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April 8, 2005
Contact: Dan Lara, University Relations, (785) 864-8855.

MEDIA ADVISORY: KU, Gov. Sebelius to announce major NSF award to create research center


LAWRENCE -- The University of Kansas and Gov. Kathleen Sebelius have scheduled a news conference on Monday, April 11, to announce a major award from the National Science Foundation to create a new Science and Technology Center. The news conference will begin at 11 a.m. at the Spahr Engineering Classroom, 2 Eaton Hall, at KU. This grant will be the largest federal award given to KU or to any university in Kansas.

WHAT: Announcement of a major National Science Foundation award to create a Science and Technology Center at KU
WHEN: 11 a.m. Monday, April 11, Spahr Engineering Classroom, 2 Eaton Hall
WHO: Gov. Kathleen Sebelius, KU Chancellor Robert Hemenway, members of the Kansas Board of Regents and other senior KU administrators. Scott Borg, director of the Antarctic science program in the NSF's Office of Polar Programs in Washington, D.C., also will attend.

Media should contact Dan Lara, University Relations, (785) 864-8855, to secure passes to park on campus, if needed. Additional parking for media will be available in the parking garage directly north of Allen Fieldhouse.

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