UT System News Media Advisory

University Officials and Sandia to Announce Collaboration Agreement

On Friday, March 19, 2004, the UT System, the three UT campuses in the Metroplex, and Sandia National Laboratories will announce a memorandum of understanding for collaboration on research and other activities.

Details of the agreement will be announced at an official signing ceremony to be attended by U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, Sandia National Laboratories Director C. Paul Robinson, UT System Chancellor Mark G. Yudof, and others.

About three dozen Sandia administrators, scientists, and engineers are scheduled to attend, along with UT administrators and faculty from UT Arlington, UT Dallas, and UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas; area venture capitalists; industry representatives; and other invited guests.

Here is a detailed schedule of events, all to be held on the 4th Floor of the Eugene McDermott Academic Administration Building, South Campus, UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas (5323 Harry Hines Blvd.)

8:30 – 9:10 a.m. Breakfast and slide presentation on Sandia – Alfred W. Harris Faculty-Alumni Center, Fred F. Florence Bioinformation Center.
9:10 – 9:20 a.m. Media availability with Senator Hutchison – outside Tom and Lula Gooch Auditorium.
9:20 – 9:45 a.m. Remarks by officials and signing ceremony – foyer of Tom and Lula Gooch Auditorium.
9:45 – 10:00 a.m. Media availability with Senator Hutchison, Sandia and UT officials, including the presidents of UT Southwestern, UT Dallas, and UT Arlington immediately following signing – Tom and Lula Gooch Auditorium.
10:00 a.m. – Noon Exhibits and informal discussions among Sandia and UT researchers and officials. (Sandia researchers will display posters and other exhibits concerning the work at the laboratory.) – Foyer of the Tom and Lula Gooch Auditorium.

Parking and other arrangements for the news media: Contact Phil Schoch, director, news and public information, U.T. Southwestern.