Michael Hooker Research Center

Michael Hooker Research Center

Michael Hooker Research Center

This $38.6 million, 125,000 square-foot teaching and research building has transformed our School. It allows us to provide world-class instruction and unparalleled discovery on four floors. It houses laboratory researchers in nutrition, epidemiology, environmental sciences, and engineering investigating such issues as the relationship between nutrition and cancer and drinking water quality. Its soaring three-floor atrium provides a dramatic space where students, faculty, and staff gather informally all day long, and where formal, school-wide events take place. Giving opportunities include naming laboratories, conference rooms and faculty offices.

Space       Gift
Building Wing       $1,500,000
Bio-Safety Level 3 Lab       $250,000
Meeting Room       $200,000
Science Suite       $200,000
Research Lab       $150,000
Instrument Lab       $100,000
Reading Room       $100,000
Conference Room       $100,000
Faculty Office       $25,000
Glass Panel       $2,500

Michael Hooker Research Center Success Story: The Weiss-Kuenzler-Wetzel Environmental Sciences Laboratory

Professors emeriti Charles and Shirley Weiss have devoted much of their lives to Carolina and believe deeply in their respective fields. Her discipline was urban planning while he pursued research in limnology – the study of lakes, rivers and streams. Joining the SPH faculty in 1956, Dr. Weiss was the first of three great limnologists in the Environmental Sciences and Engineering Department. He was followed by Edward Kuenzler and Robert Wetzel, whose work also had great impact on the field. With the generosity of the Weisses and their naming of the laboratory, the three limnologists’ names will be connected with the work conducted here far into the future.

Collaborative Teaching Spaces

The UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health recognizes that learning and teaching styles are changing. We are committed to redesigning teaching facilities with 21st century technology and design. You can help the School offer state-of-the-art classrooms and learning spaces. Giving opportunities include multimedia upgrades and collaborative classrooms.

Multimedia Classroom       $96,000 
         
Collaborative Classroom       $108,900
         
Multimedia Lab       $66,000
         
Groupwork Hotspots       $9,900
         
Control Center       $198,000
         
Rosenau Auditorium       $396,000

You can help

The Michael Hooker Research center belongs to us all: students faculty, staff, alumni and supporters of the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health.

Possibilities range from naming an entire floor to etching a section of a glass panel with a name or message. Gifts of all sizes make an important difference!

Other opportunities to make your mark at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health abound. Consider endowing a professorship, creating a student scholarship, or funding research at the School. We encourage you to make an impact – make a gift!

For more information about ways to give to the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, please contact:

Peggy Dean Glenn

Associate Dean for External Affairs

UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Campus Box 7400

Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7400

(919) 966-0198

peggy_glenn@unc.edu