April 29, 2004
Vol. 23 No. 15

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    100 years of ideas, and counting

    University researchers, faculty, staff, students and construction workers gathered Friday, April 16, to commemorate the placement of the final beam atop the Interdivisional Research Building. Before the building’s last girder was raised, a timeline tracking a century of the University’s scientific accomplishments was attached to the beam. Students and faculty signed the beam, posing questions they hope may be answered in the future by researchers in the biological and physical sciences, who will work together under the IRB’s roof.

    Robert Fefferman, Dean of the Physical Sciences, reads the timeline as Harinder Singh, the Louis Block Professor in Molecular Genetics & Cell Biology and the College, formulates his question to write on the beam.

    Marsha Rosner (at left in background), the Charles B. Huggins Professor and Director of the Ben May Institute for Cancer Research, also signs the beam.

    Provost Richard Saller (above, right) and a student watch as a crane lifts the beam into place.