College of Public Health Spotlights
With speeches, tours, and the cutting of ribbons and cake, building dedications are filled with pomp and circumstance. And why not? After years of planning, construction, and anticipation, the christening of a building is a more than a celebration of a structure; it marks a new beginning and fresh possibilities.
The University of Iowa and College of Public Health invite the community to the dedication of the college's new building on April 20. In addition to its good looks, the building has a number of other qualities worth toasting:
A Home Base
The CPH Building provides the first space that the College of Public Health can truly call home. Before the college moved into its new facility, classrooms and offices were scattered in numerous locations across campus. For the first time in the college's 12-year history, students, faculty, and core administrative staff are housed together under one roof.
Having colleagues close by encourages the exchange and flow of ideas. Being able to more easily gather for meetings, drop by an office, pop into a guest lecture, or strike up a conversation while waiting in line for a latte creates all sorts of opportunities for connections and collaborations.
Superlative Student Services
High-tech classrooms, 24/7 computer labs, sun-filled study spaces, and easier access to faculty and staff help improve the quality of the student experience.
From a lecture hall that can seat nearly 200 people to venues for smaller groups, the CPH Building provides a place for the community to gather. Whether its a public lecture, academic conference, or community film screening, the college looks forward to hosting events of all types with a range of partners.
Designed and constructed according to sustainable building practices, the CPH Building is "green" inside and out. Reflective roofing, native species plantings, use of natural light, waste reduction and recycling practices -- these are just a few of the environmentally friendly features the college has incorporated. The University of Iowa will seek Gold certification of the CPH Building within the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System.
Chronic illnesses, emerging infectious diseases, food safety, injury prevention, health care reform, clinical trials -- the need for public health expertise is constant, and awareness and interest in health issues is growing. The opening of the CPH Building begins an exciting new chapter for the college and greatly enhances its mission of educating future public health professionals, conducting essential research, and providing outreach and service to communities in Iowa and beyond.
Please join us as we dedicate our new building on April 20!
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