This year, UT Dallas marked 40 years as a University of Texas System institution. Through the decades, students, faculty and staff have seen the University grow from a small research institute limited to upper-division enrollment into a University aspiring toward the ranks of the best in the nation. To mark its 40th anniversary, the University asked former and current students, faculty and staff, as well as the community at large, to share related stories and photos, which are now housed at http://www.utdallas.edu/40years/
The site will serve as the base of an ongoing record of the University's history. UT Dallas' 40-year celebration kicked off with the beginning of the fall 2009 academic year in September and lasts through May 2010. The University is still looking for photos, images, reminiscences, and audio or video from throughout our forty years. Contact us
if you have something you would like to share.
|Russell (MS '82) and Martha Hooker with Temoc on his 12th birthday.
Temoc was designed in 1998 by then-student Aaron Aryanpur and was officially adopted as the University's mascot that year. Originally called Blaze, his name was later changed to Temoc, which is comet spelled backward. Temoc's birthday was celebrated by fans at a party at the Comet Café earlier this month.