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U gets $17 million from Dow Chemical

The money will go to a variety of chemistry- and engineering-focused initiatives at the University and will help fund the expansion of Amundson Hall.
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The money will go to a variety of chemistry- and engineering-focused initiatives at the University and will help fund the expansion of Amundson Hall.

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