The opening of the Sie International Relations Complex is truly an extraordinary start to the Spring Quarter at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies. Students and faculty have already begun utilizing new and renovated classrooms and gathering spaces. As with any undertaking of this magnitude, there are still some loose ends to tie up, but by and large our spaces are fully functional as we continue to settle in.
Starting with groundbreaking in the fall of 2014, everyone at the Korbel School–students, faculty and staff–helped to make this project a success through being patient and flexible with construction work and renovations. Thank you!
And we are grateful to the donors who made this project possible through their transformational gift—Anna and John J. Sie and the Sie Family Foundation. They have provided us with a facility in which all of us will reap the benefits of greatly improved learning and research spaces; enhanced technology to better prepare students for careers in the real world; and an environment fostering increased interaction.
The completion of the Sie Complex has also raised the Korbel School’s visibility in the community, and with this comes greater interest in the future of our students and faculty. This, in turn, brings greater opportunities for increased funding for our highest priorities—chief among them, student scholarships and faculty support.
The Korbel School has experienced tremendous growth, and it is exciting to bring all of our faculty, staff and students under one roof now, as we continue the momentum.
Check back for future event information as we invite the community to celebrate our new facility.