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Gift Benefits Student Learning, Research

Posted December 1, 1999

The university received $3 million from the Ford Motor Co. Fund to support a variety of educational initiatives and student resource facilities around campus.

The gift will fund equipment, new technologies curriculum, lecture series, scholarships and fellowships across disciplines. It will provide support for the School of Information Management & Systems, College of Chemistry, Walter A. Haas School of Business, College of Engineering and Career Center.

"This is a wonderfully generous and comprehensive corporate donation. Through this one gift, educational opportunities for our students will be enhanced and new academic research will be supported," said Chancellor. Berdahl.

Part of the grant will be used to renovate and equip three dedicated rooms and fund an integrated manufacturing laboratory in the College of Engineering. Key elements of the gift include:

  • At the School of Information Management & Systems, a multi-use laboratory and fellowships.

  • At the College of Chemistry, a lecture series, a chemistry scholars program, and a fellowship in the newly created Catalysis Center.

  • At the Haas School of Business, an information technology fund, an international business development project and curriculum development.

  • At the College of Engineering, an integrated manufacturing lab; funds for minority student organizations, scholarships, fellowships, design projects; and a Center for Underrepresented Engineering Students.

  • At the Career Center, an interview room.

"This contribution will provide tremendous resources and opportunities to a diverse group of university students -- students we envision as the business leaders of the future," said Craig Muhlhauser, Ford vice president and president of Visteon Automotive Systems.



December 1, 1999 - January 11, 2000 (Volume 28, Number 16)
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