URI partners with Pittsburgh conservatory to enhance pharmaceutical research, education

Phipps,DuskKINGSTON, R.I. – April 12, 2011 – The University of Rhode Island has entered a partnership with Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens in Pittsburgh, Pa., one of the world’s most energy-efficient and sustainable conservatories.
The five-year partnership will help to provide information on a proposed energy-efficient conservatory at URI and enhance URI’s and Phipps Conservatory’s educational programs.

Ian Lester, lead information technologist for URI’s biomedical science program and co-chair of the pharmacy building committee, is excited about discussions with Phipps related to energy efficient techniques for a proposed conservatory and medicinal garden at the new College of Pharmacy building now under construction.