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Distributed November 12, 2003
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News Advisory
Sen. Reed, Mayor Cicilline to help celebrate start of new Brown labs

Brown University will host a reception and news conference to celebrate the start of work on two new life sciences research facilities. Sen. Jack Reed, Mayor David Cicilline and others will join University officials Monday, Nov. 17, at the Doran-Speidel Building, 70 Ship St. The building is being retrofitted as a laboratory facility, to open in fall 2004.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Brown President Ruth J. Simmons and Provost Robert J. Zimmer will host a reception and press conference at 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 17, 2003, on the third floor of the Doran-Speidel Building, 70 Ship St. in the Providence Jewelry District.

The reception celebrates the start of work on two large laboratory facilities: a new Life Sciences Building to open on the Brown campus in spring of 2006 and renovation of the Doran-Speidel Building to open in fall 2004. Together, the two new facilities will increase the University’s life science laboratory space by 75 percent.

Sen. Jack Reed will speak about federal investment in these research spaces, and Mayor David Cicilline will discuss their significance for the city. Tours of the Ship Street facility will follow.

Because this is an active construction site, the reception is open only to press and the University’s invited guests.

From Brown: President Ruth J. Simmons, Provost Robert J. Zimmer, Interim Dean of Biology and Medicine Richard Besdine, Prof. John Sedivy, Prof. Susan Gerbi

Public officials: U.S. Sen. Jack Reed, Mayor David Cicilline, Saul Kaplan of the Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation

Reception celebrating the start of construction and renovation for two new Brown University life science research facilities. Presentations by University, city, state and federal officials. Tours of the 105,000 square-foot Doran-Speidel Building, which will open as a life sciences research facility in the fall of 2004.

Doran-Speidel Building, third floor
70 Ship Street (in the Providence Jewelry District)

10 a.m. Monday, November 17, 2003


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