Dells to give $50 million to University of Texas
Gift will finance pediatric research, a computer science building and a center for healthy living
— reported by the Houston Chronicle
Computer billionaire Michael Dell and his wife will give a $50 million gift to the University of Texas for a pediatric research institute, a computer sciences building and a center for healthy living, the Dells and school officials announced Monday.
The Dell Pediatric Research Institute, to open by 2009, will be next to the Dell Children’s Medical Center, which is scheduled to open next year.
The new computer science building is to be built on the Austin campus. The healthy living center will concentrate on childhood development, focusing on battling childhood obesity, which can lead to other problems such as diabetes.