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At 10 a.m., the Research Universities Conference will begin at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas.

The conference and discussion is centered around a report called “Research Universities and the Future of America.” The report outlines ten strategies designed to strengthen the partnerships between institutions and governments, improve productivity and build more talent.

UT System Chancellor Francisco Cigarroa will host the event. Also expected to speak is former Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison, President and CEO of Texas Association of Business. Others are expected as well.

Daily Texan reporters Bobby Blanchard and Jody Serrano will be live-tweeting and reporting the event. Follow them on Twitter @bobbycblanchard and @jodyserrano.