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Regents Roundup

Central Power Plant equipment upgrade budget increases

Rising costs of electrical equipment contributed to higher construction bids for the Central Power Plant 2.4kV Switchgear Upgrade project approved by the Board of Regents in December 2007. With regent approval of a $300,000 increase, the project budget is now $2.55 million. Funding will be provided from utility resources, and work is scheduled to be complete next summer.

Towsley Children's Center receives final approval

The regents approved issuing the Towsley Center for Children Replacement Facility project for bids and awarding construction contracts. The new $8 million building will double the capacity of the center. The project, funded from investment proceeds, is scheduled to be complete in fall 2009.

Bids to be issued for Thompson Parking Structure addition

The planned addition to the Thompson Street Parking Structure received its final approval from the regents. When completed in winter 2010, the $15.7 million addition, funded from parking resources and investment proceeds, will add nearly 300 parking spaces and new office space for both Parking & Transportation Services and the Office of Budget and Planning.

Renovations planned at University Hospital

The surgical intensive care unit on level 5D at University Hospital will be renovated to install new partition walls and doors. The Hospitals and Health Centers will fund the $1.375 million project slated for completion in winter 2009.

Waiting rooms to be reconfigured at Taubman Health Center

Clinic entries and waiting rooms will be reconfigured on the second level of the Taubman Health Care Center to accommodate increasing patient volumes. Hospital and Health Center funding will be used for the $4.482 million project scheduled for completion in fall 2009.

Administrative appointments

Jeffrey MacKie Mason, associate dean for academic affairs, School of Information, effective July 1, 2008-June 30, 2010.

Faculty appointments with tenure

Catherine Krull, transfer of appointment and tenure to associate professor of dentistry, School of Dentistry, effective April 1.

Named professorships

Yavuz Bozer, reappointed Ford Motor co-director of the Joel D. Tauber Institute for Global Operations, College of Engineering, effective Sept. 1, 2008-Aug. 31, 2009.

Dr. John DeLancey, reappointed Norman F. Miller Professor of Gynecology, Medical School, effective Sept.1, 2008-Aug.31, 2013.

Ruth Dunkle, reappointed Wilbur J. Cohen Collegiate Professor of Social Work, School of Social Work, effective Sept. 1, 2008-Aug. 31, 2013.

Larry Gruppen, reappointed Josiah Macy Jr. Professor of Medical Education, Medical School, effective April 1, 2008-Aug. 31, 2013.

Dr. David Kershaw, Robert C. Kelsch Collegiate Professor of Pediatric Nephrology, Medical School, effective April 1, 2008-Aug. 31, 2013.

Dr. Michael Mulholland, reappointed Frederick A. Coller Distinguished Professor of Surgery, Medical School, effective Feb. 1, 2008-Aug. 31, 2013.

Sallyanne Payton, reappointed William W. Cook Professor of Law, Law School, effective June 1, 2008-May 31, 2013.


William Gosling, curator, Children's Literature Collection, University Library, and former University librarian, effective March 31. He joined the University in 1986. Gosling led the library during a period of rapid change and dynamic technological innovation. He led the library's migration to a new, integrated catalog and acquisitions system, which currently holds more than 20 million records.

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