In 2007, a renovation was allocated $28.5 million to rebuild Gaines to house instructional labs for undergraduate students in chemistry, biochemistry, biology, earth sciences, and physics. The building will also hold the Department of Modern Language and Literatures (MLL) with its language laboratories, as well as the Center for Student Success, and seven new classrooms, including a new 270-person lecture theatre.
The chemistry building is named for Pascal Clay (P.C.) Gaines who taught chemistry for 43 years. He was department head, 1946-57 and MSU acting president four times. The hall was built in 1961.
Upcoming events in Gaines Hall
Fundamentals of Successful Investing course begins
Wednesday, October 26, 2016, from 6:15pm to 8:30pm
MSU Extended University is offering a four-week evening course that gives the new or inexperienced investor a fundamental knowledge of investments and the process of successfully investing in today's marketplace. View Details
Earth Science Seminar-A Study in Contrast: Extreme rainfall/flooding in the hyperarid Atacama Desert
Thursday, October 27, 2016, from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Dr. Andrew Wilcox from the University of Montana - -A Study in Contrast: Extreme rainfall and flooding in March 2015 in the hyperarid Atacama Desert, Chile View Details
Collapsing Mountains: Crustal Strength and Earthquake Hazards in the High Peruvian Andes
Thursday, November 10, 2016, from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Collapsing Mountains: Crustal Strength and Earthquake Hazards in the High Peruvian Andes View Details