FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Loyola University Chicago Opens New Science Building: The Michael R. and Marilyn Quinlan Life Sciences Education and Research Center
CHICAGO, December 3, 2004 Loyola University Chicago dedicated The Michael R. and Marilyn Quinlan Life Sciences Education and Research Center on Friday, December 3, 2004.
The Michael R. and Marilyn Quinlan Life Sciences Education and Research Center is named for the chairman of Loyola University Chicago’s board of trustees, Michael R. Quinlan and his wife, Marilyn. The Quinlans donated more than one-third of all of the private funds raised for the new building, which had a total cost of more than $40 million. An alumnus of Loyola’s School of Business Administration, Michael R. Quinlan is chairman emeritus of McDonald’s Corporation, and served as McDonald’s chief executive officer from 1987 to 1998.
“For more than 460 years, the Jesuits have discovered the wonders of God’s creation and trained vast numbers of scientists,” said Loyola president Michael J. Garanzini, S.J. “In a very real way, the new Michael R. and Marilyn Quinlan Life Sciences Education and Research Center will be a fulfillment of this tradition – and an extraordinary opportunity to advance it at Loyola University Chicago.”
Located on Sheridan Road, next to the university’s Mundelein Center, The Michael R. and Marilyn Quinlan Life Sciences Education and Research Center will also form a new science campus triangle with Flanner Hall and Damen Hall. Loyola ranks 3rd in the nation, tied with Yale University, for the ratio of its science majors to all undergraduate students.
About Loyola University Chicago
Committed to preparing people to lead extraordinary lives, Loyola University Chicago was founded in 1870 and is among the largest of the 28 Jesuit colleges and universities in the United States. Loyola has a total enrollment of more than 15,000 students, which includes 10,000 undergraduates hailing from all 50 states and 82 foreign countries. The University has four campuses: three in the greater Chicago area and one in Rome, Italy. Loyola also serves as the U.S. host university to the Beijing Center for Chinese Studies in Beijing, China. Loyola’s nine schools and colleges include arts and sciences, business administration, education, graduate studies, law, medicine, nursing, professional studies, and social work. Loyola offers 69 undergraduate majors, 77 master’s degrees, 36 doctoral degrees, and three professional degree programs. Recognizing Loyola’s excellence in education, U.S. News and World Report has ranked Loyola consistently among the “top national universities” in its annual publications. For more information, please visit our web site at www.luc.edu.