Saturday, the University broke ground on McCourtney Hall, a “world-class research facility” to be located east of the Hesburgh Library, according to a Notre Dame press release.“McCourtney Hall creates a great opportunity for the research programs in science and engineering at Notre Dame,” Robert Bernhard, vice president for research at Notre Dame, said in a statement. “The building is designed as a collaborative and adaptive space to encourage cross-disciplinary research interaction along the entire continuum of basic and applied research. … We expect the building to be a game-changer for science and engineering research at Notre Dame.”Set for completion in June 2016, the building will house the department of chemical and biomolecular engineering from the College of Engineering as well as the department of chemistry and biochemistry from the College of Science. It will also feature about 100,000 square feet of laboratory and team spaces, 40,000 square feet of which will remain “unassigned to facilitate new hires,” the release stated.“McCourtney Hall is the first dedicated research building to be constructed in a planned larger East Campus Research Complex,” the release stated. “The research quad will create, for the first time at Notre Dame, a space for highly collaborative, state-of-the-art research that crosses the Colleges of Science and Engineering. The building will support research space needs that are currently unmet on campus and facilitate current Strategic Research Initiatives and the Advancing Our Vision hiring plans within the molecular sciences.”A $35 million gift from alumnus Ted H. McCourtney and his wife, Tracy, underwrote the construction of the building. Alumnus and Notre Dame trustee Thomas J. Crotty, Jr. and his wife, Shari, donated $10 million for the facility.Tags: alumnus, College of Engineering, College of Science, donation, engineering, gift, McCourtney Hall, research, science
Submit Share Premier League looks to broadcast every behind-closed-door fixture August 28, 2020 Share GVC hires ‘comms pro’ Tessa Curtis to re-energise media profile August 25, 2020 Related Articles Bingo documentary gets BBC upgrade June 10, 2020 StumbleUpon Non-league football club, Sutton United has accepted the resignation of reserve goalkeeper Wayne Shaw, who put the club in disrepute following Monday nights FA Cup fifth round match against Arsenal FC.Shaw is currently being investigated by the FA and the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) for breaching English football rules relating to betting and integrity.In question is whether Shaw purposely ate a pie during the match, in the knowledge that bookmaker Sun Bets had opened a novelty market ‘Wayne Shaw 8/1 to eat a pie live on air’.Shaw has defended his position stating that his touchline antics were simply ‘for laughs’ and that neither himself or his team mates had taken any part on match betting.The Sutton incident has brought embarrassment to bookmaker Sun Bets who had secured a ‘one-off’ sponsorship with the Non-League football club and its ground for the BBC televised FA Cup game.Yesterday afternoon, Sutton United management detailed to UK news sources that Shaw had left his position with the football club.“Wayne himself offered his resignation to the chairman this afternoon, which has been accepted. It’s a very sad end to what has been a very good story” commented Sutton United Manager Paul Doswell.