UT System News Media Advisory

Officials of the University of Texas System will be available to answer questions from the news media at the conclusion of a meeting of the Board of Regents on Thursday, May 13, 2004. The board meeting will begin at 8:30 a.m. CDT and will be conducted on the 9th floor of Ashbel Smith Hall, 201 W. 7th Street.

The agenda includes presentation of a report by the Washington Advisory Group concerning how best to expand research at academic institutions within the U.T. System.

The presentation of the report by the consultants will begin at approximately 9:30 a.m. The meeting will then recess into executive session, beginning at approximately 11:00 a.m., to discuss personnel, real estate, and legal matters. Any action required on those matters will be taken in public at approximately 12:30 p.m.

The open session of the board meeting will be webcast and available for viewing at Mms://media1.utsystem.edu/UTBORMay2004.

U.T. System officials, campus presidents or their representative, and the consultants will answer reporters' questions concerning the report during two media availabilities at the conclusion of the board meeting. Please note that times are approximate.

  • 1:00 p.m. CDT Representatives from U.T. Arlington, U.T. Dallas, U.T. El Paso, and U.T. San Antonio.
  • 2:00 p.m. CDT Representatives from U.T. Brownsville, U.T. Pan American, U.T. Permian Basin, and U.T. Tyler.

Out-of-town reporters may participate in the media availability via an AT&T conference call. Reporters should contact Paula Bales at (512) 499-4363 by 12:00 p.m. CDT on Thursday to receive the toll-free telephone number and access code.

Reporters should dial in to the conference call five minutes prior to the start time of the media availability. We don't want to start without you.

Parking for the news media will be available at the guard kiosk on the alley on Colorado Street between 7th Street and 6th Street.

The agenda book for the meeting has been posted on the Internet at http://www.utsystem.edu/bor/AgendaBook/5-12&13-04Meetingpage.htm.


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