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Posted: September 5, 2009
University of Arkansas gets approval for bond issue to build $9m nanotechnology center
(Nanowerk News) According to a report in Arkansas Business, the University of Arkansas Board of Trustees Friday approved a $34 million bond issue for UALR that will generate $31.6 million for capital projects over the next three years, including a $9 million nanotechnology center.
The funds will provide new construction and renovation of a student services one-stop center, much-needed space for burgeoning nursing and health sciences programs, and keep the Arkansas Nanotechnology Center at UALR on the leading edge of research breakthroughs.
The approval will mean:
Consolidating all student service operations into one convenient location and by expanding the Donaghey Student Center. The plan is to add three floors to the DSC or build an annex to it.
Creating a new $9 million nanotechnology building, increasing UALR's reach in the field that could have a major economic impact.
Converting the existing Administration South building into a new center for the Departments of Nursing and Health Sciences. In the past five years, nursing enrollment has grown from 289 majors to 520. The new center will provide a state-of-the-art Hospital Simulation Lab where students practice clinical skills using computer-controlled patient simulators.