January 2014

New Research Greenhouse Opens

In 2012–13, the former Hunter Laboratory was renovated to become the Building for Environmental Research and Teaching (BERT), a hub for cross-disciplinary teaching, research and engagement in the environmental sciences. Topping off the building is the Plant Environmental Center. The new greenhouse (replacing a ground-level facility that was used for nearly 50 years) has six rooms with computer-controlled temperature and lighting, supporting advanced botanical research.