“So much of what goes on in that building is emblematic of the university’s innovative and entrepreneurial spirit,” Curran said in a prepared statement from UD. “We have a world-class research institute, and it’s now in a world-class facility. The move allowed for the terrific growth we’ve experienced in research.”
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Curran continues to teach, serves as UD’s president emeritus and is an executive in residence for Asian affairs for UD’s China Institute in Suzhou, China, according to the university. The university will formally dedicate the building this spring.
“By almost every measure, the University grew through Dan’s leadership — academics, endowment, research, enrollment, student success and contributions to regional economic growth,” David Yeager, chair of the university’s board of trustees said in a prepared statement.