Utica College Breaks Ground for CIMIP
New Building for Science, Technology Complex Under Way
Written By Amanda Damiano, PR Intern
A groundbreaking ceremony begins the second phase of UC's science and technology complex, housing CIMIP, economic crime and justice study programs.
Utica, NY (08/31/2007)-
A groundbreaking ceremony was held at Utica College Friday (Aug. 31), beginning the second phase of the college’s science and technology complex.
Speaking at the groundbreaking were: Lauren Bull, chair of UC’s board of trustees; Todd S. Hutton, UC president; Michael Arcuri, congressman; Donald Rebovich, associate professor and chair of economic crime programs; Gary Gordon, professor of economic crime management and executive director of CIMIP; Norman Willox Jr., chief executive officer, LexisNexis Special Services Inc.; Michael Bryant, special agent in charge, U.S. Secret Service, Buffalo field office, and former state senator Raymond Meier.
Since its founding last year, CIMIP has garnered national attention, including a grant from the Bureau of Justice Administration (BJA), Office of Justice Programs, Department of Justice, to study a significant sample of federal criminal cases to provide law enforcement with information that will assist them in combating the growing problem of identity fraud and theft.
“The construction of the new CIMIP building symbolizes the unified commitment of this unprecedented alliance of government, industry and academia in taking a global leadership role to address the critical issues of identity theft, information sharing and information protection,” said Jim Peck, CEO of LexisNexis Risk & Information Analytics Group. “The applied research produced here by CIMIP will help pave the way for the development of industry best practices and innovative technologies to address these challenges and LexisNexis pledges our continued support for this important and truly unique organization.”
Phase two, which is set to be completed and occupied by fall 2008, is a $4.5 million project. The facility will house approximately $1 million in equipment and provide an additional 22,000 square feet of space.
Phase one of the science and technology complex project is the newly constructed F. Eugene Romano Hall, which provides modern classroom, clinical, and research space, as well as faculty offices for the College’s health sciences programs.
Phase three of the project, a new teaching and research facility for the natural sciences, is slated to begin in two to three years.
Center for Identity Management and
Dr. Donald Rebovich,
1600 Burrstone Road
Utica, NY 13502