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From the 12/8/05 UT Independent Collegian:

 

 

New fee could revamp UT

By: Jason Whiteside

Issue date: 12/8/05 Section: News

 

Because of decreasing state funding, it may be the responsibility of students to help fund part of a $207 million long range facilities master plan. The plan proposes 15 renovation projects around campus.

 

In 2006, 29.3 percent of UT's budget will be covered by the State of Ohio and 66.4 percent will be covered by student tuition and fees.

 

In comparison, UT's operating budget in 1977 was 63 percent covered by the State of Ohio and 32 percent covered by student tuition and fees, according to the 2003 President's Report to the Community and UT's Budget Office.

 

http://www.independentcollegian.com/media/paper678/news/2005/12/08/News/New-Fee.Could.Revamp.Ut-1124951.shtml?norewrite&sourcedomain=www.independentcollegian.com

 

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"The state should be responsible for these renovations around our campus, and it is very unfortunate for the students that the state has let down higher education," said Mike Angelini, assistant treasurer at UT."

 

Ain't that the truth

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From the 2/20/06 UT Independent Collegian:

 

 

Plan could revamp Carlson

By: Christa Hieber

Issue date: 2/20/06 Section: News

 

In conjunction with UT's facilities master plan, a facelift has been planned for Carlson Library.

 

Planners are hoping that the project proposal, which was presented Thursday in the Student Union Building, will be approved in April by the university and by the State of Ohio.

 

The renovated first floor of the library will be called the Information Commons and is an early project in the UT facilities' master plan.

 

http://www.independentcollegian.com/media/paper678/news/2006/02/20/News/Plan-Could.Revamp.Carlson-1620124.shtml?norewrite&sourcedomain=www.independentcollegian.com

 

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http://www.toledoblade.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060322/NEWS16/60322054/-1/NEWS

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Article published March 22, 2006

 

Panel aims to improve, protect UT waterway

Public to be involved in Ottawa River project

 

By TOM HENRY

BLADE STAFF WRITER

 

 

Even polluted rivers need some loving.

 

Just ask the University of Toledo. It has formed a presidential commission to raise the public’s awareness about a portion of the Ottawa River that meanders through UT’s main campus in West Toledo.

 

Like other streams in northwest Ohio, the Ottawa is impacted by a soupy mix of pesticides and fertilizers that get washed off area farms as well as oil drippings from city streets.

 

But it’s biologically in far better shape near campus than it is downstream in the heavily industrialized chemical alley between Stickney Avenue and Lagrange Street in North Toledo.

 

More at link above:

 

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A dirty river

Pollution plagues Ottawa, removal of dam may help

Issue date: 3/23/06 Section: News

By Nicki Reamer

For the IC

 

While walking around UT, it's hard to ignore the brown river that cuts through campus. In fact, some students use the Ottawa River as a large, flowing garbage can.

 

"I think it's a bit of an eyesore; it's unattractive," said Mike Elk, a sophomore majoring in environmental science.

 

Elk said he can't help but notice all the trash in the river, especially the bicycle that has been there since his first semester.

 

Full story at:

 

http://www.independentcollegian.com/media/paper678/news/2006/03/23/News/A.Dirty.River-1714565.shtml?norewrite200603231912&sourcedomain=www.independentcollegian.com

 

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From the 3/24/06 Toledo Blade:

 

 

$400,000 to help build UT business center

Savages donating to Stranahan Hall expansion

By CLYDE HUGHES

BLADE STAFF WRITER

 

A $400,000 gift from the board chairman of Savage & Associates and his wife will kick-start the building of a $13.2 million addition to the University of Toledo's Stranahan Hall.

 

The university's College of Business Administration is expected to announce the gift from Robert and Susan Savage during a 2:30 p.m. news conference today in the Stranahan Hall lobby.

 

The addition, to be called the Complex for Business Learning and Engagement, will extend east from Stranahan Hall.

 

Contact Clyde Hughes at:

chughes@theblade.com or 419-724-6095.

 

http://www.toledoblade.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060324/NEWS21/603240365/-1/NEWS

 

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From the 3/23/06 Toledo Blade:

 

PHOTO: A short-circuit shut down the carillon in University Hall's bell tower in January.  ( THE BLADE/JETTA FRASER )

 

Bells and chimes will sound again from UT's campus

By KARAMAGI RUJUMBA

BLADE STAFF WRITER

 

Stroll the campus of any college or university with a functional bell tower, and you likely will hear the sounds of august chimes, hollow-sounding bell tolls, and a variety of tunes at different intervals.  The University of Toledo is no different.

 

More at http://www.toledoblade.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060323/NEWS21/603230354/-1/RSS

 

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From the 3/30/06 Toledo Blade:

 

 

Downtown arena puts crimp in Savage Hall renovations

By JOSHUA BOAK

BLADE STAFF WRITER

 

Plans for an arena in downtown Toledo could decide whether the University of Toledo spends $19.1 million or $32 million to renovate Savage Hall, the chairman of the school's board of trustees said yesterday.

 

Contact Joshua Boak at:

jboak@theblade.com or 419-724-6728.

 

http://www.toledoblade.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060330/NEWS21/603300411/-1/NEWS

 

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From the 4/17/06 UT Independent Collegian:

 

 

Engineering a renovation

$10 million re-do planned

By: Kevin Seger

Issue date: 4/17/06 Section: News

 

The College of Engineering will spend about $10 million over the next three to four years to install research laboratories as part of UT's plan for expansion and renovation.

 

The labs will occupy the vacant space in the North Engineering Building located next to Nitschke Hall, said Nagi Naganathan, dean of the College of Engineering.

 

http://www.independentcollegian.com/media/storage/paper678/news/2006/04/17/News/Engineering.A.Renovation-1857062.shtml?norewrite200604171920&sourcedomain=www.independentcollegian.com

 

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From the 4/24/06 UT Independent Collegian:

 

 

RENDERING: A new addition to Stranahan Hall is expected to open for move-in by the year 2009. It is part of UT's facilities master plan.  Media Credit: Courtesy of anand kunnathur

 

Plans progress

Stranahan addition could be done by '09

By: Melinda Lauber

Issue date: 4/24/06 Section: News

 

The small enclave of grass and trees between McMaster Hall and the Health and Human Services Building will soon hold an extension to the College of Business, according to Anand Kunnathur, associate dean of and a professor in the College of Business Administration.

 

"[The new facility] is expected to be completed so the College of Business can move some projects into it in 2009," he said.

 

- Nicki Reamer contributed to this report.

 

http://www.independentcollegian.com/media/storage/paper678/news/2006/04/24/News/Plans.Progress-1867215.shtml?norewrite200604241946&sourcedomain=www.independentcollegian.com

 

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New carillon system installed at UT

University of Toledo, 6/13/06

 

It started with some hiccups — the circuit cutting in and out to the speakers, producing gaps in sound.  It looked as if the "doctors" would discontinue treatment — the system was getting old, and the company may not continue providing service support.

 

The situation was clear — the University Hall bell carillon system was sick and needed a transplant.  It was put on bed rest in February, going silent for months.

 

But now, thanks to donations from alumnus Bob Ossege and the President's Office, the May 30 surgery was successful.  The new carillon system was installed, and electricians are working on a solution to make the cables comply with current building code.

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From the 7/18/06 Toledo Blade:

 

 

Savage Hall to get bulk of $6M gift by alumnus

Remainder allocated for UT scholarships

By DONALD EMMONS

BLADE SPORTS WRITER

 

University of Toledo alumnus Chuck Sullivan and his wife, Jackie, longtime supporters of UT athletics, showed their loyalty and commitment to the university yesterday by agreeing to donate $6 million, $5 million which will be designated for renovations and planned additions to Savage Hall.

 

The donation by Mr. Sullivan, a 1959 UT College of Business graduate, is the largest single donation in the history of UT athletics. The university also will disperse $500,000 for the Charles A. Sullivan Scholarship Fund and $500,000 for the Patricia Ann Sullivan Alumni Honors Scholarship Fund.

 

Contact Donald Emmons

at demmons@theblade.com or 419-724-6302.

 

http://www.toledoblade.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060718/NEWS21/607180346/-1/RSS

 

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From the 7/31/06 (UT) Independent Collegian:

 

 

PHOTO: An addition to Savage Hall will consist of a new athletic complex, with new offices as well as new locker rooms and weight rooms. The addition may include an indoor practice facility for the football team.  Media Credit: UT sports information department

 

Savage Hall to get facelift

By: Matthew Kimura

Issue date: 7/31/06 Section: Sports

 

UT announced the receiving of a $6-million gift on July 17, $5 million of which will be used for new construction and additions to Savage Hall.

 

The donation, from Chuck and Jackie Sullivan, is the largest single gift ever given to the UT Athletic Department.

 

http://www.independentcollegian.com/media/storage/paper678/news/2006/07/31/Sports/Savage.Hall.To.Get.Facelift-2135203.shtml?norewrite200608011915&sourcedomain=www.independentcollegian.com

 

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From the 8/15/06 Toledo Blade:

 

 

UT plans $30M for updates to Savage Hall

Complex may rival city's arena project

By JOSHUA BOAK

BLADE STAFF WRITER

 

The University of Toledo plans to spend $30 million to renovate its basketball complex, an amount that could transform Savage Hall into a competitor of the proposed $80 million downtown arena.

 

UT administrators outlined a proposal yesterday to allot $15 million from its 2007-09 capital budget to improve Savage Hall's infrastructure.

 

Contact Joshua Boak at:

jboak@theblade.com or 419-724-6728.

 

http://www.toledoblade.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060815/NEWS21/608150425/-1/NEWS

 

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From UT News, 8/24/06:

 

 

PHOTO: This rendering by BHDP Architecture shows what Carlson Library's Information Commons will look like when renovations are complete.

 

Extreme makeover to transform Carlson Library

By Cynthia Nowak

Aug 24, 2006

 

Who says that flesh-and-blood makeovers are the only ones to generate excitement? Ask Joe Sawasky, UT chief information officer. “Librarians and technologists traditionally don’t have many sexy project opportunities, but this one qualifies,” he said.

 

He’s talking about the Carlson Library Information Commons project, already in the pre-construction mode. When the plaster begins flying in January, it will be a fast-track 12 months to the completion of what Dr. John Gaboury, UT dean of University Libraries, described as “transformational, an enriched learning environment.”

 

http://utnews.utoledo.edu/publish/article_2816.shtml

 

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From the 9/7/06 (UT) Independent Collegian:

 

 

PHOTO: The wooden tunnel in front of U-Hall is to prevent injury to passers-by.  Media Credit: Stan Petrov

 

U-Hall gets new tunnel

By: Melinda Lauber

Issue date: 9/7/06 Section: News

 

Last week, students looking at University Hall from Bancroft Street might have noticed a new addition: a covered, wooden entryway.

 

That entryway is to help protect students from any debris that might fall from the renovation project the U-Hall bell tower is receiving, said Chuck Lehnert, associate vice president for facilities and construction.

 

http://www.independentcollegian.com/media/storage/paper678/news/2006/09/07/News/UHall.Gets.New.Tunnel-2260277.shtml?norewrite200609090156&sourcedomain=www.independentcollegian.com

 

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From UT News, 9/12/06:

 

 

Two new construction projects focus on University Hall

By Tobin J. Klinger

Sep 12, 2006

 

The signature building of the Main Campus will be the focus of two new construction projects that will slightly modify the exterior, while preserving its most recognizable feature.

 

University Hall, completed in 1931, will receive new copper downspouts and gutters, while its bell tower will have the mortar in each joint between its stones examined and repaired.

 

http://utnews.utoledo.edu/publish/article_2864.shtml

 

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From the University of Toledo, 10/3/06:

 

 

RENDERING: A rendering shows what the new home for the College of Pharmacy may look like.

 

Architect for new College of Pharmacy home selected

By Tobin J. Klinger

Oct 3, 2006, 06:05

 

It has been one of the most high-profile proposals to materialize from the merging of the Medical University of Ohio and The University of Toledo. Now the proposal is becoming a reality.

 

The architect for what will one day be home for the College of Pharmacy was selected Sept. 21.

 

Toledo-based Poggemeyer Design Group will lead the project. Poggemeyer has worked on such local and award-winning projects as the Maumee Indoor Theatre and the Wood County District Public Library. The firm also has worked on several projects on the Health Science Campus, including the Inpatient Physical Rehabilitation Center and the University Medical Center lobby renovation.

 

http://utnews.utoledo.edu/publish/article_2948.shtml

 

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UT ranks high in yield from research spending

By JOSHUA BOAK

BLADE STAFF WRITER

 

The University of Toledo is among the world's top nonprofit organizations at transforming research dollars into biotechnology companies, according to a Milken Institute study released yesterday.  For every $14 million UT spent on research in 2004, it created one new biotechnology start-up, a ratio that ranks it seventh among academic centers in Europe, Asia, and North America, the nonprofit economic think thank reported.

 

The ranking does not include research expenditures by the Medical University of Ohio, which merged with UT in July and became the Health Science Campus.  Research expenditures at both institutions totaled $53 million in 2004.  "I think we'll continue to grow, now that we have the Health Science Campus," said Frank Calzonetti, vice president for research development at UT.  "The leaders in this community seem to be embracing the need to have a more innovation-based community."

 

MORE: http://www.toledoblade.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060921/BUSINESS07/609210436

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From the 10/26/06 (UT) Independent Collegian:

 

 

PHOTO: The construction on Gillham Hall can be seen from Bancroft Street and is expected to be complete by fall 2007.  Media Credit: Jessy Smulski

 

Renovations advance

By: IC Staff

Issue date: 10/26/06 Section: News

 

One of the oldest buildings on campus is about halfway through a makeover.

 

The construction project on Gillham Hall is expected to be complete in the fall of 2007.

 

http://www.independentcollegian.com/media/storage/paper678/news/2006/10/26/News/Renovations.Advance-2403319.shtml?norewrite200611101934&sourcedomain=www.independentcollegian.com

 

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UT news release, 11/2/06:

 

 

PHOTO: Construction trailers are on site and an access road has been built as work gets under way on a new orthopaedics center on the Health Science Campus.

 

Construction begins on UMC outpatient orthopaedics center 

By Jim Winkler

Nov 2, 2006, 06:15

 

To capitalize on the growing demand for orthopaedic services at University Medical Center, construction has started on a $5.8 million outpatient orthopaedics center on the Health Science Campus.

 

The building, which will be constructed atop the “bullnose” portion of Dowling Hall, will include 24 exam rooms; radiology and imaging capabilities; physician and nurse work spaces; patient registration and waiting areas; urgent care, cast and procedure rooms; a skills lab; and conference and physical therapy areas, all with easy access to the adjacent George Isaac Minimally Invasive Surgery Center.

 

http://utnews.utoledo.edu/publish/article_3055.shtml

 

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From UT News, 11/13/06:

 

 

SKETCH: Preliminary plans call for a "town square" inside the Memorial Field House.

 

SKETCH: “Academic sidewalks" also would be part of the renovated interior.

 

PHOTO: The Memorial Field House was the second building on Main Campus. It was completed in 1931.

 

Trustees to consider proposal to renovate Memorial Field House

By Jim Winkler

Nov 13, 2006, 06:15

 

The building once hosted concerts by Simon and Garfunkel and Jimi Hendrix, and talks by anthropologist Margaret Mead and civil rights activist Dick Gregory.

 

The Doors were set to perform a Sept. 21, 1969, concert in the building, but a skittish UT Board of Trustees and concert organizers canceled it after Jim Morrison reportedly exposed himself at a show in Miami.

 

http://utnews.utoledo.edu/publish/article_3087.shtml

 

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Both from UT News, 11/14/06:

 

 

UT updates exterior, way-finding signage

By Jon Strunk

Nov 14, 2006, 06:04

 

The University of Toledo is accepting bids for exterior signage, beginning the process of replacing and updating signage across the University’s campuses.

 

http://utnews.utoledo.edu/publish/article_3088.shtml


New parking lot for patients, hospital guests opens on Health Science Campus

By Jim Winkler

Nov 14, 2006, 06:09

 

The newest parking lot on the Health Science Campus is scheduled to open today.

 

Chuck Lehnert, associate vice president for facilities and construction, emphasized that the lot east of University Medical Center is only for patients and hospital guests.

 

The lot was designed to improve customer service, to make the east side entrance to the hospital the main entrance, and to help alleviate pedestrian and vehicle congestion on the west side of the hospital, where ambulances and Emergency Department patients arrive. Free valet parking services will be available.

 

http://utnews.utoledo.edu/publish/article_3094.shtml

 

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From the 11/21/06 Toledo Blade:

 

 

RENDERING: An artist’s rendering shows what the Savage & Associates Complex for Business Learning & Engagement at the University of Toledo will look like. The $14 million addition to UT’s Stranahan Hall is scheduled for completion in 2009.

 

Savage donating $1M to UT

Gift to help build complex where students, firms mix

By JOSHUA BOAK

BLADE STAFF WRITER

 

The University of Toledo will cement a $1 million donation from Savage & Associates today, laying the groundwork to build a 51,000-square-foot complex that integrates business students and companies.

 

Contact Joshua Boak at: jboak@theblade.com or 419-724-6728.

 

http://www.toledoblade.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20061121/NEWS21/611210400/-1/NEWS

 

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From the 11/30/06 (UT) Independent Collegian:

 

 

Savage family gives money

Ed Carroll

Issue date: 11/30/06 Section: News

 

A $1 million gift to the College of Business Administration will go mainly to support the new Savage and Associates Complex for Business Learning and Education.

 

Tom Gutteridge, dean of the College of Business, said that the money would be primarily divided up in three ways.

 

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From the 11/20/06 (UT) Independent Collegian:

 

 

Classrooms to get remodel

Melinda Lauber

Issue date: 11/20/06 Section: News

 

Ceilings that are brown and water-stained; desks that are squeaky, creaky and just plain gross; lights that don't look like they will stay on - this isn't a good place to study for anyone.

 

What's sad is that some of UT's classrooms actually have some of these qualities, according to some students.

 

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River beautification plans bring channel out of hiding at UT

By JOSHUA BOAK

BLADE STAFF WRITER

 

A University of Toledo commission announced plans to beautify the stretch of the Ottawa River cutting through its main campus by building a boardwalk and landscaping a meadow along its banks.

 

The commission’s report estimates the total cost of upgrading the area around the river at $8.2 million and identifies private donors and government research grants as potential funding sources.

 

“If the university is more attractive, it’s more appealing to potential students and gives us a shot at recruiting a larger percentage of those students,” said Dick Eastop, the retired UT administrator who is chairman of the commission.

 

More at link above:

 

http://www.toledoblade.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20061227/NEWS21/61227013/-1/NEWS

 

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Dorr Street Development has begun near UT.  The new Rocket Plaza is not under construction and expected to be complete by next December, I believe.  It is going to be pedestrian oriented with parking in the rear of the building and was supposed to have about 10 different types of restaurants, but that number may have changed now.  There should be an article about it fairly soon in the Independent Collegian.  More to come...

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From the 1/29/07 Independent Collegian:

 

Library work moves ahead

Melinda Lauber

Issue date: 1/29/07 Section: News

 

Construction in Carlson Library is finally underway, but not everybody is excited with the timing.

 

Terry Biel, a junior majoring in music and chairman of the Student Senate, is worried the Information Commons project is cutting its deadline too close.

 

MORE: http://www.independentcollegian.com/media/storage/paper678/news/2007/01/29/News/Library.Work.Moves.Ahead-2682968.shtml

 

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From UT News, 3/2/07:

 

 

* MODEL: This model by Munger, Munger + Associates Architects Inc. of Toledo shows how the College of Business Administration’s new Savage & Associates Complex for Business Learning and Engagement would extend north between Gillham Hall and Ritter Planetarium on Main Campus.

 

Design of new business complex unveiled

By Jon Strunk 

Mar 2, 2007, 06:18

 

The University of Toledo unveiled the initial design for the College of Business Administration’s new Savage & Associates Complex for Business Learning and Engagement at the Board of Trustees committee meetings last week.

 

The new building, which will extend north from Stranahan Hall up the hill between Gillham Hall and Ritter Planetarium, will house high-tech classrooms, action learning laboratories and the college’s academic programs, according to Dr. Thomas Gutteridge, dean of the College of Business Administration.

 

http://utnews.utoledo.edu/publish/article_3341.shtml

 

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From UT News, 3/8/07:

 

 

* RENDERING: This rendering shows the proposed “town square" on the first floor of the renovated Memorial Field House.

 

Work on Memorial Field House progresses

By Cynthia Nowak

Mar 8, 2007, 06:14

 

Mothballed no more! UT’s Memorial Field House, the site of countless athletics victories, graduation ceremonies, classic rock concerts and the start of not a few UT romances, is coming back to life as a new academic showplace.

 

A planned three floors will primarily house classrooms, said Chuck Lehnert, associate vice president for facilities and construction, with faculty offices on the third floor. “We’ll also prepare the interior space to accommodate anything we may want to do in the future — change classrooms to laboratories, for example. When the Field House project is complete, we’ll have met our 10-year classroom need projection and can proceed with plans to tear down the student annex and the armory.”

 

http://utnews.utoledo.edu/publish/article_3350.shtml

 

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From UT News, 3/29/07:

 

 

Carlson Library renovation plans unveiled for new tutoring center at UT

By Krista M. Hayes

Mar 29, 2007, 06:21

 

Renovation plans for the Learning Enhancement Center and the Math Learning and Resource Center at The University of Toledo’s Carlson Library are under way.

 

According to Mary Jo Waldock, UT interim dean for University College, the “Rathbun Cove” project will begin this summer and be ready to serve students fall semester. Renovations will take place in the library basement, where the open computer lab and math computer-based instruction classroom presently operate.

 

http://utnews.utoledo.edu/publish/article_3444.shtml

 

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From the 4/5/07 Independent Collegian:

 

Students won't miss UT's eyesore

Aya Khalil

Issue date: 4/5/07 Section: News

 

Some students and professors are rejoicing.  The Student Annex will finally be demolished in spring of 2009.

 

As soon as the Memorial Field House is up and running, the Student Annex will go down, according to Chuck Lehnert, associate vice president for facilities and construction.  "We're going to take [the whole] building down," he said.

 

When the Field House is ready in 2009, the Student Annex will go off line and the classes will be moved to other classrooms, Lehnert said.

 

MORE: http://www.independentcollegian.com/media/storage/paper678/news/2007/04/05/News/Students.Wont.Miss.Uts.Eyesore-2825425.shtml

 

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From the 2/19/07 Independent Collegian:

 

UT talks about Wi-Fi

Ed Carroll

Issue date: 2/19/07 Section: News

 

As the city of Toledo becomes more serious about utilizing Wi-Fi technology, UT is working to make Wi-Fi a reality on campus.  Joe Sawasky, chief information officer for UT, said that the project will probably happen in increments. 

 

"We don't know if we can fund the project all at once," he said.  "A wireless network would cost $2.8 million. That's a very close estimate."

 

The city's announcement caused UT to ask how it can be involved in the process, Sawasky said.  While the Health Science Campus is 100 percent wireless, Sawasky said he estimated that the Main Campus is about 23 percent wireless.

 

MORE: http://www.independentcollegian.com/media/storage/paper678/news/2007/02/19/News/Ut.Talks.About.WiFi-2728082.shtml

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River could be easier to view

Andrea Sinclair

Issue date: 3/15/07 Section: News

 

Picture students walking alongside the Ottawa River, resting on benches and learning about the waterway - it seems a far-fetched image, as currently students can only walk on a bridge over the river that runs through campus.

 

Patrick Lawrence, geography and planning professor and chairman of the UT President's Commission on the River, thinks this vision will come to being, though.

 

According to Lawrence, the UT President's Commission on the River was established by President Emeritus Dan Johnson. The commission produced a final report in December of 2006.

 

More at:

 

http://media.www.independentcollegian.com/media/storage/paper678/news/2007/03/15/News/River.Could.Be.Easier.To.View-2776955.shtml

 

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UT to get $1.13 million grant from NASA for new facility

BLADE STAFF

 

The University of Toledo announced Friday that it will be receiving a $1.13 million grant from NASA to build a solar panel testing and certification facility.  The facility will test the power, efficiency, and safety of solar panels from throughout the Midwest, and will be one of the few such facilities in the country.

 

University officials said the facility will bolster Toledo’s image as a center for the research of solar energy.  "This will help to create a brighter future for us, in more ways than one," U.S. Rep. Marcy Kaptur, (D.. Toledo) said, while announcing the grant with UT President Lloyd Jacobs.

 

Full story at http://www.toledoblade.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080822/NEWS21/106232136

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Article published October 30, 2008

 

Work to begin on UT business incubator

 

The University of Toledo is breaking ground Thursday for a business incubator to help start-up technology companies.  The university has received a $2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration for the 40,000-square-foot building that should be completed by the fall of 2009.

 

The groundbreaking and check presentation will be at 10 a.m. between the Clean and Alternative Energy Incubator and the Nitschke Auditorium near the college of engineering on the southeast corner of the university’s main campus.

 

MORE: http://toledoblade.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20081030/NEWS16/810309985/-1/NEWS


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UT putting $10 million in economic development

Science-tech corridor to receive overhaul

Article published November 18, 2008

By MEGHAN GILBERT, BLADE STAFF WRITER

 

The University of Toledo is putting its money where its mouth is in terms of economic development for the region.  The university is transforming the UT Science and Technology Corridor in name and scope, and infusing $10 million to jump-start its efforts.

 

The UT Science and Technology Corridor will now go by Science, Technology, and Innovation Enterprises, or STI Enterprises for short.

 

MORE: http://www.toledoblade.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20081118/NEWS04/811180350/-1/NEWS

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