Chemistry building groundbreaking March 27 (Released: 3/20/97)
by David Pesci, Office of University Communications.
STORRS, Conn. -- The official groundbreaking ceremony for the University of Connecticut's new chemistry building is set for March 27 on the Storrs campus.
The ceremony, titled "Foundations of Chemistry," will run throughout the afternoon, beginning at 1:45. The schedule includes high school students performing chemistry experiments, a formal brick-laying ceremony, a reception that includes a graduate student research poster session, and a keynote speech by Susan Solomon.
Solomon, a scientist with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), is the researcher who determined that the hole in the ozone over Antarctica was caused by chloroflurocarbons. She has served as head project scientist of the National Ozone Expedition at McMurdo Station in Antarctica and is widely considered to be one of the world's leading experts on ozone issues.
The chemistry building, which has yet to be named, is the first
major building project with its construction completely funded by
the UConn 2000 initiative. The building will be completed in July