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Week of March 8, 2010

Regents Roundup

The following items were approved by the Board of Regents at its Feb. 18 meeting.

Zoology Museum project receives final approval

The regents authorized issuing bids and awarding construction contracts for the Varsity Drive Building and Alexander G. Ruthven Museums Building Museum of Zoology Collection Relocation and Renovations project. The majority of the museum’s wet collection will be relocated from Ruthven to approximately 46,000 gross square feet of renovated space at Varsity Drive, while a safe storage compartment for the teaching collection will be created in approximately 6,800 gross square feet of renovated space within Ruthven. The $17.6 million project will be funded by university investment proceeds and is scheduled to be completed in the summer of 2012.

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Administrative appointments

Daniel Ferris, associate dean for research, School of Kinesiology, effective March 1, 2010-June 30, 2013.

Philip Hanlon, provost and executive vice president for academic affairs, effective July 1, 2010-June 30, 2015.

Louis Loeb, interim chair, Department of Philosophy, LSA, effective June 1, 2010-June 30, 2011.

Patricia Van Volkinburg, assistant dean for academic programs, School of Kinesiology, effective Jan. 18, 2010-Dec. 31, 2012.

Named professorships

Dr. William Armstrong III, Franklin Davis Johnston Collegiate Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine, Medical School, effective Feb. 1, 2010-Aug. 31, 2015.

Dr. David Bach, Park W. Willis III Collegiate Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine, Medical School, effective Feb. 1, 2010-Aug. 31, 2015.

Joel Blum, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor, effective July 1.

Anne Ruggles Gere, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor, effective July 1.

Louis Loeb, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor, effective July 1.

Robin Queen, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor, effective July 1.

Dick Siegel, Helen L. DeRoy Visiting Professor in Honors, LSA, effective Feb. 1, 2010-April 30, 2010.

Dr. B. Gregory Thompson, John E. McGillicuddy Collegiate Professor of Neurosurgery, Medical School, effective Feb. 1, 2010-Aug. 31, 2015.

Edward West, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor, effective July 1.

 

STAFF SPOTLIGHT

Dave Brenner, Web administrator and graphic designer, School of Natural Resources and Environment, on what he misses about Alaska: “…the large clear skies where you can see for hundreds of miles.”

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