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UAF Dedicates New Life Sciences Building
The University of Alaska Fairbanks has officially dedicated its new $107 million life sciences building.
FAIRBANKS- The University of Alaska Fairbanks has officially dedicated its new $107 million life sciences building.
The Margaret Murie Building is named for the first University of Alaska female graduate.
The 100,000-square-foot building on the West Ridge of the campus was completed last spring and already has hosted summer classes.
UAF's nearly 600 graduate and undergraduate biology students will use its classrooms and labs.
Senior project manager Cameron Wohlford of the UAF Department of Design and Construction says the building was finished a year earlier than scheduled and came in almost $2 million under budget.
The building is the first new academic facility at UAF since 1994. Provost Susan Henrichs says the biology is one of UAF's largest majors and it was important to provide students with a modern learning environment.