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University of Texas-Dallas

The University of Texas at Dallas is a public research university in the University of Texas System. The main campus is in Richardson, Texas, Telecom Corridor, 18 miles north of downtown Dallas.


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The UT Dallas founders, Eugene McDermott, Cecil Howard Green and J. Erik Jonsson, purchased Geophysical Service Incorporated (GSI) on December 6, 1941, the day before the attack on Pearl Harbor. With the increase in defense contracts the General Instrument Division of GSI grew to the point it was reorganized as Texas Instruments, Inc. (TI) in 1951 with GSI a wholly owned subsidiary.[11] Qualified personnel required by TI were not readily available in the Dallas-Fort Worth area because the region's universities did not provide enough graduates with advanced training in engineering and physical sciences. TI was forced to recruit talent from other states during its expansion and the founders observed in 1959 that "To grow industrially, the region must grow academically; it must provide the intellectual atmosphere, which will allow it to compete in the new industries dependent on highly trained and creative minds".[12] To compensate for this shortage they established the Graduate Research Center of the Southwest in 1961. The institute initially was housed in the Fondren Science Library at Southern Methodist University. Land for the center was acquired by Jonsson, McDermott, and Green in Richardson in 1962 and the first facility, the Laboratory of Earth and Planetary Science (later named the Founders Building), opened on the grounds of the present-day UTD campus in 1964. The Graduate Research Center of the Southwest was renamed the Southwest Center for Advanced Studies (SCAS) in 1967 and in 1969 the founders transferred the land and assets of SCAS to the State of Texas. On June 13, 1969 Governor Preston Smith signed the bill adding the institution to the University of Texas System and creating the University of Texas at Dallas.[8] In 1969 the school accepted its first students. Physics, biology and geological sciences were the first PhD degrees offered. Francis S. Johnson served as interim president and William B. Hanson was named the director of the Division of Atmospheric and Space Sciences now known as the William B. Hanson Center for Space Sciences.

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The University of Texas at Dallas provides the State of Texas and the nation with excellent, innovative education and research. The University is committed to graduating well-rounded citizens whose education has prepared them for rewarding lives and productive careers in a constantly changing world; to continually improving educational and research programs in the arts and sciences, engineering, and management; and to assisting the commercialization of intellectual capital generated by students, staff, and faculty.



Christian Belady Received his MA in 1990 and stated that getting his business degree at UT Dallas � paired with his engineering experience � was the �inflection point� in his career, especially as it relates to his current position as a partner in the company and Microsoft�s director of hardware architecture. �Ironically, my career didn�t really start until I finished my degree in business from UT Dallas. Mixing disciplines is one of the most valuable things you do in your career.� He holds 77 U.S. patents in computer and data center design and has dozens more pending.[44][45] Albert C. Black, Jr. Earned his degree in general studies from UTD in 1982 and that year successfully started his own business, On-Target Supplies & Logistics, which provides major corporations with outsourced supply chain management services. Black sits on the boards of several prominent organizations, including the Greater Dallas Chamber of Commerce, JPMorgan Chase of Texas, Rees Associates and PrimeSource Food Equipment Company. Additionally, Black is on the board of directors for SMU's Cox School of Business and Baylor University's Hankamer School of Business. He also is on the advisory board for Oncor Energy, the board of governors for the Dallas Foundation and is a trustee of Baylor University Medical Center.[46][47] Angie Chen Button Holds a Master of Science in Public Finance and Management Services from UTD. She has represented District 112 in Dallas County in the Texas House of Representatives since 2009. She is a native of Taipei, Taiwan and a marketing manager of Texas Instruments. She has resided in Richardson and now Garland.[48] Charles Davidson Holds a UTD master�s degree in management and administrative sciences. He serves as president, chief executive officer and chairman of the board of Noble Energy and is a member of The University of Texas System�s Chancellor�s Council, where Charles serves on the executive committee.[49][50] Gary A. Frazier Though it was 25 years ago that Gary Frazier earned his PhD in physics from the School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, the lure of UT Dallas still keeps him coming back to campus. In addition to being a Raytheon Senior Engineering Fellow in the Advanced Products Center in Dallas, Frazier is a longtime adjunct professor, teaching a variety of physics courses in mechanics, electronics and electromagnetism. At Raytheon, he works on advanced optical displays, counter-explosives technology and applications for high-speed signal processors.[51] Sam Gilliland Received his M.B.A. in 1994 and is director, chairman and CEO for Sabre Holdings Corporation. He has served as group president of the company�s Airline Solutions business and senior vice president and general manager of product marketing, where he managed the company's global product and service portfolio for the travel industry, and as executive vice president of Sabre Holdings and president and CEO of Travelocity.[52][53] Alan Govenar Govenar is a writer, folklorist, photographer and filmmaker. He has a PhD in Arts and Humanities from UT Dallas. He is the author of more than 20 books, including Texas Blues: The Rise of a Contemporary Sound, and Stompin� at the Savoy: The Story of Norma Miller. His book Osceola: Memories of a Sharecropper�s Daughter won first place in the New York Book Festival (Children�s Non-Fiction), a Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor, and an Orbis Pictus Honor from the National Council of Teachers of English. The off-Broadway premiere of his musical Blind Lemon Blues, co-created with fellow UT Dallas graduate Akin Babatunde. He received a fellowship from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation to support research for his �The Folk Art of Community Photography�.[54][55] Alan Halliburton Received an M.A in 1990 in international management. Halliburton is president of his own company, Halliburton Investor Relations. The firm has grown serving numerous public companies with comprehensive, full-service investor relations programs.[56][57] David Hanson David Franklin Hanson, Jr., develops human-like robots with realistic facial expressions and conversational abilities [Hanson et al., 2006]. He received a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design in film/animation/video, while developing robots as art. Hanson later worked as a sculptor and a technical consultant at Walt Disney Imagineering. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Dallas in spring of 2007. Hanson currently serves as president and founder of Hanson Robotics.[58] David L. Holmberg MBA from UT Dallas School of Management EMBA program in 2000. He is the CEO and chairman of the board of Eye Care Centers of America in San Antonio and serves as president and CEO of Pennsylvania-based HVHC Inc. Prior to his role at Eye Care Centers of America, Holmberg served as the executive vice president of Zale U.S. and president of Zale Canada.[59] Dipak C. Jain 1987 Ph.D. in marketing, School of Management. Jain is the Sandy and Morton Goldman Professor in Entrepreneurial Studies and a professor of marketing at the Kellogg School of Management.[60] Naveen Jindal Received his MBA in 1992 and is an elected member of India�s Parliament. Also as vice chairman and managing director of Jindal Steel & Power Limited, he leads a business that Forbes magazine ranks among Asia�s Fab 50 Companies. Moved by the common sight of both the American and Texas flags during his time in Dallas, Jindal successfully campaigned for the right of all citizens of India to fly their nation�s flag.[61][62] To recognize alumni gifts from Mr. Jindal, on October 7, 2011 the School of Management was renamed the Naveen Jindal School of Management.[63] Melendy E. Lovett 1982 M.S accounting, School of Management. President of Texas Instruments (TI) Educational & Productivity Solutions and senior vice president of TI. Lovett has worldwide responsibility for TI�s leadership position in math and science educational technology and professional development.[64][65] Jerry Madden Received his master�s of science degree in management and administration sciences from UT Dallas School of Management in 1978. First elected to the Texas House of Representatives in November 1992, the Republican served in the position from 1993 to 2013. He was the vice chair of the House Corrections Committee and a member of the House Judiciary and Civil Jurisprudence Committee.[66][67] Brian McCall Received his Ph.D. in Humanities-Aesthetic Studies from The University of Texas at Dallas in 2006. McCall was a member of the Texas House of Representatives from 1991 to 2010. He was named chancellor of the Texas State University System in March 2010 to succeed Charles R. Matthews. McCall received a bachelor�s degree from Baylor University and a master�s degree from Southern Methodist University. He is the author of The Power of the Texas Governor: Connally to Bush released in March 2009.[68] Hasan B�lent Paksoy Earned M.A. in 1976 from what became the UTD School of Management, in International Management, the precursor of the current MBA program. During 1976, he donated the Oak Tree which graces the quad in front of the Green Building. At the time, that tree, dedicated to his son, Selim Paksoy, was the only greenery on campus. The dedication ceremony was detailed in Dallas Morning News on June 2, 1976. Paksoy went on to earn a D. Phil. from University of Oxford (England) and has become a prominent Historian. James F. Reilly, II Earned three degrees (B.S., M.S. and Ph.D) in Geosciences. An astronaut, Reilly has logged more than 500 hours in space on two Space Shuttle missions.[69][70] Aziz Sancar Received his Ph.D. molecular biology, 1977. Aziz Sancar is the Sarah Graham Kenan Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics at UNC School of Medicine and member of the National Academy of Sciences.[71] Cynthia Sherry Bachelor�s of science degree in chemistry, 1978. Earned a medical degree from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in 1983, and a master�s degree in medical management from Carnegie Mellon University in 1999. She is the chairman of the department of radiology at Presbyterian Hospital Dallas.[59][72] Robert Bogdan Staszewski B.S.E.E., M.S.E.E. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Texas at Dallas. He co-started and was appointed the CTO of Digital RF Processor (DRP) group within Texas Instruments with a mission to invent new digitally-intensive approaches to traditional RF functions for integrated radios in deep-submicron CMOS processes. He has co-authored two books, four book chapters, 130 journal and conference publications, and holds 100 issued 50 pending US patents. Since July 2009 he is Associate Professor at Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands.[73][74] Ross William Ulbricht B.S in Physics from the University of Texas at Dallas and M.S in Physics from Penn state. Image placed on Silk Road after arrest of Ross William Ulbricht. On October 2, 2013, Ross William Ulbricht, identified by the FBI as the owner of Silk Road under the pseudonym "Dread Pirate Roberts" (after the fictional character from The Princess Bride), was arrested in San Francisco. He was reportedly in possession of 26,000 bitcoins with an estimated market value of $3.6 million USD.[75] Nicolas Antony Valcik A.A. in Political Science degree from Collin County Community College 1994, and three degrees from the University of Texas at Dallas; B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies 1994, M.P.A. in 1996 and Ph.D. in Public Affairs 1996. As of 2013 he is currently the Director of Institutional Research at West Virginia University. Formerly he was the Associate Director of the Office of Strategic Planning and Analysis for the University of Texas at Dallas where he worked since 1997. As of 2013 he has authored or co-authored 6 books, edited or co-edited 4 books and has authored or co-authored 15 journal articles and chapters.[76] James R. Von Ehr II M.S. in Mathematical Sciences (Computer Science) from the University of Texas at Dallas. Founder and CEO of Zyvex Corporation, the world�s first molecular nanotechnology company. He also endowed the James Von Ehr Distinguished Chair of Science and Technology at the University of Texas at Dallas, held by the late Alan G. MacDiarmid 2000 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry) and founded the Texas Nanotechnology Initiative in December, 2000.[8] Barbara Vance Barbara Vance is an award-winning author and illustrator, story consultant, and instructor at the University of Texas at Dallas where she teaches on narrative, new media, and communication. She has also taught at Southern Methodist University and Collin College. Her children�s poetry collection, Suzie Bitner Was Afraid of the Drain, is a Moonbeam Children�s Book winner, an Indie Book Award Finalist winner, and has received multiple other nominations. It is now also sold in France, having been identified as a book that will help French children learn English in a fun way.



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