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Week of July 5, 2010

Regents Roundup

The following items were approved by the Board of Regents at its June 17 meeting.

Lab renovations planned at Gerstacker

Approximately 6,000 gross square feet of the Carl A. Gerstacker Building will be renovated to create a state-of-the-art laboratory for research using molecular beam epitaxy, the procedure used to design and manufacture modern semiconductors, photovoltaics and other devices. The $1.7 million project will be funded from College of Engineering resources and is scheduled to be completed next spring.

Burton Tower to undergo exterior, bell tower repairs

A $1.6 million infrastructure repair project is planned to repair damaged and displaced stonework and install new metal flashings on the exterior of the Burton Memorial Tower, and make necessary repairs to the bell chamber, including the steel structure that supports the carillon bells. General Fund resources will fund the project, which is scheduled to be completed next fall.

Ann Arbor campus

Faculty appointments

Daniel Ackerberg, professor of economics, with tenure, LSA, effective Sept. 1.

David Doris, associate professor of art and design, School of Art & Design (A&D), effective Sept. 1.

Dr. Gary Hammer, associate professor of cell and developmental biology, Medical School, effective June 1.

*Mark Banaszak Hol, professor of biomedical engineering, College of Engineering (CoE), effective Sept. 1.

Michael T. Hopkins, associate professor of music, School of Music, Theatre & Dance, effective Sept. 1.

Petra Kuppers, associate professor of art and design, A&D, effective Sept. 1.

Linda Samuelson, professor of internal medicine, Medical School, effective June 1.

Naisyin Wang, professor of biostatistics, School of Public Health, effective Sept. 1.

Named professorships

Gordon Amidon, Charles R. Walgreen Jr. Professor of Pharmacy, College of Pharmacy, effective July 1, 2010-June 30, 2015.

Elizabeth S. Anderson, John Rawls Collegiate Professor of Philosophy and Women’s Studies, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2010-Aug. 31, 2015.

Dionissios Assanis, Jon R. and Beverly S. Holt Professor of Engineering, CoE, effective Sept. 1, 2010-Aug. 31, 2015.

Dr. Grant Comer, Edward T. and Ellen K. Dryer Career Development Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Medical School, effective June 1, 2010-May 31, 2015.

Daniel DeRue, NBD Bancorp Assistant Professor of Business Administration, Stephen M. Ross School of Business, effective Sept. 1, 2010-Aug. 31, 2011.

Erik Fredricksen, Claribel Baird Halstead Professor, School of Music, Theatre & Dance, effective Sept. 1, 2010-May 31, 2013.

*Philip Hanlon, Donald J. Lewis Collegiate Professor of Mathematics, LSA, effective Sept.1, 2010-Aug. 31, 2015.

*Marjorie Levinson, Frederick G. L. Huetwell Professor, LSA, effective July 1, 2010-June 30, 2015.

*Dr. David Lubman, Maude T. Lane Professor of Surgical Immunology, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2010-Aug. 31, 2015.

John V. Moran, Gilbert S. Omenn Collegiate Professor of Human Genetics, Medical School, effective June 1, 2010-Aug. 31, 2015.

*Annemarie Sullivan Palincsar, Jean and Charles R. Walgreen Jr. Professor of Reading and Literacy, School of Education, effective July 1, 2010-June 30, 2015.

*Dr. R. Kevin Reynolds, George W. Morley Collegiate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2010-Aug. 31, 2015.

Catherine Shakespeare, Sanford R. Robertson Assistant Professor of Business Administration, Ross School, effective Sept. 1, 2010-Aug. 31, 2011.

*Duncan Steel, Robert J. Hiller Professor of Engineering, CoE, effective Sept. 1, 2010-Aug. 31, 2015.

Dr. Peter Todd, Bucky and Patti Harris Career Development Professor of Neurology, Medical School, effective June 1, 2010-Aug. 31, 2015.

Dr. Stewart Wang, Endowed Professor of Burn Surgery, Medical School, effective June 1, 2010-Aug. 31, 2015.

*Lois Weisman, Sarah Winans Newman Collegiate Professor in the Life Sciences, Life Sciences Institute, effective Aug. 1, 2010-Aug. 31, 2015.

Administrative appointments

*Eugene Anderson, senior associate dean of academic programs and academic affairs, Ross School, effective July 1, 2010-June 30, 2012.

Matthew Biro, chair, Department of the History of Art, LSA, effective July 1, 2010-June 30, 2013.

Michael D. Bonner, chair, Department of Near Eastern Studies, LSA, effective July 1, 2010-June 30, 2015.

Joel Bregman, chair, Department of Astronomy, LSA, effective July 1, 2010-June 30, 2015.

Charles Bright, director, Residential College, LSA, effective July 1, 2010-June 30, 2011.

Elizabeth R. Cole, chair, Department of Women’s Studies, LSA, effective July 1, 2010-June 30, 2013.

Angela Dillard, director, Center for Afroamerican and African Studies, LSA, effective July 1, 2010-June 30, 2011.

Susan J. Douglas, chair, Department of Communication Studies, LSA, effective July 1, 2010-June 30, 2013.

Gregory Dowd, director, Program in American Culture, LSA, effective July 1, 2010-June 30, 2013.

*Steven Dworkin, director, English Language Institute, LSA, effective July 1, 2010-June 30, 2012.

*Deborah Goldberg, chair, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, LSA, effective July 1, 2010-June 30, 2013.

*Sharon Herbert, director, Kelsey Museum of Archaeology, LSA, effective July 1, 2010-June 30, 2013.

Tailen Hsing, chair, Department of Statistics, LSA, effective July 1, 2010-June 30, 2015.

*Michael Kalasinski, assistant dean for finance and administration, School of Public Health, effective Sept. 1, 2010-Aug. 31, 2013.

Jeffrey MacKie-Mason, dean, School of Information, effective July 1, 2010-June 30, 2015.

Cristina Moreiras-Menor, chair, Department of Roman Languages and Literatures, LSA, effective July 1, 2010-June 30, 2015.

*Bruce Mueller, chair, Department of Clinical, Social and Administrative Sciences, College of Pharmacy, effective July 1, 2010-June 30, 2013.

Jason Owen-Smith, director, Program in Organizational Studies, LSA, effective July 1, 2010-June 30, 2011.

Dr. Elizabeth Petty, change in title to associate dean for medical student education, professor of internal medicine, with tenure, and professor of human genetics, Medical School, effective June 1.

*Ruth Scodel, chair, Department of Classical Studies, LSA, effective July 1, 2010-June 30, 2013.

Scott Spector, chair, Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures, LSA, effective July 1, 2010-June 30, 2013.

*Linda Tesar, chair, Department of Economics, LSA, effective July 1, 2010-June 30, 2011.

Sarah Thomason, chair, Department of Linguistics, LSA, effective July 1, 2010-June 30, 2013.

Alford Young Jr., chair, Department of Sociology, LSA, effective July 1, 2010-June 30, 2015.

Dearborn campus

Jerold Hale, professor of communication, with tenure, effective July 1, and dean, College of Arts, Sciences, and Letters, effective July 1, 2010-June 30, 2015.

Martin Kaufman, chair, Department of Earth and Resource Science, College of Arts and Sciences, effective July 1, 2010-June 30, 2013.

*Subrata Sengupta, dean, College of Engineering and Computer Science, effective July 1, 2010-June 30, 2015.

Edward Silver, dean, School of Education, effective July 1, 2010-June 30, 2013.

Flint campus

*Lois Alexander, chair, Department of Music, College of Arts and Sciences, effective July 1, 2010-June 30, 2013.

*Lauren Friesen, chair, Department of Theatre and Dance, College of Arts and Sciences, effective July 1, 2010-June 30, 2013.

* Kathryn Schellenberg, chair, Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Criminal Justice, College of Arts and Sciences, effective July 1, 2010-June 30, 2012.

* Reappointment

Retirement

Robert A. Bender, professor of molecular, cellular and developmental biology in LSA, effective May 31. Bender joined the faculty in 1978. His research focused on the regulation of microbial nitrogen metabolism. His work yielded more than 60 research publications, earned him fellowships from the American Cancer Society and the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, and was director of the graduate program in cell and molecular biology from 1992-96. He was a founding faculty member of the Department of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology when it was established in 2001 and served the department as associate chair for undergraduate studies from 2005-08.

Edwin Curley, James B. and Grace J. Nelson Professor of Philosophy and professor of philosophy, LSA, effective May 31. Curley, who joined the faculty in 1993, is a prolific writer best known for his work on Spinoza. Curley taught undergraduate and graduate courses, graduate seminars on the history of religious toleration, and a popular undergraduate course on the philosophy of religion. He is a past president of the American Philosophical Association, a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and a recipient of several fellowships.

David F. Dolan, research associate professor in the Kresge Hearing Research Institute, Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Medical School, effective June 30. Dolan joined the faculty in 1986. His research to define the normal mechanisms involved in sensory transduction of hearing, fundamental to understanding the causes of hearing loss and other conditions, resulted in 65 journal publications, 11 book chapters and 137 abstract presentations. His research on efferent effects on cochlear physiology improved understanding of how signals returning from the brain help to fine tune sound processing in the inner ear.

Dr. David Schteingart, professor of internal medicine, Medical School, effective June 30. Schteingart joined the faculty in 1963. He widely is regarded for his expertise in the areas of Cushing’s Syndrome, adrenal cancer and obesity; he has published more than 90 peer-reviewed articles and 35 book chapters on these topics. Schteingart served as director of the Interdisciplinary Program for the Rehabilitation of Obese Patients from 1970-2003, director of the Adrenal Cancer Research Program from 1993-2005, associate director of the General Clinical Research Center from 1998-2007, and director of the Training Programs in Clinical Research 1999-2007.

Charles Yocum, the Alfred S. Sussman Distinguished University Professor of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology, professor of molecular, cellular and developmental biology, and professor of chemistry, LSA, effective May 31. Yocum joined the faculty in 1973. His research in molecular bioenergetics served as the basis for numerous advancements in understanding of the structure and operation of the photosynthetic apparatus. Yocum chaired the Department of Biology from 1985-91, chaired the committee that formulated the current biochemistry concentration and was an undergraduate concentration advisor. He received honors including the Henry Russel Award and the Margaret and Herbert Sokol Faculty Award in the Sciences.

 

STAFF SPOTLIGHT

Sandy Richter, interior designer, Architecture, Engineering & Construction, on why she loves interior design work at the university: “I love thinking of different ways to use space.”

EVENTS

  • “The Geisha Influence on Kimono Fashion” with Liza Dalby, anthropologist and author who spent a year as a geisha in Japan and was a consultant to the film “Memoirs of a Geisha,” 5:30 p.m. July 15, U-M Museum of Art, Helmut Stern Auditorium.

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