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Regents Roundup

The following items were approved by the Board of Regents at its July 17 meeting.

Renovations planned at LSI for electron microscopy

A new suite will be created from unfinished space at the Life Sciences Institute (LSI) to support three new cryo-electron microscopes that will provide high-resolution specimen images free of the distortion traditional electron microscopy may cause. The $1.8 million project will be funded by LSI, the Medical School and the Office of the Provost, and is scheduled to be completed next spring.

Cabins at Camp Davis to be replaced

A $1.35 million project will replace 16 cabins at the Camp Davis Rocky Mountain Field Station located south of Jackson Hole, Wyo., and operated by the Department of Geology. Infrastructure upgrades will allow the new cabins to be usable beyond the summer months. LSA resources will pay for the replacement, which is scheduled to be completed next summer.

Information technology upgrades planned

The networking infrastructure at the School of Dentistry building and the W. K. Kellogg Institute will be upgraded to provide high-speed wired and wireless access. The $4.5 million project will be funded from University investment proceeds and is scheduled to be completed in summer 2010.

New chiller planned for MLB plant

The chilled water plant at the Modern Languages Building will be expanded to support the North Quad Residential and Academic Complex currently under construction. The $3.4 million project will be funded from General Fund and Utility resources and is scheduled for completion next summer.

Michigan Wrestling Center receives approval for bids

The Board of Regents gave authorization to issue the Michigan Wrestling Center project for bids and award construction contracts. The new center will address the need for larger practice areas, team facilities and support space for the wrestling program. Department of Athletics resources and gifts will fund the $5.5 million project scheduled for completion next fall.

Bids to be issued for new UMHHC Data Center

The planned data center to be constructed on North Campus for the U-M Hospitals and Health Centers (UMHHC) received final approval. When completed in the spring of 2010, the new facility will provide needed additional data center capacity in a tornado-resistant structure with backup power, cooling and water supplies to allow continuous operations. UMHHC funds will be used for the $50.9 million project.

Property purchases approved

The University will purchase an apartment building at 953 Wall Street in Ann Arbor, contiguous to other U-M property, for the negotiated purchase price of $790,000. A vacant lot of less than an acre at 1059 Wall Street, located contiguous to other U-M property, also will be purchased for the negotiated purchase price $162,600.

Lease for Dearborn Child Development Center relocation approved

Regents approved the relocation of the U-M-Dearborn School of Education's Child Development Center to the Oakwood Rotunda Center in Dearborn under an 18-year lease from Oakwood Healthcare Inc. The Child Development Center currently is located in a modular building and three historic Henry Ford Estate cottages on the Dearborn campus. The new location will help support the long-term collaboration between the University and Oakwood Hospital's Program for Exceptional Children also located at the Rotunda Center.

Ground lease approved to Humane Society of Huron Valley

The University will lease approximately 5 acres of vacant land in the Matthaei Botanical Gardens adjacent to the present Humane Society of Huron Valley (HSHV) facility to allow HSHV to expand its operations. The Matthaei family, original donors of both the U-M and HSHV property, lent their support and approved removal of the deed restriction on the U-M parcel to allow the 65-year lease in support of the HSHV mission to provide animal welfare services.

Faculty appointments and promotions with tenure

Fernando Coronil, professor of anthropology and professor of history, LSA, effective Sept. 1.

Thomas Downar, professor of nuclear engineering and radiological sciences, College of Engineering (CoE), effective Sept. 1.

Susan Dynarski, associate professor of public policy, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, and associate professor of education, School of Education, effective Sept. 1.

Sendil Ethiraj, associate professor of strategy, Stephen M. Ross School of Business, effective Sept. 1.

Elizabeth Gershoff, associate professor of social work, School of Social Work (SSW), effective Sept. 1.

Ian Hiskens, professor of electrical engineering and computer science, CoE, effective Sept. 1.

Trachette Jackson, promotion to professor of mathematics, LSA, effective Sept. 1.

Michael Jensen, promotion to associate professor of strategy, Ross School, effective Sept. 1.

Mark Kushner, professor of electrical engineering and computer science, CoE, effective Sept. 1.

Gregory Miller, associate professor of accounting, Ross School, effective Sept. 1.

Mark Moldwin, professor of atmospheric, oceanic and space sciences, CoE, effective Sept. 1, 2009.

Mercedes Pascual, promotion to professor of ecology and evolutionary biology, LSA, effective Sept. 1.

Monica Ponce de Leon, dean, Eliel Saarinen Collegiate Professor of Architecture, and professor of architecture, A. Alfred Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, effective Sept. 1.

Duxin Sun, associate professor of pharmaceutical sciences, College of Pharmacy, effective July 1.

Bradley Zebrack, associate professor of social work, SSW, effective Sept. 1.

Administrative appointments

Rosina Bierbaum, reappointed dean, School of Natural Resources and Environment, effective Sept. 1, 2009-Aug. 31, 2010.

Dr. Kevin Chung, assistant dean for instructional faculty, Medical School, effective Aug. 1.

Carol Fierke, chair, Department of Chemistry, LSA, effective July 1, 2008-June 30, 2012.

Farnam Jahanian, chair, Division of Computer Science and Engineering, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, College of Engineering, effective July 1, 2008-June 30, 2013.

Sharon Kardia, chair, Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, effective Sept. 1-Aug. 31, 2011.

Antonia Villarruel, associate dean for research, School of Nursing, effective Jan. 1, 2009-Dec. 31, 2014.

Mark West, associate dean for academic affairs, Law School, effective Aug. 1, 2008-July 31, 2010.

Reappointed named professorships

David Cohen, John Dewey Professor of Education, School of Education, effective Sept. 1, 2008-Aug. 31, 2013

Susan Douglas, Catherine Neafie Kellogg Professor of Communication, LSA, effective July 1, 2008-June 30, 2013.

Dr. Gary Freed, Percy J. Murphy, M.D. and Mary C. Murphy, R.N. Professor of Pediatrics for Child Health Delivery, Medical School, effective July 1, 2008-Aug. 31, 2013.

William Fulton, M.S. Keeler II Professor of Mathematics, LSA, effective July 1, 2008-June 30, 2013.

William Giannobile, William K. and Mary Anne Najjar Professor, School of Dentistry, effective Oct. 1, 2008-Sept. 30, 2013.

Dr. Alisa Koch, Frederick G.L. Huetwell and William D. Robinson, M.D. Professor of Rheumatology, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2008-Aug. 31, 2013.

Yoram Koren, Paul G. Goebel Professor of Engineering, College of Engineering (CoE), effective Sept. 1, 2008-Aug. 31, 2013.

Richard Price, Barger Family Professor of Organizational Studies, and director, Program in Organizational Studies, LSA, effective July1, 2008-June 30, 2010.

Robert Smith, Altarum/ERIM Russell D. O'Neal Professor of Engineering, CoE, effective Sept. 1, 2008-May 31, 2009.

Joel Smoller, Lamberto Cesari Collegiate Professor of Mathematics, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2008-Aug. 31, 2013.

Dr. Kevin Tremper, Robert B. Sweet Professor of Anesthesiology, Medical School, effective July 18, 2008-Aug. 31, 2013.

A. Galip Ulosy, William Clay Ford Professor of Manufacturing, CoE, effective Sept. 1, 2008-Aug. 31, 2013.

Fara Warner, Howard R. Marsh Visiting Professor of Journalism, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2008-May 31, 2009.

Kensall Wise, J. Reid and Polly Anderson Professor of Manufacturing Technology, CoE, effective Sept. 1, 2008-Aug. 31, 2013.

Named professorships

Huda Akil, Gardner Quarton Collegiate Professor of Neurosciences in The Molecular & Behavioral Neuroscience Institute, Medical School, effective July 1, 2008-Aug. 31, 2013.

Hugh Aller, Ralph B. Baldwin Professor of Astronomy, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2008-Aug. 31, 2013.

James Borders, Glenn McGeoch Collegiate Professor of Music, School of Music, Theatre & Dance, effective Sept. 1, 2008-May 31, 2013.

Carol Boyd, Deborah J. Oakley Collegiate Professor of Nursing, School of Nursing, effective Sept. 1, 2008-Aug. 31, 2013.

Zhuoqing Mao, Morris Wellman Faculty Development Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Engineering, College of Engineering, effective Sept. 1, 2008-Aug. 31, 2010.

Mauro Perani, Louis and Helen Pandos Visiting Professor of Judaic Studies, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2008-Dec. 31, 2008.

David Smith, John G. Wagner Collegiate Professor of Pharmacy, College of Pharmacy, effective July 1, 2008-June 30, 2013.

Distinguished University Professors

Hyman Bass, Samuel Eilenberg Distinguished University Professor of Mathematics and Mathematics Education, LSA and School of Education, effective Sept. 1.

Michael Boehnke, Richard G. Cornell Distinguished University Professor of Biostatistics, School of Public Health, effective Sept. 1.

Bruce Frier, John and Teresa D'Arms Distinguished University Professor of Classics and Roman Law, LSA and Law School, effective Sept. 1.

Linda Gregerson, Caroline Walker Bynum Distinguished University Professor of English, LSA, effective Sept. 1.

James House, Angus Campbell Distinguished University Professor of Survey Research, Public Policy, and Sociology, LSA and Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, effective Sept. 1.

Dearborn Campus

Ben Li, reappointed chair, Department of Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering and Computer Science, effective Sept. 1, 2008-Aug. 31, 2011.

Cecile Aitchison, assistant vice chancellor for institutional advancement, effective June 1.

Seth Hirshorn, transfer of tenure and title to associate professor of political science, College of Arts, Sciences, and Letters (CASL), effective Sept. 1.

Dale Thomson, transfer of title to assistant professor of political science, CASL, effective Sept. 1.

Flint Campus

Ruth Person, professor of management, School of Management, effective Sept. 1.

Darryl Baird, chair, Department of Communication and Visual Arts, College of Arts and Sciences (CAS), effective Sept. 1, 2008-June 30, 2010.

Guluma Gemeda, chair, Department of Africana Studies, CAS, effective Sept. 1, 2008-June 30, 2011.

Retirements

Vincent Castagnacci, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor and professor of art in the School of Art and Design, effective May 31. He joined the University in 1973. Castagnacci's abstract work in painting, printmaking and drawing has been centered in the principle of variational development. His works have been exhibited in the United States and abroad.

John Drach, professor of dentistry in the School of Dentistry and professor of medicinal chemistry in the College of Pharmacy, effective Aug. 31. He joined U-M in 1970. His research focused on the discovery, mode of action and metabolism of antiviral drugs. From 1985-95, he served as interim chair and then chair of the Department of Biologic and Materials Science.

W. John Judd, professor of immunohematology, Department of Pathology, Medical School, effective Aug. 31. Judd joined the University in 1974. From1975-2007, he served as director of the American Association of Blood Banks Regional Blood Bank Reference Laboratory at U-M. He has 75 peer-reviewed publications, many review articles and chapters in books.

Georgette Zirbes, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor and professor of art in the School of Art and Design, effective May 31. She joined U-M in 1972. She has maintained a distinguished career as a ceramics artist with a lengthy record of national and international exhibitions. Her works can be found in permanent collections of museums in the United States, Germany, China, the Czech Republic, Russia, Latvia and Hungary.

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