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Regents Roundup

Editor's note: The following actions were taken by the Board of Regents at its June meeting.

LSA advising office to expand

Administrative offices for the LSA Office of Student Academic Affairs will be renovated and expanded during the next year. Space on the ground and first floors of Angell Hall will be renovated and reconfigured to meet current needs for academic advising and office staff. A new interior stairway will connect the two floors to facilitate business operations and student interactions. LSA resources and gifts will fund the $3.5 million project, which is being designed by the Plant Extension-Architecture, Engineering and Construction department. The project is scheduled to be completed next spring.

Faculty promotions
Richard Bagozzi, professor of marketing, Stephen M. Ross School of Business, and professor of social and administrative services, College of Pharmacy, effective Sept. 1.
Patrick Bajari, professor of economics, LSA, effective Sept. 1.
James Gurney, associate professor of pediatrics and communicable diseases, Medical School, effective July 1.
Dr. Jay Hess, professor of pathology and chair, Department of Pathology, effective July 1, and Carl Vernon Weller Professor of Pathology, Medical School, effective July 1, 2005-June 30, 2010.
Dr. Guohua Xi, associate professor of neurosurgery, Medical School, effective June 1.
Jianzhi Zhang, associate professor of ecology and evolutionary biology, LSA, effective Sept. 1.

Administrative appointments
Anthony Bloch, chair, Department of Mathematics, LSA, effective July 1, 2005-June 30, 2008.
Donald Bord, associate dean, College of Arts, Sciences, and Letters, U-M-Dearborn, effective July 1, 2005-June 30, 2008.
Charles Bright, director, Residential College, LSA, effective Jan. 1, 2006-June 30, 2010.
*Paul N. Courant, provost and executive vice president for academic affairs, Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, effective Aug. 1-31.
Izak Duenyas, associate dean, Stephen M. Ross School of Business, effective July 1, 2005-June 30, 2006.
Herbert Eagle, interim director, Residential College, LSA, effective July 1-Dec. 31.
*Rodney Ewing, chair, Department of Geological Sciences, LSA, effective July 1, 2005-June 30, 2008.
John Godfrey, assistant dean for international education, Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies, effective Aug. 1, 2005-July 31, 2010.
Martin Hershock, chair, Department of Social Sciences, U-M-Dearborn, effective Sept. 1, 2005-June 30, 2008.
*James Joyce, chair, Department of Philosophy, LSA, effective July 1, 2005-June 30, 2009.
James Levinsohn, associate dean, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, effective Sept. 1, 2005-Aug. 31, 2006.
*Henry Mosberg, associate dean for research and graduate education, College of Pharmacy, effective July 1, 2005-June 30, 2008.
*Bruce Mueller, chair, Department of Clinical Sciences, College of Pharmacy, effective July 1, 2005-June 30, 2008.
Vaman Naik, chair, Department of Natural Sciences, U-M-Dearborn, effective July 1, 2005-June 30, 2008.
*Joanne Pohl, associate dean for community partnerships, School of Nursing, effective July 1, 2005-June 30, 2008.
*Tobin Siebers, director, Comparative Literature Program, LSA, effective July 1, 2005-June 30, 2008.
*David Smith, chair, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, College of Pharmacy, effective July 1, 2005-June 30, 2008.
*Jindrich Toman, chair, Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, LSA, effective July 1, 2005-June 30, 2006.
Paul Zionts, dean and professor of education, School of Education, U-M-Dearborn, effective Sept. 1, 2005-June 30, 2010.
*Reappointments

Named professorships
Gordon Amidon, Charles R. Walgreen, Jr. Professor of Pharmacy, College of Pharmacy, effective July 1, 2005-June 30, 2010.
Michael MacDonald, correction to change the term of an additional appointment to a named professorship for the Richard Hudson Research Professor of History, LSA, effective Sept. 1-Dec. 31.
Duncan Steel, Robert J. Hiller Professor of Engineering, College of Engineering, effective Sept. 1, 2005-Aug. 31, 2010.
Victor Chi-Min Yang, Albert B. Prescott Professor of Pharmaceutics, College of Pharmacy, effective Sept. 1, 2005-Aug. 31, 2010.

Retirements
M. David Curtis, professor of chemistry in LSA and professor of macromolecular science and engineering in the College of Engineering, effective May 31. He joined the University in 1967. Curtis’ early research focused on the radical chemistry of silicon. His recent work has focused on the syntheses and characterization of new classes of conducting polymers for organic light-emitting diodes, field-effect transistors and electrolytes for Li-ion battery technology.

Frank Garland, associate professor of chemistry in the College of Arts, Sciences, and Letters (CASL) at U-M Dearborn, effective April 30. He joined U-M-Dearborn in 1983. Garland’s research expertise is physical biochemistry. Much of his work has focused on studying the conformation of muscle proteins by means of fluorescence energy transfer. He served as chair of the chemistry department and sat on many committees.

Alvin Jensen, associate professor of biometry in the School of Natural Resources and Environment, effective June 30. He joined U-M in 1973. His scholarly interests have focused on the areas of sampling, contaminate uptake and transfer, environmental assessment, fishery assessment, and modeling dynamics of populations and communities. Jensen has published more than 80 articles in peer-reviewed journals.

Dr. Marvin Kirsh, professor of surgery in the Medical School, effective June 30. He joined the University in 1968. He has made many contributions to cardiac surgery and resident education. Kirsh is a meticulous instructor of surgical technique. He is known for the dedication, devotion and passion he brings to the task of educating the next generation of cardiac surgeons. Kirsh has authored more than 200 manuscripts and book chapters.

Richard Norman, associate professor of biology in CASL at U-M-Dearborn, effective April 30. He joined the University in 1975. Norman’s research expertise is in neurophysiology but his interests are much broader. Most of his teaching was in neurobiology, but he also taught courses in receptors and cell signaling, cell biology, environmental physiology and others. He always explored every aspect of a question.

Carl Pierson, assistant professor of microbiology in the Medical School, effective June 30. Pierson joined U-M in 1973. His early research centered on the biology of infections in burn patients, and his work later expanded into areas relating to clinical laboratory screening of pathogenic bacteria and evaluation of microbial sensitivity to antibiotics. Pierson has served as a key consultant to the microbiology lag staff.

Thomas Schaal, associate professor of nursing and assistant director of academic programs for nursing graduate studies in the School of Health Professions and Studies at U-M-Flint, effective May 31. Schaal joined the University in 1994. He designed and implemented the psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner curriculum and developed the R.N./M.S.N. admission option. Schaal also co-designed and implemented the Master of Science in Nursing Nurse Practitioner Program at U-M-Flint.

Ronald Silverman, professor of psychology in the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) at U-M-Flint, effective June 30. He joined the University in 1972. Silverman was chair of the Budget Priorities Committee and Chancellor’s Advisory Committee and served as department chair for two terms. His interests focused on clinical psychology. Silverman developed the department’s bachelor of science degree program in clinical/community psychology.

Harriet Wall, professor of psychology in CAS at U-M-Flint, effective June 30. Wall joined the University in 1972. She served as interim director of research, interim associate dean and interim dean. She completed three terms as department chair. For many years, Wall was an adviser to Psi Chi, the national honor society in psychology. The department has established the Harriet M. Wall Department of Psychology Lecture Series.

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