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Regents Roundup

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

Final approval for Intercollegiate Soccer Stadium

The regents authorized issuing the Intercollegiate Soccer Stadium project for bids and awarding construction contracts provided the bids are within budget. The project will provide seating and amenities for 1,800 spectators of men's and women's intercollegiate soccer games. Department of Athletics resources and gifts will fund the $6 million project that is scheduled to be completed in the fall of 2010.
The University Board of Regents approved the schematic designs for a new Basketball Player Development Center for the University's basketball programs. The designs, presented at the regents' Sept. 17 meeting, were developed by Jickling Lyman Powell Associates, assisted by Sink Combs Dethlefs. The facility, to be built adjacent to Crisler Arena, will provide approximately 57,000 gross square feet, including two basketball practice courts, team locker rooms for players and coaches, athletic medicine and hydrotherapy. (Illustration by Jickling Lyman Powell Associates Inc.)

Infusion suite planned for East Ann Arbor Health and Geriatrics Center

To accommodate growth in non-cancer adult infusion services, the U-M Hospitals and Health Centers (UMHHC) plans a renovation of 5,000 gross square feet at the East Ann Arbor Health and Geriatrics Center to create an infusion suite with 10 infusion bays, along with associated support spaces. The $1.5 million project, funded from UMHHC resources, is scheduled to be completed next spring.

Emergency power to be upgraded at University Hospital

UMHHC will fund a $4 million project that will provide a comprehensive upgrade to the emergency power system infrastructure at the University Hospital, including interconnection with the emergency power system at the Cardiovascular Center. The project is slated for completion in the fall of 2010.

Faculty appointments and promotions with tenure

Wayne Aldridge, associate professor of psychology, LSA, effective Sept. 1.

Margherita Fontana, associate professor of dentistry, School of Dentistry, effective Sept. 1.

Dr. Alfred Franzblau, professor of occupational medicine, School of Public Health (SPH), effective Sept. 1.

Carlos González-Cabezas, associate professor of dentistry, School of Dentistry, effective Sept. 1.

Daniel Jacobson, professor of philosophy, LSA, effective Sept. 1.

Malcolm Low, professor of molecular and integrative physiology, Medical School, effective Sept. 1.

Martin Murray, professor of urban planning, Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, effective Sept. 1.

Douglas Northrop, associate professor of history, LSA, effective Sept. 1.

Francis Philip Nunoo-Quarcoo, professor of art and design, School of Art and Design, effective Sept. 1.

M. Anne Pitcher, professor of Afroamerican and African studies, LSA, effective Sept. 1.

Barry George Rabe, professor of public policy, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, effective Sept. 1.

Melvin Stephens Jr., associate professor of economics, LSA, effective Sept. 1.

Silke-Maria Weineck, associate professor of comparative literature, LSA, effective Sept. 1.

Yang Zhang, associate professor of computational medicine and bioinformatics, Medical School, effective Sept. 1.

Michael Zieve, associate professor of mathematics, LSA, effective Sept. 1.

Administrative appointments

Mark Banaszak Holl, associate vice president for research — natural sciences and engineering, Office of the Vice President for Research, effective Sept. 1, 2009-Aug. 31, 2012.

Anthony Francis, associate dean for special projects, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2009-Aug. 31, 2011.

*Katherine Gottschalk, assistant dean for financial aid, Law School, effective Sept. 1, 2009-Aug. 31, 2011.

*Susan Guindi, assistant dean for career services, Law School, effective Sept. 1, 2009-Aug. 31, 2011.

Erdogan Gulari, associate dean for research and graduate education, College of Engineering (CoE), effective Sept. 1, 2009-Aug. 31, 2014.

Philip Myers, interim director, Biological Station, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2009-May 31, 2010.

Bradley Smith, associate dean for creative work, research and graduate education, School of Art and Design, effective July 1, 2009-June 30, 2014.

*Sarah Zearfoss, assistant dean and admissions officer, Law School, effective Sept. 1, 2009-Aug. 31, 2011.

Named professorships

*James Allen, Joaquin M. Luttinger Collegiate Professor of Physics, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2009-Aug. 31, 2014.

Barbara Anderson, Ronald Freedman Collegiate Professor of Sociology and Population Studies, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2009-Aug. 31, 2014.

*Toni Antonucci, Elizabeth M. Douvan Collegiate Professor of Psychology, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2009-Aug. 31, 2014.

James Bardwell, Rowena G. Matthews Collegiate Professor of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2009-Aug. 31, 2014.

Elizabeth Beazley, T.H. Hildebrandt Research Assistant Professor of Mathematics, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2009-May 31, 2012.

Kent Berridge, James Olds Collegiate Professor of Psychology, LSA, effective Sept.1, 2009-Aug. 31, 2014.

*Dr. John Birkmeyer, George D. Zuidema Professor of Surgery, Medical School, effective Jan. 1, 2010-Aug. 31, 2015.

Iain Boyd, Edward H. White, II Collegiate Professor of Aerospace Engineering, CoE, effective Sept. 1, 2009-Aug. 31, 2014.

Joel Bregman, Heber D. Curtis Collegiate Professor of Astronomy, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2009-Aug. 31, 2014.

*Nancy Burns, Warren E. Miller Collegiate Professor of Political Science, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2009-Aug. 31, 2014.

Paul Carson, Collegiate Professor of Basic Radiological Sciences, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2009-Aug. 31, 2014.

*Edwin Curley, James B. and Grace J. Nelson Professor of Philosophy, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2009-Aug. 31, 2014.

Philip Deloria, Richard Hudson Research Professor of History, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2009-Dec. 31, 2009; Carroll Smith-Rosenberg, Collegiate Professor of History and American Culture, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2009-Aug. 31, 2014.

Benedick Fraass, Allen S. Lichter, M.D., Professor of Radiation Oncology, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2009-Aug. 31, 2014.

Katherine Freese, George E. Uhlenbeck Collegiate Professor of Physics, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2009-Aug. 31, 2014.

Dr. Kirk Frey, David E. Kuhl Collegiate Professor of Radiology, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2009-Aug. 31, 2014.

*Peretz Friedmann, Francois-Xavier Bognaud Professor of Aerospace Engineering, CoE, effective Jan. 1, 2010-Dec. 31, 2014.

Vasugi Ganeshananthan, Helen Herzog Zell Professor of Fiction, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2009-May 31, 2012.

*Gary Glick, Werner E. Bachmann Collegiate Professor of Chemistry, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2009-Aug.31, 2014.

*John Halloran, Alfred Holmes White Collegiate Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, CoE, effective Jan. 1, 2010-December 31, 2014.

Dr. Marc Hershenson, Frederick G.L. Huetwell Professor of the Cure and Prevention of Cystic Fibrosis, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2009-Aug. 31, 2014.

Ronald Inglehart, Amy and Alan Lowenstein Professor of Democracy, Democratization, and Human Rights, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2009-Aug. 31, 2014.

*John Jackson, M. Kent Jennings Collegiate Professor of Political Science, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2009-Aug. 31, 2014.

*Richard Janko, Gerald F. Else Collegiate Professor of Classical Studies, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2009-Aug. 31, 2014.

*John Jonides, Daniel J. Weintraub Collegiate Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2009-Aug. 31, 2014.

Donald Kinder, James Orin Murfin Professor of Political Science, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2009-Aug. 31, 2013.

*Mark Meyerhoff, Philip J. Elving Collegiate Professor of Chemistry, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2009-Aug. 31, 2014.

*David Neuhoff, Joseph E. and Anne P. Rowe Professor of Electrical Engineering, CoE, effective Jan. 1, 2010-Dec. 31, 2014.

Panos Papalambros, Donald C. Graham Professor of Engineering, CoE, effective Jan. 1, 2010-Dec. 31, 2014.

James Penner-Hahn, George A. Lindsay Collegiate Professor of Chemistry and Biophysics, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2009-Aug. 31, 2014.

*Martin Sarter, Charles M. Butter Collegiate Professor of Psychology, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2009-Aug. 31, 2014.

*Wei Shyy, Clarence L. "Kelly" Johnson Collegiate Professor of Aerospace Engineering, CoE, effective Jan. 1, 2010-Dec. 31, 2014.

*Karen Smith, M.S. Keeler II Professor of Mathematics, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2009-Aug. 31, 2014.

George Steinmetz, Charles H. Tilly Collegiate Professor of Sociology and Germanic Languages and Literatures, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2009-Aug. 31, 2014.

Julia Adeney Thomas, Toyota Visiting Professor of Japanese Studies, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2009-April 30, 2010.

*Dr. Gilbert Upchurch Jr., Leland Ira Doan Research Professor of Vascular Surgery, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2009-Aug. 31, 2014.

*Kendall Walton, Charles L. Stevenson Collegiate Professor of Philosophy, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2009-August 31, 2014.

Henry Wellman, Harold W. Stevenson Collegiate Professor of Psychology, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2009-Aug. 31, 2014.

Dr. John Williams, Horace W. Davenport Collegiate Professor of Physiology, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2009-Aug. 31, 2014

Dearborn Campus

Charu Chandra, professor of operations management, College of Business, effective Sept. 1.

Donald Bord, associate provost, UM-Dearborn, effective July 1, 2009-June 30, 2012.

Gail Luera, associate dean, School of Education, effective July 1, 2009-June 30, 2012.

Flint Campus

*Roy Barnes, assistant dean, College of Arts and Sciences, effective June 1, 2009-May 31, 2012.

Mary Jo Finney, dean, School of Education and Human Services, effective Sept. 1, 2009-Aug. 31, 2012.

*Michael Pardales, chair, Department of Education, School of Education and Human Services, effective Sept. 1, 2009-Aug. 31, 2012.

*Linda Pickett, chair, Department of Early Childhood Education, School of Education and Human Services, effective Sept. 1, 2009-Aug. 31, 2010.

Martin Kaufman, David M. French Professor, effective Sept. 1.

*Reappointments

Retirements

Charles Apple, associate professor of communications and visual arts in the College of Arts and Sciences at UM-Flint, effective Aug. 31. He joined the university in 1990. Apple published in areas including organizational communications, communication ethics, mass media and film, and served as chair of the Department of Communications from 1996-98.

John Hagen, professor of psychology in LSA, and research professor for the Center for Human Growth and Development, effective Aug. 31. He joined the university in 1965. Hagen has done influential work on the development of attention and incidental memory. He was the chair of the Developmental Psychology Program from 1970-83 and 1995-99, director of the Center for Human Growth and Development from 1982-93 and executive director of the Society for Research in Child Development from 1989-2007.

Kenneth Lieberthal, professor of political science in LSA, and professor of business administration in the Stephen M. Ross School of Business, effective May 31. He joined U-M in 1983 and was appointed as a William Davidson Professor of Business Administration and an Arthur F. Thurnau Professor, both in 1995. His research focused on Chinese politics and U.S.-China relations, and he was a faculty associate and director of the Center for Chinese Studies from 1986-89. Lieberthal was a fellow and director of the William Davidson Institute from 2001-09.

Noemi Mirkin, associate research science for the Biophysics Research Division in LSA, effective June 30. She received her Master of Science and doctoral degrees from U-M, and joined the university's faculty in 1989. Mirkin lectured in physics and biophysics and was on the executive and program committees for the Biophysics Research Division. She served on the boards of multiple alumni associations and received the Distinguished Alumni Service Award in 1999.

Elizabeth Sulzby, professor of education in the School of Education, effective May 31. She joined U-M in 1983. Sulzby specialized in child literacy development and her published work is credited for launching the research field of emergent literacy. She was president of the special interest group Literacy Development and Young Children from 1988-90 and is a fellow of the American Psychological Association and the National Council on Research in Language and Literacy.

John Topliss, professor of medicinal chemistry in the College of Pharmacy, effective June 30. Among his many achievements, Topliss is the inventor for 33 patents and was elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 1986. In 1998, he received the American Chemical Society's Division of Medicinal Chemistry Award, and is a member of the American Chemical Society's Medicinal Chemistry Hall of Fame.

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