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Regents Roundup

Nuclear cardiology services at the University Hospital will be relocated next fall after empty space in the new Cardiovascular Center is outfitted. The move is part of a five-year Hospitals and Health Centers (HHC) Imaging Strategic Plan to meet growing patient demands. The HHC will fund the $10.2 million project budget and the architectural firm of Shepley, Bulfinch, Richardson & Abbott will provide the design.

New roof for health service building

A new roof will be installed by next summer on the University Health Service Building. The existing roof consists of various systems installed between 1940-95. The roof will be slate and rubber membrane. University investment proceeds will fund the $1.6 million project.

Soccer field plans ok'd

Schematic designs for a new regulation competition soccer field and two practice fields near the Tisch Varsity Tennis Center were approved by the regents. Currently both men's and women's soccer teams practice and host home games at Ferry Field, near the main athletic administration area. The new location will allow the teams to hold workouts on the practice fields, thereby reducing the wear on the competition field. The current soccer field is planned as a new football practice field. Construction is expected to be completed next summer.

Residency guidelines for military amended

Regents approved a revision to the Residency Classification Guidelines to expand the military waiver provision. The amendment grants a waiver of out-of-state tuition to regular active duty personnel living in Michigan, regardless of the location of their military assignments. A waiver also would be given to dependents of the military person, even if the parent moves out of state, as long as the dependent is at least a junior in high school when the move takes place. The dependent also must remain enrolled full time in a high school or institute of higher education. Spouses of military personnel also receive the out-of-state tuition waiver. The new guidelines are effective beginning in fall 2007.

Faculty appointments and promotions with tenure

Pamela Brandwein, associate professor of political science, LSA, effective Sept. 1.

Donald Freeman, associate professor of education, School of Education, effective Sept. 1.

Walter Mebane, Jr., professor of political science, LSA, effective Sept. 1.

Allan Stam, professor of political science, LSA, effective Sept. 1.

George Tsebelis, professor of political science, LSA, effective Sept. 1.

James House, professor of public policy, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, effective Sept. 1.

Administrative appointments

Dionissios Assanis, reappointed chair, Department of Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering (CoE), effective July 1.

Dr. Gregory Dalack, interim chair, Department of Psychiatry, Medical School, effective Sept. 1.

Michael Kalasinski, reappointed assistant dean for finance and administration, School of Public Health, effective Sept. 1, 2007-Aug. 31, 2010.

Vijayan Nair, reappointed chair, Department of Statistics, effective July 1, 2007-June 30, 2010, and Donald A. Darling Collegiate Professor of Statistics, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2007-Aug. 31, 2012,.

Sidonie Smith, reappointed chair, Department of English Language and Literature, LSA, effective July 1, 2007-June 30, 2009.

Samuel Mukasa, chair, Department of Geological Sciences, LSA, effective July 1, 2007-June 30, 2012.

Douglas Noll, chair, Department of Biomedical Engineering, CoE, effective July 1, 2007-June 30, 2012

Duncan Steel, director, Program in Biophysics, LSA, effective July 1, 2007-June 30, 2012.

Named professorships

Susan Collins, Joan and Sanford Weill Dean of Public Policy, professor of public policy, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, LSA, effective Sept. 1.

Stephen Darwall, John Dewey Distinguished University Professor of Philosophy, LSA, effective Sept. 1.

Jane Dutton, Robert L. Kahn Distinguished University Professor of Business Administration and Psychology, Stephen M. Ross School of Business and LSA, effective Sept. 1.

Joyce Penner, Ralph J. Cicerone Distinguished University Professor of Atmospheric Science, CoE, effective Sept. 1.

Henry Wright, Albert Clanton Spaulding Distinguished University Professor of Anthropology, LSA, effective Sept. 1.

Yu Xie, Otis Dudley Duncan Distinguished University Professor of Sociology, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2007.

Nisha D'Silva, Donald A. Kerr Endowed Collegiate Professor of Oral Pathology, School of Dentistry, effective Sept. 1, 2007-Aug. 31, 2012.

Daniel Fisher, reappointed Claude W. Hibbard Collegiate Professor of Paleontology, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2007-Aug. 31, 2012.

Tamas Gombosi, Rollin M. Gerstacker Professor of Engineering, CoE, effective Sept. 1, 2007-Aug. 31, 2012.

Jessy Grizzle, Jerry W. and Carol L. Levin Professor of Engineering, CoE, effective Sept. 1, 2007-Aug. 31, 2012.

Gloria Hage, interim vice president and general counsel, Office of the Vice President and General Counsel, effective Aug. 1, 2007.

John Hayes, reappointed Claude E. Shannon Professor of Engineering Science, CoE, effective Sept. 1, 2007-Aug. 31, 2012.

Daniel Klionsky, Alexander G. Ruthven Professor of Life Sciences, LSA, and Life Sciences Institute, effective July 1, 2007-June 30, 2012.

Dr. Howard Sandler, Newman Family Professor of Radiation Oncology, Medical School, effective July 19, 2007-Aug. 31, 2012.

Jianjun (Jan) Sh, G. Lawton and Louise G. Johnson Professor of Engineering, CoE, effective Sept. 1, 2007-Aug. 31, 2012.

Alfred William Brian Simpson, reappointed Charles F. and Edith J. Clyne Professor of Law, Law School, effective Sept. 1, 2007-Aug. 31, 2012.

John Vandermeer, reappointed Margaret Davis Collegiate Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2007-Aug. 31, 2012.

Bram van Leer, Arthur B. Modine Professor of Engineering, CoE, effective Sept. 1, 2007-Aug. 31, 2012.

Lawrence Waggoner, reappointed Lewis M. Simes Professor of Law, Law School, effective Sept. 1, 2007-Aug. 31, 2012.

Shaomeng Wang, Warner-Lambert/Parke-Davis Professor in Medicine, Medical School, effective July 19, 2007-Aug. 31, 2012

Ralph Yang, reappointed Dwight F. Benton Professor of Chemical Engineering, CoE, effective Sept. 1, 2007-Aug. 31, 2012.

DEARBORN CAMPUS

William Grosky, reappointed chair, Department of Computer and Information Science, CoE and Computer Science, effective Sept. 1, 2007-Aug. 31, 2010.

Paul Hughes, chair, Department of Humanities, College of Arts, Sciences, and Letters, effective Sept. 1, 2007-June 30, 2008.

Malayappan Shridhar, associate provost, effective Sept. 1, 2007-Aug. 31, 2010.

Richard Straub, associate provost, effective July 1, 2007-June 30, 2010.

Pankaj Mallick, William E. Stirton Professor, effective Sept. 1, 2007-Aug. 31, 2012.

FLINT CAMPUS

Jerry Sanders, chair, Department of Biology, College of Arts and Sciences, effective July 1, 2007-June 30, 2010.

Juan Mestas, special adviser to the chancellor and provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs, effective April 17, 2008-Sept. 20, 2009.

Retirements

Lynne Aspnes, professor of music (harp) in the School of Music, Theatre & Dance, effective May 31. She joined U-M in 1985. Aspnes has performed and lectured for the Conservatoire National Superieur de Musique in Paris, the Toronto Mozart Society, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. She has been an ensemble harpist with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra.

Paulette Cebulski, associate professor of physical therapy in the School of Health Professions and Studies, U-M-Flint, effective June 30. She joined U-M in 1973. She worked to implement the Doctor of Physical Therapy program, the first doctoral level program at U-M—Flint. She has received many awards, including the U-M Jackie Lawson Memorial Faculty Governance Award.

Joseph Cepuran, associate professor of public administration in the School of Education at U-M-Dearborn, effective Aug. 31. He joined the University in 1974. He has worked with urban governments in Florida, Virginia, Iowa and Michigan. He has been a long-term member of the Michigan Public Management Institute and has been president and vice president of the Detroit chapter of the American Society for Public Administration.

Alfred Hinton, professor of art in the School of Art & Design, effective May 31. He joined U-M in 1977. Hinton uses both found and fabricated objects from which he creates abstract collages that often explore ancient symbols and mythology to find new meaning and spiritual significance. His works have been exhibited internationally and can be found in private and public collections.

Cynthia Kincaid, clinical associate professor of physical therapy in the School of Health Professions and Studies at U-M-Flint, effective July 31. She joined U-M in 1980. She was instrumental in establishing the clinical education network in Flint and mid-Michigan needed to support clinical education of physical therapy students. She has served in leadership positions American Physical Therapy Association.

Kenneth Koral, research professor in the Department of Radiology, Medical School, effective June 30. He joined the University in 1976. Koral's research activities include the estimation of radiation dose absorbed by tumors during radiopharmaceutical therapy and other methods. He has served as a grant reviewer, manuscript reviewer or associate editor for a variety of scientific journals.

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