IU to Dedicate $53M Global Studies Building

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The 165,000 square-foot building will be home to more than 20 academic programs in eight departments. The 165,000 square-foot building will be home to more than 20 academic programs in eight departments.
BLOOMINGTON -

Indiana University will dedicate the new, $53 million Global and International Studies Building next month on the Bloomington campus. The building will house the new School of Global and International Studies as well as some programs from IU's College of Arts and Sciences.

The dedication ceremony is set for Wednesday, October 14 at 3:00 p.m. Speakers will include IU President Michael McRobbie, Provost Lauren Robel and School of Global and International Studies Founding Dean Lee Feinstein.

The school says the design of the building allows for greater interdisciplinary collaboration among academic programs that were previously spread across the Bloomington campus.The 165,000 square-foot building will be home to more than 20 academic programs in eight departments.

The project was funded through IU's Big Ten Network revenues and other university sources.

McRobbie calls the new building "an essential part of our expanding efforts to educate the next generation of global leaders and scholars." In 2013, Vice President Joe Biden and Senator Dan Coats took part in the new school's inauguration.

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