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Inaugural dean at UTRGV’s School of Medicine to be introduced to Valley community

Feb 19 2014

 

Dr. Francisco Fernandez, who has been selected to assume the historic position of founding dean for The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley’s much-anticipated School of Medicine, will visit the region on Wednesday, Feb. 26.

Psychiatrist-neuroscientist to be founding dean of UT Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine

Feb 14 2014

AUSTIN — Dr. Francisco Fernandez, professor and chairman of psychiatry and neurosciences at the University of South Florida College of Medicine in Tampa, will be the founding dean of the School of Medicine at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley.

Regents move forward with creation of medical school in Rio Grande Valley

Feb 7 2014

The University of Texas System Board of Regents unanimously approved two milestones in the establishment of a school of medicine in the Rio Grande Valley at a meeting on Thursday. The medical school will be a part of the new University of Texas Rio Grande Valley – a single institution that will span the entire Rio Grande Valley and bring limitless educational, economic and medical opportunities to South Texas.

Chancellor Cigarroa to visit South Texas Tuesday

Jan 8 2014

UT System Chancellor Francisco Cigarroa, M.D., will travel to South Texas Tuesday, Jan. 14 to continue dialogue with students, faculty, staff and community leaders about the creation of the new UT and medical school, now officially named The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley.

Board of Regents votes to name new UT in South Texas The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

Dec 12 2013

AUSTIN – After more than a month of engagement dedicated to soliciting feedback from students, faculty, staff and community members, The University of Texas System Board of Regents unanimously voted Thursday to name the new UT university The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley.

Regents to present PUF check for new university in South Texas

Nov 19 2013

The University of Texas System Board of Regents Vice Chairman Gene Powell and Regent Ernest Aliseda will be in Harlingen Wednesday to ceremoniously present a check for $196 million to Project South Texas, the initiative to establish a new university and medical school in the Rio Grande Valley.

Regents approval of PUF for South Texas garners widespread media coverage

Nov 15 2013

More than 20 news media outlets from across the state ran stories about The University of Texas System Board of Regents’ unanimous decision to send $196 million from the Permanent University Fund to South Texas.

Regents approve PUF for new university, medical school in South Texas

Nov 14 2013

AUSTIN – Nearly $200 million from the Permanent University Fund will pay for new construction in South Texas for the first time, thanks to action taken by the University of Texas System Board of Regents Thursday. 

Regents unanimously voted to appropriate $196 million in PUF funding to construct new facilities in Cameron and Hidalgo counties as part of the UT System initiative to establish a new university and medical school in the Rio Grande Valley.

Community input needed on name for new UT in South Texas

Nov 11 2013

A campaign to collect community input on a name for the new university in South Texas launches today and will run through Dec. 6.

The University of Texas System Board of Regents will approve the final name, but Regents first want to hear from the South Texas community and especially from students, staff and faculty of UT Brownsville and UT Pan American.

Chancellor Cigarroa to visit Rio Grande Valley Nov. 20

Nov 5 2013

University of Texas System Chancellor Francisco G. Cigarroa, M.D. will visit with education, community and religious leaders from across the Rio Grande Valley in Harlingen Nov. 20 to continue conversations about the new UT university and medical school in South Texas.

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