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URI Celebrates Topping-Out of Pharmacy Building

Published on November 12, 2010

The University of Rhode Island celebrated another milestone today as the last steel beam was lifted into place atop the $75 million home of the College of Pharmacy, as part of the university's new health and life sciences district.

This building is just one of the many investments Rhode Island has made over the past several years in an effort to build on and improve science and technology infrastructure within the state. The project will allow the College of Pharmacy to strengthen its role as a center of excellence in teaching, learning and research. When open in 2011, the new home for pharmacy at URI will allow the college to accept more students in its six-year doctor of pharmacy degree, its graduate programs and its four-year bachelor's degree in pharmaceutical sciences.

As part of an overall reform to make the state more competitive Rhode Island Governor Donald Carcieri presented the first in his Public Policy Lecture Series focused on engaging the next generation of leaders to contribute to RI's success at the University of Rhode Island following the topping-out ceremony. During his tenure, Governor Carcieri has spearheaded several initiatives to encourage this development such as supporting infrastructure improvements in higher education and transportation, promoting science and technology progress, and taking a central role in the RI Science and Technology Advisory Council.

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