Diamond Building Dedicated

Diamond Building
The new Diamond Building, made possible by a generous gift from Trustee Robert E. Diamond Jr. ’73 and his wife, Jennifer, was dedicated on April 13 during a weekend of special events that highlighted scholarship in the social sciences and interdisciplinary studies. Located on the Colby Green, the impressive structure houses the anthropology, economics, government, and sociology departments; four related interdisciplinary programs—African-American studies, environmental studies, education, and international studies; and the Goldfarb Center for Public Affairs and Civic Engagement. It features the Ostrove Auditorium, a large and technologically sophisticated space with teleconferencing capabilities, and a Geographic Information Systems  laboratory, and it contains group workrooms, seminar rooms, laboratory space, classrooms, faculty offices, and student research rooms, making it the largest and most adaptable academic building on campus.

The Diamond Building was designed to reduce energy use and environmental impact, and Colby expects it to be certified by the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design green-building rating system.

The Goldfarb Center for Public Affairs and Civic Engagement, now housed in the Diamond Building, was dedicated on April 14. Directed by L. Sandy Maisel (government), the Goldfarb Center was made possible by a generous gift from Trustee William H. Goldfarb ’68, P’00. The center brings faculty and students together with local, state, national, and international leaders to explore creative, interdisciplinary approaches to the complex challenges facing the world. 
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