Increases in graduation rates, alumni giving, and the quality of students helped UT gain ground among all public universities in the 2017 U.S. News and World Report undergraduate rankings. UT climbed one spot over last year to 46th among all public universities and held at 103rd among all public and private universities on the list in the rankings released today.
“Carry the fight to our opponent and keep it there for sixty minutes” is one of General Robert Neyland’s famous game day maxims, one that fourteen Army ROTC cadets at UT are taking literally. At 7:00 a.m. Friday, September 9, the cadets will embark on a 148-mile journey across East Tennessee, taking turns to run the game day ball to the Pilot Flying J Battle at Bristol in time for the 8:00 p.m. coin toss Saturday, September 10.
Having family nearby can make the transition to college a little easier. For triplets Ethan, Griffin and Landon Gantte, family will be right here on campus.
UT Knoxville is a much better university than it was seven years ago when Chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek arrived. He has initiated and overseen a lengthy list of improvements—some visible on our campus landscape and others woven into the fabric of our university.
The Center for Health Education and Wellness and Be Well, the university’s employee wellness initiative, recently concluded the inaugural Be Well Lifestyle Program.
Attention movie and stage casting professionals: theater students about to graduate with their MFA degrees from UT are ready for their close-ups. For students graduating from actor training programs, seeking employment takes more than a slick resume. They’ve got to market their talents on a national stage.
In 1965, the College of Architecture and Design opened its doors in Estabrook Hall to twenty students. Next weekend, alumni, faculty, staff, students, and industry partners will come together to celebrate its fiftieth anniversary April 28–30.
From wearing orange, to cleaning up campus and enjoying special events, students are invited to celebrate their love for the University of Tennessee during I Heart UT Week April 25–29. Hosted by Alumni Affairs and the Student Alumni Associates, the annual celebration provides students a chance to relax and have fun during the last week of class with events, activities, and giveaways.
Yilu Liu, the joint UT–Oak Ridge National Laboratory Governor’s Chair for Power Grids, has been named a newly elected member of the National Academy of Engineering.
Christopher Lavan, who has led service-learning and community engagement efforts at Centenary College of Louisiana in Shreveport, Louisiana, is the new director of Experience Learning.