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December 13, 2018

Regents Roundup — March 2017

March 16, 2017

Regents Roundup — March 2017

Topic: Regents

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

Law School to add new graduate program

The Law School will add a new master's degree program in advanced corporation law, after approval by the Board of Regents March 16. The program has been under development by faculty and staff for the past two years. The main objective of the intensive summer program is to better meet the needs and interests of lawyers, and their employers, by providing deep knowledge in corporation law. The program already has been approved by the Law School faculty.

Ann Arbor campus

Faculty appointments and promotions with tenure

Westley R. Weimer, professor of electrical engineering and computer science, College of Engineering, effective Sept. 1, 2017.

Named professorships

Neil B. Alexander, Ivan Duff, M.D. Collegiate Professor of Geriatric and Palliative Medicine, Medical School, effective March 1, 2017 through Aug. 31, 2021.

Steven L. Ceccio, Vincent T. and Gloria M. Gorguze Professor of Engineering, CoE, effective March 1, 2017 through Feb. 28, 2022.

Sharon R. Kardia, Millicent W. Higgins Collegiate Professor of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, effective April 1, 2017 through March 31, 2022.

*Laurie K. McCauley, William K. and Mary Anne Najjar Professor of Periodontics, School of Dentistry, effective April 1, 2017 through March 31, 2022.

Christopher J. Peikert, Patrick C. Fischer Development Professor of Theoretical Computer Science, CoE, effective March 1, 2017 through Feb. 28, 2019.

Duxin Sun, J.G. Searle Professor, College of Pharmacy, effective March 1, 2017 through Feb. 28, 2022.

Armin W. Troesch, ABS Professor of Marine Engineering and Offshore Design Performance, CoE, effective March 1, 2017 through Feb. 28, 2022. 

Marc A. Zimmerman, Marshall H. Becker Collegiate Professor of Public Health, SPH, effective April 1, 2017 through March 31, 2022.

Administrative appointments

Donna L. Hayward, associate dean of libraries, University Library, effective April 1, 2017 through June 30, 2020.

Flint campus

Dauda Abubakar, interim chair, Department of Africana Studies, College of Arts and Sciences, effective Feb. 1, 2017 through June 30, 2017.



Donald J. Bord, professor of physics, College of Arts, Sciences and Letters, UM-Dearborn, Dec. 30, 2016. Bord received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Hamilton College in 1970, his Master of Science degree from Clarkson University in 1972, and his Ph.D. from Dartmouth College in 1976. He joined the UM-Dearborn faculty in 1984. Bord applied spectroscopy to assess heavy and rare-earth element abundances in stars whose compositions are markedly different from the sun. He conducted ab initio quantum mechanical computations of energy levels and transition probabilities for lanthanide and actinide for use in producing synthetic stellar spectra. Bord published numerous articles in many leading journals, including the American Journal of Physics and The Astrophysical Journal, and authored a successful introductory physics textbook titled "Inquiry into Physics." He played an instrumental role in developing the astronomy minor, served as the principal investigator for a $200,000 National Science Foundation grant and led the successful initiative to construct a 0.4-m telescope observatory on campus. Bord held a number of key leadership roles, including chair of the physics discipline, chair of the Department of Natural Sciences, associate dean for enrollment management and curriculum of the CASL, interim dean of CASL, interim provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs, and interim chair of the Department of Health and Human Services. He received the university's Jackie Lawson Memorial Faculty Governance Award in 2003. 

Christine L. Holland, clinical assistant professor of internal medicine in the Medical School, Feb. 17, 2017. Holland received her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Rhode Island in 1971 and her medical degree from Loyola University in 1978. She joined the U-M faculty in 2005. Holland is a leader in the field of internal medicine with special expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of allergic and immunologic conditions. She authored a number of articles in high-impact journals such as the International Journal of Cardiology and the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. She participated in several professional organizations, including the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology and the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. Holland shared her time and expertise as a member and attending physician of the university's Allergy and Immunology Fellowship Training Program since 2005. She has served as a member of the Promedicus Health Group Disease Management Committee, a member of the Quality Council in the U-M Department of Internal Medicine, and as chair of the Quality Improvement and Patient Safety committee in the Division of Allergy and Clinical Immunology.

Janice C. Paul, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor, professor of art, Penny W. Stamps School of Art and Design; and professor of social work, School of Social Work, Dec. 30, 2016. Paul received her Bachelor of Arts degree in 1969 from Bennington College, her Master of Arts degree in 1974 from Hunter College, and her Ph.D. in 1982 from New York University. She joined the U-M faculty in 1995. As a studio artist, Paul developed methods of combining painting, printmaking and drawing to explore luminous and deeply felt dimensions of landscape and childhood. Her work has been awarded numerous solo exhibitions in galleries in New York, Michigan and New England, and resides in collections such as Harvard University's Fogg Museum. Another equally vigorous segment of Paul's creative practice was in the area of publicly engaged artwork and scholarship. Her early Ph.D. research formed the basis of her innovative pedagogy, public presentations, writing and video work that sought to create access to the imaginative experience in marginalized communities with limited access to the arts. She played an instrumental leadership role in the development of a number of nationally recognized endeavors, including the Annual Exhibition of Art by Michigan Prisoners, the Detroit Connections program and the Prison Creative Arts Project. Paul received LSA's Lifetime Achievement Award in 2015.