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Sept. 12, 2008

President Geoffroy at groundbreaking

Ultimate power tool

President Gregory Geoffroy took groundbreaking to a new level, operating a backhoe during the Sept. 8 ceremony celebrating commencement of work on the Biorenewables Research Laboratory. It's the first phase of the biorenewables complex, located between Howe Hall and the College of Design. The complex also will include a new building for the agricultural and biosystems engineering department. Photo by Gary Clarke.