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The cranes are finally gone, the dust has settled and thousands of University of Louisville students are occupying the brand new Belknap classroom facility on a daily basis.  The $83 million, 170,000-square-foot building welcomed students during the first week of the 2018-19 academic calendar on Monday.

 Instead of rows of desks in classrooms, students gather around tables for active learning experiences with instructors and each other.  The facility also includes many informal meeting spaces for group work and projects outside of class time, as well as a student center and labs for scientific research.

One of few academic facilities in nation built specifically for active learning experiences, with all the advantage of recent technology and wireless connectivity. An structure enhancing the outlook for student success while adding to the recent beautification of the campus.

Adjacent to the new Belknap classroom is the John Shumaker Research Building, completed in 2005.
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By Charlie Springer

Charlie Springer is a former Louisville editor and sportswriter, a public affairs consultant, a UofL grad and longtime fan.