Texas Lawmakers Tour UT Dallas Campus, Discuss Education Issues
Nov. 10, 2008
The University of Texas at Dallas has played host to a stream of high-profile guests this fall as lawmakers from the Texas House and Senate visit campus to learn more about the University’s programs and legislative interests.
The guests included Sen. Joe Driver of Garland, State Sen. Kirk Watson of Austin, State Rep. Marc Veasey of Fort Worth, State Rep. Brian McCall of Plano, State Sen. Bob Deuell of Greenville, State Rep. Lois Kolkhorst of Brenham, and Rep. Joaquin Castro of San Antonio.
The policymakers discussed the upcoming legislative session with President David E. Daniel and Vice President of Public Affairs Amanda Rockow. They also toured the Natural Science and Engineering Research Laboratory and shared their experiences with students in Professor Greg Thielemann’s undergraduate government class.
|Clockwise, from lower left: UT Dallas President David E. Daniel (left) shows Texas State Sen. Kirk Watson of Austin around the Natural Science and Engineering Research Laboratory (NSERL). Upper left: Sen. Watson meets with President Daniel (left) and Dr. Thomas E. Linehan, director of the Center for Interactive Arts and Engineering. At right: Texas State Rep. Marc Veasey of Fort Worth shares his experience working in the Texas Legislature with Dr. Greg Thielemann’s government class.
|Texas State Rep. Brian McCall (center) confers with Vice President Rockow and President Daniel.||Rep. Brian McCall of Fort Worth visits with students in Dr. Thielemann’s class.
|Texas State Sen. Bob Deuell of Greenville tours the NSERL building with President Daniel.
At left: State Rep. Lois Kolkhorst teaches a government class. At right: Rep. Kolkhorst meets with Dr. Sandra Bond Chapman, chief director of the UT Dallas Center for BrainHealth, and President Daniel.
|At left: State Rep. Joe Driver of Garland offers students his views in Dr. Thielemann’s class. At right: Rep. Driver also met with Vice President Rockow and Dr. Thielemann.|
|At left: State Rep. Joaquin Castro of San Antonio tours NSERL with President Daniel. At right: Dr. Chapman offers Rep. Castro a souvenir of his visit – a glass paperweight that contains a 3-dimensional representation of the human brain.|