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Big and Little Digs
The skeleton of the Maxwell-Dworkin Laboratory, below, took shape this summer on Oxford Street, one of several construction projects afoot. Funded by a gift from Microsoft's William H. Gates III '77 and Steven A. Ballmer '77 and named for their mothers, the building will be a state-of-the-art locus of computer sciences. Harvard's division of engineering and applied sciences, which encompasses computer sciences, got a new leader in July, Dean Venkatesh Narayanamurti (see Brevia), who will come east from California in September.
As ground broke (left) for the "Knuckle," three surrounding buildings covered their eyes with plywood. The new structure will link Converse Laboratory, shown here, with Mallinckrodt, on Oxford Street. Haruo Naito, chief executive officer of the Tokyo-based pharmaceutical firm Eisai Company, contributed more than $8 million to thus augment the facilities of the department of chemistry and chemical biology. The new space will permit the understaffed department to hire more faculty members.
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