Update: Among the speakers at today's dedication: UT-Austin President Bill Powers, Dell Medical School Dean Dr. Clay Johnston, and State Sen. Kirk Watson, who helped lead the push for the medical school.
“Make no mistake. Today isn’t just about three new buildings on our skyline," Sen. Watson said. "Our community will be different – healthier and stronger – thanks to this project we’re launching today."
Johnston said that the school's launch offers the chance to design everything from the ground up.
"We have a responsibility to take advantage of our newness, to test out different ways of doing things that could become models for the rest of the country."