Morrill Science Center

Morrill Science Center

Morrill Science Center
General information
Type Academic offices, classrooms, collections and research laboratories
Coordinates 42°23′24.71″N 72°31′28.36″W / 42.3901972°N 72.5245444°W / 42.3901972; -72.5245444
Current tenants Associate Deans' Offices
College of Natural Sciences
Dept. of Biology
Dept. of Biochemistry
Dept. of Geosciences
Dept. of Public Health
Dept. of Vet. & Animal Sciences
Completed Morrill 1- 1959
Morrill 2- 1960
Morrill 3- 1963
Morrill 4- 1966
Technical details
Floor count 4

The Justin S. Morrill Science Center, more commonly known as the Morrill Science Center is a research center, lecture hall, and faculty office complex serving the College of Natural Sciences at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. It comprises four buildings that contain research laboratories for several different programs, including the biochemistry, biology, geosciences, microbiology, and public health departments.

Naming

The Morrill Science Center is named for Justin S. Morrill of the Morrill Land-Grant Colleges Act, the statute which originally founded the original Massachusetts Agricultural College. A recurring joke among faculty and students is the odd numbering of the 4 buildings in this complex. There are several directory maps posted throughout the hallways of the buildings headed as "Morrill Made Easy" with a line below each map saying "Don't Panic. It's not supposed to make sense."[1]

References

  1. ^ http://www.umassmag.com/2006/Fall06/Morrill_Made_Easy.html

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