Facilities and Technology

The College of Humanities, Arts and Sciences (CHAS) offers a wide range of programs and has the facilities to support them. CHAS departments are housed in modern facilities with the latest technology and equipment. Just a few of the many resources available to students are two observatories, two greenhouses, a federally funded weather simulation laboratory and the UNI Biological Preserves System, which consists of 145 acres of native and reconstructed prairies and forests. In the communications fields, CHAS has a speech and hearing clinic, audio and video production laboratories and two public radio stations. In the fine arts, college facilities include laboratories and studios, rehearsal, recording and performing spaces and two theatres. Classrooms, studios, laboratories, rehearsal and recital halls and offices for the College of Humanities, Arts and Sciences are contained in 15 campus buildings:

Bartlett HallGallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts CenterLatham Hall
Begeman HallIndustrial Technology CenterMcCollum Science Hall
Biology Research ComplexInnovative Teaching & Technology CenterRussell Hall
Center for Energy & Environmental EducationKamerick Art BuildingStrayer-Wood Theatre
Communication Arts CenterLang HallWright Hall

 

Baker Hall

Bartlett Hall

Bartlett Hall houses classrooms and faculty offices for the Department of Languages and Literatures and the Department of Philosophy and World Religions.

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Begeman Hall

Begeman Hall

Begeman Hall (formerly the Physics Building) provides modern research and instructional space for the Department of Physics, as well as the department office and faculty offices. Instrumentation of note includes a physical property measurement system, a scanning tunneling microscope, a transport measurement and electron diffraction instrument, an Appro computer cluster and laser and holography equipment.

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Biology Research Complex

Biology Research Complex

The Biology Research Complex contains biology faculty offices, research facilities, teaching classrooms and laboratories.

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Center for Energy and Environmental Education

Center for Energy and Environmental Education

The Center for Energy and Environmental Education, a model of energy efficiency and environmental awareness, contains classrooms, laboratories and offices.

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Communication Arts Center

Communication Arts Center

The CAC houses classrooms, the office of the Dean of the College, radio stations KUNI and KHKE, the Department of Communicative Disorders, the Speech and Hearing Clinic, the Department of Theatre and the UNI Civic Arts Association.

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Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center

Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center

Built in 2000, the GBPAC fulfills the needs of UNI's School of Music. It contains several classrooms, practice rooms and auditoriums. The GBPAC is also home to the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony and an outstanding visiting artist series.

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Industrial Technology Center

Industrial Technology Center

The Industrial Technology Center houses the IT department and its state-of-the-art facilities, including the 5,000-square-foot Metal Casting Center, electronics laboratory, solar electric boat center, digital photography studio, technology education and training lab, Materials Innovation Service and CAD/CAM laboratory.

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Innovative Teaching and Technology Center

Innovative Teaching and Technology Center

The ITTC is home to the Department of Computer Science: the department office, faculty offices, three computing-based classrooms, the networking and systems administration lab and a server room (shared with ITS-ET and physics) that houses a State Farm-funded Linux cluster, Battelle-funded clusters for bioinformatics and grid computing and other departmental servers.

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Kamerick Art Building

Kamerick Art Building

The KAB houses the Department of Art, the UNI Gallery of Art, laboratories/studios for painting, ceramics, sculpture, photography, metal and wood working and graphic design, as well as screen printing and lithography presses.

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Lang Hall

Lang Hall

Lang Hall contains classrooms, lecture halls, computer labs and the auditorium. Many communication studies and languages and literatures classes take place in Lang Hall. High-tech spaces include audio and video production labs for the electronic media division of communication studies and Studio IT, an interactive technology classroom. Lang also contains the Nanoscience Teaching Laboratory, a cooperative program of the Departments of Biology, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Industrial Technology and Physics.

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Latham Hall

Latham Hall

Latham Hall houses the Department of Earth Science and features well-equipped laboratories, classrooms and a 25-seat planetarium to serve the needs of students in earth science disciplines. The department also maintains two observatories on campus.

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McCollum Science Hall

McCollum Science Hall

McCollum Science Hall houses the Department of Biology and the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, as well as two interdepartmental programs, Science Education and Environmental Programs. Its 64,000-square-foot addition and a renovation of the older portion of the building provide modern laboratory and classroom spaces. McCollum Science Hall also contains a second Nanoscience Teaching Laboratory and the Science Education Resource Center. The UNI Biology Botanical Center and UNI Biological Preserves System are also part of the biology department.

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Russell Hall

Russell Hall

Russell Hall, a main facility for music majors, was renovated in 2008 to include a two-story addition and refurbishment of current rooms as well as new rehearsal, recording and performance spaces.

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Strayer-Wood Theatre

Strayer-Wood Theatre

Strayer-Wood Theatre is the production facility for university plays, musicals and operas. It contains two theatres, classrooms and offices associated with the Department of Theatre.

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Wright Hall

Wright Hall

Wright Hall houses the Department of Mathematics and also provides space for the Department of Computer Science: two general computing labs, the Real-Time Embedded Systems Lab, the Software Testing Lab, a bioinformatics lab and a multi-purpose faculty lab for usability testing, robotics and other faculty uses.

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