Renovations at CCRB for kinesiology
Two new classrooms on the third level of the Central Campus Recreation Building will be operational next fall after a 4,400-gross-square-foot renovation project is completed. As part of the project, the U-Move program will relocate from the second floor. Infrastructure upgrades, including extension of the building's fire suppression system to this area, also will be completed. Funding for the $1.2 million project will be provided by the Provost's Office and the Division of Kinesiology.
Chilled water system improvements for UMHS
A new chiller at the U-M Health System East Mechanical Building and a new cooling tower at the Simpson Circle Parking Structure will improve patient and staff comfort when construction work is completed in winter 2009. This part of the chilled water system serves a portion of the C.S. Mott Children's Hospital, the Towsley Center for Continuing Medical Education and the Taubman Health Center. The architectural firm of Wolf Wineman will design the project. The Hospitals and Health Centers will fund the $3.74 million project.
Air comfort to improve at ISR
A project to upgrade the heating, ventilation and air conditioning system in the two older wings of the Institute for Social Research is scheduled to be completed by next summer. Additionally the project will install solar heat-reducing film to windows in one wing. Investment proceeds will fund the $2 million project.
Tunnel replacement to continue
As part of a multi-year master plan to replace deteriorating sections of the underground utility tunnel on Central Campus, the regents approved a project to replace approximately 170 feet. The project, which is scheduled to be completed next spring, includes maintaining operation of the steam, condensate and water supplies during construction. Two engineering firms will design the project Cummins and Barnard along with Fishbeck, Thompson, Carr and Huber. Utilities resources will fund the $1.1 million budget.
Faculty appointments and promotions with tenure
Christopher Ellis, associate professor of natural resources and environment, SNRE, effective Sept. 1.
Brian Love, professor of materials science and engineering, College of Engineering, effective Jan. 1, 2008.
Philip Hanlon, reappointed associate provost for academic and budgetary affairs, Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, effective July 1, 2007-Aug. 31, 2012.
Nancy Love, chair, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, and professor of civil and environmental engineering, College of Engineering, effective Jan. 1, 2008.
Jerry May, reappointed vice president for development, Office of the Vice President for Development, effective Feb. 1, 2008-Jan. 31, 2013.
Terrence McDonald, reappointed dean, LSA, effective July 1, 2008-Aug. 31, 2013.
Peter Polverini, reappointed dean, School of Dentistry, effective June 1, 2008-Aug. 31, 2013.
Tobin Siebers, change in title to chair, Department of Comparative Literature, LSA, effective Oct. 1, 2007-June 30, 2008.
Valerie Traub, change in title to chair, Department of Women's Studies, LSA, effective Oct. 1, 2007-June 30, 2009.
Robert Winfield, chief health officer, Office of the President, effective Oct. 1.
Dr. Dee Fenner, Harold A. Furlong Professor of Women's Health, Medical School, effective July 1, 2007-Aug. 31, 2012.
Richard Keep, Crosby-Kahn Collegiate Professor of Neurosurgery and Neuroanatomy, Medical School, effective Oct. 1, 2007-Aug. 31, 2012.
Dr. Steven Telian, reappointed the John L. Kemink, M.D., Professor of Neurotology, Medical School, effective April 1, 2008-March 31, 2013.
Dr. Thomas Gelehrter, professor of human genetics and professor of internal medicine, effective Sept. 30. He joined the University in 1974. Gelehrter is an internationally recognized expert in human genetics. His research helped improve the understanding of the regulation of enzyme activity in mammalian cells. He is a founding fellow of the American College of Medical Genetics.
Maurita Peterson Holland, associate professor of information in the School of Information, effective June 30. She joined U-M in 1972. She developed initiatives that addressed the information needs of underserved communities and provided services to young people. In 1998 and 1999, she led the School of Information Cultural Heritage Preservation Institute for American Indian communities.
Florence Mazian, associate professor of sociology in the College of Arts, Sciences and Letters at U-M-Dearborn, effective March 31. She joined the University in 1978. Mazian had developed two new courses on campus: aging and genocide. Her research is centered on the American experience. She has published many journals on the Armenian family and on gerontology.
Eileen Mollen, clinical assistant professor of pediatrics and communicable diseases in the Medical School and adjunct clinical assistant professor of psychology in LSA, effective Aug. 31. Mollen joined U-M in 1983. She was section chief of pediatric psychology from 1997-2004. Her interest focused on children and adolescence with complex medical conditions, including cochlear implants and hemophilia.
Emily Spinelli, professor of Spanish in the College of Arts, Sciences and Letters at U-M-Dearborn, effective Aug. 31. She joined the University in 1975. She taught courses at all levels in Spanish language, literature, language of business, and culture and civilization, as well as foreign language methodology. She authored several Spanish textbooks and many articles in scholarly journals.
Donald Wilcox, librarian in the William L. Clements Library, effective July 31. He joined the University in 1976. Wilcox contributed thousands of records to the catalog to ensure the best possible access and accuracy of information. He served on many library committees whose work resulted in the conversion of manual records from the Graduate Library and Clements Library.