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December 7, 2007

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UT Tyler Academic Departments Move into North Building of Ratliff Complex

North Building

The University of Texas at Tyler will complete moving into the north building of the Ratliff Engineering and Science Complex before the spring semester, Jesse Acosta, UT Tyler chief of staff, announced.

The departments of mechanical engineering, electrical engineering and computer science are relocating to the Ratliff Building North in December. These moves will result in other academic and student support departments moving to fill the vacated areas, according to Acosta.

“We have coordinated carefully with the academic deans so as not to interfere or disrupt classes, especially during finals,” said Acosta.

The Ratliff Building North is the second phase of construction on the Ratliff Engineering and Science Complex. The south building opened in fall 2006.

The 92,946 square-foot north building includes 30 classrooms and seven labs. It houses the departments of electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, computer science, mathematics and physics.

The College of Education also will relocate its departments during this move, and space has been made available for the new PeopleSoft student information system department.

A list of all December departmental relocations includes:

  • Computer science – RBN 3001.
  • Mechanical engineering – RBN 2043.
  • Electrical engineering – RBN 2005.
  • PeopleSoft (POPS) – University Service Center, room 117.
  • Educational leadership and policy – Hudnall, Pirtle, Roosth Building, room 131.
  • School of Education – Science Building, room 247. The School of Education is the combination of the former departments of curriculum and instruction and early childhood, reading and special education.

One of the 15 campuses of the UT System, UT Tyler offers excellence in teaching, research, artistic performance and community service. More than 70 undergraduate and graduate degrees are available at UT Tyler, which has an enrollment of more than 6,000 high-ability students at its campuses in Tyler, Longview and Palestine.


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