Science building dedicated in style

Artsci lab tour
Photo by Kevin Lowder

More than 400 members of the University community attended the dedication of the Arts & Sciences Laboratory Science Building March 7.

At top, tour attendees listen to Andre d’Avignon, Ph.D., research chemist and chemistry department research staff and technical space director in Arts & Sciences, as he describes how students and faculty use the laboratories in the new building.

Below, attendees enjoy refreshments after the ceremony in the building’s Ronald and Karen Rettner Gallery.

Rettner gallery reception
Photo by Kevin Lowder

Below, Samuel E. Bodman, Ph.D., deputy secretary of the U.S. Department of Commerce, is interviewed by reporter Rachel Melcer of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch before giving an invited lecture at the dedication. In his lively talk, Bodman discussed the convergence of disciplines in modern science and called the new building a “center of hope and inspiration.” David R. Harvey, Ph.D., chairman and chief executive officer of Sigma Aldrich Corp., was the other invited speaker.

Photo by David Kilper