URI to launch $75 million pharmacy building project Oct. 5


WHO: Donald L. Carcieri, governor of Rhode Island, Dr. David M. Dooley, president of the University of Rhode Island, Ronald P. Jordan, dean of URI’s College of Pharmacy and Thomas M. Ryan, chairman, president and chief executive officer of CVS/Caremark, as well as federal and state officials, representatives of the pharmaceutical industry, URI faculty, staff and students and alumni of the College of Pharmacy. About 300 members of the University community are expected for the event.

WHAT: URI College of Pharmacy groundbreaking for $75 million home for the college and another major step toward making the University a leading center of biomedical research. The 148,000-square-foot facility will be the second structure in the health and life sciences north district of the campus. The project is being supported by $65 million in general obligation funds approved by voters in 2006 and a $10 million campaign for private donations.

WHEN: Monday, Oct. 5, 2009, 11 a.m.

WHERE: University of Rhode Island, Kingston Campus, at the entrance to the former Biological Sciences Center, 100 Flagg Road.

HOW: Call Dave Lavallee, URI Department of Communications and Marketing at 401-874-2116 to make coverage arrangements.