Magazine article Diverse Issues in Higher Education

Neuroscience Center to Be Established at Columbia University

Magazine article Diverse Issues in Higher Education

Neuroscience Center to Be Established at Columbia University

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NEW YORK

Columbia University has announced that it will use the largest single gift in its history to establish a new neuroscience research and teaching facility. Columbia officials say the Jerome L. Greene Science Center will bolster the university's expanding work in mind, brain and behavior research. The center is being made possible by a $200 million gift from the Jerome L. Greene Foundation and Dawn M. Greene, Jerome Greene's widow. Greene, a Columbia alumnus, was a prominent New York lawyer, real estate investor and philanthropist. Columbia officials say the gift is the largest ever received by any U.S. university for the creation of a single facility.

"The Jerome L. Greene Science Center, on our proposed Manhattanville campus, will forever symbolize our ongoing effort to understand the human organism," says Columbia President Lee C. Bollinger. "It will also, in very practical ways, lead to cures for diseases and a deeper grasp of our behavior as individuals and societies."

The center will be led by Columbia neurobiologist Dr. …

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