2011.
Peter K. Westen, reappointed Frank G. Millard Professor of Law, Law School, effective Sept. 1, 2006-Aug. 31, 2011.
Augustine Agho, reappointed dean, School of Health Professions and Studies, effective July 1, 2006-June 30, 2011.
Tevfik Nas, reappointed chair, Department of Economics, College of Arts and Sciences, effective July 1, 2006-June 30, 2007.
Bruce Parfitt, reappointed chair, Department of Biology, College of Arts and Sciences, effective July 1, 2006-June 30, 2007.
Ricardo Alfaro, chair, Department of Mathematics, College of Arts and Sciences, effective Sept. 1, 2006-June 30, 2009.
Virgil Cope,professor of chemistry in the College of Arts and Sciences at U-M-Flint, effective May 31. He joined U-M in 1968. Cope served several terms as chair, acting chair or interim chair of the Department of Chemistry. In 1993-95 he served as interim director of the Office of Research. His reputation as an outstanding teacher led the department to rename its American Chemical Society (ACS) Analytical Chemist Award as the Dr. Virgil W. Cope ACS Analytical Chemist Award.
Larry King, associate professor of mathematics in the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) at U-M-Flint, effective May 31. He joined U-M in 1974. He served as chair of the mathematics department from 1995-98 and for 10 years was associate dean of CAS. He was the principal author and director of a project with U-M-Flint and Mott Community College to develop math and integrated science for pre-service elementary education students.
John Knott, Jr., professor of English in LSA, effective May 31. He joined the University in 1967. Much of his work centered on nonconformist literature in sixteenth and seventeenth-century England, with focus on such literary and religious figures as Milton, Bunyan and Browne. He has served in many administrative capacities, including associate dean and acting dean of LSA, and chair of the Department of English Language and Literature.
Judith Kollman, professor of English in the College of Arts and Sciences at U-M-Flint, effective June 30. She joined the University in 1968. Her research focused on both medieval studies and on the work of the 20th century writers C.S. Lewis, Charles Williams and J.R.R. Tolkien. She has served on and chaired many department, college and university-wide committees. She was chair of the English department in 1993-97 and was director of the Comparative Literature Program from 1997-2005.
John Kucich, professor of English language and literature in LSA, effective May 31. Kucich joined the University in 1979. He published extensively on Victorian fiction, including four major monographs that earned him a reputation as a preeminent scholar of the field. He has served in many administrative roles within the English department, including acting chair, associate chair, director of graduate studies and director of undergraduate studies.
Douglas Miller, associate professor of German and associate professor of art in the College of Arts and Sciences at U-M-Flint, effective May 31. He joined the University in 1969. His instructional responsibilities spanned five programs: German language and literature; photography; English composition; medieval and modern literature; and the honors program. Miller’s extensive research on Goethe has produced many publications, translations and reviews.
Jeffrey Parsons, professor of anthropology and curator of Latin American archaeology in LSA, effective June 30. He joined U-M in 1966. He is known for his innovations in regional studies of the early New World civilizations. He began his research in the Valley of Mexico in 1963, perfecting the technique of archaeological surface survey now used in many areas of the world. In 1998, he received the highest honor given to New World archaeologists, the Alfred V. Kidder Award of the American Anthropological Association.