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Regents Roundup — July 2016

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Regents Roundup — July 2016

Topic: Regents

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

UM-Dearborn to renovate library and manufacturing lab

A $2.1 million project will renovate approximately 10,000 gross square feet of the Manufacturing Systems Engineering Laboratory on the UM-Dearborn campus to accommodate the relocation of the Professional and Student Shops program from its current location in the Engineering Lab Building. UM-Dearborn resources are funding the project that is scheduled to be completed next spring.

Approximately 5,600 gross square feet of space at the Mardigian Library will be renovated to create two galleries, a separate entry and reception area, and support space to allow proper display, study and stewardship of campus collections. The $1.6 million project is being funded from UM-Dearborn resources and gifts, with construction scheduled to be completed in the summer of 2018.

Linear accelerator to be replaced at University Hospital

A linear accelerator in Radiation Oncology at University Hospital will be replaced to provide faster and more efficient treatments using non-invasive positioning and real-time monitoring for improved patient safety. The $6.81 million project will also upgrade the chilled water system serving the Radiation Oncology linear accelerators. U-M Hospitals and Health Centers' resources will fund the project, which is scheduled to be completed next spring.

University Hospital South air handlers to be upgraded

The air-handling equipment serving the University Hospital South complex not upgraded in previous projects will be reconditioned to improve environmental control, reliability and energy efficiency. The $2.7 million project will be funded by the U-M Hospitals and Health Centers, with work scheduled to be completed next spring.

Vacuum and air system improvements planned at C&W

A project to improve redundancy and enhance reliability of the medical air and vacuum systems serving the C.S. Mott Children's and Von Voigtlander Women's Hospitals is planned. U-M Hospitals and Health Centers' resources will fund the $1.8 million project scheduled to be completed next spring.

Central Power Plant equipment improvements planned

The efficiency and reliability of two Central Power Plant boilers that generate steam for heating, cooling and electricity generation will be improved in a $3.25 million project. Utility resources will fund the work that is scheduled to be completed next fall.

Ann Arbor campus

Faculty appointments and promotions with tenure

J. Alex Halderman, promotion to professor of electrical engineering and computer science, College of Engineering, effective Sept. 1, 2016.

Mackillo Kira, professor of electrical engineering and computer science, CoE, effective Sept. 1, 2016.

Zetian Mi, professor of electrical engineering and computer science, CoE, effective Sept. 1, 2016.

Ling Qi, professor of molecular and integrative physiology, Medical School, effective Aug. 1, 2016.

Emily E. Scott, professor of medicinal chemistry, College of Pharmacy, effective Aug. 1, 2016.

Named professorships

* Reuven S. Avi-Yonah, Irwin I. Cohn Professor of Law, Law School, effective Sept. 1, 2016 through Aug. 31, 2021.

* Robert Axelrod, Mary Ann and Charles R. Walgreen, Jr. Professor for the Study of Human Understanding, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2016 through Aug. 31, 2021.

* Dr. Laurence H. Baker, Collegiate Professor of Cancer Developmental Therapeutics, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2016 through Aug. 31, 2021.

* Pamela Ballinger, Fred Cuny Professor of the History of Human Rights, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2016 through Aug. 31, 2021.

* Dr. Brian C. Callaghan, Fovette E. Dush Early Career Professor, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2016 through Aug. 31, 2021.

* Scott W. Campbell, Constance F. and Arnold C. Pohs Endowed Professor of Telecommunications, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2016 through Aug. 31, 2021.

Dr. Sung Won Choi, Edith S. Briskin and Shirley K. Schlafer Foundation Research Professor of Pediatrics, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2016 through Aug. 31, 2021.

Dr. Praveen Dayalu, Thomas H. and Susan C. Brown Early Career Professor of Neurology, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2016 through Aug. 31, 2021.

* Jonathan E. Freedman, Marvin Felheim Collegiate Professor of English, American Studies, and Judaic Studies, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2016 through Aug. 31, 2021.

* Dr. Joel D. Howell, Victor Vaughan Collegiate Professor of the History of Medicine, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2016 through Aug. 31, 2021.

* Shixin Jack Hu, J. Reid and Polly Anderson Professor of Manufacturing, CoE, effective Sept. 1, 2016 through Aug. 31, 2021.

* Dr. Edward A. Hurvitz, James W. Rae Collegiate Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2016 through Aug. 31, 2021.

Vincent L. Hutchings, Hanes Walton, Jr. Collegiate Professor of Political Science and Afroamerican and African Studies, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2016 through Aug. 31, 2021.

Jack L. Jacobs, Louis and Helen Padnos Visiting Professor of Judaic Studies, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2016 through Dec. 31, 2016.

Matthew D. Lassiter, Richard Hudson Research Professor of History, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2016 through Dec. 31, 2016.

* Dr. Elizabeth R. Lawlor, Russell G. Adderley Professor of Pediatric Oncology, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2016 through Aug. 31, 2021.

* Dr. John J. LiPuma, James L. Wilson, M.D. Research Professor of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2016 through Aug. 31, 2021.

Dr. Howard Markel, correction of title as the George E. Wantz, M.D. Distinguished Professor of the History of Medicine, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2016 through Aug. 31, 2021.

* Dr. Donna M. Martin, Donita B. Sullivan, M.D. Research Professor of Professor of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2016 through Aug. 31, 2021.

* Dr. Ram K. Menon, David Murray Cowie, M.D. Research Professor of Professor of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2016 through Aug. 31, 2021.

Dana M. Muir, Robert L. Dixon Collegiate Professor of Business, Stephen M. Ross School of Business, effective Sept. 1, 2016 through Aug. 31, 2021.

* Dr. Jeffrey L. Myers, A. James French Professor of Diagnostic Pathology, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2016 through Aug. 31, 2021.

Venkatesh K. Nagar, KPMG Professor of Accounting, Ross School, effective Sept. 1, 2016 through Aug. 31, 2021.

* Dr. Gabriel Nuñez, Paul de Druif Professor of Academic Pathology, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2016 through Aug. 31, 2021.

Lynda J. Oswald, Louis and Myrtle Moskowitz Research Professor of Business and Law, Ross School, effective Sept. 1, 2016 through Aug. 31, 2021.

* Dr. Chung Owyang, H. Marvin Pollard Professor of Internal Medicine, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2016 through Aug. 31, 2021.

Will Potter, Howard R. Marsh Visiting Professor of Journalism, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2016 through April 30, 2017.

Matthew P. Reed, Don B. Chaffin Collegiate Research Professor, Office of Research, effective Sept. 1, 2016 through Aug. 31, 2021.

* Douglas O. Richstone, Lawrence H. Aller Collegiate Professor of Astronomy, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2016 through Aug. 31, 2021.

* Dr. Brian D. Ross, Roger A. Berg, M.D. Radiology Research Professor, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2016 through Aug. 31, 2021.

* Dr. Mark W. Russell, Aaron Stern Professor of Pediatric Cardiology, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2016 through Aug. 31, 2021.

* Dr. Sanjay K. Saint, George Dock Collegiate Professor of Internal Medicine, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2016 through Aug. 31, 2021.

Dr. Peter J. Strouse, John F. Holt Collegiate Professor of Radiology, Medical School, effective Jan. 1, 2017 through Aug. 31, 2021.

* Robert J. Taylor, Sheila Feld Collegiate Professor of Social Work, School of Social Work, effective Sept. 1, 2016 through Aug. 31, 2021.

* Dr. Héctor H. Valdivia, Frank Norman Wilson Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2016 through Aug. 31, 2021.

* Dr. Stanley J. Watson Jr., Ralph Waldo Gerard Professor of Neurosciences in the Department of Psychiatry, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2016 through Aug. 31, 2021.

* Christina L.B. Whitman, Francis A. Allen Collegiate Professor of Law, Law School, effective Sept. 1, 2016 through Aug. 31, 2021.

Administrative appointments

Jason A. Corey, associate dean for graduate studies and research, School of Music, Theatre & Dance, effective July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2018.

Walter Gene Southern Cummings, chair, Army Officer Education Program, effective Feb. 8, 2016 through Feb. 8, 2019.

Christopher J. Dennis, chair, Navy Officer Education Program, effective July 15, 2016 through July 30, 2019.

* Robert J. Fishman, interim dean, A. Alfred Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, effective July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017.

* John B. Godfrey, assistant dean for international education, Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies, effective Aug. 1, 2016 through July 31, 2019.

Stephen C. Graham, chair, Air Force Officer Education Program, effective July 6, 2016 through July 30, 2019.

James L. Hilton, change in title to vice provost for academic innovation, Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, effective July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2018.

James P. Holloway, change in title to vice provost for global engagement and interdisciplinary academic affairs, Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, effective July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2021.

Nojin Kwak, chair, Department of Communication Studies, LSA, effective Aug. 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017.

Robin R. Means Coleman, associate dean for academic programs and initiatives, Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies, effective Aug. 1, 2016 through June 30, 2019.

Vicki Ellingrod Ringold, associate dean for research and graduate education, College of Pharmacy, effective Sept. 1, 2016 through Aug. 31, 2019.

Lynn Videka, dean and professor of social work, School of Social Work, correction of effective date of new appointment, effective Aug. 15, 2016.

Johannes von Moltke, chair, Department of Screen Arts and Cultures, LSA, effective July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017.

Dr. Max S. Wicha, director, Forbes Institute for Cancer Discovery, Comprehensive Cancer Center, effective July 1, 2016.

Paula Wishart, assistant dean for student development and career initiatives, LSA, effective July 1, 2016.

Lynn Perry Wooten, senior associate dean of student and academic excellence, Ross School, effective July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2019.

Dearborn campus

Hua Bai, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering, College of Engineering and Computer Science, effective Jan. 1, 2017.

Flint campus

Clement Chih Hao Chen, chair, Department of Accounting, Finance, and International Business, School of Management, effective July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2019 and David M. French Professor, UM-Flint, effective July 1, 2016.

* Chris C. Douglas, chair, Department of Economics, College of Arts and Sciences, effective July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2019.

Michael E. Farmer, chair, Department of Computer Science, Engineering and Physics, College of Arts and Sciences, effective July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2019.

Michael J. Hague, interim vice chancellor for business and finance, Office of the Chancellor, effective July 21, 2016.

Christopher Heidenreich, chair, Department of Music, College of Arts and Sciences, effective July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2019.

* Yener Kandogan, associate dean, School of Management, effective Sept. 1, 2016 through Aug. 31, 2020.

* Gregory A. Laurence, chair, Department of Management and Marketing, School of Management, effective July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2019.

Randall L. Repic, chair, Department of Earth and Resource Science, College of Arts and Sciences, effective July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2019.

James R. Schirmer, chair, Department of English, College of Arts and Sciences, effective July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2019.

Jeannette W. Stein, chair, Department of Psychology, College of Arts and Sciences, effective July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2019.

* Reappointments

Retirements

Dr. Ramiro J. Hernandez, professor of radiology in the Medical School, retired from active faculty status June 22, 2016. Hernandez received his medical degree from the Facultad de Medicina-Valencia, Spain in 1970 and his Master of Science degree from the University of Michigan in 1991. He joined the U-M faculty in 1975. Hernandez is widely recognized for his clinical acumen, exemplary teaching, and innovative research accomplishments. His National Institutes of Health-funded research explored a number of areas, including the MRI evaluation of the central pulmonary arteries in children with obstructive lesions of the right ventricle, the MRI evaluation of children with dermatomyositis, and the imaging evaluation of non-CNS solid pediatric tumors. Hernandez authored and co-authored numerous research articles in the leading journals, 21 book chapters, and one book, "Body Imaging in Pediatrics" (1984). He served as director of the Section of Pediatric Radiology at the C.S. Mott Children's Hospital from 1984-2006.

Dr. Akinlolu O. Ojo, Florence E. Bingham Research Professor of Nephrology and professor of internal medicine in the Medical School, retired from active faculty status June 9, 2016. Ojo received his Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Science degree from the College of Medicine of the University of Lagos in 1985, his Master of Public Health degree from the University of Alabama in 1988, and his Ph.D. and Master of Business Administration degrees from U-M in 1995 and 2011, respectively. He joined the U-M faculty in 1995. Oja is an internationally renowned physician scientist with expertise in clinical and translational research in chronic kidney disease and kidney transplantation. He has published 163 peer-reviewed articles. He has served on the editorial boards of the American Journal of Kidney Disease, the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, Clinical Nephrology and Reviews on Clinical Transplantation.

Sheryl S. Pearson, associate professor of English literature in the College of Arts, Sciences and Letters, UM-Dearborn, retired from active faculty status April 30, 2016. Pearson received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Texas in 1968. She received her Master of Arts in English from U-M in 1970, and her Master of Arts in linguistics and Ph.D. degree from U-M in 1976. She joined the UM-Dearborn faculty in 1977. Over her career, she taught a wide array of courses in composition, professional communication, contemporary fiction and women's writing. Pearson held a number of key leadership positions, including director of the Writing Program (1981-85), interim director of Sponsored Research (1988), chair of the Department of Humanities (1989-92), co-chair of the Women's Commission (1993-95), director of the Women's Studies Program (1993-94), and associate dean of the College of Arts, Sciences and Letters (2003-06). Her work in both the traditional and online classroom was recognized with UM-Dearborn's Distinguished Teaching Award in 2002.

Diane Roulston, clinical associate professor of pathology in the Medical School, retired from active faculty status on July 14, 2016. Roulston received her Bachelor of Arts from Reed College in 1976, her Master of Science degree from Stanford University in 1980, and her Ph.D. degree from the University of Maryland, Baltimore in 1990. She pursued postdoctoral training at the Medical Genetics-Birth Defects Center at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles from 1990-92. She joined the U-M faculty in 2000. Roulston is recognized internationally for her work in cytogenetics, from determining the parental origin of trisomy 21 using molecular polymorphisms to the molecular cytogenetics of leukemia. Specifically, she characterized many translocations involving R UNXJ (AMLJ) and MLL genes. Roulston published more than 45 articles and two book chapters, and served as assistant editor-in-chief of the journal Genes, Chromosomes & Cancer.

Jasprit Singh, professor of electrical engineering and computer science in the College of Engineering, retired from active faculty status May 31, 2015. Singh received his Bachelor of Science degree from University of Delhi in 1973 and his Master of Science and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Chicago in 1976 and 1981, respectively. He joined the U-M faculty in 1985. Singh's research focused on theoretical studies of semiconductor structures for intelligent devices and the development of simulators to understand electronic and optoelectronic properties of devices such as high-speed transistors, lasers, modulators and LEDs. He published more than 300 papers and 10 books. Singh also maintained a deep interest in the use of yoga and mindfulness to enhance personal and social well-being. He taught courses on mindful wellness that integrated yoga and modem technology, as well as courses where students developed mobile apps designed to improve the quality of life. Singh was co-awarded, with Pallab Bhattacharya, Rachel Goldman and Theodore Norris, CoE's Ted Kennedy Family Team Excellence Award (2003-04) for research conducted on self-organized epitaxy and quantum dot optoelectronic devices that effectively started the entire field of nanophotonics.