UMass Boston to Cut Ribbon on New ISC

Office of Communications | March 26, 2015
The new Integrated Sciences Complex illuminates Columbia Point at night.

The new Integrated Sciences Complex illuminates Columbia Point at night.
Image by: Christian Arthur

Mayor Marty Walsh, UMass President Robert Caret, and leaders from the commonwealth’s life sciences industry will visit UMass Boston on Wednesday, April 1, for the official ribbon-cutting of the new, state-of-the-art Integrated Sciences Complex (ISC).

Chancellor J. Keith Motley will host the event beginning at 3:30 p.m. Also expected to attend are Massachusetts Life Sciences Center President Susan Windham-Bannister; James Burns, head of the Sanofi Boston R&D Hub; and UMass Board of Trustees Chairman Victor Woolridge. 

The $182 million ISC, a gleaming monument that greets visitors at the Morrissey Boulevard entrance to campus, first opened for classes and research in January. The ISC is the first new academic building on campus in 40 years, and it joins the new Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate as new additions to Columbia Point.

The five-story building includes wet and dry research laboratories and support space, four undergraduate introductory Biology teaching labs, and an interdisciplinary undergraduate sandbox teaching lab. It also houses an infant cognition lab, and the Center for Personalized Cancer Therapy, a partnership with the Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center.

The building was designed by Boston-based architectural firm Goody Clancy and was built by Walsh Brothers. The project was managed by the State's Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance.

A reception will follow the speaking program, and visitors will have an opportunity to tour the new facility. To RSVP, email or call 617.287.5313 by March 27.

About UMass Boston
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