The University Record, May 8, 1995
The Regents took the following actions at their April meeting:
The Regents accepted $24,781,059 in gifts received during March. The total includes $19,947,730 from individuals, $1,611,683 from corporations, $2,010,845 from foundations and $1,210,801 from associations and others.
Tenured faculty appointments included:
Vicki V. Baker, from the University of Texas, will be associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology and the George W. Morley Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, effective July 1.
Eric R. Fearon, from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, will be associate professor of internal medicine, of pathology and of human genetics and the Emanuel N. Maisel Professor of Oncology, effective July 1.
James J. Mule, who taught at Stanford University, will be professor of surgery, effective May 1.
Kenneth Kiesler, music director and conductor of the Illinois Symphony Orchestra and its affiliated Chamber Orchestra, will be professor of music (conducting), effective Sept. 1.
Lorraine M. Gutierrez, from the University of Washington and a visiting faculty member at U-M, will be associate professor of social work, effective Sept. 1.
Administrative appointments approved the Regents included:
Hugh D. Aller, professor of astronomy, was reappointed as chair of the Department of Astronomy for a five-year term, effective July 1.
John G. Cross, professor of economics, was reappointed LS&A associate dean for budget and administration for a three-year term beginning July 1.
Herbert J. Eagle, associate professor of Slavic languages and literatures and associate professor in the Residential College, was reappointed director of the Residential College for a one-year term, effective July 1.
Elaine K. Gazda, professor of classical art and archaeology, was reappointed director and curator of the Kelsey Museum of Archaeology for another year, effective July 1.
Robert L. Kuczkowski, professor of chemistry, was reappointed chair of the Department of Chemistry for a two-year term, effective July 1.
Kristine A. Siefert, professor of social work, was reappointed assistant dean for research of the School of Social Work for another year, effective July 1.
Frederick R. Amrine, associate professor of Germanic languages and literatures, was named chair of the Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures for a three-year term beginning July 1.
Paul N. Courant, professor of economics and public policy, willserve as chair of the Department of Economics for a three-year term, effective July 1.
Richard O. Lempert, professor of sociology and the Francis A. Allen Collegiate Professor of Law, will serve as chair of the Department of Sociology for a three-year term beginning July 1.
Piotr A. Michalowski, the George D. Cameron Professor of Ancient Near Eastern Civilization and Languages, will serve as acting chair of the Department of Near Eastern Studies for a one-year term beginning Sept. 1.
Lauren E. Talalay, associate curator of the Kelsey Museum of Archaeology, will serve as acting director of the museum for a one-year term, effective Sept. 1.
Thomas E. Weisskopf, professor of economics and research scientist at the Center for Russian and East European Studies, will serve as director of the Residential College for a five-year term, effective July 1, 1996.
Gay Ann Delanghe, associate professor of dance, will serve as chair of the Department of Dance for a five-year term, effective July 1.
The Regents approved these Ann Arbor building renovation projects:
Three teaching laboratories will be constructed in former Biology Library space in the E. H. Kraus Building, permitting the relocation of teaching laboratories from the C.C. Little Building to accommodate ongoing renovations there. "The relocation will additionally achieve the goal of locating specialized teaching facilities within the same building as the department providing the instruction," said Executive Vice President Farris W. Womack. The project's estimated budget is $700,000.
Renovations to the first floor lobby and corridors in the Mortimer E. Cooley Building will create a pedestrian passage link to the new Engineering Center Building. Additional renovations will provide a barrier-free restroom, an accessible classroom, improved air conditioning for a large seminar room, and additional space for Department of Nuclear Engineering offices. Estimated cost is $308,000.
Renovations in the Industrial and Operations Engineering Building will provide a new lobby and corridor area in the northwest corner of the first floor where it opens to the new Engineering Center Building. "Among other work," Womack noted, "an outdated Computer Room will be upgraded to meet new functional needs. Proposed external facade improvements will include installing new thermal windows, refurbishing the ventilation towers and enlarging the loading dock." The project has an estimated budget of $900,000.
Noreen M. Clark, chair of the Department of Health Behavior and Health Education, will become dean of the School of Public Health (SPH) on Sept. 1. Her nomination was announced April 12.
Clark also is the Marshall H. Becker Collegiate Professor of Public Health. She will succeed Prof. Richard E. Cornell, who has served as interim dean since September 1993.