Community News

Study: Tennessee’s Economic Outlook for Fall 2015

Tennessee’s economy performed well in the first half of 2015 and largely followed a similar pattern of growth as the US economy, but the state’s unemployment rate is still higher than the national average, according to a study released Monday by the Center for Business and Economic Research.

Torchbearer Plaza Bricks Find Their Way Back to Circle Park

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The Volunteer statue in Torchbearer Plaza has witnessed many milestones since his 1968 debut on campus including marriage proposals, the Vol Walk, and plenty of graduation day photos. The recent renovation of the plaza has provided a unique opportunity for alumni staff to return a piece of UT history to hundreds of Volunteers.

University Cuts Big Orange Ribbon on New Student Union


On Friday, the university celebrated the midpoint of the largest building project in its history. More than thirty people lined up to cut the ceremonial orange ribbon, which spanned the width of UT’s new pedestrian bridge, at the dedication of the new Student Union.

Ewing Gallery Permanent Collection Exhibit Ends September 25


The Ewing Gallery of Art and Architecture is displaying an exhibition of items from its permanent collection in the Art and Architecture Building through September 25. Something Old, Something New allows the campus community to see some of the treasurers held in the gallery’s rarely seen permanent collection.

Safety Tip of the Week: Responding to an Active Shooter Situation

There continue to be unsettling news stories about violent attacks on unarmed people going about their normal routine. Do you know what to do if your routine is shattered by the unthinkable? The difference between being a survivor and a victim could be determined by your reaction which will depend on your knowledge and level of

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Vols to Open the Home Season September 12

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UT welcomes fans to campus Saturday, September 12, for the first home football game of the 2015 season. Kickoff is set for 6:00 p.m. EDT for the Volunteers’ game against the University of Oklahoma Sooners. Gates open at 4:00 p.m. ESPN will televise the game, which is sold out.

Unique Faculty Group Tackling Water Resource Challenges

The Watershed Faculty Consortium is hosting its fourth symposium on water availability on Tuesday, September 15. This year’s event will focus on policy and its impact on environmental laws and water needs.