Student Publications Building named for Stanford Lipsey
The regents named the Student Publications Building in honor of Buffalo News Publisher Stanford Lipsey, who began his career 60 years ago as a student working for U-M's yearbook, the Michiganensian, and student newspaper, The Michigan Daily. The Stanford Lipsey Student Publications Building recognizes Lipsey's distinguished career and significant commitment toward restoring and upgrading the 74-year-old landmark. Earlier this month, Lipsey gave a $3 million gift towards the renovation effort to bring the building up to modern standards, while preserving its historic character (see http://www.umich.edu/~urecord/0506/Oct17_05/19.shtml).
"Stanford Lipsey has had an award-winning career in journalism and is an exemplary model for U-M students interested in the many aspects of media and communications," President Mary Sue Coleman said. "We are proud to name the Student Publications Building in honor of such an accomplished alumnus."
Property purchase approved
The regents gave authorization to purchase two properties on Cornwell Place on the north side of the North Ingalls Building. The approval is contingent on satisfactory completion of environmental condition assessments and due diligence. The properties are contiguous to existing University property and total less than one acre. Each site includes an apartment building, one with seven apartments and one with four. In the near term, the University will continue to lease the units. A purchase price of $1.5 million has been negotiated and investment proceeds will fund the acquisition.
Two infrastructure upgrades approved
Two infrastructure upgrades for Medical Campus buildings were approved Oct. 21.
A new chiller will replace two failing units at Medical Sciences Unit 1 that provide chilled water and cooling. It will be co-located with an existing unit in the penthouse of the Cancer and Geriatrics Center to provide chilled water for the region. General fund resources will fund the $2.2 million project, which is scheduled to be completed next summer.
A new fire suppression system will be installed in the Towsley Center for Continuing Medical Education and the fire detection and alarm system will be upgraded to meet current codes. The project budget is $875,000, which will be funded from investment proceeds. Construction is scheduled to be completed in the spring.
Faculty appointments with tenure
Dr. Matthias Kretzler, associate professor of internal medicine, effective Nov. 1.
Gaylyn Studlar, professor of screen arts and cultures, LSA, effective Sept. 1.
Dr. Moshe Talpaz, professor of internal medicine, Medical School, effective Feb 1, 2006.
*Linda Ellis Brown, assistant vice chancellor for enrollment management and registrar,
James S. Diana, reappointed associate dean, School of Natural Resources and Environment, effective July 1, 2005-June 30, 2006 (also professor of natural resources, with tenure.)
Charlotte M. Mistretta, associate dean for research and Ph.D training, School of Dentistry, effective Nov. 1, 2005-Oct. 31, 2010.
Brian P. Rowan, associate dean for research, School of Education, effective Sept. 1, 2005-Aug. 31, 2008.
Edward A. Silver, associate dean for academic affairs, School of Education, effective Sept. 1, 2005-Aug. 31, 2008.
*Dr. Joseph C. Fantone III, Godfrey D. Stobbe Professor of Pathology Education, Medical School, effective July 1, 2005-Aug. 31, 2010.
Marian Hobson, Norman Freehling Visiting Professor, LSA, effective Jan. 1-May 31, 2006.
*Dr. Allen S. Lichter, Newman Family Professor of Radiation Oncology, Medical School, effective Oct. 1, 2005-Aug. 31, 2010.
Sean J. Morrison, Henry Sewall Professor of Medicine, Medical School, effective Oct. 1, 2005-Aug. 31, 2010.
*Dr. Chung Owyang, H. Marvin Pollard Collegiate Professor of Gastroenterology, Medical School, effective Dec. 1, 2005-Aug. 31, 2010.
MaryFran R. Sowers, John G. Searle Professor of Public Health, School of Public Health, effective Nov. 1.
*Dr. Stephen J. Weiss, E. Gifford and Love Barnett Upjohn Professor of Internal Medicine and Oncology, Medical School, effective Nov. 15, 2005-Aug. 31, 2010.
Fred Bookstein, distinguished senior research scientist in the Institute of Gerontology, research professor in the Biophysics Research Division, research professor in biostatistics in the School of Public Health, and adjunct professor in LSA, retired July 31. He joined the University in 1977. He is perhaps best known as the principal creator of morphometrics, a subfield of statistics that focuses on the measurement of biological shape and shape change. The results of his work have been applied across many fields, including evolutionary and developmental biology.
Roberta Tankanow, clinical associate professor of pharmacy in the College of Pharmacy and clinical pharmacist in the U-M Hospitals Pharmacy Services, retired June 20. She joined U-M in 1977. Tankanow founded the Investigational Drug Service (IDS) at U-M Hospitals in 1984, and today the service is used as a model by many institutions around the country. The IDS manages all U-M clinical human trials that involve use of investigational agents and ensures compliance with safety and legal standards.
Susan Wright, lecturer in the history of science in the Residential College and research scientist in the Institute for Research on Women and Gender (IRWG), retired May 31. She joined the University in 1979. Wright developed the Science, Technology, and Society Program in the Residential College and chaired it until 1997. Wright's work at IRWG focused on rethinking approaches to arms control and disarmament by setting as primary goals the security of people and their environments.