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The Davidson-Gundy Alumni Center, a planned 30,000-square-foot structure, will offer alumni a place where they can connect with one another and the campus. The center is named for Nancy Gundy Davidson BS’80 and Charles “Chuck” Davidson MS’80 in recognition of a $15 million gift that is making construction of the center possible. The Davidsons support the University in a multitude of ways. Their giving also has made possible the creation of a number of endowed chairs and scholarships, and the Davidson Management Honors Program is named in their honor. In the fall, a groundbreaking ceremony celebrated the undertaking, which will be the first facility that is solely designated for special use on campus. The building, designed to accommodate meetings, conferences and other events, will include a ballroom and be enveloped by 33,000 square feet of outdoor space. The green area will serve as a large event space with an open lawn for private get-togethers, student activities and other special occasions. The facility, which is expected to be completed in 2017, is being designed by San Antonio-based Overland Partners.
The University completed an important chapter in its history with the conclusion of the five-year Realize the Vision campaign at the end of 2014. UT Dallas’ first comprehensive campaign raised $273.3 million, surpassing its $200 million goal and bringing the University closer to becoming a Tier One research institution. The campaign helped the endowment to more than double to $392.7 million as of Aug. 31, 2015, and created new 237 endowed funds to advance research, support scholarships, attract top-level faculty, bolster the work of students and sustain success in existing programs.
The Brain Performance Institute, an offshoot of the Center for BrainHealth in Dallas, will offer the latest research and training techniques to improve cognitive skills and health. BrainHealth physicals, virtual reality training programs for teens and adults on the autism spectrum, as well as other learning tools will be available at the institute.
The Edith O'Donnell Institute of Art History is designed to elevate art history at UT Dallas to a nationally pre-eminent stature. Part of the institute’s work includes conservation science projects done in partnership with the Dallas Museum of Art and the Amon Carter Museum of American Art.
The Callier Center for Communication Disorders will expand research and student training for one of the largest graduate school programs in the U.S. for communication disorders.
The Texas Instruments Innovation Lab, a 1,100-square-foot facility in the UTDesign Studio, helps student and faculty engineers and computer scientists create solutions to a variety of problems. The lab is used for academic classes, student projects and workshops.
UT Dallas broke ground for the Davidson-Gundy Alumni Center, a planned 30,000-square-foot structure that will offer the University's more than 90,000 alumni a place where they can connect with one another and the campus.
In honor of Dr. Bert Moore, longtime, beloved dean of the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences, two endowments — the Bert Moore Chair in BrainHealth and the Dean Bert Moore Endowment — have been created at The University of Texas at Dallas.
The Center for BrainHealth's new 62,000-foot facility that will bring together the latest research and training techniques designed to improve cognitive skills and health.
The expanded Callier Richardson location will have larger clinical facilities, additional research space, and more classrooms and offices. It is scheduled to be completed in August 2016.
About 100 students, faculty, employees and officials from Texas Instruments and UT Dallas recently gathered to celebrate the company’s creation of the 1,100-square-foot innovation lab at the UTDesign Studio.