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Daemen gets $480,000 to set up graduate technology center

Daemen College will use $480,000 in state funding to establish a Graduate Studies Technology Center in the Research and Information Commons building on its Amherst campus.

The proposed center will link graduate students electronically to partnerships with the Buffalo Niagara Medical Corridor, Roswell Park Cancer Institute and the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, as well as other private enterprises.

“Collectively, these technological enhancements at Daemen will radically improve the tools we have available to educate our students and enrich the type of learning experience they receive,” said Dr. Michael Brogan, vice president for academic affairs and dean of the college. “Building this type of infrastructure will make us more adaptable to ever-increasing technology demands that will aid in fostering the growth of our robust graduate programs.”

The funding for the project, announced Monday by State Sen. Michael H. Ranzenhofer, R- Amherst, has been approved through the New York State Municipal Facilities Program.