Yeshiva University Breaks Ground for $15,000,000 Science Center
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Yeshiva University Breaks Ground for $15,000,000 Science Center

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Groundbreaking ceremonies were held today for a new 15-story $15,000,000 science center to be built by Yeshiva University at its main center in Washington Heights. The structure, which will house Yeshiva University’s Belfer Graduate School of Science, will contain more than 200,000 square feet of space and will contain a computer center and facilities devoted to physics, mathematics, nuclear research, chemistry, biophysics and astrophysics.

Speakers at the ceremonies included Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller, Senators Jacob Javits and Robert Kennedy, Rep. John Lindsay, Comptroller Abraham Beame, Dr. Samuel Belkin, president of the University and Max J. Etra, chairman of the University’s board of trustees. The new structure will be the sixth major unit in the University’s $70,000,000 expansion program scheduled for completion by 1970.

Established in 1958, the Belfer Graduate School of Science offers programs in mathematics and physics, for careers in research, teaching and industry. Courses of study lead to a Master of Science, Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy degrees.

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