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Week of September 23, 2013

Regents Roundup

Renovations planned at UM-Dearborn

Approximately 11,000 gross square feet of space in the Academic Support Center will be renovated to create faculty and staff offices for the Natural Science Department, computing labs, student study areas, and completely replace the fire detection and alarm system in the building. The $3.54 million project will be funded from University of Michigan-Dearborn resources and is scheduled to be completed in the winter of 2015.

In the Science Building Computing Wing, approximately 10,000 gross square feet will be renovated to create three physics laboratories and one chemistry laboratory, an electronics repair shop, and provide a comprehensive update to the Science Learning Center. The $4.82 million project is scheduled for completion in the winter of 2015 and will be funded from UM-Dearborn resources.

UMHS plans leasehold improvements

To support the upcoming fundraising campaign, a project is planned to improve existing leased space and expand into additional space for the development and alumni relations offices of the U-M Health System. The project is estimated to cost $1,498,560 and will be funded from Health System resources. Construction is scheduled to be completed next fall.

Sale of property planned in tech park

U-M will sell approximately 51 acres of vacant land in the Ann Arbor Technology Park to NSF International, an accredited non-profit third-party certification body that tests and certifies products to verify that they meet public health and safety standards. The land will be used to expand NSF International’s facility adjacent to the parcels on Dixboro Road. NSF International has collaborated with the university for approximately 70 years, working to improve environmental health, safety and hygiene standards throughout the world, and has provided extensive support to the university through endowed student scholarships, an endowed chair in the School of Public Health, and funded many research projects at the university. The property will be sold for the appraised value of $3.52 million, with the university to retain mineral rights and be granted the right of first opportunity to acquire the property.

Regents approve name change for Division of Student Affairs

The Board of Regents Sept. 19 approved Student Life as the new name for the Division of Student Affairs, effective Oct. 1.

In the recommendation to the regents, Vice President for Student Affairs E. Royster Harper explained that Student Life better describes the core work of the division, which encompasses the many aspects of a student’s life. The programs and services provided by the units within the organization are grounded in transformative learning experiences; community, intercultural and personal development; social justice, health and well-being education; intervention, support and advocacy.

“In conversations with Michigan students, staff, and parents, Student Life resonates and excites,” Harper said. “Further, Student Life creates a clearer and more meaningful connection in our communications with diverse audiences outside the institution. This will be important to the success of our outreach in the current capital campaign and to enable future efforts to connect, inspire, and build community both within and beyond the university.”

Ann Arbor Campus

Faculty appointments and promotions with tenure

Elizabeth S. Anderson, professor of philosophy and women’s studies, LSA, effective Sept. 1.

Daniel A. Beard, professor of molecular and integrative physiology, Medical School, effective Sept. 1.

Pingsha Dong, professor of naval architecture and marine engineering, College of Engineering, effective Sept. 1.

Carol A. Fierke, professor of chemistry, and professor of biological chemistry, LSA, effective Sept. 1.

Susan A. Gelman, professor of psychology, LSA, effective Sept. 1.

Ronald G. Larson, professor of biomedical engineering, CoE and Medical School, effective Sept. 1.

Victor B. Lieberman, professor of history, LSA, effective Sept. 1.

Jody R. Lori, associate professor of nursing, School of Nursing, effective Sept. 1.

Markus Mobius, associate professor of information, School of Information, effective Sept. 1.

Kayvan Najarian, associate professor of computational medicine and bioinformatics, Medical School, effective Aug.1.

Tanya Rosenblat, associate professor of information, School of Information, effective Sept. 1.

Dr. Ernestina Schipani, professor of orthopaedic surgery, Medical School, effective Sept. 1.

Alexandra M. Stern, professor of obstetrics and gynecology, Medical School, and professor of American culture, LSA, effective Sept. 1.

Stewart Thornhill, professor of business administration, Stephen M. Ross School of Business, effective Sept. 1.

Named professorships

Elizabeth S. Anderson, John Dewey Distinguished University Professor of Philosophy and Women’s Studies, and Arthur F. Thurnau Professor, LSA, effective Sept. 1.

Dr. Peter Arvan, William K. and Delores S. Brehm, Professor of Type 1 Diabetes Research, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2013-Aug. 31, 2018.

Liliana Borcea, Peter Field Collegiate Professor of Mathematics, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2013-Aug. 31, 2018.

Dr. James E. Carpenter, Harold W. and Helen L. Gehring Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2013-Aug. 31, 2018.

James Douglas, G. Carl Huber Professor of Developmental Biology, Medical School, Jan. 1, 2014-Aug. 31, 2017.

Susan J. Douglas, Catherine Neafie Kellogg Professor of Communication, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2013-Aug. 31, 2018.

Dr. Victor M. Elner, Ravitz Foundation Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Medical School, Sept. 1, 2013-Aug. 31, 2018.

Leela Fernandes, Glenda Dickerson Collegiate Professor of Women’s Studies, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2013-Aug. 31, 2018.

* Dr. James L. Ferrara, Ruth Heyn Professor of Pediatric Oncology, Medical School, Sept. 1, 2013-Aug. 31, 2018.

Carol A. Fierke, Jerome and Isabella Karle Distinguished University Professor of Chemistry, LSA, effective Sept. 1.

* Dr. Gary L. Freed, Percy J. Murphy, M.D. and Mary C. Murphy, R.N. Professor of Pediatrics for Child Health Delivery, Medical School, Sept. 1, 2013-Aug. 31, 2018.

Susan A. Gelman, Heinz Werner Distinguished University Professor of Psychology, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2013.

*William V. Giannobile, William K. and Mary Anne Najjar Professor of Dentistry, School of Dentistry, effective Oct. 1, 2013-Sept. 30, 2018.

* Karla Goldman, Sol Drachler Professor of Social Work, School of Social Work, effective Sept. 1, 2013-Aug. 31, 2018.

Deborah L. Gumucio, James Douglas Engel Collegiate Professor, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2013-Aug. 31, 2018.

* Dr. Daniel F., Hayes, Stuart B. Padnos Professor of Breast Cancer Research, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2013-Aug. 31, 2018.

* Dr. John R. Heckenlively, Paul R. Lichter Professor of Ophthalmic Genetics, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2013-Aug. 31, 2018.

Dr. Hero K. Hussain, Saroja Adusumilli Collegiate Professor of Radiology, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2013-Aug. 31, 2018.

* David W. Hutton, John G. Searle Assistant Professor of Health Management and Policy, School of Public Health, effective Oct. 1, 2013-Sept. 30, 2016.

* Dr. Jose Jalife, Cyrus and Jane Farrehi Professor of Cardiovascular Research, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2013-Aug. 31, 2018.

* Dr. Timothy R.B., Johnson, Bates Professor of Diseases of Women and Children, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2013-Aug. 31, 2018.

Gautam Kaul, John C. and Sally S. Morley Professor of Finance, Stephen M. Ross School of Business, effective Sept. 1, 2013-Aug. 31, 2014.

Edward Webb Keane, Jr., George Herbert Mead Collegiate Professor of Anthropology, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2013-Aug. 31, 2018.

* Dr. David B. Kershaw, Robert C. Kelsch Collegiate Professor of Pediatric Nephrology, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2013-Aug. 31, 2018.

Valerie A. Kivelson, Thomas N. Tentler Collegiate Professor of History, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2013-Aug. 31, 2018.

Victor B. Lieberman, Raoul Wallenberg Distinguished University Professor of History, LSA, effective Sept. 1.

* Dr. Anna Suk-Fong Lok, Alice Lohrman Andrews Research Professor of Hepatology, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2013-Aug. 31, 2018.

* Andrei S. Markovits, Karl W. Deutsch Collegiate Professor of Comparative Politics and German Studies, LSA effective Sept. 1, 2013-Aug. 31, 2018.

* Dr. Juanita L. Merchant, H. Marvin Pollard Professor of Gastrointestinal Sciences, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2013-Aug. 31, 2018.

* Douglas L. Miller, William H. Beierwaltes Collegiate Research Professor, Office of Research, effective Sept. 1, 2013-Aug. 31, 2018.

* Dr. Fred Morady, McKay Professor of Cardiovascular Disease, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2013-Aug. 31, 2018.

James D. Morrow, A. F. K. Organski Collegiate Professor of World Politics, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2013-Aug. 31, 2018.

* Dr. Martin G. Myers, Marilyn H. Vincent Professor of Diabetes Research, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2013-Aug. 31, 2018.

Dr. Christine C. Nelson, Bartley R. Frueh, M.D. and Frueh Family Collegiate Professor of Eye Plastics and Orbital Surgery, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2013-Aug. 31.

Anita Norich, Kensky Collegiate Professor of English and Judaic Studies, LSA, effective Sept. 1.

* Dr. Hakan Oral, Frederick G.L. Huetwell Research Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2013-Aug. 31, 2018.

John M. O’Shea, Emerson F. Greenman Collegiate Professor of Anthropological Archaeology, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2013-Aug. 31, 2018.

* Scott E. Page, Leonid Hurwicz Collegiate Professor of Political Science, Complex Systems, and Economics, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2013-Aug. 31, 2018.

* Dr. David J. Pinsky, J. Griswold Ruth, M.D. and Margery Hopkins Ruth Professor of Internal Medicine, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2013-Aug. 31, 2018.

Ayyalusamy Ramamoorthy, Robert W. Parry Collegiate Professor of Chemistry, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2013-Aug. 31, 2018.

* Rudy J. Richardson, Dow Professor of Toxicology, School of Public Health, effective Oct.1, 2013-Sept. 30, 2018.

Yongbin Ruan, William Fulton Collegiate Professor of Mathematics, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2013-Aug. 31, 2018.

Dr. Oren Sagher, William F. Chandler Collegiate Professor of Neurosurgery, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2013-Aug. 31, 2018.

Alan R. Saltiel, John Jacob Abel Collegiate Professor of the Life Sciences, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2013-Aug. 31, 2018.

Janet L. Smith, Margaret J. Hunter Collegiate Professor in the Life Sciences, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2013-Aug. 31, 2018.

Stewart Thornhill, Eugene Applebaum Professor of Entrepreneurial Studies, Stephen M. Ross School of Business, effective Sept. 1, 2013-Aug. 31.

Jeffrey Veidlinger, Joseph Brodsky Collegiate Professor of History and Judaic Studies, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2013-Aug. 31, 2018.

Jianzhi Zhang, Marshall W. Nirenberg Collegiate Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2013-Aug. 31, 2018.

Bing Zhou, Donald A. Glaser Collegiate Professor of Physics, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2013-Aug. 31, 2018.

Administrative appointments

Mark A. Burns, chair, Department of Chemical Engineering, CoE, effective Sept. 1, 2013-Aug. 31, 2018.

Charles R. Doering, acting director, Center for the Study of Complex Systems, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2013-June 30, 2014.

Renee E. Duff, assistant dean for student services, School of Dentistry, effective Sept. 15, 2013-Aug. 31, 2018.

Carol A. Fierke, chair, Department of Chemistry, LSA, effective Sept. 1.

* Peter F. Green, chair, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, CoE, effective Sept. 1.

Ronald G. Larson, interim chair, Department of Biomedical Engineering, CoE, effective Sept. 1.

* Khalil Najafi, chair, Division of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, CoE, effective Sept. 1, 2013-Aug. 31, 2018.

* Thomas H. Zurbuchen, associate dean for entrepreneurial programs, CoE, effective Sept. 1, 2013-Aug. 31, 2016.

Dearborn Campus

* William I. Grosky, chair, Department of Computer and Information Science, College of Engineering and Computer Science, effective Sept. 1, 2013-Aug. 31, 2014.

* Yi Lu Murphey, chair, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, College of Engineering and Computer Science, effective Sept. 1, 2013-Aug. 31, 2014.

Mitchel A. Sollenberger, associate provost for undergraduate programs and integrative learning, Office of the Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, effective Sept. 1, 2013-Aug. 31, 2014.

Flint Campus

* Robert W. Barnett, interim chair, Department of Social Work, School of Education and Human Services, effective Sept. 1, 2013-Aug. 31, 2014.

Mary Jo Finney, interim chair, Department of Education, School of Education and Human Services, effective Sept. 1, 2013-June 30, 2014.

Roy S. Hanashiro, acting chair, Department of History, College of Arts and Sciences, effective July 1-Dec. 31, 2013.

Marianne P. McGrath, chair, Department of Psychology, College of Arts and Sciences, effective July 1, 2013-June 30, 2016.

Mojtaba Vaziri, David M. French Professor, University of Michigan-Flint, effective July 1.

Karen A. Arnould, university registrar, Office of the Registrar, effective Sept. 1.

* Reappointments

Retirements

Barbara A. DeWolfe, curator in the William L. Clements Library, effective July 5. DeWolfe joined the Clements Library in 1999. She transformed the Manuscripts Division by reorganizing the unit and significantly reducing the backlog of unprocessed collections. She successfully sought grants, wrote for Clements Library publications, and prepared exhibits. DeWolfe has edited, authored, or co-authored a number of books and articles including “Discoveries of America: Personal Accounts of British Emigrants to America During the Revolutionary Era.” During her time as research associate at Harvard University she assisted Professor Bernard Bailyn with “Voyagers to the West: A Passage in the Peopling of America on the Eve of the Revolution,” winner of the 1987 Pulitzer Prize in History.

Belinda Davis Lazarus, professor of education in the School of Education, UM-Dearborn, effective June 30. She joined the UM-Dearborn faculty in 1991. Lazarus’s scholarly work focused on special education with emphasis on the areas of effective instructional practices, technology for persons with disabilities, virtual K-12 schools, and attitudes towards reading expressed by students with learning disabilities. She authored numerous publications in leading refereed journals. As coordinator of the special education program she developed innovative undergraduate and graduate curricula. Lazarus also shared her time and expertise on campus committees and initiatives. She was a frequent invited lecturer and actively involved in professional organizations. Lazarus received the City of Detroit’s Outstanding Service Award in 1998 and the Foundation for Creative Dispute Resolution Award in 2006.

Susan C. McDonough, research associate professor and adjunct associate professor of social work in the School of Social Work, and associate research scientist in the Center for Human Growth and Development, effective May 31. She joined the faculty in 1992. McDonough’s research focused on the environmental, familial and social factors that influence the mental health of infants and young children. Her work sought to develop innovative and preventative interventions to improve parent-child relationships and the mental health of children. Many of her articles appeared in major peer-reviewed journals. McDonough was a frequent invited lecturer and actively involved in national professional societies. She helped establish the Committee for Children and the Welcome Back Veterans Initiative, which developed models for service delivery to veterans and their families.

Dr. Edward J. McGuire, Reed Nesbit Professor of Urology and professor of urology in the Medical School, effective June 30. He served on the faculty in 1983-92, and returned in 1999 to serve as head of the Neurourology and Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery Division. An internationally recognized scholar, McGuire’s research focused on leak point pressure, surgical corrections of lower urinary tract dysfunction, neural conditions that impact bladder and urethral function, and the treatment of incontinence. His pioneering work has led to the development of therapies now regarded as the standard of care. McGuire authored more than 250 peer-reviewed publications, eight books and 88 book chapters. He was a frequently invited lecturer. His awards have included the Urodynamics Society’s Lifetime Achievement Award, the American Foundation for Urologic Disease’s F. Brantley Scott, M.D. Award, and the American Urologic Association’s Hugh Hampton Young Award.

Thomas E. Powers, Johanna Meijer Magoon Principal Archivist and archivist in the Bentley Historical Library, effective Dec. 31, 2012. Powers joined the university in 1968. He oversaw the acquisition, processing, and cataloguing of more than 24,000 linear feet of historical material that has been added to the collections. His stewardship of the collection has led to the acquisition of the papers of every Michigan governor since G. Mennen Williams. Powers provided guidance to each governor on the selection of materials for the archives and orchestrated the arrangement and description of these collections. His expertise in collection management were documented in a journal article co-authored by Mark Greene and Dennis Meissner. Powers embraced new and transformative technologies, managed the digital conversion of the card catalog, and oversaw the conversion of finding aids to Encoded Archival Description.

John R.C. Wheeler, professor of health management and policy in the School of Public Health, faculty associate in the Survey Research Center, the Institute for Social Research, and faculty associate and professor of pediatrics and communicable diseases in the Medical School, effective July 31. Wheeler joined the faculty in 1977. His research on Medicare’s endstage renal disease payment program influenced reforms expected to save the Medicare program $900 million annually. More recently, Wheeler studied the economics of vaccine research and development. His research endeavors have resulted in more than 100 peer-reviewed journal articles. Under his leadership as chair, the Department of Health Management and Policy achieved national recognition as the top health administration program in the country by U.S. News & World Report. Wheeler also received the Association of University Programs in Health Administration Gary L. Filerman Prize for Educational
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