September 25, 2006
Brown University to Dedicate Sidney E. Frank Hall for Life Sciences
MIT President Susan Hockfield will deliver the keynote address as Brown University dedicates the new Sidney E. Frank Hall for Life Sciences. Events begin at 9 a.m., Friday, Oct. 6, 2006, with the formal dedication ceremony beginning at 5:30 p.m.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. — The Sidney E. Frank Hall for Life Sciences, the largest capital project in Brown’s history, will be dedicated on Friday, Oct. 6, 2006. The 169,000 square-foot research and teaching center will be celebrated throughout the day, with a formal ceremony at 5:30 p.m. on Howard Terrace on the Pembroke Campus. The Sidney E. Frank Hall for Life Sciences is located at 185 Meeting St. between Thayer and Brown streets.
There will be media opportunities:
9 a.m. to 11 a.m. – Local high school students attend a neuroscience lecture given by John Donoghue, the Henry Merritt Wriston Professor and director of the Brain Science Program. The hour-long lecture includes a Q & A session with Donoghue, pioneer of the mind-to-movement device called BrainGate, and will be followed by a tour. Location: Sidney E. Frank Hall for Life Sciences, Nathan Marcuvitz Auditorium, Room 220.
10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. – Media tour and interviews with Eli Y. Adashi, M.D., dean of medicine and biological sciences. Location: Sidney E. Frank Hall for Life Sciences, Meeting Street lobby.
3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. – Community tours for the general public and the Brown community. Location: Sidney E. Frank Hall for Life Sciences, Meeting Street lobby.
5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. – Dedication ceremony, which will include remarks by Chancellor Stephen Robert, Matthew Frank and Dean Eli Y. Adashi, M.D. Brown President Ruth J. Simmons will confer an honorary degree on Susan Hockfield, president of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. President Hockfield will deliver the keynote address. Location: Howard Terrace, Pembroke Campus.