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Week of March 22, 2010

Regents Roundup

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

Repairs approved at Duderstadt Center, Lorch Hall

The regents approved two building repair projects at their March meeting. A $2.2 million project will improve the energy performance of the James and Anne Duderstadt Center by adding insulation and an air and vapor barrier, upgrading mechanical systems and repairing damaged soffits. A $1.6 million project will make repairs to the Lorch Hall building envelope, including masonry, steel, roof and rain conductor repairs. Both projects will be funded from General Fund resources and are scheduled to be completed this fall.

Ann Arbor Campus

Faculty appointments and promotions with tenure

Leela Fernande, professor of women’s studies, LSA, effective Sept. 1.

Celia Schultz, associate professor of classical studies, LSA, effective Sept. 1.

Administrative appointments

Rodney Fort, associate dean for graduate programs and faculty affairs, School of Kinesiology, effective March 1, 2010-June 30, 2013.

Margaret Marchak, associate vice president and deputy general counsel, Office of the Vice President and General Counsel, effective April 5.

David Masson, associate vice president and deputy general counsel, Office of the Vice President and General Counsel, effective March 1.

Teresa Sullivan, change in title to special advisor to the president, Office of the President, and professor of sociology, LSA, effective July 1, 2010-July 31, 2010.

Named professorships

Dr. Israel Liberzon, Theophile Raphael Collegiate Professor of Neurosciences in The Molecular and Behavioral Neuroscience Institute, Medical School, effective March 1-Oct. 31.

William Lovejoy, Raymond T. J. Perring Family Professor of Business Administration, Stephen M. Ross School of Business, effective June 1, 2010-May 31, 2015.

Dearborn Campus

Robert Gassell, associate vice chancellor for finance and director of financial and general services, effective May 1, 2010-April 30, 2013.

Flint Campus

Gerard Voland, professor of engineering, College of Arts and Sciences, and provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs, effective July 1.



Kimberly Green, medical assistant specialist, U-M Health System, on what she loves about lighthouses: “(They) were always there to help people in a time of darkness.”