Heading to the campus library used to mean needing serious study silence or a spot for solitary scholarly pursuits. Although the library’s shell may look the same, inside it’s a decidedly different and livelier place.
“The hush-hush is over. Instead you get noise, you get dialogue, you get engagement, you get creativity, you get sharing,” says Jim Draper, vice president and general manager at Gale, the division of Cengage Learning that provides digital and print products to libraries.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Wed, 09/11/2013 - 2:15pm
A new dormitory designed with special features to accommodate students with "multiple handicap challenges" is one step closer to becoming a reality at the University of Florida. The UF board of trustees unanimously authorized a $25 million finance plan for the 82,000-square-foot, 255-bed dormitory. It must go to the Florida Board of Governors for final approval.
While the “curb appeal” of well-manicured lawns as well as easy parking are crucial parts of the first impression a campus makes, how welcome visitors feel once inside the first building they encounter on campus is just as important.
To make their campuses more enticing and friendly to those who aren’t used to making their way around there, some institutions have created welcome centers as a first stop for prospective students, family members, alumni, and other guests.
You have space on campus for a new building, and visions of a cutting-edge learning center dance in your head. The technology-infused building will be so magnetic that admission applications will pour in, professors will clamour for classroom assignments, and local businesses will plead for partnerships.
Of course, funding won’t be an issue because the new technology center will be so innovative and visionary that bonds and grants will stream across your desk like ducks in a pond.
Submitted by Matt Zalaznick on Fri, 06/07/2013 - 4:36pm
University of Iowa officials, having been given approval from the Iowa state Board of Regents, are moving forward with what will likely be a public-private partnership to find a new home for the university’s $500 million art collection.
Submitted by Matt Zalaznick on Wed, 05/29/2013 - 8:34am
A $23 million center to test the viability of biofuels made from miscanthus and other plants will get underway at the University of Illinois later this year, a bridge between the research laboratory and full-scale commercial production.
Submitted by Matt Zalaznick on Wed, 05/22/2013 - 9:51am
The College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering in Albany is building a $60 million solar manufacturing plant in an old Kodak building outside Rochester as it seeks to replicate its economic model in other cities.