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Regents Roundup

The following items were approved by the Board of Regents at its June 18 meeting.

Addition to G. G. Brown planned
An addition of approximately 66,000 gross square feet to the George Granger Brown Memorial Laboratories is planned that will house laboratories and faculty and graduate student offices for the Department of Mechanical Engineering's efforts in emerging research areas such as bio-systems, energy systems and nano-systems. The architectural firm of Perkins+Will, in association with Integrated Design Solutions, will design the $56 million project, which is expected to be funded from College of Engineering resources, gifts, university investment proceeds and other sources.

Kresge Complex to be demolished
The seven buildings that comprise the Kresge Complex at the corner of Ann Street and Zina Pitcher Place are slated for demolition. Outdated and at the end of their useful lives, the facilities now stand vacant after renovation projects at various Medical School facilities allowed occupants to be relocated. After demolition, the site will be restored with landscaping, sidewalks and lighting. The Medical School will fund the $9.7 million project that is scheduled to be completed in the winter of 2011.
Schematic designs for a new soccer stadium feature grandstand seating, two team locker rooms, restrooms and concessions for spectators and a press area. The designs were approved Thursday by the Board of Regents. Construction is expected to be finished in the fall of 2010. (Photo courtesy Jickling Lyman Powell Associates)

Final approval for addition to Engineering Programs Building
The regents authorized issuing the Engineering Programs Building Addition project for bids and awarding construction contracts provided the bids are within budget. The $4.8 million project will construct a 10,000-gross-square-foot addition for the Wilson Student Team Project Center. College of Engineering resources will fund the project that is scheduled to be completed in the fall of 2010.

Richner next chairman of Board of Regents
Andrew Richner was elected as the next chairman of the Board of Regents. Richner, a Republican from Grosse Pointe Park and currently the vice chairman, will serve the one-year term beginning July 1. He was elected to the board in 2002. Richner is a partner in the law firm Clark Hill PLC. Julia Donovan Darlow, a Democrat from Ann Arbor, was elected vice chair. She was elected to the board in 2006.

Faculty appointments with tenure

Hashim Al-Hashimi, professor of chemistry and professor of biophysics, LSA, effective Sept. 1.

Elizabeth Armstrong, associate professor of sociology and associate professor of organizational studies, LSA, effective Sept. 1.

Eric Bell, associate professor of astronomy, LSA, effective Sept. 1.

Nansook Park, associate professor of psychology, LSA, effective Sept. 1.

Derek Peterson, associate professor of history, associate professor of Afroamerican and African studies, LSA, effective Sept. 1.

Paul Rhode, professor of economics, LSA, effective Sept. 1.

Yeidy Rivero, associate professor of American culture and associate professor of screen arts and cultures, LSA, effective Sept. 1.

David Speyer, associate professor of mathematics, LSA, effective Sept. 1.

Naisyin Wang, professor of statistics, LSA, effective Sept. 1.

Dean C. Yang, associate professor of public policy, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, effective Sept. 1.

Administrative appointments

*Frank Ascione, dean, College of Pharmacy, effective Sept. 1, 2009 - Aug. 31, 2014.

*Paul Berry, director, University Herbarium, LSA, effective July 1, 2009 - June 30, 2012.

Yavuz Bozer, Ford Motor Co. Co-Director of the Joel D. Tauber Institute for Global Operations, College of Engineering, effective Sept. 1, 2009 - Aug. 31, 2010.

Myron Campbell, associate dean for natural sciences, LSA, effective July 1, 2009 - June 30, 2012.

Gregory Cartee, interim dean, School of Kinesiology, effective May 1, 2009 - April 30, 2010.

Thomas Fricke, chair, Department of Anthropology, LSA, effective July 1, 2009 - June 30, 2014.

Anne Herrmann, interim chair, Department of Women's Studies, LSA, effective July 1, 2009 - June 30, 2010.

*Marjorie Horton, assistant dean for undergraduate education, LSA, effective July 1, 2009 - June 30, 2014.

*James Joyce, chair, Department of Philosophy, LSA, effective July 1, 2009 - May 31, 2010.

Jens-Christian Meiners, director, Program in Biophysics, LSA, effective July 1, 2009 - June 30, 2012.

Bradford Orr, chair, Department of Physics, LSA, effective July 1, 2009 - June 30, 2014.

James Penner-Hahn, associate dean for budget, LSA, effective July 1, 2009 - June 30, 2014.

David Porter, interim chair, Department of English Language and Literature, LSA, effective July 1, 2009 Dec. 31, 2009.

*Stephen Stefanac, associate dean for patient services, School of Dentistry, effective July 1, 2009 - June 30, 2014.

*James Stevenson, associate dean for clinical sciences, College of Pharmacy, effective July 1, 2009 - June 30, 2014.

*Steven Whiting, associate dean for graduate studies, School of Music, Theatre & Dance, effective July 1, 2009 - June 30, 2014.

*Evans Young, assistant dean for undergraduate education, LSA, effective July 1, 2009 - June 30, 2014.

*Elizabeth Younker, associate dean for academic affairs, School of Music, Theatre & Dance, effective July 1, 2009 - June 30, 2014.

*Reappointed

Named professorships

Dr. Roger Albin, Anne B. Young Collegiate Professor of Neurology, Medical School, effective June 1, 2009 - Aug. 31, 2014.

Pallab Bhattacharya, James R. Mellor Professor of Engineering, College of Engineering, effective Sept. 1, 2009 - Aug. 31, 2014.

Dr. Ernesto Bernal-Mizrachi, Larry D. Soderquist Professor and associate professor of internal medicine, Medical School, effective July 1.

Tom Buresh, Emil Lorch Collegiate Professor of Architecture and Urban Planning, A. Alfred Taubman College of Architecture + Urban Planning, effective Sept. 1, 2009 - Aug. 31, 2012.

Sylvie Garneau-Tsodikova, John Gideon Searle Assistant Professor of Medicinal Chemistry, College of Pharmacy, effective Sept. 1, 2009 - Aug. 31, 2012.

Steven Goldstein, Henry Ruppenthal Family Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Bioengineering, Medical School, effective July 1, 2009 - June 30, 2011.

Jill Horwitz, Louis and Myrtle Moskowitz Research Professor of Business and Law, Law School, effective July 1, 2009 - June 30, 2010.

Sunil Kapila, Robert W. Browne Professor of Dentistry in Orthodontics, School of Dentistry, effective June 1, 2009 - May 31, 2014.

Ronald Larson, George Granger Brown Professor of Chemical Engineering, College of Engineering, effective Sept. 1, 2009 - Aug. 31, 2014.

Julia Richards, Harold F. Falls Collegiate Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Medical School, effective June 1, 2009 - Aug. 31, 2014.

Dr. Max Wicha, Distinguished Professor of Oncology, Medical School, effective June 1, 2009 - Aug. 31, 2014.

Dr. Guohua Xi, Richard C. Schneider Research Professor of Neurosurgery, Medical School, effective June 1, 2009 - Aug. 31, 2014.

Retirements

Everett Blakely, associate professor of social work in the School of Human Education and Human Services, UM-Flint, effective May 31. Blakely joined the university in 1986 and served as psychiatric consultant for the Saginaw Community Mental Health. He served as chair of the UM-Flint Academic Plan Monitoring Committee and worked closely with students as adviser for the Social Work Club and the Social Work Honor Society.

Dr. Mary Ellen Bozynski Hernandez, professor of pediatrics and communicable diseases and professor of medical education, Medical School, effective June 30. She joined U-M in 1984 and directed the follow-up clinic at C.S. C. S. Mott Children's Hospital. Bozynski Hernandez was elected to the Society for Pediatric Research and the American Pediatric Society. In 2007, she was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award in Medical Education by the Medical School.

Morton Brown, professor of biostatistics, School of Public Health, effective May 31. Brown joined the university in 1981 and worked extensively developing research methods for analysis of hormone data. Brown pioneered a capstone course for master's degree students considered a key element to the success of the program. He was the principal investigator on two National Institutes of Health-funded multicenter networks as well as serving as the director of the data-coordinating center for other trials.

Theodore Ramsay, professor of art, School of Art & Design, effective May 31. Ramsey joined U-M in 1965. He has worked with a number of artistic media including drawing, printmaking, painting, and a combination and digital and traditional techniques. He co-authored an art-education textbook and serves on executive committees across the university including committees for the U-M Museum of Art and School of Art & Design.

Alan Tsai, associate professor of human nutrition, School of Public Health, effective May 31. Tsai joined the university in 1973 and has focused his research on creating nutritional assessment tools for the elderly to address long-term health issues. He has authored or co-authored 51 publications and taught a number of courses vital for both the human nutrition degree program and the human nutrition dietetics program.

Amy Whall, professor of nursing, School of Nursing, effective May 31. She joined U-M in 1985 with research interests focusing on geriatric nursing and dementia care. She has been a faculty associate at the Institute for Gerontology since 1993 and served as the associate director for nursing at the U-M Geriatrics Center for many years. Whall also served on the universitywide Medical Affairs committee and in 2001 received an award from the Fulbright International Scholars Program.

Gail Winger, research professor, Department of Pharmacology, Medical School, effective March 31. Winger joined the university in 1975 with research focusing on the effects of drug abuse on rhesus monkeys. She has published more than 100 papers and co-authored a book. She served three terms on the Medical School Advisory Committee on Primary Research Appointments, Promotions, and Titles, which she chaired in 1978.

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