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December 12, 1959


JAMA. 1959;171(15):2105-2110. doi:10.1001/jama.1959.03010330067022


Student Building Dedicated.—  The Jeff Banks Student Union Building at the University of Arkansas Medical Center, Little Rock, was dedicated Nov. 20 to the memory of the late Dr. Jeff Banks, former head of the School of Medicine anatomy department. The ceremony also officially opened the medical center's new Residence Hall which has been occupied by students since the start of the 1959-1960 school term. Construction on the two buildings, financed by the federal government, was completed this summer. The Residence Hall is a 10-story facility to accommodate 315 single students and 95 married couples in efficiency apartments. The Student Union contains the main lounge, coffee shop, recreation room, barbershop, music room, and administrative offices. Dr. James D. Mashburn, of Fayetteville, responded to the dedication for the Jeff Banks Memorial Student Aid Fund. The fund was started to help finance the education of needy and deserving students in the