Pitt trustees OK $34.7 million in campus upgrades |

Pitt trustees OK $34.7 million in campus upgrades

University of Pittsburgh trustees approved $34.7 million in construction and renovation projects on Wednesday, including a museum on Pitt’s Bradford campus that will be named after Grammy Award-winning opera singer Marilyn Horne.

Horne, who was born in Bradford, is donating her archives to Pitt. The $5.7 million museum will display a collection of her musical compositions, recordings, photographs, costumes and posters.

Among projects approved for the main campus in Oakland were:

•$4.5 million in renovations and mechanical upgrades for the 12th floor of the Cathedral of Learning.

•$5.3 million for interior renovations, mechanical upgrades and a new synthetic turf floor for the Cost Sports Center.

•$7.2 million in renovations for the 10th floor of the Thomas E. Starzl Biomedical Science Tower for the Department of Immunology.

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