Transfer of science specimens to slow traffic on Juniper

Traffic will be stopped intermittently on Juniper Road from June 13 to 15 (Tuesday to Thursday) to allow students to carry artifacts and fragile specimens from the Galvin Life Science Center across the street to the new Jordan Hall of Science, located on the east side of Juniper north of the Joyce Center.A uniformed Notre Dame Security/Police officer will direct motorists and pedestrians.

Motorists who wish to avoid any delays should consider an alternate route.Those headed south on Juniper can take Bulla Road east to Twyckenham Drive, and north-bound traffic from Eddy Street should travel east on Edison to Twyckenham.

Along with the skeletons of a kangaroo and an 8-foot-long alligator, carefully packed specimens of plants, animals and insects from the natural history collections of the biology department will be carried over by hand and on flatbed rolling carts.

Among the items being moved are birds and mammals packed in boxes and secured with shrink-wrap, liquid specimens stored in formaldehyde and alcohol to be transported in milk crates to a new storage facility, fragile insects and butterflies secured in archival foam, a collection of nearly 300,000 pressed and dried plants, and frozen specimens (at 80 degrees below zero) to be moved in special coolers.

Classes begin in the fall in the new Jordan Hall of Science, a 202,000-square-foot building that features undergraduate laboratory space for the departments of chemistry, biochemistry, biology and physics, as well as two 250-seat lecture halls, a 150-seat multi-visualization room, an observatory, teaching labs, herbarium, greenhouse and departmental offices. __

* Contact: * Phillip Johnson, associate director of Notre Dame Security/Police, 574-631-8338, or _Ronald Hellenthal, professor of biology, 574-631-7255,

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