The following items were approved by the Board of Regents at its meeting Thursday:
Equipment to be replaced at University Hospital
A project on Level B1 of University Hospital will renovate approximately 3,700 gross square feet of space to accommodate the replacement of two interventional radiology units. The estimated cost of the project is $12.3 million, with funding provided from Health System resources. The project is scheduled to be completed next summer.
Ross School exterior project planned
A gift to the Stephen M. Ross School of Business will fund a $9.3 million project to complete exterior enhancements that will unify the appearance of the complex, including installation of new glass and metal panels and additional stone and terra cotta in select locations. Construction is scheduled to be completed next spring.
Four honorary degree recipients approved
The Board of Regents approved awarding four honorary degrees during the upcoming Spring 2018 Commencement ceremony on April 28 at Michigan Stadium. The recipients are:
• Jeanne Craig Sinkford, professor and dean emerita of the Howard University College of Dentistry and senior scholar-in-residence at the American Dental Education Association, Doctor of Science.
• Penny W. Stamps, president of the Stamps Foundation, creator of the Penny Stamps Distinguished Lecture Series, recipient of the 2013 National Philanthropy Lifetime Achievement Award and U-M alumna, Doctor of Fine Arts.
• David R. Walt, Harvard Medical School Professor of Pathology, founder of Illumina Inc. and Quanterix Corp, recipient for the ACS Katheryn C. Hatch Award for Entrepreneurial Success and U-M alumnus, Doctor of Science.
• Charles Woodson, former U-M football player, Heisman Trophy winner, NFL Super Bowl champion, founder of The Woodson Foundation and ESPN commentator, Doctor of Laws.
Ann Arbor campus
Faculty appointments with tenure
Denise L. Anthony, professor of health management and policy, School of Public Health, effective Sept. 1, 2018.
Julie P.W. Bynum, professor of internal medicine, Medical School, effective April 1, 2018.
Qixuan Chen, associate professor of biostatistics, School of Public Health, effective Sept. 1, 2018.
Mark J. Guzdial, professor of electrical engineering and computer science, College of Engineering, effective Sept. 1, 2018.
Jane Prophet, professor of art and design, Penny W. Stamps School of Art and Design, effective July 1, 2018.
Edward Ruiz-Narváez, associate professor of nutritional sciences, School of Public Health, effective Sept. 1, 2018.
John E. Allison, William F. Hosford Collegiate Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, College of Engineering, effective March 1, 2018 through Feb. 28, 2023.
*James M. Borders, Glenn McGeoch Collegiate Professor of Music, School of Music, Theatre & Dance, effective June 1, 2018 through June 30, 2023.
Justin A. Colacino, John G. Searle Assistant Professor of Environmental Health Sciences, School of Public Health, effective March 1, 2018 through Feb. 28, 2021.
Sherif El-Tawil, Antoine E. Naaman Collegiate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, College of Engineering, effective March 1, 2018 through Feb. 28, 2023.
Stéphane Lafortune, N. Harris McClamroch Collegiate Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, College of Engineering, effective March 1, 2018 through Feb. 28, 2023.
*Charlotee M. Mistretta, William R. Mann Professor of Dentistry, School of Dentistry, effective April 1, 2018 through March 31, 2023.
Paul N. Pfeiffer, Susan Crumpacker Brown Research Professor of Depression, Medical School, effective March 1, 2018 through Dec. 31, 2022.
Christopher S. Ruf, Frederick Bartman Collegiate Professor of Climate and Space Science, College of Engineering, effective March 1, 2018 through Feb. 28, 2023.
Brian T. Denton, chair, Department of Industrial and Operations Engineering, College of Engineering, effective Sept. 1, 2018 through Aug. 31, 2023.
Todd V. Ester, assistant dean for diversity, equity and inclusion, School of Dentistry, effective April 1, 2018 through March 31, 2023.
*J. Kevin Graffagnino, director, William L. Clements Library, effective Sept. 1, 2018 through Dec. 31, 2019.
*James L. Hilton, vice provost for academic innovation, Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, dean of libraries, and university librarian, effective July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2023.
Vikki Jablonski, assistant vice president for development, Office of University Development, effective March 1, 2018.
Ella A. Kazerooni, interim chair, Department of Radiology, Medical School, effective April 1, 2018.
**Jerry A. May, vice president for development, Office of the Vice President for Development, effective Feb. 1, 2018 through Dec. 31, 2018.
Linda M. Mills, assistant dean for administration, A. Alfred Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, effective March 1, 2018 through Aug. 31, 2021.
Seetha U. Monrad, assistant dean for assessment, evaluation and quality improvement, Medical School, effective April 1, 2018.
Mark E.P. Prince, chair, Department of Otolaryngology — Head and Neck Surgery, Medical School, effective April 1, 2018.
Jane Prophet, associate dean for research, creative practice and strategic initiatives, Penny W. Stamps School of Art and Design, effective July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2021.
Cynthia E. Radecki, assistant dean for advancement, A. Alfred Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, effective March 1, 2018 through Aug. 31, 2021.
Correction to effective dates
Simon P. Hogan, correction to effective dates as professor of pathology, with tenure, effective April 2, 2018, and Askwith Research Professor of Food Allergy, Medical School, effective April 2, 2018 through Aug. 31, 2021.
*N. Raju Balakrishnan, dean, College of Business, effective July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2023.
*Martin J. Hershock, dean, College of Arts, Sciences and Letters, effective July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2023.
Timothy D. Taylor, university registrar, UM-Dearborn, effective March 11, 2018.
Jessica L. Kelts, chair, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, College of Arts and Sciences, effective July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2021.
**Reappointment and interim approval granted
Henry Alexander Arts, clinical professor of otolaryngology — head and neck surgery and clinical professor of surgery, Medical School, April 20, 2018. Arts received his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering in 1978 from Rice University, his medical degree in 1983 from the Baylor College of Medicine, and his Master of Science in Engineering degree in 1990 from the University of Washington. He joined the U-M faculty in 1993. Arts had three primary clinical interests during his career. The first had been surgery of the lateral cranial base, particularly with reference to the management of vestibular schwannoma. Arts helped develop techniques that resulted in the highest reported hearing preservation rates in vestibular schwannoma resection. A second primary clinical interest had been cochlear implantation in adults and children. Arts served as the medical director of the U-M Cochlear Implant Program until his retirement, and was the principal investigator of numerous cochlear implant clinical trials. His final clinical interest was pediatric otology and neurotology. In 2014, he moved his practice to the C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital and focused on pediatric ear issues, primarily chronic otitis media. He was the principal investigator of clinical trials on two unique implantable hearing devices, as well as an early investigator of implantable bone conduction hearing devices. His collaborative endeavors explored a number of areas, including working on a novel method of stimulating the auditory nerve directly as an alternative to the standard cochlear implantation, identifying alterations of the cochlear summating potential in patients with superior semicircular canal dehiscence syndrome, and developing a reconstruction method for skull base defects using 3-D printing techniques.