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Week of April 15, 2013

Regents roundup

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

South Quad renovation wins final approval

The Board of Regents authorized issuing the South Quadrangle Renovation project for bids and awarding construction contracts. The $60 million project will renovate approximately 106,700 square feet of space to provide expanded dining facilities for the Central Campus neighborhood, update bathrooms throughout the building, create spaces for student interaction and development, and upgrade the building’s infrastructure. Housing resources are funding the project scheduled for completion in summer 2014.

Moore Building to receive new roof

The roof of the Earl V. Moore Building, home of the School of Music, Theatre & Dance, will be replaced. The $1.8 million project is being funded by university investment proceeds and is scheduled for completion this fall.

Air handlers to be replaced at NCRC

Air handlers serving Building 10 at the North Campus Research Complex that have exceeded their service life will be replaced with new, energy-efficient units. The $4.3 million project, scheduled for completion in spring 2014, is funded by the Medical School.

University Hospital communication closet upgrades planned

Mechanical and electrical systems serving 22 communication closets in the patient tower at University Hospital will be upgraded to increase the reliability of data equipment to support patient care. The U-M Hospitals and Health Centers will fund the $2.2 million project scheduled for completion in spring 2014.

Pediatric care units relocating

A $3.6 million leasehold improvement project is planned to relocate the Pediatric Speech Language Pathology, Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy services from the old C. S. Mott Children’s Hospital to leased space at 2205 Commonwealth Blvd. This relocation will alleviate space constraints in the current location to increase patient access and satisfaction. Hospitals and Health Centers will fund the project scheduled for completion in winter 2014.

New wound-care clinic planned

Faculty Group Practice and Ambulatory Care Services will establish a new wound-care clinic in leased space at Domino’s Farms to enhance the coordination and practice of wound care within the Health System. A $2.34 million leasehold improvement project, funded by the Hospitals and Health Centers, is planned to create the new clinic. Construction is to be completed in summer 2014.

ANN ARBOR CAMPUS

Administrative appointments

* Peggy Burns, assistant dean for advancement, LSA, effective July 1, 2013-June 30, 2018.

Thomas A. Finholt, acting dean, School of Information, effective July 1-Dec. 31, 2013.

Alfred Franzblau, vice provost for academic and budgetary affairs, Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, effective May 6, 2013-June 30, 2018.

James P. Holloway, vice provost for global and engaged education, Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, effective July 1, 2013-June 30, 2018.

Laurie K. McCauley, dean, School of Dentistry, effective Sept. 1, 2013-Aug. 31, 2018.

* Tiya A. Miles, chair, Department of Afroamerican and African Studies, LSA, effective July 1, 2013-June 30, 2014.

Named professorships

Daniel A. Crane, Frederick Paul Furth, Sr. Professor of Law, Law School, effective March 1, 2013-June 30, 2018.

Dr. David A. Fox, Frederick G. L. Huetwell and William D. Robinson, M.D. Professor of Rheumatology, Medical School, effective March 1, 2013-Aug. 31, 2018.

Ellen D. Katz, Ralph W. Aigler Professor of Law, Law School, effective March 1, 2013-June 30, 2018.

Vikramaditya S. Khanna, William W. Cook Professor of Law, Law School, effective March 1, 2013-June 30, 2018.

Nina A. Mendelson, Joseph L. Sax Collegiate Professor of Law, Law School, effective March 1, 2013-June 30, 2018.

* Charlotte M. Mistretta, William R. Mann Professor of Dentistry, School of Dentistry, effective April 1, 2013-March 31, 2018.

Theodore B. Norris, Gerard A. Mourou Collegiate Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, College of Engineering (CoE), effective March 1, 2013-Dec. 31, 2017.

William J. Novak, Charles F. and Edith J. Clyne Professor of Law, Law School, effective March 1, 2013-June 30, 2018.

William E. Rainey, Jerome W. Conn Collegiate Professor, Medical School, effective March 1, 2013-Aug. 31, 2018.

Lutgarde M. Raskin, Altarum/ERIM Russell D. O’Neal Professor of Engineering, CoE, effective March 1, 2013-Dec. 31, 2017.

FLINT CAMPUS

Scott D. Johnson, dean, effective July 1, 2013-June 30, 2018, and professor of marketing, School of Management, effective July 1.

* Reappointments

Retirements

Rose A. Casement, professor of education, School of Education and Human Services, UM-Flint, effective Dec. 31, 2012. She joined the Flint faculty in 1999. Her research on children’s literature and teaching explored topics including black history; diversity; lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender studies; multiculturalism; and students identified with special needs. Casement authored “Black History in the Pages of Children’s Literature” (2008) and co-authored, with Diana Mitchell and Pamela Waterbury, “Children’s Literature: An Invitation to the World” (2003). She presented her research at 34 conferences, served as chair of the Department of Education and associate dean of education in the School of Education and Human Services, and helped establish the Christopher Paul Curtis Writer’s Conference for young children.

Neal H. Clinthorne, research professor of radiology in the Medical School, effective Feb. 28. He joined the faculty in 1979. A successful investigator and entrepreneur, Clinthorne’s research focused on medical imaging instrumentation utilizing mathematical and statistical techniques; novel image formation methods for positron emission tomography, single-photon emission computer tomography and computed tomography, and application-specific imaging devices. He published 183 journal articles, holds 21 patents, and served as the principal investigator for numerous federally funded research projects. Clinthorne co-founded and has served as the chief executive officer for Xoran Technologies Inc. and received the 2005 Innovation of the Year Award presented by the Michigan Economic Development Corp.

Richard H. Moyer, professor of science education in the School of Education and professor of natural sciences in the College of Arts, Sciences and Letters, UM-Dearborn, effective Dec. 31, 2012. He joined the UM-Dearborn faculty in 1975. Moyer’s scholarly work focused on the application of cognitive learning theory to the development of science curriculum materials for K-12 students. He authored two sets of science textbooks, a college textbook for elementary school teachers, and numerous journal articles. He played a pivotal role in the establishment of the Inquiry Institute, an interdisciplinary endeavor focused on the collaboration of natural science and science education faculty. Moyer received the UM-Dearborn Distinguished Teaching Award in 1981 and 1991.

Robert P. Steel, professor of organizational behavior, College of Business, UM-Dearborn, effective Dec. 31, 2012. He joined the UM-Dearborn faculty in 2000. An outstanding leader, scholar and researcher, he published articles in leading journals including the Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Management, and the Academy of Management Journal. He served as an associate editor of the Human Resource Management Review, and on the editorial review boards of the Journal of Organizational Behavior and the Journal of Business and Psychology. Steel developed and taught courses and served in leadership positions on campus including chair of the Department of Management Studies and associate dean for research and graduate programs.

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