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May 26th, 2010

U of M designing nano-tech center in hopes of new funding next year

Abstract:
For one University of Minnesota official, the wait to build an advanced research infrastructure continues.

Among the projects cut when Gov. Tim Pawlenty trimmed the $1 billion bonding bill to $680 million in March was a physics and nanotechnology building — a project that the official believes would make the university more competitive in the hunt for federal research dollars.

Instead of $53.3 million for the building, the state Legislature provided $4 million in planning money. If the university fails to get support for a supplemental budget bill next year, any hopes of getting funds will be pushed to 2012, the next time the Legislature takes up bonding.

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