Editor’s Note: The following actions were taken by the Board of Regents at its September meeting.
Maya Lin sculpture approved for North Campus
The plan for a courtyard sculpture for the Francois-Xavier Bagnoud Building now under construction on the North Campus was approved.
“The building, for the Department of Aerospace Engineering, is funded substantially by gifts from the Association Francois-Xavier Bagnoud,” Vice President Farris W. Womack said. “The Association has now agreed to provide the University $250,000 to site, in the courtyard area, a piece of sculpture designed by the prominent American sculptor Maya Lin.”
Lin designed the Civil Rights Memorial at the Southern Poverty Law Center in Montgomery, Ala., and the Vietnam War Memorial in Washington, D.C.
Johnson, Johnson and Roy, the University’s campus planning consultants, will work with Lin on site development.
6 faculty appointments approved
The following faculty appointments, with tenure, were approved:
Peter J. Polverini, a faculty member at Northwestern University, will become professor of dentistry, effective Aug. 1.
Mohammed Islam, a researcher at AT&T Bell Laboratories, will be associate professor of electrical engineering and computer science, effective Oct. 1.
Sally Haslanger, a faculty member at the University of California, Berkeley, will be associate professor of philosophy, effective Sept. 1.
Sonya O. Rose, a faculty member at Colby College, will be professor of history and sociology, effective Jan. 1, 1993.
Hanes Walton Jr., a faculty member at Savannah State College, will be professor of political science, effective Sept. 1.
Fredrick L. Dunn, a faculty member at Duke University, will be associate professor of internal medicine, effective Sept. 1.
Administrative appointments approved included:
Donald R. Brown, professor of psychology, will extend his appointment as director of the Center for Research on Learning and Teaching until Dec. 31.
Theodore L. Spencer, associate director of admissions, became interim director of admissions, effective Aug. 22.
Douglas R. Woolley, who was associate University registrar, became interim University registrar, effective July 1.
Richard E. Carter, who served as associate executive director of the Alumni Association, became associate dean of students (multicultural portfolio) in the Office of Student Affairs, effective Sept. 1.
Frank J. Cianciola, who served as director of the Michigan Union and student programs, became associate dean of students (activities and programs portfolio) in the Office of Student Affairs, effective Sept. 1.
A. Delories Sloan, who served as director of Counseling Services, became associate dean of students (specialized services portfolio) in the Office of Student Affairs, effective Sept. 1.
Yi named Robertson Professor
Youjae Yi, assistant professor of marketing at the School of Business Administration, also will hold the Sanford R. Robertson Assistant Professorship of Business Administration for one year, effective Sept. 1.
The Robertson professorship, funded through a pledge from Sanford R. Robertson, is “to encourage the most promising junior teachers/scholars to pursue worthwhile projects and to evolve into truly distinguished senior members of the faculty.”
Yi received his Ph.D. degree from Stanford University and joined the U-M in 1987.
Renovations plannedfor Markley, South Quad
Mary Markley and South Quad residence halls will be renovated.
“Both buildings are structurally sound but, after more than 34 years of service, many of their components have passed their expected useful life and now require replacement or rehabilitation,” Vice President Farris W. Womack said.
Mary Markley, built in 1957, houses more than 1,200 residents. Its renovation will include exterior roof and masonry repairs, window replacement, valve and piping replacement, and shower and bathroom rehabilitation.
South Quad, built in 1951, houses more than 1,300 residents. Its renovation will include elevator rehabilitation, window replacement, relocation and renewal of library and computer space.
$20.8 million in gifts received
A total of $20,768,960 in gifts was received by the University during June and July.
The total included $7,039,064 from individuals, $4,760,568 from corporations, $5,955,928 from foundations, and $3,013,400 from associations and others.
Contract awarded for renovation of Athletic Administration Building
A $2,252,800 construction contract was let for the proposed renovation for the Athletic Administration Building.
The low bidder was MSI of Detroit. The renovation project was approved by the Regents last October. Its total budget is set at $3 million, to be funded by the Athletic Department.
“The building will be remodeled in phases to meet the new athletic program requirements and to bring the 36-year-old building into compliance with current health, safety and accessibility codes,” Vice President Farris W. Womack said.
“With the completion of Schembechler Hall and the relocation of the football program from the Athletic Administration Building, considerable space has been vacated that can be reassigned. The Athletic Department has developed a program for consolidating the administrative and coaching staffs from several locations to the renovated Athletic Administration Building.”
Work will include updating the mechanical and electrical systems, and adding new toilets, an elevator and a connector bridge to the Women’s Athletic Building.
Ventilating equipment, chillers among renovations approved
The following building renovation projects were approved:
—Engineering I-A Building, a laboratory facility built in 1975 on the North Campus, will get ventilation improvements for many of its laboratories. The project is estimated to cost $523,000.
—The chiller for Alumni Memorial Hall, which houses the Museum of Art, is 25 years old and can no longer be maintained. It will be replaced at an estimated cost of $400,000.
—Medical Science Building I, built in 1958, “requires major infrastructure improvements to accommodate current and future research activities,” according to Vice President Farris W. Womack. Phase I will involve the replacement of the electrical substation and associated gear with a larger capacity unit, and major piping and ventilation improvements to the east wing of the building. The budget is set at $1,995,000.
—The roof on the Mardigian Library at the U-M-Dearborn will be replaced at an estimated cost of $204,000.
—The Athletic Department has undertaken “a phased approach to upgrading the U-M golf course. The first phase irrigation system has been completed and is fully operational,” Womack said.
“Bids have been received for a project of rebuilding tees, traps, and providing drainage, to be accomplished this fall as previously approved by the Regents at $700,000. But it would be both economical and advantageous to incorporate the remaining golf course work into the previously approved project. The entire project could be accomplished by increasing the previously approved $700,000 to $1.1 million. It is anticipated that the project will ultimately be funded from gifts.”