Newest UNL building dedicated

Morrison dedication
Clarence Castner (left), president of the University of Nebraska Foundation, and J.B. Milliken, president of the University of Nebraska, unveil the plaque for the Ken Morrison Life Sciences Research Center during the building dedication. Also pictured are Ken Morrison (second from left), who provided the lead private gift for construction, and Gov. Dave Heineman.
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More than 100 people turned out for the dedication of the Ken Morrison Life Sciences Research Center, the Nebraska Center for Virology's new home and UNL's newest building.

The late August ceremonies included tours and a salute to Morrison, the Hastings businessman and university supporter who provided the lead private gift for construction. Among the special guests was Barbara Alving, director of the National Institutes of Health's National Center for Research Resources, which funds the NCV as a Center for Biomedical Research Excellence. Alving also met with several UNL faculty around campus and toured labs during her visit.

The $21 million, 74,000-square-foot research building on East Campus is designed to foster interactions and collaborations among researchers, students and staff. It provides space for the virology center to expand its research on many of the viruses that infect people, animals and plants.


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