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Regents Roundup — May 2016

May 19, 2016

Regents Roundup — May 2016

Topic: Regents

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

Renovations planned at chemistry department

A renovation of approximately 5,900 gross square feet within the Chemistry Building and Willard H. Dow Laboratory is planned to prepare laboratory space for new faculty and to accommodate associated relocations needed in the Department of Chemistry. The $2.7 million project is being funded by LSA and is scheduled to be completed next spring.

UMHHC clinical pathology project receives final approval

The Board of Regents authorized issuing bids and awarding construction contracts for the University of Michigan Hospital and Health Centers Clinical Pathology Laboratories Relocation and Renovation project. The project will renovate space on the North Campus Research Complex to allow for the consolidation of multiple clinical pathology laboratories to reduce expenses, meet future growth in test volumes, and improve operational efficiency. Renovations also are planned for laboratories at University Hospital and University Hospital South to allow for increased throughput and the expansion of capacity for automated sample processing. The project is estimated to cost $160 million, funded from Hospitals and Health Centers’ resources, and is scheduled for completion in the summer of 2019.

Academic calendar for 2018-19 approved

The 2018-19 academic year will start Sept. 4, the day after the Labor Day holiday, and end with spring commencement May 4. The calendar was developed following the university’s well-established academic calendar guidelines. The fall term has 67 days and will end Dec. 20. The winter term has 68 days and spring break will be March 2-10. There are no conflicts with religious holidays.

Board of Regents approves meeting schedule

The Board of Regents approved its meeting schedule for the 2016-17 and 2017-18 academic years. All of the meetings will be on the Ann Arbor campus, except for the annual meetings on the UM-Flint and UM-Dearborn campuses in October and March, respectively. Meetings are scheduled on the third Thursday of the month except the December meeting, which will be on the first Thursday as a consolidated November-December meeting. The meeting schedule is available at regents.umich.edu/meetings/05-16/2016-05-X-1.pdf.

Ann Arbor campus

Faculty appointments and promotions with tenure

Gaurav G. Desai, professor of English language and literature, LSA, effective Sept. 1.

Matt Friedman, associate professor of Earth and environmental sciences, LSA, effective Sept. 1.

Tasho S. Kaletha, associate professor of mathematics, LSA, effective Sept. 1.

Naomi E. Levin, associate professor of Earth and environmental sciences, LSA, effective Sept. 1.

Michael R. Meyer, professor of astronomy, LSA, effective Sept, 1.

Supriya M. Nair, professor of English language and literature, LSA, effective Sept. 1.

Benjamin H. Passey, associate professor of Earth and environmental sciences, LSA, effective Sept. 1.

Ya’acov Ritov, professor of statistics, LSA, effective Sept. 1.

Gregory G. Tall, associate professor of pharmacology, Medical School, effective May 1.

Named professorships

Arun Agrawal, Samuel Trask Dana Professor, School of Natural Resources and Environment, effective June 1, 2016-May 31, 2021.

Ryan C. Bailey, Robert A. Gregg Professor of Chemistry, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2016-Aug. 31, 2021, and professor of chemistry, LSA, effective Sept. 1.

Kent C. Berridge, James Olds Distinguished University Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience, LSA, effective Sept. 1.

Dr. Terrill D. Bravender, David S. Rosen, M.D. Collegiate Professor of Adolescent Medicine, Medical School, effective May 1, 2016-Aug. 31, 2020.

Sally A. Camper, Margery Shaw Distinguished University Professor of Human Genetics and Internal Medicine, Medical School, effective Sept. 1.

Vincent J. Cardinal, Arthur and Martha Hearron Endowed Professor of Musical Theatre, chair, Department of Musical Theatre, School of Music, Theatre & Dance, effective Sept. 1, 2016-June 30, 2021, and professor of music, SMTD, effective Sept. 1.

Dr. Clifford S. Cho, C. Gardner Child Professor of Surgery, Medical School, effective July 1, 2016-Aug. 31, 2020, and professor of surgery, Medical School, effective July 1.

* Dr. Kevin D. Chung, Charles de Nancrede Professor of Surgery, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2016-Aug. 31, 2021.

Dr. Michael J. Englesbe, Cyrenus G. Darling, Sr. M.D. and Cyrenus G. Darling, Jr., M.D. Professor of Surgery, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2016-Aug. 31, 2021.

Robert L. Griess Jr., John Griggs Thompson Distinguished University Professor of Mathematics, LSA, effective Sept. 1.

Kyle Handley, Sanford R. Robertson Assistant Professor of Business Administration, Stephen M. Ross School of Business, effective Sept. 1, 2016-Aug. 31, 2017.

Sharon C. Herbert, Charles K. Williams, II Distinguished University Professor of Classical Archaeology, LSA, effective Sept. 1.

Alfred O. Hero III, John H. Holland Distinguished University Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, College of Engineering, effective Sept. 1.

Wallace J. Hopp, C.K. Prahalad Distinguished University Professor of Business and Engineering, Ross School and CoE, effective Sept. 1.

* Jiandie Lin, Bradley M. Patten Collegiate Professor in the Life Sciences, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2016-Aug. 31, 2021.

Dr. John C. Magee, Jeremiah and Claire Turcotte Professor of Transplantation, Medical School, effective May 1, 2016-Aug. 31, 2020.

* Dr. Howard Markel, George E. Wantz M.D. Professor of the History of Medicine, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2016-Aug. 31, 2021.

* John Neville-Andrews, Claribel Baird Halstead Collegiate Professor, SMTD, effective June 1, 2016-Aug. 31, 2019.

* John D. Pasquale, Donald R. Shepherd Chair in Conducting, SMTD, effective June 1, 2016-May 31, 2021.

* Peter A. Railton, John Stephenson Perrin Professor, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2016-Aug. 31, 2021.

Dr. Michael S. Sabel, William W. Coon Collegiate Professor of Surgical Oncology, Medical School, effective May 1, 2016-Aug. 31, 2020.

Melanie S. Sanford, Moses Gomberg Distinguished University Professor of Chemistry, LSA, effective Sept. 1.

Rajiv Saran, Florence E. Bingham Research Professor of Nephrology, Medical School, effective July 1, 2016-Aug. 31, 2020.

Martin C. Schmalz, NBD Bancorp Assistant Professor of Business Administration, Ross School, effective Sept. 1, 2016-Aug. 31, 2017.

* Russell S. Taichman, Major M. Ash Collegiate Professor of Periodontics, School of Dentistry, effective April 1, 2016-March 31, 2021.

* Jeremy M.G. Taylor, Pharmacia Research Professor of Biostatistics, School of Public Health, effective July 1, 2016-June 30, 2021.

* John J. G. Tesmer, Cyrus Levinthal Collegiate Professor in the Life Sciences, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2016-Aug. 31, 2021.

June Manning Thomas, Mary Frances Berry Distinguished University Professor of Urban Planning, A. Alfred Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, effective Sept. 1.

Valerie J. Traub, Adrienne Rich Distinguished University Professor of English and Women’s Studies, LSA, effective Sept. 1.

* Dr. Thomas W. Wakefield, James C. Stanley Professor of Vascular Surgery, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2016-Aug. 31, 2021.

* X.Z. Shawn Xu, Bernard W. Agranoff Collegiate Professor in the Life Sciences, Medical School, effective Sept. 1, 2016-Aug. 31, 2021.

Administrative appointments

* Daniel G. Brown, interim dean, SNRE, effective July 1, 2016-June 30, 2017.

William Greer, assistant vice president for research — animal program compliance oversight, U-M Office of Research, effective June 1.

* Eric Michielssen, associate vice president for research — advanced research computing, U-M Office of Research, effective Aug. 1, 2016-Aug. 31, 2019.

Mary-Ann Mycek, associate dean for graduate education, CoE, effective Sept. 1, 2016-Aug. 31, 2020.

* Elona Van Gent, associate dean for academic programs, Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design, effective July 1, 2016-June 30, 2019.

Michael P. Wellman, associate dean for academic affairs, CoE, effective July 1, 2016-June 30, 2021.

* Donald R. Zak, associate dean for academic affairs, SNRE, effective Aug. 1, 2016-July 31, 2017 .

Dearborn campus

* Claudia S. Kocher, associate dean, College of Business, effective July 1, 2016-June 30, 2019.

Scott D. DeGregorio, transfer of tenure and title to associate professor of English literature, College-Wide Programs, College of Arts, Sciences and Letters, effective June 1.

Flint campus

Mark Simon, Hagerman Faculty Development Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, effective Sept. 1, 2016-Aug. 31, 2019, and professor of management, with tenure, School of Management, effective Sept. 1.

* Reappointments

Retirements

Cathleen A. Baker, librarian in the University Library, effective March 31. She joined U-M in 2005. Her books include the award-winning “From the Hand to the Machine. Nineteenth-Century American Paper and Mediums: Technologies, Materials, and Conservation” (2010). Baker played an instrumental role in the conservation of hundreds of maps, works of art, books and documents in the University Library's Special Collections. She was a founding member of the American Institute for Conservation (AIC) of Historic and Artistic Works Book and Paper Group and the Institute for Paper Conservation (U.K.). She received the AIC's Sheldon and Caroline Keck Award in 2012.

Dr. Darrell A. Campbell Jr., professor of surgery in the Medical School, effective May 31. He joined the faculty in 1978. He is a leader in the fields of kidney, pancreas and liver transplantation, with special expertise in pediatric transplantation. He held key positions in the Department of Surgery, including chief of the Division of Transplantation and head of the Section of General Surgery. He worked with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan to implement an innovative surgical quality improvement program in 73 Michigan hospitals. Campbell received the Patient Safety and Quality Leadership Award from the Michigan Hospital Association (2005), among other awards.

Letha Ann Chadiha, Rose C. Gibson Collegiate Professor of Social Work and professor of social work in the School of Social Work, effective May 31. Chadiha joined the faculty in 2002. She is a renowned gerontologist who specializes in family caregiving by African-American women to older African-American urban and rural residents. She was elected as a fellow to the Social Research, Policy and Practice Section of the Gerontological Society of America in 2007, chair of the section in 2009, and a fellow of the New York Academy of Medicine. Her awards include the Outstanding Mentorship Award from the Gerontological Society of America's Task Force on Minority Issues in 2008and the School of Social Work Distinguished Faculty Award.

Alina M. Clej, associate professor of French and associate professor of comparative literature, LSA, effective May 31. She joined the faculty in 1986, and taught courses and seminars on modern and contemporary French and comparative literature with special interest in the 18th and 20th century French novel, the surrealist movement in France, and literary theory. She is the author of “A Genealogy of the Modern Self: Thomas De Quincey and the Intoxication of Writing” (1995), co-translator of Wayne C. Booth's “Retorica romanului/The Rhetoric of Fiction” (1976), and the translator of Dumitru Nicodim's book of poetry “Cygnes blancs” (Le chemin de l 'amour) (2000).

Donald N. Duquette, clinical professor of law, Law School, effective May 31. He joined the faculty in 1976. His book “Advocating for the Child in Protection Proceedings: A Handbook for Lawyers and Court Appointed Special Advocates" (1990) formed the framework for the first national evaluation of child representation as mandated by Congress. In 2009, the U.S. Children's Bureau made a $6 million, multiyear grant to the Law School to serve as the National Quality Improvement Center for Child Representation in the Child Welfare System, with Duquette as director. In 2015, the National Association of Counsel for Children honored Duquette with its Lifetime Achievement Award.

Diane Owen Hughes, associate professor of history, LSA, effective May 31. She joined the faculty in 1983. Hughes studied the cultural history of Europe's late medieval and early modern times, particularly in Italy. Her writings have become touchstones in several fields, including women's studies, semiotics, family history and cultural history.  Her co-authored, comparative monograph on different constructions of time showed how pre-modern Asians, Americans and Europeans imagined and inflected chronology. A famed graduate mentor, she was recognized by her students with a 2012 conference in her honor. Hughes completed fellowships at several distinguished institutions, including Cornell University, Harvard University and Princeton University.

Piotr Michalowski, George G. Cameron Professor of Ancient Near Eastern Civilization and Languages and professor of Near Eastern studies, LSA, effective May 31. Michalowski joined the faculty in 1981. He served as chair (1987-93) and acting chair (1995-96) of the Department of Near Eastern Studies. In several writings, he comprehensively addressed ancient Mesopotamian history, with a deep engagement with the textual legacy of Sumer and Akkad. His most sustained interest is the origins of writing as a technological and cognitive innovation, and its evolution to literature. Michalowski was president of the International Association for Assyriologists (2009-14), president of the American Oriental Society (2013-14), and since 1991 has served as editor-in-chief of the Journal of Cuneiform Studies.

Michael D. Morris, Richard D. Sacks Collegiate Professor of Chemistry and professor of chemistry, LSA, effective May 31. He joined the U-M faculty in 1969. Morris is world renowned for research contributions in analytical chemistry. He demonstrated the utility of Raman spectroscopy in studying biologically important molecules. In the early 2000s he led a revision of the introductory analytical chemistry course, making it one of the top introductory classes in the nation. His awards included the American Chemical Society's Award in Spectrochemical Analysis, the Society for Applied Spectroscopy's Applied Spectroscopy William F. Meggers Award, and the Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies' Distinguished Graduate Mentoring Award.

Gerald (Paddy) Scannell, professor of communication studies, LSA, effective May 31. Scannell taught at the University of Westminster from 1967-2006 and joined the U-M faculty in 2006. In 1975, he and his colleagues at Westminster launched the first undergraduate honors degree course in media studies in Britain. His areas of specialization include broadcasting history, the analysis of media texts, and the construction and impact of broadcast talk. He is the founding editor of the international journal Media, Culture & Society. His book, “Radio, Television and Modern Life” (1996) reshaped how scholars studied media production, and opened up the study of talk on radio and television. At Michigan, Scannell was best known for his lecture class Media, Culture and Society.

Thomas J. Schriber, professor of technology and operations in the Ross School, effective May 31. He joined the faculty in 1966. Schriber’s research focused on discrete-event simulation. He harnessed this methodology to build computer-based models of systems, conduct experiments on these models, and draw inferences about the systems. He authored a number of influential journal articles, books and monographs, including “Simulation Using GPSS” (1974), “The Nature and Role of Simulation in the Design of Manufacturing Systems” (1986), and “An Introduction to Simulation Using GPSSJH” (1991). Schriber received the Victor L. Bernard Faculty Award for Leadership in Teaching from the Ross School in 2013.

Raymond Van Dam, professor of history and professor of Near Eastern studies, LSA, effective May 31. He joined the faculty in 1987. Van Dam's research focused on the history of the later Roman Empire, with attention to religious and cultural change. His books include eight monographs and two much-cited collections of translated ancient texts. His focus ranged from the social and political prominence of religious leaders in late ancient Gaul to the Christian culture of Cappadocia's elites. He lectured extensively on both sides of the Atlantic, and won fellowships from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Dumbarton Oaks Center for Byzantine Studies, and the National Endowment for the Humanities. Van Dam received the John D'Arms Award for Distinguished Graduate Mentoring in the Humanities in 2014.