Regents Roundup

The following items were approved by the Board of Regents at its Oct. 15 meeting.

Electrical feed to be updated

The Administrative Services Building will have its electrical feed updated with the construction of a small enclosure to house a new 13.2 kilovolt substation. University investment proceeds will fund the $2 million project that is scheduled for completion in the fall of 2010.

Equipment at power plant to be upgraded

Water treatment system equipment at the Central Power Plant will be upgraded, resulting in reduced chemical usage, improved energy and operational efficiency, and lower nitrogen dioxide emissions from the plant's turbines. The $2.6 million project will be funded from utility resources and is scheduled to be completed in the winter of 2011.

Faculty appointments and promotions with tenure

Dr. William Dauer, associate professor of neurology, Medical School, effective Oct. 1.

Pejman Rohani, professor of ecology and evolutionary biology and professor of complex systems, LSA, effective Sept. 1.

Administrative appointments

Philip Hanlon, vice provost for academic and budgetary affairs, Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, effective Sept. 1, 2012-Aug. 31, 2014.

Ronald Zernicke, dean and professor of kinesiology, School of Kinesiology, effective Jan. 1.

Named professorships

Dr. Laurence Boxer, Henry and Mala Dorfman Family Professor of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, Medical School, effective Oct. 1, 2009-Aug. 31, 2014.

Mark Daskin, Clyde W. Johnson Collegiate Professor of Industrial and Operations Engineering, College of Engineering, (CoE) effective Jan. 1, 2010-Dec. 31, 2014.

Dr. William Dauer, Elinor Levine Professor of Dementia Research, effective Oct. 1, 2009-Aug. 31, 2014.

Sharon Glotzer, Stuart W. Churchill Collegiate Professor of Chemical Engineering, CoE, effective Oct. 1, 2009-Aug. 31, 2014.

Linda Senden, The Netherlands Visiting Professor of Law, Law School, effective Jan. 1, 2010-April 30, 2010.

Fawwaz Ulaby, Chen-To Tai Collegiate Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, CoE, effective Oct. 1, 2009-Aug. 31, 2014.