New $96.5 million Ole Miss Basketball Arena Hosts First Game


(02/02/2016)
The University of Mississippi (Ole Miss) Rebels played their first game against Alabama in the new $96.5 million The Pavilion at Ole Miss on Jan. 7. The new multi-purpose facility is home to both the men’s and women’s basketball programs and will serve as a venue for graduation ceremonies, concerts and other university events.
 

FETC Announces 2016 STEM Excellence Award Winners


(01/21/2016)
Winners of the 2016 Future of Education Technology Conference (FETC) STEM Excellence Awards were announced at the annual event in Orlando on Jan. 14. The awards honor excellence and innovation in the areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) at the primary, middle and high school levels. Finalists were evaluated based on their use of interdisciplinary curriculum, collaboration, design, problem solving and various STEM offerings.
 

New Charter Oak School to Incorporate IB Learning Principles

By Jessie Fetterling
(02/02/2016)
The new Charter Oak International Academy in West Hartford is on schedule to debut in time for the 2016-2017 school year. Designed by the Stamford, Conn., office of Perkins Eastman, the project will address two goals for West Hartford Public Schools: To expand both public school Pre-K instruction and magnet school enrollment at Charter Oak to meet the state of Connecticut’s mandated racial balance goals, according to Chip Ward, director of finance and planning for the school district. Once completed, Charter Oak will admit 80 students per grade from Pre-K through fifth grade to serve a total of 560 students.
 

Bristol Community College to Debut Net-Zero Facility

By Jessie Fetterling
(01/21/2016)
Boston-based Sasaki designed the John J. Sbrega Health and Science Building, which is scheduled to debut at Bristol Community College in Fall River in April 2016. The primary goal of the project was to create a state-of-the-art laboratory facility for science and health science, unifying pure and applied disciplines under one roof.
 

University of Iowa to Debut Several Projects After 2008 Flood


(01/20/2016)
This year, the University of Iowa (UI) will finally cap years of construction work on several major projects, three of which are valued at $400 million and were funded by FEMA to replace buildings destroyed by the 2008 flood. The three projects are slated for completion mid-year and include the Hancher Auditorium, the Art Building and the Voxman Music Building.