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UK dedicates $112M Don & Cathy Jacobs Science Building

Largest active learning space on campus

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Oct. 20, 2016) — The Don & Cathy Jacobs Science Building was dedicated today at the University of Kentucky.

photo_oct_20_10_21_10_amThe 240,000 square-foot, $112 million facility, now considered the epicenter of the university’s scientific community, was made possible with funding of $65 million from UK Athletics and $10 million from The Don Jacobs Sr. Charitable Foundation.

Named for the late Don Jacobs and his wife Cathy, the building opened in August on the corner of Rose Street and Huguelet Drive and is home to the largest active learning space on campus.

It includes state-of-the-art laboratories, advanced lecture halls, technology enabled active learning (TEAL) classrooms, outdoor teaching spaces and interior green space. Every science student on campus, and the vast majority of all undergraduates, will take courses or have the opportunity to conduct research in the Jacobs Science Building.