Community News

Celebrating the Dream: Students Reflect on King’s Legacy

Tennessee Athletics highlighted a few people who represent historical firsts for the university and the athletics department during a halftime “Celebration of Diversity, Inclusion and Realization of Dreams” at a women’s basketball game.

Campus Events Honoring Martin Luther King Jr.

The university is closed Monday in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Several events honoring the achievements of the late civil rights leader will be happening around campus.

Black Issues Conference Is February 4

The twelfth Annual Black Issues Conference, coordinated by Multicultural Student Life and the student chapter of NAACP, is 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, February 4, in the Alumni Memorial Building.

Faculty, Staff, and Student Stories That Captivated Us in 2016

Innovative research. Great teaching. Inspiring personal stories. Each year, UT shares hundreds of stories about the game-changing work and personal achievements of our students, faculty, and staff. Here’s a look at stories that struck a chord with media, logged the most online hits, and made a lasting impression on many.

Campus Construction Progress to Continue in 2017

The spring semester brings several big campus improvement milestones, beginning with the opening of the new Stokely Family Residence Hall. Inside the building, the Fresh Food Company, a new POD Market, and a Starbucks WPS open today to all students, faculty, staff and visitors. Jamba Juice, also serving Starbucks coffee, in TRECS opens today. Strong Hall, a state-of-the-art classroom and laboratory building on Cumberland Avenue, will open its doors in mid-March.

Bakewell Helps Plan Gatlinburg Recovery Effort

Every weekend in January, a charter bus will transport Knoxville shoppers to Gatlinburg with the goal of helping businesses recover from the tourism slump that followed the Nov. 28 fire.