UVa Expected To Expand Research Space

October 5, 2007

UVa's Board of Visitors are expected to approve three construction projects that would expand the school's research space.

It's the result of UVa's $126 million effort to attract world class scientists. The three year recruitment effort, known as the "star scientist initiative," has lured six top-tier researchers to Charlottesville
at a cost of $20 million.

Thursday President John Casteen told a board committee that he wants to shift focus from researchers to space.

Casteen called the policy of recruiting star scientists and then custom building lab space for them has proved a "disaster" and said the school is at risk of falling behind without scientific expansion.

UVa officials say the three new buildings being voted on Friday will incorporate high-tech tools.

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