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May 2021 Regents’ Meeting

Thursday, May 20, 2021

Meeting Schedule

4 p.m.

Call to Order

  • President’s Opening Remarks
  • Presentation: “The Geometry of Music: Can we hear the shape of a drum?” Yunus Zeytuncu, Associate Professor of Mathematics, UM-Dearborn
  • Regular Business Agenda


  1. Approval of March 25, 2021 Minutes
  2. Approval of April 2, 2021 Minutes


  1. Investment Report
  2. Plant Extension Report
  3. University Human Resources Report (no documents)
  4. Litigation Report
  5. Regents Report on Non-Competitive Purchases equal to or over $10,000 from Single Sources, December 16, 2020 through March 15, 2021
  6. Research Report
  7. University of Michigan Health System Report (no documents)
  8. Student Life Report (no documents)
  9. Dearborn Campus Report (no documents)
  10. Flint Campus Report (no documents)
  11. Faculty Governance Report
  12. Student Government Reports


  1. Report on Voluntary Support, March 31, 2021
  2. Report on Voluntary Support, April 30, 2021


  1. May 2021 Personnel Actions
  2. Promotions to the Ranks of Professor and Associate Professor, 2021-2022
  3. Supplemental May 2021 Personnel Actions


  1. Reports of Lecturers’ Employee Organization (LEO) Activity
  2. Reports of regular instructional transactions


  1. Adoption of retirement memoirs for Kenneth M. Adams, Ph.D., professor of psychology (Medical School) and professor of psychology (College of Literature, Science, and the Arts); Michael Awkward, Ph.D., Gayl A. Jones Collegiate Professor of Afroamerican Literature and Culture, professor of English language and literature, and professor of Afroamerican and African studies; Barry N. Checkoway, Ph.D., Arthur Dunham Collegiate Professor of Social Work, professor of social work, and professor of urban and regional planning; B. Craig Cornwall, D.D.S., clinical assistant professor of dentistry; Alan V. Deardorff, Ph.D., John W. Sweetland Professor of International Economics, professor of economics and public policy, and professor of public policy; Ruth E. Dunkle, Ph.D., Wilbur J. Cohen Collegiate Professor of Social Work and professor of social work; Nick C. Ellis, Ph.D., professor of psychology, professor of linguistics, and research scientist, English Language Institute; Julie Ellison, Ph.D., professor of American culture, professor of English language and literature, and professor of art; Kathleen Graves, Ph.D., clinical professor of educational studies; David M. Halperin, Ph.D., W.H. Auden Distinguished University Professor of the History and Theory of Sexuality, professor of English language and literature, and professor of women’s and gender studies; Kristina D. Hansen, Ph.D., associate professor of mathematics, UM-Flint; Margaret L. Hedstrom, Ph.D., Robert M. Warner Collegiate Professor of Information, professor of information, and faculty associate, Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research; Andrew W. Jennings, B.M., professor of music; John L. King, Ph.D., William Warner Bishop Collegiate Professor of Information and professor of information; Patricia M. King Ph.D., professor of education; Tevfik F. Nas, Ph.D., professor of economics, UM-Flint; Alexander Ninfa, Ph.D., professor of biological chemistry; William R. Paulson, Ph.D., Edward Lorraine Walter Collegiate Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures and professor of Romance languages and literatures; Deborah A. Roundtree, M.A., Collegiate Lecturer and lecturer II in psychology UM-Dearborn; Mark A. Saper, Ph.D., associate professor of biological chemistry and associate research scientist, biophysics; Suzanne M. Selig, Ph.D., M.P.H., M.S.W., professor of public health and health sciences, UM-Flint; Janet Hegman Shier, M.A., lecturer IV in the Residential College; Cynthia Sowers, Ph.D., Senior Lecturer and lecturer IV in the Residential College; Frederic J. Svoboda, Ph.D., professor of English, UM-Flint; Sarah G. Thomason, Ph.D., Bernard Bloch Distinguished Professor of Linguistics and professor of linguistics; Fawwaz T. Ulaby, Ph.D.,Arthur F. Thurnau Professor, Emmett Leith Distinguished University Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, and professor of electrical engineering and computer science; and Steven M. Whiting, Ph.D., professor of music.


  1. No deaths of active faculty members were reported to the regents this month.


  1. There are no actions with respect to degrees this month.


  1. Alternative Asset Commitments
  2. Alternative Assets Commitment
  3. Public Equity Commitment
  4. Public Equity Commitment
  5. Appointment of Auditors
  6. Planned Uses of Income from the Julian A. Wolfson and the Marguerite
    Wolfson Endowment Funds for the fiscal year 2021-2022.

  7. Authorization for the University to transact with EnlivenWork, Inc.
  8. Authorization for the University to transact with LynxDx, Inc.
  9. Authorization for the University to enter into an agreement with Mouko, LLC
  10. Authorization for the University to enter into an agreement with Mynerva, Inc.
  11. Authorization for the University to enter into an agreement with Ripple Science
  12. Authorization for the University to transact with Adithya Sanjay
  13. Authorization for the University to transact with Brassi LLC
  14. Authorization for the University to transact with MyAutO2, LLC
  15. Authorization to enter into or amend Agreements
  16. Approval of Technology Transfer Agreements


  1. Approval of Academic Calendar for 2023-2024

*The agenda and the items linked from this page are an unofficial version of this month’s Regents’ Meeting Agenda. The official and authoritative version of the agenda is kept on file in the Office of the Vice President and Secretary of the University.

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