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Lincoln Journal Star (http://journalstar.com/news/local/education/food-sciences-moving-to-innovation-campus/article_90c9d824-1070-57cebc86- 30c03da4c325.html)
The University of Nebraska added $4.5 million in leased space at Nebraska Innovation Campus Friday, bringing its total lease commitment at the research and technology park to $7.8 million. The NU Board of Regents approved a plan adding 117,000 additional square feet of space tothe campus and moving the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Food Science and Technology Department to the campus in 2015. NU committed in 2012 to more than 31,000 square feet of office space in the Innovation Commons -- the former 4-H Building at the old State Fair Park -- expected to open later this year. Last year, NU extended its lease to 90,000 square feet in the former Industrial Arts Building,called the Life Sciences Collaboration Center, for classrooms and access to second-story greenhouses to be used by UNL plant sciences students. But as NU secured that space, leaders and faculty members in Lincoln also discussed moving the Food Sciences and Technology Department from its home in the Food Industry Complex on East Campus to Innovation Campus, doubling lab and classroom space and putting it in proximity to ConAgra, the only private company announced for the research and technology park.