Groundbreaking for research facility and Wall of Scholarship ceremony to celebrate discovery
UMass Dartmouth will celebrate its missions of discovery and creativity with the groundbreaking for a new 20,000 square foot research facility and the second annual Scholarship Wall ceremony on Sept. 13.
UMass Dartmouth will celebrate its missions of discovery and creativity with the groundbreaking for a new 20,000square foot research facility and the second annual Scholarship Wall ceremony on Sept. 13. UMass President Jack M. Wilson will join UMass Dartmouth Chancellor Jean F. MacCormack for both events.
The groundbreaking will be held at 1 p.m. behind the Violette Building (parking in lots 14 and 15). The Wall of Scholarship ceremony will be held at 4 p.m. on the 3d floor of the Foster Administration Building and will highlight the research and creative works of faculty and staff.
The $9 million, two-story research facility will open in summer of 2006 and house the work of Dr. Bal Ram Singh, whose team is collaborating with Tufts University on a $25 million federally funded effort to combat botulism, one the biggest bio-terrorism threats faced by the United States. Singh's work will take up one floor of the facility while yet-to-be-named research efforts will be located on the other floor.
"This new research facility will be a major asset in the university’s effort to expand its research enterprise, which is critical to the development of the southeastern Massachusetts innovation economy," Chancellor MacCormack said.
"This Wall of Scholarship ceremony is our chance to recognize achievement by many members of our faculty and staff, and acknowledge the many ways that they contribute to the intellectual enterprise that is a University," Chancellor MacCormack said. "Nearly 20 book jackets and a sample of outstanding creative work will be added to the display we began last fall, but there are also wonderful new grants, very significant research studies, a wide array of journal articles and conference presentations, and innovative interdisciplinary collaborations to be celebrated and recognized. All of these works are representative of the inspirational and groundbreaking activity that takes place across this campus."
Author: "John T. Hoey"
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