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Locker room named

The U-M football locker room was named the J. Ira and Nicki Harris Family Football Locker Room during a ceremony inside the newly renovated area on the east side of Michigan Stadium. The new quarters, designed by Rossetti Architects, Southfield, provides the football team with improved medical facilities, a coaches' suite and a completely updated locker room where the full complement of 116 players can dress at the stadium. The 10,208-square-foot facility is three times larger than the previous locker room (3,145 square feet). The locker room had remained structurally the same since the 1950s.

New fitness center for CCRB

A new 6,500-gross-square-foot, open cardio-fitness facility will open next summer at the Central Campus Recreation Building after the conversion and renovation of six existing racquetball and squash courts. The project, estimated to cost $860,000 including the new fixed equipment, will be funded from Recreational Sports resources.

Baits fire alarms to be upgraded

The fire alarms at Vera Baits I, a group of five residence halls, will be replaced next summer through the annual fire alarm system upgrade program. Funding for the $1.4 million project will be provided from University Housing resources.

Appointments with tenure

Dr. John Birkmeyer, professor of surgery, effective Jan.1, 2004, and George D. Zuidema Professor of Surgery, Medical School, effective Jan.1, 2004-Dec. 31, 2009.

Dr. John Heckenlively, professor of ophthalmology and visual sciences, effective Dec. 1, 2003, and Paul R. Lichter Professor of Ophthalmic Genetics, Medical School, effective Dec. 1, 2003-Nov. 30, 2008.

Nadine Sarter, associate professor of industrial and operations engineering, College of Engineering, effective Sept. 1, 2004.

Victor Solo, professor of electrical engineering and computer science, with tenure, College of Engineering, effective Jan.1, 2004.

Administrative appointments

Margaret Calarco, reappointed associate dean for clinical affairs, School of Nursing, effective Sept. 1, 2003-Aug. 31, 2006.

Martin Philbert, senior associate dean for research, School of Public Health, effective Jan.1, 2004-Dec. 31, 2006.

Srinika Jayaratne, associate dean of faculty affairs, School of Social Work, effective Jan.1, 2004-Aug. 31, 2008.

Anthony Walesby, assistant provost, Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, effective Dec. 1, 2003.

Named professorships

Dennis Capozza, Dale L. Dykema Professorship in Business Administration, School of Business Administration, effective Dec. 1, 2003-Aug. 31, 2008.

Don Chaffin, Richard G. Snyder Distinguished University Professor of Industrial and Operations Engineering, College of Engineering, effective Jan. 1, 2004.

Dr. G. Michael Deeb, Herbert Sloan Collegiate Professor of Cardiac Surgery, Medical School, effective Dec. 1, 2003-Nov. 30, 2008.

Ruth Dunkle, Wilbur J. Cohen Collegiate Professor of Social Work, School of Social Work, effective Sept. 1, 2003-Aug. 31, 2008.

Melvin Hochster, Jack E. McLaughlin Distinguished University Professor of Mathematics, LSA, effective Jan. 1, 2004.

Kali Israel, Richard Hudson Research Professor of History, LSA, effective Jan. 1, 2004-May 31, 2004.

Aradhna Krishna, Isadore and Leon Winkleman Professor of Retail Marketing, School of Business Administration, effective Dec. 1, 2003-Aug. 31, 2008.

Carroll Smith-Rosenberg, Mary Frances Berry Collegiate Professor of History and American Culture, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2003-Aug. 31, 2008.


Administrative appointments

Loretta Dauwe , interim chair, Department of Computer Science, Engineering Science and Physics, effective Jan.1, 2004-May 15, 2004.

Charles Thomas Jr. , interim chair, Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice, effective Jan. 1, 2004-April 30, 2004.

I. Douglas Moon , interim dean, School of Management, effective Jan. 1, 2004.


Dr. Bernard Agranoff, professor of biological chemistry, senior research scientist, and professor of biological chemistry in the Department of Psychiatry, and senior research scientist in the Mental Health Research Institute, effective Aug. 31, 2003. Agranoff joined the University in 1960. His research included optic nerve regeneration and led to identification of molecular markers of neuroplasticity. He has received prestigious awards at U-M, including the Distinguished Faculty Achievement Award in 1984 and the Henry Russel Lectureship in 1988.

Allan Brown, associate professor of anesthesiology and associate professor of anesthesiology in the Department of of Otorhinolaryngology, effective Sept. 9, 2003. He joined the faculty in 1976. Brown was director of the operating rooms at the Medical Center from 1976-86. He developed courses on applying fiberoptic techniques to the management of difficult airways. In 1987, he co-founded the Difficult Airway Clinch, which received a commendation for health care innovations from the American College of Physicians in 1982.

Harry Frank, professor of psychology and associate professor of earth and resource science in the College of Arts and Sciences at U-M-Flint, effective May 31, 2001. He joined the Flint campus in 1969. He taught in several areas, including social psychology, psychology, ecology and theories of personality. His research focused on animal behavior, mainly dogs and wolves. He was the chairman of the First International Captive Wolf Research Conference.

Dr. Lloyd Jacobs, professor of surgery and senior associate dean for clinical affairs in the Medical School and senior associate director and chief operating officer of the U-M Hospitals and Health Centers, effective Nov. 14, 2003. Jacobs joined the University in 1989. His major research interests involved studying how the outcomes of vascular surgical disease are related to various health care systems and funding mechanisms. He has a national reputation for his involvement with studies on Veterans Administration patient populations.

Dr. Joseph Lynch, professor of internal medicine in the Medical School, effective Sept. 30, 2003. He joined U-M in 1978. He served as chief of clinical affairs, director of the ambulatory care pulmonary clinic and director of pulmonary transplantation. He was a key investigator on a project to determine the pathobiology of fibrotic lung disease. He has made critical contributions to the understanding of fibroproliferative lung diseases, scarcoidosis and pneumonia.

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