According to numbers released today by the US Census Bureau, Tennessee’s 2015 median age is 38.6 years, slightly older than the US median age, which rose from 37.7 in 2014 to 37.8 in 2015.
Joe Jarret, a lecturer in the Department of Political Science, has won two national awards for his contribution to the field of risk management.
UT’s Haslam College of Business has the third most prestigious undergraduate supply program in the nation, according to Gartner, a leading industry research company.
The Adventures in STEM camp welcomes middle-school girls from around East Tennessee for a hands-on look at the opportunities that await them in those fields.
A prehistoric Native American statue currently on display in the lobby of the McClung Museum is thought to be the female counterpart to a male figure that was named the Tennessee State Artifact in 2014. The pair appears to have been made by the same sculptor between A.D. 1250 and 1350, and the two rank among the finest prehistoric sculptures ever found in the United States. Both statues were found in the 1930s at the Sellars farm in Wilson County, Tennessee.
The UT and Oak Ridge National Laboratory Joint Institute for Advanced Materials has named Veerle Keppens as its new director.
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.
John Keny worked with Chancellor Cheek as both an undergraduate, as the chief of staff for Student Government Association, and graduate student, as the Graduate Student Senate president. In a personal letter, Keny says he will always be thankful for the opportunities he had to work closely with Cheek.
UT Police Department Deputy Chief Keith Lambert graduated from the 264th Session of the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia, on June 10.
Chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek announced Tuesday, June 21, that he will step down as chancellor and transition to a faculty position teaching higher education leadership sometime in the next academic year. President Joe DiPietro will begin the search for a new chancellor immediately with the goal of filling the job by spring semester 2017.