‘Not one dollar … will go up north,’ UF board chair Mori Hosseini says; aim is to raise $1 billion over 10 years.
When Dr. Herbert Wertheim was a young engineer working for NASA in the 1960s, he saw miracles take flight.
Now he’s a billionaire who just gave $100 million to the University of Florida. And he sees Jupiter as the next Cape Canaveral.
“We have what I call ‘sciencenauts,’” he told dignitaries and scientists gathered Oct. 12 at the UF Scripps campus in Abacoa. “They’re going to help us solve health-care problems, not only when you’re sick, but my number one emphasis has been how do we keep people well.
“So let’s think about Jupiter as a launch pad like we think of Cape Canaveral. And this is gonna be a launch pad for science.”
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Palm Beach County donated the land to Scripps Florida in 2006 to cement deal to bring Scripps to Abacoa.
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Second of two parts
It started as a deal-sweetener to ensure that Scripps Florida would be built at Abacoa.
Now the vacant 70 acres at Alton in Palm Beach Gardens could become a key piece of a deal worth hundreds of millions to convert Scripps Florida into a branch of the University of Florida.
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University of Florida to pay $100 for all of Scripps Florida’s assets, including its three Jupiter buildings and 70 vacant acres in Alton.
First of two parts
Fifteen years ago, the state put up $310 million and Palm Beach County put up $269 million to bring The Scripps Research Institute to Abacoa.
Last month, Scripps agreed to hand it all over to the University of Florida for $100.
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