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The University Record, January 7, 1997

Regents accept $6.3 million in gifts to the U-M
At their December meeting the Regents formally accepted a total of $6,318,789 in gifts received by the University during November.

The total included $3,351,083 from individuals, $1,947,053 from corporations, $731,168 from foundations, and $289,485 from associations and others.


appointments approved

Administrative appointments approved by the Regents included:

George I. Haddad was re-appointed as chair of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, effective Jan. 1-Aug. 31. He also is the Robert J. Hiller Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.

Susan S. Boehm, associate professor of nursing, who has been serving as interim associate dean for student affairs of the School of Nursing will become associate dean for student affairs, for a three-year term beginning Jan. 1.

William G. Weissert, professor of health management and policy, will serve as acting chair of the Department of Health Management and Policy, effective Jan. 1-May 31.


Regents approve
renovation projects

The following renovation projects were approved by the Regents:


"In order to meet the growing demands for interactive multimedia classroom instruction, the School of Education proposes creating an electronic multimedia classroom," Executive Vice President Farris W. Womack said. "This project, at an estimated cost of $250,000, will require remodeling existing space on the second floor of the building."


"To provide additional office space for faculty and administrators and prevent further deterioration of the alcove architecture, the Law School will remodel existing bookcase space in the alcoves of the main reading room---Room 300, Cook Legal Research Building." The project's estimated cost is $950,000.


"The Regents last September approved a project to remodel space for a Global Change Laboratory in the Space Research Building at an estimated cost of $210,000. During the course of design, it was determined that additional work was needed to meet existing fire safety codes and other needs at a modest cost. The increase in scope would bring this project cost to $306,000."


The animal facility in the 300 North Ingalls Building will be remodeled, at an estimated cost of $573,000. "Four large animal rooms will be created out of eight existing small animal rooms. Larger rooms will allow greater flexibility in use and higher utilization."


"The Orthotics and Prosthetics section of the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation is located in the University's Eisenhower Corporate Park West Building, located on South Industrial Highway. After an analysis of the existing building systems, it was determined that modifications to the heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems are required to ensure proper air quality." The project is estimated to cost $261,000.


"The Regents in 1995 approved a project to construct an addition to and renovate infrastructure within the existing Health Service Building. While this project is in progress, the Health Service proposes to take advantage of the timing to make program space improvements. These improvements will, to various degrees, benefit Physical Therapy, Health Promotion and Community Relations, Managed Care, Financial Services and Purchasing. The project is estimated to cost $1,250,000."


"When the Randall Laboratory addition was constructed, the fourth floor was left unfinished for budgeting reasons. The major portion of this proposed project is to complete the construction on the fourth floor. This will allow upper class teaching laboratories to be relocated from the Dennison Building and a computer laboratory, as well as faculty offices, to be relocated from the first floor. The area vacated on the first floor will then be converted to undergraduate teaching laboratories. The project is estimated to cost $2.7 million."


Radiographic equipment will be replaced at Mott
The proposed replacement of radiographic equipment in the C.S. Mott Children's Hospital Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory and Electrophysiology Laboratory was approved by the Regents at their December meeting.

"The current equipment was installed in the mid-1980s and the useful life of this equipment is considered to be eight years," Executive Vice President Farris W. Womack said. "The U-M Hospitals proposes to replace this equipment with contemporary, computer-based equipment that will allow integrated data collection, continuous digital data storage, report generation and database compatibility." The project is estimated to cost $4.5 million.

The University will submit a Certificate of Need application to the Michigan Department of Public Health.