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Regents roundup

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

Champions Center design approved
The Junge Family Champions Center (above) will be below ground with a front entrance facing the Crisler Arena parking lot. (Photo courtesy Plant Extension)

The U-M-Flint Music Department performs at the Oct. 21 regents meeting on the campus. The musicians performed "Lincoln Portrait" by Aaron Copeland, which Regent Olivia Maynard (below right) narrated, and Jerry Bilik's "Block M March." (Photo by Mel Serow, U-M-Flint)

A new events center will be tucked between the tunnel entrances to Crisler Arena and Michigan Stadium following schematic design approval by the regents. They also authorized issuing the project for bids and awarding construction contracts, provided the bids are within the approved budget of $4.5 million.

The center, which will be named the Junge Family Champions Center, will be below ground with a front entrance facing the Crisler Arena parking lot. It will be used for athletic recruiting events and will support other University-related activities, such as convocations, graduations and new student orientations. Construction is expected to be completed next fall.

Additional concrete to be replaced in Michigan Stadium

Concrete in 17 sections of Michigan Stadium will be replaced next summer as part of routine maintenance to preserve the structural integrity of the stadium. Concrete in sections 1 through 9 and 37 through 44 will be replaced at a cost of $2.75 million, which will be funded by the Athletic Department. Last year, concrete was replaced in six sections of the stadium, which was constructed in 1924.

Faculty appointments with tenure

Andrei Markovits, professor of political science, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2004.

Gretchen Spreitzer, professor of organizational behavior and human resource management, Stephen M. Ross School of Business, effective Sept. 1, 2004.

Administrative appointments

* Robert Kuczkowski, professor emeritus of chemistry, LSA, effective Oct. 1, 2004-Dec. 31, 2004. Returned to active duty to serve as interim chair of the Chemistry Department.

Mary Hope Simoni, associate dean for Internet publication, School of Music, effective Sept. 1, 2004-Aug.31, 2007.

Peter Sweatman, director, U-M Transportation Research Institute, Office of the Vice President for Research, effective Sept. 1, 2004-Aug. 31, 2007.

Named professorships

Erhan Bayraktar, T. H. Hildebrandt Research Assistant Professor of Mathematics, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2004-May 31, 2007.

Dr. Ramon Berguer, Frankel Professor of Vascular Surgery, Medical School, effective Nov. 1, 2004-Oct. 31, 2009.

Andrew Booker, T. H. Hildebrandt Research Assistant Professor of Mathematics, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2004-May 31, 2007.

Dr. Eva Feldman, Russell N. DeJong Professor of Neurology, Medical School, effective Oct. 21, 2004-Oct. 20, 2009.

* Peretz Friedmann, François-Xavier Bagnoud Professor of Aerospace Engineering, College of Engineering, effective Jan. 1, 2005.

* John Halloran, Alfred Holmes White Collegiate Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, College of Engineering, effective Jan. 1, 2005.

Melvin Leok, T. H. Hildebrandt Research Assistant Professor of Mathematics, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2004-May 31, 2007.

Daniel Meyer, T. H. Hildebrandt Research Assistant Professor of Mathematics, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2004-May 31, 2007.

* Panos Papalambros, Donald C. Graham Professor of Engineering, College of Engineering, effective Jan. 1, 2005.

U-M-Dearborn

Charlotte Otto, professor of education, with tenure, School of Education, effective Oct. 1, 2004.

Paul Zitzewitz, professor of education, with tenure, School of Education, effective Oct. 1, 2004.

U-M-Flint

Susanne Chandler, dean, School of Education and Human Services, and professor of education, with tenure, effective Nov. 1, 2004-June 30, 2009.

Retirement

Martin Einhorn, professor of physics in LSA, effective Aug. 31, 2004. Einhorn joined the University in 1976. His research spanned a broad range of topics in relativistic quantum field theory and focused on relating theory to existing or potential experimental results. His work included studies of cosmology and phase transitions in the early universe. He was a member of the original national panel that established the Institute for Theoretical Physics.

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