The three-story, 73,400-square-foot building, set to open in 2016, will contain 15 new classrooms and four teaching laboratories with seats for more than 1,450 students, as well as study rooms and group meeting space.
The research project, funded with a $1.3 million National Science Foundation grant, includes looking at governmental policies and social attitudes on the use of fire to reduce the vulnerability of grasslands to the invasion of woody plants.
The Center for the Arts presents a concert that will feature some of the extensive repertoire by the acclaimed quartet on Sunday, Nov. 2 at 2 p.m.
Jeff Vockrodt, a registered patent attorney, will give the keynote address and will discuss how the new Leahy-Smith America Invents Act is changing the patent landscape in the United States.
Jonathan Black will lead the center's research in unmanned aircraft and spacecraft, including the design and construction of a new ground station to facilitate small satellite missions.
Caroline Leeth's research focuses on adaptive immune response in health and disease, specifically two autoimmune diseases: type 1 diabetes and lupus.