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Sen. Levin at WMU to announce new research funding

Oct. 29, 2002

KALAMAZOO -- A senior member of Michigan's congressional delegation will be at Western Michigan University Thursday, Oct. 31, to announce new federal funding for a major research initiative that will lead to better management, protection and remediation of one of the nation's most critical natural resources.

Sen. Carl Levin will be joined by a staff member from Rep. Fred Upton's office to announce the new initiative at 1:30 p.m. in the atrium of Haenicke Hall, the site of WMU's major science research facilities. Joining them for the announcement will be WMU President Elson S. Floyd; Kenneth R. Baker, president and chief executive officer of Altarum, a non-profit research and innovation organization based in Ann Arbor, Mich.; environmental researchers from both Altarum and WMU; and a representative from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Following the formal announcement, those attending the event will have an opportunity to talk with program participants; view presentations covering different facets of the project; and tour Haenicke Hall research labs, where part of the funded research already is under way. The research is expected to have potential for international application.

Media contact: Cheryl Roland, 269 387-8400, cheryl.roland@wmich.edu

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