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Week of September 19, 2011

Regents Roundup

Initial approval given for capital outlay projects on Ann Arbor, Dearborn, Flint campuses

The regents gave initial approval for three projects that were part of the fiscal year 2011 capital outlay request to the State of Michigan.

On the Ann Arbor campus, a $47 million project is planned to renovate the George Granger Brown Memorial Laboratories building. The project will create state-of-the-art academic and instructional spaces, update the building’s infrastructure, improve energy efficiency by replacing the windows, improve accessibility and provide new finishes in public spaces. Once the Legislature authorizes construction, the state will fund approximately $30 million and the university will fund the balance with university investment proceeds and resources from the College of Engineering and the Office of the Provost.

In Dearborn, a $51 million renovation of the Science Building and adjacent Computer Information Science Building is planned. The project will create updated laboratory and classroom spaces for the Department of Natural Sciences, and updated computer science laboratories and classrooms for the Department of Computer Information Science. The project also will update the shared infrastructure of the two buildings, including new heating, ventilation and air conditioning, plumbing, electrical and life-safety systems. Once the Legislature authorizes construction, the state will fund approximately $30 million and the university will fund the balance with UM-Dearborn resources.

On the Flint campus, a $22.17 million project to renovate the William R. Murchie Science Building is planned that will upgrade the classrooms and laboratories within the building to expand the campus’s programs, better prepare K-12 science teachers, and better prepare students for careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Once the Legislature authorizes construction, the state will fund $16,627,500 and the university will fund the balance with UM-Flint resources.

Crisler Arena expansion moves forward

The $52 million project to renovate and expand Crisler Arena received its final approval. The project includes new construction of approximately 63,000 gross square feet that will create new spectator entrances, retail spaces, ticketing areas and a private club space. Renovation of approximately 54,000 gross square feet will accommodate accessible seats, improve circulation and egress, increase restrooms and concessions, and add other fan amenities. The project is being funded by the Athletic Department and is scheduled to be completed in the winter of 2014.

Electrical improvements planned for Med Inn

A $1.5 million project will replace the electrical substation and associated power panels and risers at the Med Inn building. Hospital and Health Centers’ resources will fund the project, which is scheduled to be completed next spring.

UMHHC plans new ophthalmology clinic in Ypsilanti

Two ophthalmology locations in Ypsilanti will be consolidated into one clinic site to improve access and efficiency of patient care. A $1.148 million project is planned to renovate space leased at the River Place Offices building on North Huron River drive to create the new clinic. Hospitals and Health Centers’ resources will fund the project, which is scheduled to be completed in the winter of 2012.

Property purchase approved

The regents approved the university’s purchase of an apartment building adjacent to Weill Hall and South Hall. The property at 716 Oakland Avenue will be purchased for the negotiated price of $730,000, with the purchase from university investment proceeds.

Ann Arbor Campus

Faculty appointments and promotions with tenure

Lada Adamic, associate professor of complex systems, LSA, effective Sept. 1.

Kwasi Ampene, associate professor of Afroamerican and African studies, LSA, and associate professor of music, School of Music, Theatre & Dance, effective Sept. 1.

Fernando Arenas, professor of romance languages and literatures and professor of Afroamerican and African studies, LSA, effective Sept. 1.

Todd Endelman, professor of Judaic studies, LSA, effective Sept. 1.

Charles Friedman, professor of information, School of Information, and professor of health management and policy, School of Public Health (SPH), effective Sept. 1.

Elliot Ginsburg, associate professor of Judaic studies, LSA, effective Sept. 1.

Karl Jepsen, professor of orthopaedic surgery, Medical School, effective Sept. 1.

Jonathan Lee, professor of industrial and operations engineering, College of Engineering (CoE), effective Sept. 1.

Julian Arnold Levinson, associate professor of Judaic studies, LSA, effective Sept. 1.

Yi Li, professor of biostatistics, SPH, effective Sept. 1.

Chauncey Monte-Sano, associate professor of education, School of Education (SoE), effective Sept. 1.

Deborah Dash Moore, professor of Judaic studies, LSA, effective Sept. 1.

Anita Norich, professor of Judaic studies, effective Sept. 1.

Allison Murphy Ryan, associate professor of education, SoE, effective Sept. 1.

Joseph P. Ryan, associate professor of social work, School of Social Work, effective Sept. 1.

Ruby Tapia, associate professor of English language and literature and associate professor of women’s studies, LSA, effective Sept. 1.

Named professorships

Stephen G. Bloom, Howard R. Marsh Visiting Professor of Journalism, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2011-April 30, 2012.

*Enoch Brater, Kenneth T. Rowe Collegiate Professor of Dramatic Literature, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2011-Aug. 31, 2016.

Brian C. Callaghan, Fovette E. Dush Early Career Professor, Medical School, effective Aug. 1, 2011-Aug. 31, 2016.

*Dr. Ronald Chervin, Michael S. Aldrich Collegiate Professor of Sleep Medicine, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2011-Aug. 31, 2016.

Dr. Kevin C. Chung, Charles de Nancrède Professor of Surgery, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2011-Aug. 31, 2016.

*Dr. Stephen Gruber, H. Marvin Pollard Professor of Internal Medicine, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2011-Aug. 31, 2016.

Lee Hartmann, Leo Goldberg Collegiate Professor of Astronomy, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2011-Aug. 31, 2016.

*Dr. Ronald Hirschl, Arnold G. Coran Collegiate Professor of Pediatric Surgery, Medical School, effective Oct. 1, 2011-Aug. 31, 2016.

*Dr. Joel Howell, Victor Vaughn Collegiate Professor of the History of Medicine, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2011-Aug. 31, 2016.

Shixin Jack Hu, J. Reid and Polly Anderson Professor of Manufacturing Technology, CoE, effective Sept. 1, 2011-Aug. 31, 2016.

*Dr. Edward Hurvitz, James W. Rae Collegiate Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2011-Aug. 31, 2016.

*Robert Emmett Kennedy, Tom Lantos Professor of Business Administration, Stephen M. Ross School of Business, effective Jan. 1, 2012-Dec. 31, 2016.

Gregory Keoleian, Peter M. Wege Endowed Professor of Sustainable Systems, School of Natural Resources and the Environment, effective July 1, 2011-June 30, 2016.

*Dr. William Kuzon Jr., Reed O. Dingman Collegiate Professor of Plastic Surgery, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2011-Aug. 31, 2016.

Dr. Elizabeth Lawlor, Russell G. Adderley Professor of Pediatric Oncology, Medical School, effective Oct. 1, 2011-Aug. 31, 2016.

Dr. John LiPuma, James L. Wilson, M.D. Research Professor of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2011-Aug. 31, 2016.

Dr. Howard Markel, George E. Wantz, Professor of the History of Medicine, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2011-Aug. 31, 2016.

Dr. Donna Martin, Donita B. Sullivan, M.D. Research Professor of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2011-Aug. 31, 2016.

*Jyotirmoy Mazumder, Robert H. Lurie Professor of Engineering, CoE, effective Sept. 1, 2011-Aug. 31, 2016.

Dr. Ram Menon, David Murray Cowie, M.D. Research Professor of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2011-Aug. 31, 2016.

Jacques Nör, Donald A. Kerr Collegiate Professor of Dentistry, School of Dentistry, effective Sept. 1, 2011-Aug. 31, 2016.

*Dr. Gabriel Nunez, Paul de Kruif Professor of Academic Pathology, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2011-Aug. 31, 2016.

Yaniv Plan, T. H. Hildebrandt Research Assistant Professor of Mathematics, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2011-May 31, 2014.

David Potter, Francis W. Kelsey Collegiate Professor of Greek and Roman History, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2011-Aug. 31, 2016.

Dr. Mack Ruffin IV, Dr. Max and Buena Lichter Research Professor of Family Medicine, Medical School, effective Nov. 1, 2011-Aug. 31, 2016.

*Mark W. Russell, Aaron Stern Professor of Pediatric Cardiology, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2011-Aug. 31, 2016.

*Kang Geun Shin, Kevin and Nancy O’Connor Professor of Computer Science, CoE, effective Sept. 1, 2011-Aug. 31, 2016.

*Sarah Thomason, William J. Gedney Collegiate Professor of Linguistics, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2011-Aug. 31, 2016.

*Rob Van der Voo, Frank H. T. Rhodes Collegiate Professor of Geological Sciences, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2011-Aug. 31, 2016.

*Dr. Stanley J. Watson Jr., Ralph Waldo Gerard Professor of Neurosciences in the Department of Psychiatry, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2011-Aug. 31, 2016.

*Martin B. Zimmerman, Ford Motor Company Clinical Professor of Business Administration, Stephen M. Ross School of Business, effective Jan. 1, 2012-Dec. 31, 2016.

*Dr. Jon-Kar Zubieta, Phil F. Jenkins Research Professor of Depression, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2011-Aug. 31, 2016.

Administrative appointments

J. David Allan, interim dean, SNRE, effective Sept. 1, 2011-Dec. 31, 2011.

*Susan M. Collins, Joan and Sanford Weill Dean of Public Policy, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, effective Sept. 1, 2012-June 30, 2017.

William Currie, associate dean for academic affairs, SNRE, effective Sept. 1, 2011-Aug. 31, 2012.

Kim Hayes, interim chair, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, CoE, effective Sept. 1.

Dr. Monica Lypson, interim associate dean for diversity, Medical School, effective Aug.15.

Nancy Mason, associate dean for student services, College of Pharmacy, effective Sept.1, 2011-Aug. 31, 2014.

*Henry Meares, assistant dean, SoE, effective Aug. 1, 2011-July 31, 2014.

Michael R. Moore, associate dean for research, SNRE, effective Sept. 1, 2011-Aug. 31, 2012.

Henry Mosberg, senior associate dean, College of Pharmacy, effective Sept. 1, 2011-Aug. 31, 2012.

Bruce Mueller, associate dean for academic affairs, College of Pharmacy, effective Sept. 1, 2011-Aug. 31, 2014.

*Dr. Jeffrey Myers, A. James French Professor of Diagnostic Pathology, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2011-Aug. 31, 2016.

*Douglas Noll, chair, Department of Biomedical Engineering, CoE, effective July 1, 2012-Aug. 31, 2013.

Melody Lynn Racine, associate dean for academic affairs, School of Music, Theatre & Dance, effective Sept. 1, 2011-June 30, 2014.

Dr. Sally Santen, assistant dean for educational research and quality improvement, Medical School, effective Aug. 1.

David H. Sherman, associate dean for research and graduate education, College of Pharmacy, effective Sept. 1, 2011-Aug. 31, 2014.

James G. Stevenson, chair, Department of Clinical, Social, and Administrative Sciences, College of Pharmacy, effective Sept. 1, 2011-Aug. 31, 2014.

*Antonia Villarruel, associate dean for research and global affairs, School of Nursing, effective Jan. 1, 2015-June 30, 2016.

*Ronald Woodard, chair, Department of Medicinal Chemistry, College of Pharmacy, effective Sept. 1, 2011-Aug. 31, 2012.

*Reappointments

Dearborn Campus

Cecile Aitchison, associate vice chancellor for institutional advancement, effective Sept. 15.

Lee Redding, associate dean for academic affairs, College of Business, effective Oct. 1, 2011-Dec. 31, 2012.

Flint Campus

David Gordon, dean, School of Health Professions and Studies, effective Aug. 16, 2011-June 30, 2016.

Retirements

Rosemary Berardi, professor of pharmacy, College of Pharmacy, and clinical pharmacist, UMH Inpatient Pharmacy Services, effective Aug. 31. Berardi joined U-M in 1969. A professor and a clinical pharmacist at the Health System, her teaching, practice and clinical research have focused on the treatment of acid related diseases, and she has presented her work through numerous publications and presentations. She was chosen as the first recipient of the College of Pharmacy’s Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award in 1999, has received several national awards including the American College of Clinical Pharmacy’s Education Award in 2005, and currently serves as a consultant to the FDA Gastrointestinal Drugs Advisory Committee.

David Hart, senior associate librarian, Frances Willson Thompson Library, UM-Flint, effective April 29. He joined the UM-Flint faculty in 1977, and played a key role in the transformation of the library services from paper-oriented to digital, including the automation of catalog processing and transitioning from paper to digital records for new books. As head of technical services since 1992, Hart led a multi-year project to convert the bibliographic records of several hundred thousand older books from print to digital formats. His leadership in helping build the Mirlyn research catalog supported not only current faculty and students, but future generations of researchers.

Nabil Khalidi, director of international programs and clinical associate professor of pharmacy, College of Pharmacy, and clinical pharmacist, U-M Hospitals Pharmacy Services, effective June 30. Khalidi joined the university in 1979. Khalidi is known for his research in parenteral and enteral nutrition. His contributions to several editions of “The Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition Manual” serve as a resource for clinicians across the country. He received the College of Pharmacy Student Appreciation Award in 2007 and 2009. He received the Residency Excellence Award by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists in 2010.

Dr. David Knesper, associate professor of psychiatry, Medical School, effective Aug. 31. He joined the U-M faculty in 1974 and served as a research investigator and assistant research scientist at the Mental Health Research Institute. Knesper is recognized nationally as a leader in the field of suicidology and suicide prevention education. His leadership positions within the Department of Psychiatry include serving as director of the hospital psychiatry section. He leads the department’s suicide prevention initiatives, and will continue in this role. Knesper received the department’s Teacher of the Year Award four times and received the American Psychiatric Association’s Irma Bland Award for Excellence in Teaching Residents in 2006.

Joseph Krajcik, professor of education, School of Education, and academic program director, IDEA Institute, LSA, effective Aug. 31. Krajcik joined the faculty in 1990, and served as associate dean for research in the School of Education from 2006-10. He was appointed co-director of the IDEA Institute, a collaborative effort between LSA and the School of Education, in 2007. Krajcik works with teachers and in science classrooms to improve the way students learn science concepts and practices. He is a principle investigator in a materials development project funded by the National Science Foundation, that aims to design, develop, and test the next generation of middle school curriculum materials to better engage students.

Margaret Leary, director of the Law Library and librarian, Law School, effective July 29. She joined the university of Michigan in 1973 and was promoted to director of the Law Library in 1984 and was a lecturer in the School of Information. Leary was a national leader in the field of law librarianship, serving as president of the American Association of Law Libraries from 1988-89. At U-M she served on the Senate Assembly, Senate Advisory Committee on University Affairs, the Academic Affairs Advisory Committee, and as faculty advisor to student publications. She has contributed several articles to the field of law librarianship, and has a forthcoming book about the Law Quad.

Catherine Lord, professor of psychology and Urie Bronfenbrenner Collegiate Professor of Psychology, LSA; professor of psychiatry, Medical School; research professor, Center for Human Growth and Development; and director, Autism and Communication Disorders Center, retired May 31. Lord joined the faculty in 2001. She developed the first widely accepted diagnostic tools of social behavior and communication: the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule and the Autism Diagnostic Interview, and has received numerous awards, including the American Psychological Association Award for Distinguished Applied Research in 2010. She was named Michiganian of the Year by the Detroit News in 2008.

Timothy Richards, librarian and director, Mardigian Library, UM-Dearborn, effective June 30. He joined the university in 1976, left and returned in 1989 to assume the position of director of the Mardigian Library. He extended regular hours and established 24-hour finals study, and had certain areas redesigned to provide better service to students and faculty. Under his leadership, the Voice/Vision Holocaust Survivor Oral History Archive and the Campus Archives were established. Richards also is known for his involvement with the Michigan Council of Library Directors, and his advocacy led to the development of a statewide document delivery system and the establishment of the Michigan eLibrary Catalog Project in 2004.

Karen Farchaus Stein, professor of nursing, School of Nursing, associate professor of psychiatry, Medical School, and faculty associate, Center for Global Health, School of Public Health, effective July 31. Stein joined the School of Nursing in 1989, and in the classroom used innovative approaches to increase student participation. She published and presented nationally and internationally on the topic of eating disorder interventions. She is editor of the Journal of the American Psychiatric Nursing Association. In 2003 Stein was inducted as a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing. In 2006 she received the Outstanding Faculty Paper Award from the Midwest Nursing Research Society/Western Journal of Nursing Research.

George W. Taylor, professor of dentistry, School of Dentistry, and professor of epidemiology, School of Public Health, effective Aug. 31. Taylor joined the faculty in 1993. He has published four book chapters, and more than 100 peer-reviewed papers and research abstracts focusing on the public health threats of diabetes and its impact on dental health. Using information from insurance and employee databases, Taylor established key recommendations that have influenced dental health care policies. He is in demand as a speaker, having delivered more than 120 national presentations, is a consultant to the Centers for Disease Control, and a director of the American Board of Dental Public Health.

 

SPOTLIGHT

Bill Austin, events assistant, Athletic Department facilities and operations, on reactions from people touring Michigan Stadium: “When I’m giving these tours, whether it’s young kids, adults or senior citizens, I like to see the enjoyment on their faces.”

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