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Week of July 8, 2013

Regents Roundup

The following items were approved by the Board of Regents at its June 20 meeting.

East Hall renovation for biopsychology

Approximately 12,500 gross square feet of office space within East Hall will be renovated to create a new research laboratory for the Biopsychology Area of the Department of Psychology. The $4.6 million project will be funded by LSA and is scheduled to be completed next summer.

Department of Astronomy moving to West Hall

The Department of Astronomy will relocate from the David M. Dennison Building to the third and fourth floors of West Hall to permit greater interdepartmental collaboration. To accommodate the relocation, a $5.5 million renovation of approximately 21,800 gross square feet within West Hall is planned. As part of the project, the administrative offices of the Department of Statistics will be relocated to shared space with the Department of Astronomy to gain administrative efficiencies. LSA will fund the project that is scheduled to be completed next summer.

Critical power upgrades at University Hospital

The critical power distribution system at University Hospital will be upgraded to support new technology, incremental medical equipment, changes to areas that have occurred, provide reserve capacity for future requirements, and improve system safety and reliability. The $1.6 million project will be funded from Hospitals and Health Centers’ resources and is scheduled to be completed next spring.

Ann Arbor Campus

Faculty appointments and promotions with tenure

Matias D. Cattaneo, associate professor of economics, LSA, effective Sept. 1.

Rosario E. Ceballo, transfer of tenure to associate professor of psychology, LSA, effective Sept. 1.

Bruce W. Frier, transfer of tenure to professor of law, with tenure, Law School, effective Sept. 1, 2013.

Nouri Neamati, professor of medicinal chemistry, College of Pharmacy, effective July 1.

Corey R. J. Stephenson, associate professor of chemistry, LSA, effective Sept. 1.

Jeffrey Veidlinger, professor of history, and professor of Judaic studies, LSA, effective Sept. 1.

Named professorships

Brian D. Athey, Michael Savageau Collegiate Professor, Medical School, effective June 1, 2013-Aug. 31, 2018.

Barbara L. Brush, Carol J. and F. Edward Lake Clinical Professor of Nursing, School of Nursing, effective Sept. 1, 2013-Aug. 31, 2016.

* David K. Cohen, John Dewey Collegiate Professor of Education, School of Education, effective Sept. 1, 2013-Aug. 31, 2018.

* Dena Goodman, Lila Miller Collegiate Professor of History and Women’s Studies, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2013-Aug. 31, 2018.

* Erdogan Gulari, Donald L. Katz Collegiate Professor of Chemical Engineering, College of Engineering (CoE), effective Sept. 1, 2013-Aug. 31, 2018.

* Joseph I. Helman, Chalmers J. Lyons Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, School of Dentistry, effective July 1, 2013-June 30, 2018.

* Ian A. Hiskens, Vennema Professor of Engineering, CoE, effective Sept. 1, 2013-Aug. 31, 2018.

* Yoram Koren, Paul G. Goebel Professor of Engineering, CoE, effective Sept. 1, 2013-May 31, 2014.

Dr. Norah N. Naughton, Georgine M. Steude Professor of Anesthesiology Education, Medical School, effective July 1, 2013-Aug. 31, 2018.

Nouri Neamati, John G. Searle Professor of Medicinal Chemistry, effective July 1, 2013-June 30, 2018.

* David E. Smith, John G. Wagner Collegiate Professor of Pharmacy, College of Pharmacy, effective July 1, 2013-June 30, 2018.

* A. Galip Ulsoy, William Clay Ford Professor of Manufacturing, CoE, effective Sept. 1, 2013-May 31, 2016.

J. Keith Vincent, Toyota Visiting Professor of Japanese Studies, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2013-April 30, 2014.

* Ronald W. Woodard, F.F. Blicke Collegiate Professor of Pharmacy, College of Pharmacy, effective July 1, 2013-June 30, 2018.

* Virginia R. Young, Cecil J. and Ethel M. Nesbitt Professor of Actuarial Mathematics, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2013-Aug. 31, 2018.

Administrative appointments

Patrice S. Beddor, chair, Department of Linguistics, LSA, effective July 1, 2013-June 30, 2014.

Robert Bement, chair, Air Force Officer Education Program, effective July 1, 2013-June 30, 2015.

Gina L. Bertolini, associate vice president and deputy general counsel, Office of the Vice President and General Counsel, effective July 15.

* Matthew N. Biro, chair, Department of the History of Art, LSA, effective July 1, 2013-June 30, 2016.

Kathleen M. Canning, chair, Department of History, LSA, effective July 1, 2013-June 30, 2016.

Gregory D. Cartee, associate dean for research, School of Kinesiology, effective July 1, 2013-June 30, 2015.

* Elizabeth R. Cole, chair, Department of Women’s Studies, LSA, effective July 1, 2013-June 30, 2015.

* Philip J. Deloria, associate dean for undergraduate education, LSA, effective July 1, 2013-June 30, 2016.

Amy K. Dittmar, associate dean for specialty maters programs, Stephen M. Ross School of Business, effective July 1, 2013-June 30, 2016.

* Susan J. Douglas, chair, Department of Communication Studies, LSA, effective July 1, 2013-June 30, 2015.

* Gregory E. Dowd, chair, Department of American Culture, LSA, effective July 1-Dec 31, 2013.

David R. Engelke, interim chair, Department of Biological Chemistry, Medical School, effective July 1, 2013.

Joseph Evans, chair, Navy Officer Education Program, effective Aug. 1, 2013-June 30, 2016.

* Deborah E. Goldberg, chair, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, LSA, effective July 1-Aug. 31, 2013.

James L. Hilton, vice provost for digital educational initiatives, Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, effective July 1.

* Rebecca A. Lange, chair, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, LSA, effective July 1, 2013-June 30, 2014.

* Mary Joann McDaniel, assistant dean for undergraduate programs, Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design, effective July 1, 2013-June 30, 2018.

* Knute J. Nadelhoffer, director, Biological Station, LSA, effective July 1, 2013-June 30, 2018.

* Pamela A. Raymond, chair, Department of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology, LSA, effective July 1, 2013-June 30, 2014.

* Michael C. Schoenfeldt, chair, Department of English Language and Literature, LSA, effective July 1, 2013-June 30, 2015.

* Ruth S. Scodel, chair, Department of Classical Studies, LSA, effective July 1-Dec. 31, 2013.

Brian D. Noble, associate dean for undergraduate education, CoE, effective July 1, 2013-June 30, 2018.

Helmut Puff, chair, Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures, LSA, effective July 1, 2013-June 30, 2014.

Christopher J. Ratte, director, Kelsey Museum of Archaeology, LSA, effective July 1, 2013-June 30, 2017.

Dearborn Campus

Michael D. Harkness, chair, Department of Accounting and Finance, College of Business, effective July 1, 2013-June 30, 2016.

Michael A. Lachance, chair, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, College of Arts, Sciences and Letters, effective July 1, 2013-June 30, 2016.

Claudia S. Kocher, associate dean, College of Business, effective July 1, 2013-June 30, 2016.

Karen S. Strandholm, chair, Department of Management Studies, College of Business, effective July 1, 2013-Dec. 31, 2015.

Richard O. Straub, chair, Department of Behavioral Sciences, College of Arts, Sciences and Letters, effective July 1, 2013-June 30, 2016.

Flint Campus

Martin Mark Kaufman, chair, Department of Earth and Resource Science, College of Arts and Sciences, effective July 1, 2013-June 30, 2016.

Brian W. DiBlassio, chair, Department of Music, College of Arts and Sciences, effective Aug. 1, 2013-June 30, 2016.

Chris C. Douglas, chair, Department of Economics, College of Art and Sciences, effective Jan. 1, 2014-June 30, 2016.

Gerald Glasco, interim chief financial officer, Office of the Chancellor, effective July 1.

William C. Webb Jr., interim vice chancellor for business, Office of the Chancellor, effective July 1.

* Reappointments

Retirements

Dr. Ronald F. Maio, professor of emergency medicine, Medical School; assistant research scientist, U-M Transportation Research Institute; and director, Office of Human Compliance Review, effective June 30. He joined U-M in 1989. Maio’s research and teaching interests focused on the prevention and treatment of traumatic injuries, the effectiveness of emergency medical services systems, and the relationship of alcohol and drugs to traumatic injury. He was a major contributor in the development of the innovative Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network and was the principal investigator of the Emergency Medical Systems Outcomes Project funded by the National Traffic Safety Administration. Maio was a dedicated mentor of students, residents, fellows and faculty, and played an instrumental role in the success of the Department of Emergency Medicine.

Lauren E. Talalay, associate director and curator, Kelsey Museum of Archaeology, LSA, effective June 30. Talalay joined the Kelsey in 1986. Talalay has served as acting director and associate director. A scholar of Aegean prehistory, Talalay authored, coauthored, and edited publications including the forthcoming “Prehistory of the Paximadi Peninsula, Greece: Results from the Southern Euboea Exploration Project.” She orchestrated numerous exhibitions including “Vaults of Heaven: Visions of Byzantium and Cavafy’s World: Ancient Passions.” The latter exhibition resulted in a book “... what these Ithakas mean: Readings in Cavafy,” recognized by The Times Literary Supplement as one of the best books of 2002. Talalay also maintained an active archaeological fieldwork program in Greece and established the Museum’s docent program.

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