Friday, October 21, 2011

Video: UC Berkeley dedicates Li Ka Shing biomedical research center

Philanthropist Li Ka Shing, UC Berkeley Chancellor Robert Birgeneau and a standing-room-only crowd on Friday dedicated the campus’ new Li Ka Shing Center for Biomedical and Health Sciences.
The $267 million, six-level, 200,000-square-foot facility, which will feature the University of California, Berkeley’s stem cell program on the third and fourth floors, was funded in large part with a $40 million gift in 2005 from Hong Kong businessman Li. It also received $20 million from California’s taxpayer-supported stem cell research funding agency.
“I believe that investments in higher quality education are the best investments for improving the human condition,” Li said through an interpreter.

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