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Belo Center for New Media


Belo Center

The Belo Center for New Media will help UT’s College of Communication shape the ideas and create the techniques that will change the face of communication. The new building will feature state-of-the-art classrooms, advanced production labs and seminar rooms, along with large auditorium spaces for introductory classes, film showings, and conferences.

The college’s current three-building complex was completed in 1974 to serve 1,000 students. Today, it serves more than 4,200 students. The Belo Center will provide crucial teaching and research space for the college.

Construction costs for the center, projected to be between 100,000 and 125,000 square feet, are estimated at $45 million. The Belo Foundation, Robert W. and Maureen H. Decherd (BA ’73), and the estate of James M. Moroney Jr. (BA ’43) and the Jim and Lynn Moroney Family Foundation have pledged $15 million toward the project.

In addition to funding the remainder of the Belo Center, the College of Communication is conducting a $35 million campaign to fund the programs and initiatives that will establish the Belo Center as the nation’s premier center for research and teaching on media convergence.

For more information about giving to the Belo Center for New Media, please contact:

Richard Graw
Director of Development

The University of Texas at Austin
College of Communication
1 University Station A0900
Austin, TX 78712