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“It’s going to serve so many students and it’s going to be so convenient,” she said.

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Michael Crowder, associate provost and dean of the graduate school and professor of chemistry and biochemistry, described the new facility as a “state-of-the-art facility that will house the Miami Student Health Center as well as our Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, Graduate Associate Nursing and Graduate Physician Programs.

“Due to opening in late spring or early summer 2023, the building was designed to foster close collaboration between faculty, staff, students and local healthcare providers,” said Crowder said of the 165,000 square foot building.

“Our teachers carefully design programs that take advantage of the physical space and proximity to their colleagues. And our students are prepared and ready to explore and participate in whatever is on offer,” he said.

Across campus, steel beams are hoisted into place on what is becoming the $58 million McVey Data Science Building on Talawanda Road on campus.

The 87,000 square foot McVey building will be under construction until December 2023.

And a few blocks west of campus, renovations to the $15 million College @ Elm Workforce Development and Innovation Center at 20 South Elm St. are underway. in partnership with the City of Oxford and expected to be completed and opened in January 2023. .

The [email protected] will house offices, an entrepreneurship center, startups, a workforce development and small business resource center, a design and test area, and space for operations of manufacturing in a former foodservice building in Miami that has been vacant for 19 years.

The significance of each new facility to Miami goes beyond adding to the campus’ red brick structures, said Rivinius, who said each project, when complete, will feature extensive interdisciplinary learning programs for students. students and teachers.

“Our projects also focus on creating transdisciplinary spaces that support programming across many university departments involving undergraduate students to achieve hands-on, experiential learning,” she said.