Interim Chancellor Wayne T. Davis will celebrate the opening of the Ken and Blaire Mossman Building at 3:30 p.m. today. Students, faculty, and staff are invited to attend the ceremony in the building’s atrium.
Named for the late Ken and Blaire Mossman, who met as students in 1968, the 221,000-square-foot, six-floor facility houses microbiology, biochemistry, cellular and molecular biology, psychology, and nutrition.
The Mossman Building features interactive classrooms that encourage team learning, and instructors receive special training to maximize the teaching technology. Gathering spaces and study areas are scattered throughout the building. The well-known checkerboard theme appears on the building’s exterior, which uses the collegiate Gothic style linking it thematically with other new campus buildings.
UT’s Ken and Blaire Mossman Building, a six-floor facility designed for collaborative research and featuring the latest in teaching technology, is among the many new buildings and upgraded facilities changing the face of campus in fall 2018.
Groundbreaking in October 2015 for the Ken and Blaire Mossman Building. From left to right, Deb Welsh, head of the Department of Psychology; Theresa Lee, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences; Chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek; Michael Mossman; Bob Rider, dean of the College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences; Chris Boake, associate dean of the College of Arts and Sciences; Dan Roberts, head of the Department of Biochemistry and Cellular and Molecular Biology; Steve Wilhelm, microbiology faculty and Kenneth and Blaire Mossman Professor; and Dallas Donohoe, faculty member in the Department of Nutrition. Photo by Nick Myers
On October 29, 2015, the university broke ground on the Mossman Building, a state-of-the-art laboratory and classroom facility scheduled to open by fall 2018. Chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek and Michael Mossman pose for a photograph at the groundbreaking ceremony. Photo by Nick Myers