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Chief Judge Ricardo Hinojosa discusses UTRGV

Jun 9 2014

Ricardo H. Hinojosa, Chief Judge of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas, speaks during a May 27, 2014, celebration in Brownsville.

UTRGV Smart Hospital

May 28 2014

In the landscape of 21st century medical education, a hands-on, team-based approach to health care is fundamental. This new model requires access to state-of-the-art facilities in simulation education. The UT Rio Grande Valley Smart Hospital—a 15,000-square-foot technology center features remote teaching capabilities and some of the most advanced human simulation manikins in the world.

Dr. Fernandez, dean of UTRGV Medical School, addresses Valley

Mar 10 2014

Dr. Francisco Fernandez, who was recently selected to assume the historic position of founding dean for The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley's much-anticipated School of Medicine, addresses the South Texas community during a Feb. 26, 2014, visit to the region.

Project South Texas: What's in a name?

Nov 11 2013

In the spring of  2013, the Texas Legislature approved transformational legislation that cleared the path for the University of Texas Board of Regents to create a new UT institution in the Rio Grande Valley, forever changing the landscape of education in South Texas and beyond. Watch the video to see suggested names for the new university so far and to learn how to submit your own.

Project South Texas: Advancing Excellence in Education and Health

Aug 21 2013

The University of Texas System leadership is moving forward with a bold, transformational plan to create a new university in South Texas. The plan will result in a single institution that spans the entire Rio Grande Valley, with a presence in each of the major metropolitan areas of Brownsville, Edinburg, Harlingen and McAllen. The new university, which is eligible for funding from the Permanent University Fund, will also be home to a school of medicine.

Governor Perry endorses Permanent University Funding for South Texas universities

Jan 29 2013

In his State of the State address before a joint session of the 83rd Texas Legislature today, Governor Rick Perry called for the Legislature to pass a bill giving South Texas access to Permanent University Funds -- a vision that The University of Texas System leaders are working hard to make a reality.

Video montage: A new University of Texas institution for South Texas

Dec 18 2012

Chancellor Cigarroa announces plans to create a new university in the Rio Grande Valley that will include a school of medicine during a December Board of Regents meeting and subsequent trips to UT Pan American and UT Brownsville.  

Special thanks to: Omar Cantu, Michael Sandoval, Josue Esparza and the UTPA production team.Al Tapia, Ricardo Camargo, Juan Ramirez and the UT Brownsville production team.

UT Pan Am President Robert Nelsen supports a new university in the Rio Grande

Dec 7 2012

UT Pan Am President Robert Nelson calls on the UT System Regents to approve plans for a single, consolidated university and medical school in the Rio Grande Valley.

UT Brownsville President Juliet Garcia endorses a new university in the Rio Grande Valley

Dec 7 2012

UT Brownsville President Juliet Garcia tells the UT System Regents they have an opportunity to educate the next generation of students in the Rio Grande Valley and the nation by supporting a new institution that is innovative, inclusive, and a gateway to the Americas.

Economist John Hockenyos discusses economic implications of a new UT institution

Dec 7 2012

Economist John Hockenyos is optimistic that consolidating UT universities in the Rio Grande Valley, and adding a medical school, will create 7,000 - 10,000 new jobs and give a fundamental competitive advantage to the new institution and its graduates. © 2014 The University of Texas System.
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