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New bio-behavioral building to be dedicated (Released: 9/7/95)

by Renu Sehgal, Office of University Communications.

STORRS, Conn. -- University of Connecticut President Harry J. Hartley will dedicate the new $4.4 million bio-behavioral science building at noon on Friday, Sept. 8. The Physiology & Neurobiology Building will provide faculty with modern laboratory technology, enabling them to educate the next generation of scientists about how the body's organs develop, function and regenerate after injury. Students will get expert laboratory training, preparing them for high-tech jobs in a competitive global marketplace.

Groundbreaking occurred in August 1992 for the new building, which was completed in July 1994. The University received a $1.2 million grant from the federal government for the project.

The modern research facility, with 22,500 square feet on one floor, will double existing teaching space and allow UConn to compete with the nation's top research institutions for hundreds of thousands of dollars in federal grants supporting science.

After the dedication, lunch and guided tours will be offered. The building is located at 3107 Horsebarn Hill Road.

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