Project South Texas

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Recent blog posts from UT Matters, the UT System blog, regarding the South Texas Initiative. 

Chancellor visits Valley, introduces dean of UTRGV med school

February 27, 2014


Dr. Francisco Fernandez, inaugural dean of UTRGV medical school, was introduced to the South Texas community during a press conference on Feb. 26.

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Kickoff meeting held in first step to consolidate UTB and UTPA academic programs for new Valley institution

October 9, 2013

The Academic Program Working Groups for Project South Texas held a kickoff meeting, Friday, Oct. 4, at The University of Texas-Pan American in Edinburg. The meeting was the first important step to combine the academic programs of UT Brownsville and UT Pan American into a new, emerging research institution that will include a school of medicine in the Rio Grande Valley.

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First committee hearing on legislation for new South Texas university garners wide support

February 27, 2013

At least a 100 state House members have signed on as co-sponsors of a bill to create a new university and school of medicine in South Texas since the first committee hearing last week. Twenty state Senators have joined as co-authors or co-sponsors.

In a recent article from The Monitor, University of Texas at Brownsville President Juliet Garcia said it was "extraordinary" that so many House members have already agreed to co-sponsor the legislation.

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Chancellor testifies before Senate Finance Committee

January 29, 2013

The Texas Legislature, which meets every two years, is back in session and that means that UT System officials will be venturing into the State Capitol on a regular basis to answer questions from lawmakers and discuss higher education priorities, challenges and opportunities.

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A historic day for South Texas

December 17, 2012

Thursday, December 6, was a historic day for The University of Texas System. The Board of Regents granted me the authority to work with the Texas Legislature to create a new university in the Rio Grande Valley.

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