Newspaper article THE JOURNAL RECORD

OU Receives Gifts for Physics Building

Newspaper article THE JOURNAL RECORD

OU Receives Gifts for Physics Building

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NORMAN - University of Oklahoma President David L. Boren on Wednesday announced two lead gifts allocated for a new academic building and research laboratory on the Van Vleet Oval that will house the Homer L. Dodge Department of Physics and Astronomy.

The new building and Nielsen Hall will make up a new physics complex.

The resources are being made possible through major gifts from the Avenir Foundation and Chun C. Lin, who served on the OU physics faculty from 1955 to 1968.

Boren recommended that the OU Board of Regents recognize Dodge, who served as chairman of the OU physics department from 1919 until 1944, by naming the structure he Dodge Physics Complex and Lin by naming the new academic building Lin Hall.

The new academic building will have more than 18,000 square feet of research laboratory space as well as office space for faculty and graduate students and an astronomy observatory on the roof. …

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