Editor’s Note: The Regents took the following actions at their October meeting.

Nursing prof joins faculty

Loretta Sweet-Jemmott, a faculty member at Columbia University School of Nursing, will become professor of nursing, with tenure, effective July 1, 1995.

3 administrators appointed

Anne Percy Knott, assistant dean and director of development and alumni relations at the Law School, was reappointed to her position for a three-year term, beginning Oct. 1.

Gary S. Was, professor of nuclear engineering and professor of materials science and engineering, will serve as chair of the Department of Nuclear Engineering, effective Nov. 1.

Joyce M. Mitchell, clinical assistant professor of pediatrics and communicable diseases, will serve as assistant dean for student and minority affairs in the Medical School, effective Oct. 21.

$11.5 million in gifts received

The Regents accepted $11,498,592 in gifts received by the University during September.

The total included $8,354,189 from individuals, $1,055,871 from corporations, $1,569,580 from foundations and $518,952 from associations and others.

Green Lights Program gets go-ahead

The following renovation projects on the Ann Arbor campus were approved:

  • “Last year the U-M Housing Division, with the University, joined a league of public and private sector organizations in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Green Lights Program, the nation’s largest voluntary pollution prevention and energy conservation initiative,” said Executive Vice President Farris W. Womack. “Green Lights partners sign a memorandum of understanding which commits them to surveying their lighting systems and upgrading them, where profitable, within five years.

    “Surveys of all U-M Housing buildings were completed this summer. Based on those surveys, $350,000 of lighting retrofit projects have been identified with simple payback periods ranging from six months to three years. These opportunities include installation of higher efficiency bulbs, automatic controls for common area light banks, and solid state electronic ballasts. Construction would begin immediately and be completed in approximately nine months.”

  • An area on the lower level of the Institute of Science and Technology Laboratory Building will be renovated for the Center for Ultrafast Optical Science, at an estimated cost of $687,505. The renovation will provide for three laser research laboratory suites, a biomedical laser laboratory, two laser development laboratories, an optics development laboratory, and support facilities.

  • Two fan units will be replaced in the air handling system of the Medical Science Building II, at an estimated cost of $550,000.

  • The Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Clinic, now located in the Taubman Health Care Center, provides adult programs for wound care, hand care, breast, cosmetic, and oncologic reconstructive surgeries.

    “To allow for the expected growth of these programs and to provide easier access for their patient population, we propose to move these programs to the Domino’s Farms facility. This move would also allow for other adjacent programs in the Taubman Center to adjust to meet today’s space requirements,” Womack said. The project is estimated to cost $760,000.

  • “The Trauma Burn Unit (TBU), located in the University Hospital, was originally designed to house patients with burns, solely. At that time, the TBU did not encourage major visitation because of the potential risk of infection to these very vulnerable patients. More recently, emphasis has been placed on the integration of trauma care into the Burn Service. As a consequence of this change in direction, there is considerably more patient activity in this unit where family support spaces are woefully inadequate.

    “The U-M Hospitals proposes to renovate support space within the TBU, at an estimated cost of $378,000, to more appropriately address the needs of families, visitors and staff who work there.”

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