NEW UC RESEARCH FACILITY OPENS AT MIAMI WHITEWATER FOREST
News Release: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The University of Cincinnati Center for Field Studies will be celebrating the grand opening of its new Court Archeological Research Facility (CARF) on Thursday, May 9, 2013 from 5 p.m.-7 p.m.
The open house event will feature a dedication by University of Cincinnati president Santa Ono, research poster presentations by faculty and students, tree plantings and other activities. The more than 2,500 square-foot, LEED designed facility will be open year-round for student training and public programming on the unique archaeology of the Ohio River Valley. It will include a field classroom, wet laboratory, office space and temperature and humidity-controlled curation space for hands-on, state-of-the-art research.
As part of the UC Center for Field Studies, students at CARF will engage in interdisciplinary research between the departments of anthropology, biology, environmental science, geography and geology. Thanks to the Center’s partnership with the Hamilton County Park District, the two facilities are located at the epicenter of the 4,000-acre Miami Whitewater Forest, which includes a large range of native habitats and archeological sites available for field research studies and activities. Lab space, plots for common gardens, classrooms, conference space, and offices are housed on a farm once inhabited by Whitewater Shakers.
The CARF building was paid for by a $500,000 donation from John and Georgia Court and the Court Family Foundation. It was designed and built by emersion DESIGN, who also worked on the American Red Cross Cincinnati headquarters and Cincinnati Art Museum Art Academy renovation.
The CARF Grand Opening will be held at the UC Center for Field Studies, located at 11053 Oxford Road, Harrison, OH 45030. For more information, contact Dr. David Lentz, Executive Director of the University of Cincinnati Center for Field Studies, at 513-556-9733 or firstname.lastname@example.org.