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Week of July 25, 2011

Regents Roundup

The following items were approved by the Board of Regents at its July 21 meeting.

Infrastructure improvements planned for North Hall

An infrastructure improvement project planned for North Hall will update the building’s fire alarm and detection systems, improve building egress, provide an accessible entrance and unisex restroom, update the mechanical systems, and add storm windows for energy conservation. The $1.6 million project is being funded from university investment proceeds, and is scheduled to be completed next winter.

UM-Flint School of Management to relocate

The regents approved a $5.328 million project that will enable the UM-Flint School of Management to relocate from the William S. White Building to leased space at the Riverfront Building in Flint. The project will allow the school to achieve its long-term strategic goals while also allowing for the expansions of the School of Education and Human Services, School of Health Professions and Studies, and Genesee Early College program that also are housed in the William S. White Building. UM-Flint resources will fund the project, which is scheduled to be completed next winter.

Property purchase approved

The regents approved the university’s purchase of an apartment building adjacent to the Institute for Social Research. The property at 417 S. Division St. will be purchased for the negotiated price of $698,364, with the purchase from university investment proceeds.

ANN ARBOR CAMPUS

Faculty appointments and promotions with tenure

Maria Castro, professor of neurosurgery, Medical School, effective July 1.

Marcelline Harris, associate professor of nursing, School of Nursing, effective Sept. 1.

Daniel J. Inman, professor of aerospace engineering, effective Sept. 1.

Matthew Kenyon, associate professor of art and design, School of Art and Design, effective Sept. 1.

Dr. Pedro Lowenstein, professor of neurosurgery, Medical School, effective July 1.

Marie Lynn Miranda, professor of natural resources, effective Sept. 1.

David Tulsky, professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation, Medical School, effective July 1.

Yin Lu (Julie) Young, associate professor of naval architecture and marine engineering, College of Engineering (CoE), effective Sept. 1.

Named professorships

* Reuven Avi-Yonah, Irwin I. Cohn Professor of Law, Law School, effective Sept. 1, 2011-Aug. 31, 2016.

* Robert Axelrod, Mary Ann and Charles R. Walgreen Jr. Professor for the Study of Human Understanding, LSA, effective Oct. 1, 2011-Sept. 30, 2016.

* Dr. James R. Baker Jr., Ruth Dow Doan Professor of Biologic Nanotechnology, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2011-Aug. 31, 2016.

Stephen Bayne, Marcus L. Ward Professor of Dentistry, School of Dentistry, effective Sept. 1, 2011-Aug. 31, 2016.

* Michael D. Cohen, William D. Hamilton Collegiate Professor of Complex Systems, School of Information, effective Sept. 1, 2011-Aug. 31, 2016.

Alison Davis-Blake, Leon Festinger Collegiate Professor of Management, Stephen M. Ross School of Business, effective July 1, 2011-June 30, 2016.

* Robert J. Dolan, Stephen M. Ross Professor of Business, Ross School, effective Sept. 1, 2011-June 30, 2012.

Ran Duchin, Sanford R. Robertson Assistant Professor of Business Administration, Ross School, effective Sept. 1, 2011-Aug. 31, 2012.

Dr. Kojo Elenitoba-Johnson, Henry Clay Bryant Professor of Pathology, Medical School, effective July 1, 2011-Aug. 31, 2015.

Fred Feinberg, D. Maynard Phelps Collegiate Professor of Business Administration, Ross School, effective Sept. 1, 2011-Aug. 31, 2016.

Katherine L. French, J. Frederick Hoffman Professor of Medieval and Early Modern English History, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2011-Aug. 31, 2016.

* James Hines Jr., Richard A. Musgrave Collegiate Professor of Economics, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2011-Aug. 31, 2016.

Daniel J. Inman, Clarence L. (Kelly) Johnson Collegiate Professor of Aerospace Engineering, CoE, effective Sept. 1, 2011-Aug. 31, 2016.

Richard Janko, Gerald F. Else Distinguished University Professor of Classical Studies, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2011.

Lloyd D. Johnston, Angus Campbell Collegiate Research Professor, Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR), effective Sept. 1, 2011-Aug. 31, 2016.

Gordon Kane, Victor F. Weisskopf Distinguished University Professor of Physics, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2011.

Marc L. Kessler, Allen S. Lichter, M.D., Professor of Radiation Oncology, Medical School, effective July 1, 2011-Aug. 31, 2015.

Kenneth Kollman, Frederick G. L. Huetwell Professor, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2011-Aug. 31, 2016.

* Magdalene Lampert, George Herbert Mead Collegiate Professor of Education, School of Education, effective Sept. 1, 2011-Aug. 31, 2016.

* Kyle Logue, Wade H. and Dores M. McCree Collegiate Professor of Law, Law School, effective Sept. 1, 2011-Aug. 31, 2016.

Miriam Meisler, Myron Levine Distinguished University Professor of Human Genetics, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2011.

Jeffrey Mirel, David L. Angus Collegiate Professor of Education, School of Education, effective Sept. 1, 2011-Aug.31, 2016.

* Dr. James Montie, Valassis Professor of Urologic Oncology, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2011-Aug. 31, 2016.

* Yoichi Osawa, Warner-Lambert/Parke-Davis Professor of Medicine, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2011-Aug. 31, 2016.

Jason Owen-Smith, Barger Leadership Institute Professor of Organizational Studies, LSA, effective July 1, 2011-June 30, 2014.

* Dr. Jeffrey Punch, Jeremiah and Claire Turcotte Professor of Transplantation Surgery, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2011-Aug. 31, 2016.

Terry Robinson, Elliot S. Valenstein Distinguished University Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2011.

* George Siedel III, Williamson Family Professor of Business Administration, Ross School, effective Sept. 1, 2011-Aug. 31, 2016.

* Joel Slemrod, Paul W. McCracken Professor of Business Economics, Ross School, effective Sept. 1, 2011-Aug. 31, 2016.

* Kathleen Sutcliffe, Gilbert and Ruth Whitaker Professor of Business Administration, Ross School, effective Sept. 1, 2011-Aug. 31, 2016.

* Jan Svejnar, Everett E. Berg Professor of Business Administration, Ross School, effective Sept. 1, 2011-Aug. 31, 2016.

Hitomi Tonomura, Richard Hudson Research Professor of History, LSA, effective Jan. 1, 2012- May 31, 2012.

* Janet Weiss, Mary C. Bromage Collegiate Professor of Organizational Behavior and Public Policy, Ross School, effective Sept. 1, 2011-Aug. 31, 2016.

* James Westphal, Robert G. Rodkey Collegiate Professor of Business Administration, Ross School, effective Sept. 1, 2011-Aug. 31, 2016.

* Christina Whitman, Francis A. Allen Collegiate Professor of Law, Law School, effective Sept. 1, 2011-Aug. 31, 2016.

* Dr. James Woolliscroft, Lyle C. Roll Professor of Medicine, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2011-Aug. 31, 2016.

Administrative appointments

* Daniel E. Atkins III, associate vice president for research cyberinfrastructure, OVPR, effective Sept. 1, 2011-Aug. 31, 2012.

* David H. Baum, assistant dean for student affairs, Law School, effective Sept. 1, 2011-Aug. 31, 2014.

Kim Cameron, associate dean for executive education, Ross School, effective July 1, 2011-June 30, 2014.

* Virginia Gordan, assistant dean for international affairs, Law School, effective Sept. 1, 2011-Aug. 31, 2014.

* Katherine Gottschalk, assistant dean for financial aid, Law School, effective Sept.1, 2011-Aug. 31, 2013.

* Susan Marie Guindi, assistant dean for career services, Law School, effective Sept. 1, 2011-Aug. 31, 2013.

Wallace Hopp, associate dean for faculty and research, Ross School, effective July 1, 2011-June 30, 2014.

* Howard Hu, chair, Department of Environmental Health Sciences, and National Science Foundation International Department Chair of Environmental Health Sciences, School of Public Health, effective Sept. 1, 2011-Aug. 31, 2014.

Daniel J. Inman, chair, Department of Aerospace Engineering, effective Sept. 1, 2011-Aug. 31, 2016.

William Lanen, associate dean for global initiatives, Ross School, effective July 1, 2011-June 30, 2014.

Dr. Robert W. Lash, chief of staff for clinical affairs, Office of Clinical Affairs, U-M Hospitals and Health Centers, effective July 1, 2011-June 30, 2014.

Nancy Love, associate dean for academic programs and initiatives, Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies, effective Sept. 1, 2011-Aug. 31, 2014.

Tiya Miles, chair, Department of Afroamerican and African Studies, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2011-June 30, 2013.

Marie Lynn Miranda, dean, School of Natural Resources and Environment, effective Jan. 1, 2012-Dec. 31, 2017.

Benjamin Pollock, Louis and Helen Pandos Visiting Professor of Judaic Studies, LSA, effective Jan. 1, 2012-May 31, 2012.

* Douglas L. Strong, chief executive officer, U-M Hospitals and Health Centers, effective Aug. 1, 2011-July 31, 2016.

Valerie Suslow, associate dean for graduate programs, Ross School, effective July 1, 2011-June 30, 2014.

* Richard Vandenheuvel, chair, Navy Officer Education Program, effective July 31, 2011-Dec. 31, 2012.

Jean Davison Wineman, associate dean for research, A. Alfred Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, effective Sept. 1, 2011-Aug. 31, 2014.

Lynn Perry Wooten, associate dean for undergraduate programs, Ross School, effective July 1, 2011-June 30, 2014.

* Sarah Zearfoss, assistant dean and admissions officer, Law School, effective Sept. 1, 2011-Aug. 31, 2014.

DEARBORN CAMPUS

Administrative appointments

Donald Bord, chair, Department of Natural Sciences, College of Arts, Sciences, and Letters, effective July 1, 2011-June 30, 2014.

* Lee Freeman, associate dean of administration, College of Business, effective Sept.1, 2011-Dec. 31, 2014.

Martin Hershock, associate provost, Office of the Provost, effective July 1, 2011-June 30, 2014.

Georgina Hickey, chair, Department of Social Sciences, College of Arts, Sciences, and Letters, effective July 1, 2011-June 30, 2014.

* Ben Q. Li, chair, Department of Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering and Computer Science, effective Sept. 1, 2011-Aug. 31, 2014.

Jonathan Smith, chair, Department of Literature, Philosophy, and the Arts, College of Arts, Sciences, and Letters, effective Aug. 1, 2011-June 30, 2014.

* Keshav Varde, associate dean, College of Engineering and Computer Science, effective Sept. 1, 2011-Aug. 31, 2014.

FLINT CAMPUS

Administrative appointments

Ricardo Alfaro, associate dean, College of Arts and Sciences (CAS), effective July 1, 2011-June 30, 2013.

Robert W. Barnett, interim dean, School of Education and Human Services, effective July 1, 2011-June 30, 2013.

* John Stephen Ellis, chair, Department of History, CAS, effective July 1, 2011 through June 30, 2012.

* Guluma Gemeda, chair, Department of Africana Studies, CAS, effective July 1, 2011-June 30, 2014.

* Yener Kandogan, associate dean, School of Management, effective Sept. 1, 2011-Aug. 31, 2016.

Jamile Lawand, chair, Department of Foreign Languages, CAS, effective Aug. 1, 2011-July 31, 2014.

* Christopher Pearson, chair, Department of Computer Science, Engineering and Physics, CAS, effective July 1, 2011-Dec. 31, 2011.

Heather Seipke, chair, Department of Communication and Visual Arts, CAS, effective July 1, 2011-June 30, 2014.

Christine Waters, associate provost and dean of undergraduate studies, Office of the Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, effective July 1, 2011-June 30, 2014.

* reappointments

Retirements

Steven A. Goldstein, Henry Ruppenthal Family Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Bioengineering and professor of orthopedic surgery in the Medical School, professor of biomedical engineering and professor of mechanical engineering, CoE, and research professor in the Institute of Gerontology, effective June 30, 2011. Goldstein joined the faculty in 1981. Within the Medical School, he headed the Bioengineering Interdisciplinary Program and received the Kappa Delta Award for Excellence in Orthopaedic Research-the highest award given to orthopaedic investigators. In 2005, he received the H.R. Lissner Medal for career achievement in biomedical engineering from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, and was elected to the National Academy of Engineering.

Barbara MacAdam, A.M.L.S, associate university librarian for public services and librarian, University Library, retired from active faculty status June 30. She joined the faculty in 1979. As head of the Shapiro Undergraduate Library (1987-99) and head of reference and instruction at the Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library (1999-2008), MacAdam oversaw a major expansion of the undergraduate library, renovation of the graduate library, and the launch of the university’s first institutional web portal in 1994. Her awards include the Association of College and Research Library’s Miriam Dudley Instructional Librarian Award (1996), the University’s Librarian Achievement Award (2004), and the University Library’s Diversity Award (1996 and 2011).

Dr. Riley Rees, professor of surgery in the Medical School, retired from active faculty status June 30. He joined the faculty in 1988 and served as chief of the plastic surgery section at the Ann Arbor Veterans Administration Medical Center from 1988-2011 and director of wound care at the U-M Health System from 1997-2008. Rees is recognized nationally as a leader in the fields of plastic surgery, wound healing and surgical oncology. He has published more than 96 articles, 18 book chapters and two books. He provided a unique clinical expertise within the Section of Plastic Surgery for the treatment and reconstruction of head and neck cancer problems, melanoma cancer problems, and skin and soft tissue cancer problems.

 

STAFF SPOTLIGHT

Megan Wellman, ophthalmic technician II, Kellogg Eye Center, Canton Health Center, U-M Health System, on illustrating children’s books: “I’ve just always enjoyed the human body, facial expressions, the movement … and bringing that across in a two-dimensional form.”

EVENTS

The Center for Japanese Studies Free Summer Film Series presents “A Scene at the Sea,” 7-9 p.m. Aug. 12, Angell Hall Auditorium A.

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