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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.

A Place Like No Other: Faculty Member Reflects on Designing the 9/11 Pentagon Memorial


For Julie Beckman and Keith Kaseman, now faculty members in the College of Architecture and Design, September 11, 2001, started as a typical Tuesday morning in Manhattan. But the terrible events of that day forever changed the course of their lives and their careers, as it led them to creating the Pentagon Memorial, dedicated in 2008.

UT Now Ranked 47th in 2016 U.S. News and World Report Rankings

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Improvements in graduation rates helped pave the way for UT’s three-spot rise in U.S. News and World Report’s 2016 undergraduate rankings released today. UT is now ranked 47th among all public universities, up from 50th last year.

Grad Converts Bread Truck into Mobile Fashion Company

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It all started in a closet. What was once just an idea for Brandi King, a 2015 Haslam College of Business graduate, is now a reality. Her company, Rentique, officially opens its doors this week. Rentique is a mobile fashion truck that rents high-end dresses and apparel for special occasions. The truck features a changing room, sitting area, and a variety of clothing styles.

College of Engineering Selected to Join Key Materials Research Center

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The role of the College of Engineering in studying advanced materials recently got a major boost with the National Science Foundation backing UT to join the Manufacturing and Materials Joining Innovation Center. Claudia Rawn, director of the Center for Materials Processing, will lead the university’s efforts.

University Prepares for 2015 Volunteer Football Season

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In just ten days, UT will welcome Vol fans and visitors to Rocky Top for an exciting season of Volunteer football at Neyland Stadium. The Vols will face the Oklahoma Sooners at 6:00 p.m. Saturday, September 12, in Neyland Stadium. The UT Police Department reminds fans that alcoholic beverages, cans, bottles, and coolers are prohibited in Neyland Stadium.

Daily Beacon Asks For Reader Feedback

The Daily Beacon, UT’s student newspaper, is working to better serve readers with more online exclusive content about life in Knoxville and on campus. Visit the newly launched website then provide your feedback about the changes by completing a very short survey.