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Regents Roundup — April 2015

April 16, 2015

Regents Roundup — April 2015

Topic: Regents

The following items were approved by the Board of Regents at its April 16 meeting.

Moore Building and Brehm Pavilion project expands

The School of Music, Theatre & Dance has received additional gifts for the Earl V. Moore Building Renovation and Brehm Pavilion project to support finishing space shelled by the project initially to create a high-performance music laboratory for research and teaching about the uses of technology in music, to create a student commons, and to include additional furniture and equipment. The project budget was revised upwards from $24.32 million to $29.5 million to support the additional scope. The project, funded from investment proceeds and gifts, remains scheduled for completion in the fall of 2015.

Roofing at North Quad to be replaced

Approximately 25,000 square feet of metal roofing on the academic and dining (south) wing of the North Quadrangle Residential and Academic Complex that has failed prematurely will be replaced. University investment proceeds will initially fund the $3.2 million project while an investigation is underway to determine the cause of the failure and the party or parties responsible. Work is scheduled to be completed in the fall of 2015.

Ann Arbor campus

Faculty appointments and promotions with tenure

Joseph Arvai, professor of natural resources and environment, effective Sept. 1, 2015, School of Natural Resources and Environment.

Dana C. Dolinoy, transfer of tenure to associate professor of nutritional sciences, Department of Nutritional Sciences, School of Public Health.

Peter Mancuso, transfer of tenure to associate professor of nutritional sciences, Department of Nutritional Sciences, SPH.

Karen E. Peterson, transfer of tenure to professor of nutritional sciences, Department of Nutritional Sciences, SPH.

Toni M. Whited, professor of finance, effective Sept. 1, 2015, Stephen M. Ross School of Business, effective Sept. 1, 2015-Aug. 31, 2020.

Named professorships

Joseph Arvai, Max McGraw Professor of Sustainable Enterprise, SNRE, effective Sept. 1, 2015-Aug. 31, 2020.

* Sally A. Camper, James V. Neel Collegiate Professor of Human Genetics, Medical School, effective July 1-Dec. 31.

Roman J. Giger, George Linius Streeter Collegiate Professor, Medical School, effective April 1, 2015-Aug. 31, 2019.

Dr. Theodore S. Lawrence, Max S. Wicha, M.D. Distinguished Professor of Oncology, Medical School, effective April 1, 2015-Aug. 31, 2019.

Dr. Malcolm J. Low, David F. Bohr Collegiate Professor of Physiology, Medical School, effective April 1, 2015-Aug. 31, 2019.

Dr. Lena M. Napolitano, Joyce and Don Massey Family Foundation Professor, Medical School, effective April 1, 2015-Aug. 31, 2019.

Ivette Perfecto, George Willis Pack Professor, SNRE, effective May 1, 2015-April 30, 2020.

* Yehoash Raphael, R. Jamison and Betty J. Williams Professor of Otolaryngology, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2015-Aug. 31, 2020.

* Dr. Kevin Reynolds, George W. Morley Collegiate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2015-Aug. 31, 2020.

* Dr. Peter K. Todd, Bucky and Patti Harris Career Development Professor of Neurology, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2015-Aug. 31, 2020.

Toni M. Whited, Donald C. Cook Professor of Business Administration, Stephen M. Ross School of Business, effective Sept. 1, 2015-Aug. 31, 2020.

Dr. Max S. Wicha, Madeline and Sidney Forbes Professor of Oncology, Medical School, effective April 1, 2015-Aug. 31, 2019.

Administrative appointments

Jorge Delva, associate dean for educational programs, SPH, effective June 1, 2015-Aug. 31, 2018.

Joseph A. Himle, associate dean for research, SPH, effective June 1, 2015-Aug. 31, 2018.

* Carla O'Connor, associate dean for academic affairs, School of Education, effective Sept.1, 2015-Aug. 31, 2016.

Karen E. Peterson, chair, Department of Nutritional Sciences, SPH.

Dearborn campus

Susan K. Baker, Richard E. Czarnecki Collegiate Professor II, College of Business, effective July 1, 2015-June 30, 2017.

Brian P. Green, Richard E. Czarnecki Collegiate Professor I, College of Business, effective July 1, 2015-June 30, 2017.

* Reappointments

Retirements

Jonathan H. Rodgers, effective Dec. 31, 2014. Rodgers joined the U-M faculty in 1987. He held positions including librarian for Near Eastern Studies. Rodgers supported international librarianship through leadership, mentorship and research. He translated Wolfdietrich Fischer's "Grammatik des Klassischen Arabisch" (1987), which was published as "A Grammar of Classical Arabic" in 2001. Rodgers has also published extensively on Arabic and Semitic linguistics and Middle Eastern bibliographical studies. He led the effort to obtain more than $200,000 in funding to digitize the University Library's Islamic Manuscripts Collection. He was actively involved in professional associations and received the Middle East Librarians Association David H. Partington Award in 2009.

Beverly J. Schmoll, dean of graduate programs and research, Office of the Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, and professor of physical therapy, School of Health Professions and Studies, UM-Flint, effective June 30, 2001. She joined the UM-Flint faculty in 1984, and served as director of the Department of Physical Therapy, dean of graduate programs and research, and interim chancellor. Schmoll is a leading authority in the field of physical therapy. Her professional contributions have included serving as president of the Michigan Physical Therapy Association, and as a member of the board of directors of the American Physical Therapy Association. She received its Lucy Blair Service Award and Pauline Cerasoli Lectureship Award.

Louis Y. Tsui, associate professor of computer and information science in the College of Engineering and Computer Science, UM-Dearborn, effective Dec. 31, 2014. He joined the faculty in 1987. Tsui is a leading authority in the fields of operations research, engineering and computer science. Tsui developed innovative entry-level courses that encouraged collaborative learning, integrated experiential learning opportunities, and inspired exceptional academic achievement. He served as director of the Engineering Computer Service, acting associate dean for the College of Engineering and Computer Science, and mentor for the Detroit Area Pre-College Engineering Program. He was twice named Instructor of the Year by the Dearborn Campus Engineers.