Thomas E. Carbonneau, whose name is synonymous with the scholarship of arbitration, joined us from Tulane. Tiyanjana Maluwa, renowned public international law scholar and senior United Nations and African Union official, joined us from the University of Cape Town. Panagiotis Takis Tridimas holds a joint appointment at Penn State along with his chair in international banking and finance at the University of London's Queen Mary College. And so forth.
These achievements contributed directly to a decision this year by the University to invest $100 million in new facilities for the law school (occupancy 2008) and to allocate an additional several million dollars annually in recurring funds to support new faculty and programs. This is the largest investment in an academic unit in the history of Penn State University.