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   from the issue of September 6, 2007

Paul to outline nanoscience facility plan to Regents

The University of Nebraska Board of Regents will hear reports on a proposed nanoscience facility for UNL and a universitywide fire safety and protection policy during a Sept. 6 meeting at Varner Hall. Committee meetings begin at 8 a.m., and the board meeting begins at 1 p.m.

During the morning session, Prem Paul, vice chancellor for Research, will present a capital project review on the nanoscience facility. The research building is slated as a north addition to the new Physical Sciences Building on the west side of 16th Street, between W and Vine streets.

Also during the morning session, Rebecca Koller, assistant vice president and director of facilities planning and management for NU, will present a proposed fire safety and protection policy. The policy would require all four NU campuses to follow rules that include: sprinkling of university-sanctioned housing by 2017; designation of a campus fire safety officer; establishing student conduct regulations; and confirmation of inspections to assure compliance with state law and regent policies.

The regents will also vote on the selection of Sinclair Hille Architects to provide design services for the Whittier Building Renovation, a project to renovate and update the 85-year-old structure to operate a modern research laboratory, office, and child care facility for use by UNL faculty, staff and students.

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