Advances of UT institutions in the Metroplex

The partnership announced on Thursday, March 19, 2004, between Sandia National Laboratories and the three U. T. System campuses in the Metroplex continues a series of dramatic announcements involving advances at the campuses.  Examples:

February 26, 2004 - Vought Aircraft Industries Inc. and UT Arlington announce a major collaborative agreement that will give the university's aerospace engineering program a presence in the company's Dallas manufacturing operations. The partnership includes the company's plans to expand its manufacturing site in Dallas and bring 3,000 new jobs to the city. The Texas Enterprise Fund, a state initiative for economic development, provided funding to Vought.

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February 20, 2004 -- UT Southwestern announced that the Cecil H. and Ida Green Comprehensive Center for Molecular, Computational and Systems Biology will be established on its campus, creating new collaborative opportunities with other UT System components on studies using some of the latest means of scientific discovery. 

January 29, 2004 -- The U. T. System announces an allocation of $2.5 million to support collaborative research in cognitive neuroscience and cancer at UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, UT Dallas, and UT Arlington.  The research will concentrate on neuroimaging techniques and will bring together UT Southwestern's medical faculty, engineers and psychologists at UT Arlington, neuroscientists and psychologists at UT Dallas, and researchers in other fields.

November 13, 2003 - Record-setting new gifts and pledges to UT Southwestern's Innovations in Medicine capital drive bring the total raised to date to $301 million, and the enthusiastic donor response has persuaded campaign leaders to raise the overall goal from $450 million to $500 million. A new $50 million anonymous contribution - the largest gift in the medical center's history and the largest single philanthropic donation ever to a Dallas organization - enabled the campaign total to top $300 million in less than three years.

June 30, 2003 -- Gov. Rick Perry announces that the state will commit $50 million from the Texas Enterprise Fund as part of a $300 million investment to enhance engineering and computer science programs at UT Dallas in collaboration with Texas Instruments. The state money played a key role in Texas Instruments' decision to build a $3 billion research and manufacturing plant in Richardson, to employ 1,000 people.