The School of Humanities hosted a groundbreaking ceremony for the Humanities Gateway Building Friday, Nov. 16. Scheduled to be completed by summer 2009, the 70,000-square-foot, four-story building will include a 110-seat auditorium, a film screening room and two open-air interior terraces. The back of the building facing West Peltason Drive will feature undulating glass walls and an outdoor courtyard for events and receptions. Humanities Gateway will sit in the northwest corner of the Humanities Plaza. “Humanities Gateway symbolizes energy and accessibility,” said Vicki Ruiz, history professor and interim dean of humanities. “The building will also embody critical engagement with the public.”