Memphis – Christian Brothers University (CBU) has begun the renovation of its existing School of Sciences building thanks to the generosity of The Assisi Foundation of Memphis, Inc. Although the present Science building, built in 1967, has had minor renovations over the years, the Foundation’s support will be used for an extensive renovation that will significantly increase educational space for state-of-the art laboratories and classrooms.
The existing Science building will be named Assisi Hall in honor of the Foundation’s long partnership with the University and their generous support of educational initiatives on the CBU campus, especially in the sciences and engineering. The renovated facility will enable the University’s ability to continue preparing students for graduate, medical and pharmacy schools, and to work in the health related and biomedical industries.
The renovation of Assisi Hall is part of the $14.2 million Science Project that includes the construction of the new Cooper-Wilson Center for Life Sciences. Both initiatives will be completed by August 2008 in time for fall classes. ###