The University Record, May 22, 2000

Regents’ Roundup

Editor’s Note: The following actions were taken by the Regents at their May meeting.

By Wono Lee
News and Information Services

Appointments with tenure

Tenured faculty appointments approved by the Regents included:

Robert Fishman, of Rutgers University, will be professor of architecture, effective July 1.

Mary N. Haan, of the University of California, Davis, will be associate professor of epidemiology, effective Sept. 1.

Antonia Villarruel, of the University of Pennsylvania, will be associate professor of nursing, effective Sept. 1.

Xie to hold Huetwell Professorship

The appointment of Yu Xie, professor of sociology, to the Frederick G.L. Huetwell Professorship was approved.

“Prof. Xie is widely recognized as one of the leading sociological methodologists,” said Shirley Neuman, LS&A dean. “He focuses on social mobility, human fertility, stratification and the history of sociology of science. His articles make path-breaking methodological contributions.

“He is an outstanding teacher combining analytic rigor, strong student support, and personal warmth. He strives to design courses that give students the kinds of manageable challenges that both teach students difficult material and allow them to realize how much they have learned. He has made substantial contributions to the Department of Sociology at both the graduate and undergraduate levels.”

Xie joined the U-M in 1989.


The Regents accepted $18,902,271 in gifts received during April. The total included $13,744,854 from individuals, $1,609,744 from corporations, $2,506,386 from foundations, and $1,041,287 from associations and others.

Administrative appointment

Prof. John W. Halloran will serve as interim chair of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, effective July 1. Halloran is the Alfred Holmes White Collegiate Professor of Materials Science and Engineering and professor of materials science and engineering.