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Officials Break Ground on Nine-Story BU Research Facility
Category: Company Updates The Daily Free Press

Boston University administrators and Boston city officials gathered Thursday to break ground at 610 Commonwealth Ave., the site of BU’s new Center for Integrated Life Sciences and Engineering.

The center, which will be built on the parking lot between the Alfred L. Morse Auditorium and the College of Communication, will highlight seven key areas of research: photonics, synthetic and systems biology, systems neuroscience, data science, global health, urban health and infectious disease, said Gloria Waters, vice president and associate provost for research at BU, at a town hall meeting in December.

“Boston University has emerged as a major private research university in a relatively short period of time, in the last few decades, and it was not by accident. It was by intentional design, much like the design that went into this facility,” BU President Robert Brown said at the ground-breaking ceremony.

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