The following items were approved by the Board of Regents at its meeting Thursday.
Dearborn Science Building renovation moves forward
The UM-Dearborn Science Building and Computer Information Science Building Renovations project received its final approval. The project will create updated laboratory and classroom space for the Department of Natural Sciences within the Science Building.
Work includes a complete renovation of the approximately 80,000-gross-square-foot Science Building, adding approximately 20,000 gross square feet by extending the building’s walls and constructing new energy-efficient walls, and upgrading the infrastructure shared with the adjacent Computer Information Science Building.
The $51 million project is being funded by the State of Michigan through the capital outlay program ($30 million) with the balance being funded from UM-Dearborn resources. Construction is scheduled to be completed in the summer of 2016.
Clements Library project receives final approval
Regents authorized issuing bids and awarding construction contracts for the William L. Clements Library Infrastructure Improvements and Addition project.
The $16.8 million project will renovate approximately 17,300 gross square feet to update the building’s infrastructure, and construct a 7,500-gross-square-foot underground addition to house portions of the library’s collection and mechanical equipment.
The project, funded from gifts and investment proceeds, is scheduled to be completed in the summer of 2015.
Nichols Arboretum boundary line established
In a recent survey commissioned by the City of Ann Arbor it was discovered that the boundary line between the city and university property in the Nichols Arboretum was uncertain due to the original metes and bounds legal description’s reference to obsolete natural features.
The university and the city agreed to establish the property line according to the survey signed in May 2013 that provides a legal description based solely on bearings and distances rather than on natural features that can change.
Ann Arbor Campus
Faculty appointments with tenure:
Daniel H. Halberstam, Eric Stein Collegiate Professor of Law, Law School, effective Nov. 1, 2013-Oct. 31, 2018.
Henry X. Liu, professor of civil and environmental engineering, College of Engineering, effective Sept. 1, 2014.
Ruma Banerjee, Vincent Massey Collegiate Professor of Biological Chemistry, Medical School, effective Nov. 1, 2013-Aug. 31, 2018.
Alfred O. Hero III, R. Jamison and Betty Williams Professor of Engineering, CoE, effective Jan. 1, 2014-Dec. 31, 2018.
Noboru Kikuchi, Roger L. McCarthy Professor of Mechanical Engineering, CoE, effective Jan. 1, 2014-May 31, 2015.
John K. Kim, Frederick C. Neidhardt Collegiate Professor of the Life Sciences, Medical School, effective Nov. 1, 2013-Aug. 31, 2018.
Neal N. Krause, Marshall H. Becker Collegiate Professor of Public Health, School of Public Health, effective Jan. 1, 2014-Dec. 31, 2018.
Jessica D. Litman, John F. Nickoll Professor of Law, Law School, effective Nov. 1, 2013-Oct. 31, 2018.
Dr. Ivan Maillard, Jeffrey M. Leiden Collegiate Professor of the Life Sciences, Medical School, effective Nov. 1, 2013-Aug. 31, 2018.
Rachel Neis, Jean and Samuel Frankel Professor of Rabbinic Literature, LSA, effective Nov. 1, 2013-Aug. 31, 2018.
Dr. Himanshu J. Patel, Joe D. Morris, M.D. Collegiate Professor of Cardiac Surgery, Medical School, effective Nov. 1, 2013-Aug. 31, 2018.
Adam C. Pritchard, Frances and George Skestos Professor of Law, Law School, effective Nov. 1, 2013-Oct. 31, 2018.
Margaret Jane Radin, Henry King Ransom Professor of Law, Law School, effective Nov. 1, 2013-Oct. 31, 2018.
Kamal Sarabandi, Rufus S. Teesdale Professor of Engineering, CoE, effective Jan. 1, 2014-Dec. 31, 2018.
Johannes W. Schwank*, James and Judith Street Professor of Chemical Engineering, CoE, effective Jan. 1, 2014-Dec. 31, 2018.
Georgios Skiniotis, Jack E. Dixon Collegiate Professor of the Life Sciences, Medical School, effective Nov. 1, 2013-Aug. 31, 2018.
Yukiko Yamashita, James Playfair McMurrich Collegiate Professor of the Life Sciences, Medical School, effective Nov. 1, 2013-Aug. 31, 2018.
Janet A. Weiss, Mary C. Bromage Collegiate Professor of Business Administration, Stephen M. Ross School of Business, effective Nov. 1 (correction of title).
Jeremy Bloom, assistant dean for career planning, Law School, effective Dec. 4, 2013-Aug. 31, 2015.
Cathleen M. Connell, chair, Department of Health Behavior and Health Education, SPH, effective Jan. 1, 2014-Dec. 31, 2016.
Shixin Jack Hu, interim vice president for research, Office of Research, effective Jan. 1, 2014-Dec. 31, 2015.
Ismael Ahmed, change in title to senior adviser to the chancellor and associate provost for metropolitan impact, Office of the Chancellor, effective Nov. 1, 2013-Dec. 31, 2018.
Adam Lutzker*, chair, Department of Economics, College of Arts and Sciences, effective July 1, 2013-Dec. 31, 2013.
Fu Yuan Schuttringer, senior associate librarian, Mardigian Library, UM-Dearborn, effective Aug. 2. She joined UM-Dearborn in 2002. Schuttringer coordinated library collection development, collection management, acquisitions, and materials budgets at the Mardigian Library. She developed and implemented a novel electronic resources management system for tracking the library’s subscriptions, aided efforts to streamline the acquisition of library electronic resources among the Ann Arbor, Dearborn and Flint campuses, and served on numerous library committees. Schuttringer also served as a mentor for the UM-Dearborn’s Women on the Move program and as treasurer of the Michigan Innovative Users Group.
Dr. Ellen M. Zimmermann, professor of internal medicine in the Medical School, effective Oct. 15. She joined U-M in 1993. She is a distinguished scientist in the field of gastroenterology with special expertise in the areas of inflammatory bowel disease, Crohn’s disease, and ulcerative colitis. She has a notable history of successfully securing research grants, published numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals, and authored 12 book chapters. She is a frequent invited lecturer, has held numerous leadership positions with professional organizations, was actively involved in the mentorship of physicians and researchers, and was a member of the Medical School’s admissions