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UTRGV recruits 22-person research team to establish South Texas Diabetes & Obesity Institute

Oct 13 2014

BROWNSVILLE – The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley and its medical school are poised to become an internationally recognized epicenter for the research and treatment of diabetes and obesity.

Director and research team for UTRGV South Texas Diabetes and Obesity Institute to be announced Monday

Oct 9 2014

Two news conferences will be held Monday morning to announce that Dr. Sarah Williams-Blangero, a nationally renowned genetics and infectious disease expert, will be the inaugural director of the UTRGV South Texas Diabetes and Obesity Institute.

In addition, Dr. Williams-Blangero, former chair of the department of genetics at the Texas Biomedical Research Institute in San Antonio, is bringing a 22-person team of expert researchers and support staff with her to UTRGV.

UTRGV Athletics Branding Steering Committee launches new survey

Oct 1 2014

HARLINGEN -The athletics branding steering committee for The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley is launching an online survey to gather additional input from alumni, students, faculty, staff and community members on the UTRGV athletics team nickname, mascot and colors. The short survey will be posted at UTRGV.edu and is available beginning today through Wednesday, Oct. 8. 

Thousands of stakeholders participated in an earlier online survey and hundreds have been engaged through public forums and focus groups.

STARGATE to launch UTRGV as leader in space exploration research

Sep 22 2014

BROWNSVILLE – Gov. Rick Perry announced today a combined investment of $9 million from the Texas Emerging Technology Fund and The University of Texas System to create a powerful research and technology commercialization partnership that will create limitless possibilities for South Texas.

The governor spoke at a groundbreaking ceremony for SpaceX, a much-anticipated private space launch facility being built by business magnate and inventor Elon Musk at Boca Chica Beach near Brownsville.

UTRGV Athletics Branding Steering Committee holds first meeting

Sep 12 2014

HARLINGEN – The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley is one step closer to establishing its own identity with colors and a team nickname to embody the new university, representing the entire Rio Grande Valley.

Construction begins on first new building for UTRGV medical school

Aug 26 2014

EDINBURG – Medical, academic and community leaders from throughout South Texas gathered Tuesday morning for a groundbreaking ceremony for the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Medical Academic Building, the first new construction for the UTRGV School of Medicine.

Ground breaking for building to support UTRGV medical education will be held Tuesday

Aug 22 2014

Medical, academic and community leaders from The University of Texas System and across South Texas will gather at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 26 for a groundbreaking ceremony for the new UT Rio Grande Valley Medical Academic Building.

The groundbreaking ceremony will be held in the Music Building on the UT Pan American campus at 1201 West University Drive in Edinburg.

UT Regents Approve Academic Structure of UTRGV

Aug 21 2014

The University of Texas Board of Regents Thursday approved the academic structure of the new UT Rio Grande Valley, taking an essential step forward in making the new university and medical school a reality. The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board has also approved the structure.

UTRGV President Guy Bailey proposed the 11 colleges and schools that will form the academic foundation for the new institution, including an Honors College and a Graduate College that will offer advanced degrees and create more opportunities for research.

Decision on UTRGV administrative headquarters to be postponed; focus will be on classrooms and research facilities

Aug 1 2014

A decision on the location for the proposed administrative headquarters for The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley will be postponed indefinitely in order to focus on more pressing priorities, such as providing classrooms and research facilities for students and faculty – a move that will directly benefit not only the campus population but the entire region, President Guy Bailey announced today.

Suggestions invited via survey for UTRGV mascot, colors

Jul 23 2014

Guy Bailey, president of The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, announced today the development of a new institutional wordmark for use in the university’s academic and administrative print and digital publications, many of which need to be produced now to reach new, prospective students for the 2015 entering class.

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