Current Students News

Recent Graduate Recognized in ‘Junior Nobel Prize’ Competition

A recent UT graduate has been recognized as a highly commended entrant by the Undergraduate Awards program—dubbed the “junior Nobel Prize”—for his paper in the philosophy category. Duncan Cordry, who graduated in May with a bachelor’s degree in philosophy and is currently pursuing a master’s degree at the University of New Mexico, has been honored for his paper on whether people have free will and, in particular, what conditions they must meet in order to act freely.

Students Complete 1,157-Mile Tour of the Tennessee River

Image of the Tennessee River in Savannah, Tennessee, taken by the UT School of Landscape Architecture's drone during the 2016 river tour.

Four states, five days, 1,157 miles, and all the catfish they could eat. A dozen College of Architecture and Design students have completed their tour of the Tennessee River, but their work has just begun. They traveled along the Tennessee River through Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi, and Kentucky to understand the influences and impacts on the river system.

Tips and Tricks for Managing Your Time Effectively

It’s almost October and many of you have gotten in to a routine for the school year. But some of you may still be trying to develop a plan for managing your time effectively. Read tips and tricks from some of the Student Success Center’s academic coaches about time management. You may not need to use every technique, but you can pick and choose the ones that work for you.

Updates to the Campus Golf/Utility Cart Policy

UTPD, Parking & Transit Services, and Environmental Health and Safety are partnering to announce a policy effective immediately. Alternative vehicles (like golf/utility carts) are not allowed to operate in an unsafe manner, park on sidewalks and block entrances to buildings, and must be registered.

Leading Water Resource Expert Jerad Bales to Speak at UT

Jerad Bales

Jerad Bales, one of the world’s leading water resource experts, will address growing concerns and issues related to water availability, challenges, and safety at at 3:30 p.m. Monday, September 26 in Room 410 of the John D. Tickle Engineering Building. The event is free and open to the public.

World Renowned Opera Singer, Renée Fleming, Teaches UT Alumna


Alumna Alexandria Shiner got the chance to study with renowned opera singer Renée Fleming over the summer in Chicago. Shiner was chosen from hundreds of applicants to participate in the National Association of Teachers of Singing master class, a small workshop at which Fleming mentored Shiner and three other students.

A Warning About Tuition Scam Targeting College Students

One Stop has been alerted about a scam primarily targeting international students at US colleges and universities. The suspects offer discounts on school tuition if the victim makes a tuition payment via the fraudsters. The university strongly cautions you to never share your online credentials with anyone and only use payment methods and third parties approved by UT.

Big Purple Friday to Honor Pat Summitt


Wear your purple this Friday, September 23, to honor the legacy of Pat Summitt on Big Purple Friday. Cupcakes and Insomnia cookies will be available on Johnson-Ward Pedestrian Walkway for participants. Big Purple Friday is hosted by the Student Government Association, in collaboration with Alzheimer’s Association, and the Pat Summitt Foundation.