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The Linus Pauling Science Center Grand Opening
President Edward J. Ray addressed an audience of more than 250
Stephen Knapp lightpaintings were commissioned by the 1% for Art program of the Oregon Arts Commission
Pat Reser ’60, President Ed Ray, Tammy Valley, President of the Wayne and Gladys Valley Foundation, in front of the large periodic table installed in Reser Auditorium.
Dr. Linus C. Pauling, Jr., describes the history of the Linus Pauling Institute’s affiliation with Oregon State University.
Artist Chris Dean’s work is installed at the west entrance.
Professor Joseph Beckman, the Ava Helen Pauling Chair, describes work taking place in the collaborative labs.
Pat Reser '60, lead donor with the Valley Foundation, brings her shovel from the groundbreaking events to the grand opening.
William Shumway’s work “Resonance” was commissioned for the third floor lobby.
College of Science Dean Sherman Bloomer, Pat Reser ’60, Tammy Valley, and Distinguished Professor and LPI Endowed Director Balz Frei.
Knapp’s lightpainting between the 3rd and 4th floors really shines after dark.
The construction beam signed at the September 2009 groundbreaking is visible in the 4th floor stairwell.
The Linus Pauling Science Center is the largest academic building project in OSU’s history.
On October 14, 2011, donors and community members gathered to celebrate the grand opening of the Linus Pauling Science Center, a cornerstone project of The Campaign for OSU. Construction of this $62.5 million home of the Linus Pauling Institute and the Department of Chemistry was made possible through the generous support of the Wayne and Gladys Valley Foundation and the family of Al and Pat Reser, along with gifts from 2,600 additional donors and a matching bond from the State of Oregon.
The 105,000-square-foot teaching and research facility is named for OSU alumnus and two-time Nobel laureate Linus C. Pauling ’22, one of the greatest scientists of the 20th century. It represents a working legacy: a place where Dr. Pauling’s lifelong pursuit of scientific knowledge and his commitment to improving the human condition will continue to move forward.