Editor’s Note: The following actions were taken by the Board of Regents at its January meeting.

5 administrators appointed

Five administrative appointments were approved.

Donald R. Brown, professor of psychology, will continue as director of the Center for Research on Learning and Teaching for eight more months, effective Jan. 1.

Mark Gersovitz, professor of economics, also will serve as director of the Center for Research on Economic Development, effective Dec. 1, 1992–June 30, 1995.

Michael A. Savageau, professor of chemical engineering and of microbiology and immunology, who has been serving as interim chair of the Department of Microbiology and Immunology since last March, will become chair of the department, effective Feb. 1.

James F. Peggs, clinical associate professor of family practice, will serve as acting chair of the Department of Family Practice, effective Dec. 29, 1992–May 4, 1993, while Thomas Schwenk, department chair, is on sabbatical leave.

Robert H. Gray, professor of environmental and industrial health and assistant dean for curriculum in the School of Public Health, will be promoted to associate dean for curriculum and student affairs, effective Jan. 1.

2 new faculty members hired

Faculty appointments, with tenure, approved include:

Norbert Schwarz, a faculty member at the University of Heidelberg, Germany, will be professor of psychology, effective Jan. 1.

Timothy R.B. Johnson, a faculty member at Johns Hopkins University, will become the Bates Professor of the Diseases of Women and Children, professor of obstetrics and gynecology, and chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, effective July 1.

$10 million in gifts received

The Regents accepted $10,433,445 in gifts received by the University during December 1992.

The total included $7,763,153 from individuals, $1,638,247 from corporations, $490,307 from foundations, and $541,738 from associations and others.


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