Psychological and Brain Sciences to Get New Building
With the UI’s renewed emphasis on neuroscience—the 2016 establishment of the Iowa Neuroscience Institute and the 2017 introduction of an undergraduate major in neuroscience—faculty, staff, and students in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences soon will enjoy a new campus headquarters.
With completion tentatively set for 2019, the building will better support the changing nature of the growing academic discipline, says Mark Blumberg, department chair and F. Wendell Miller Distinguished Professor.
"We will be positioned to better prepare students for what modern psychology is all about," Blumberg says. "The new building will collect our faculty in one place and have state-of-the-art classrooms and cutting-edge labs, and—for the first time in anyone’s memory—will provide commons space for our students. It will be easier to navigate, more integrated, and more functional. Not only will we be able to maintain the strength of our department, we'll also be poised to participate fully in the university’s investment in neuroscience."