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Photos from Gubernatorial Debate Held at UT

Supporters of Bill Haslam and Mike McWherter gather outside the University of Tennessee's Alumni Memorial Building before the two gubernatorial candidates met for their second debate.  Photo by Saul Young/Knoxville News Sentinel

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, hosted the second gubernatorial debate of the 2010 election on October 7, 2010. For a larger view, click any of the photos.

UT Presidential Search Committee Holds First Meeting; Appoints Search Advisory Council

The University of Tennessee Presidential Search Committee held its first meeting Thursday and named the members of its Search Advisory Council. The Presidential Search Committee was appointed during the UT Board of Trustees annual meeting. The committee, to be chaired by Board of Trustees Vice Chair James Murphy III, will be assisted by the search firm Witt/Keiffer.

UT Board of Trustees Approves Budget and Sets Tuition for 2011

The University of Tennessee Board of Trustees approved Thursday a $1.9 billion budget for fiscal year 2011 which includes the final year of federal stimulus funding and a 9 percent tuition increase at the Knoxville, Martin and Chattanooga campuses.

Bredesen Charges UT Trustees with Hiring Solid Leader

Gov. Phil Bredesen, chairman of the University of Tennessee Board of Trustees, charged trustees and the university with hiring a president who will lead UT through a new era of great opportunities as it faces unprecedented budgetary challenges. Bredesen attended the board’s annual meeting in Knoxville Thursday, as trustees continued the search process by appointing a search committee.

UT Reaches $1 Billion Campaign for Tennessee Goal Ahead of Schedule; Anderson Gift Puts UT over the Top in Campaign

The Campaign for Tennessee, the most ambitious fundraising effort in the 216-year history of the University of Tennessee, has reached its $1-billion goal 18 months ahead of schedule. While the campaign’s official end is not until December 2011, a total of $1,023,331,880 already has been committed. “This monumental success of reaching our goal early is a grand statement by our alumni and friends that they believe in the work of our faculty and leadership as well as the importance of the University of Tennessee in their lives and in the future of our state,” said UT Interim President Jan Simek. The gift that put the campaign over the top came from the family of UT Board of Trustees member Charles C. Anderson Jr., CEO of Anderson Media Corp., and his wife, Moll, an author; lifestyle, marketing and communications expert; and TV host.

UT Interim President Jan Simek Appoints Steve J. Schwab, M.D., Chancellor for the UT Health Science Center

Interim UT President Jan Simek has recommended that Steve J. Schwab, M.D. be elected chancellor for the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. Simek recommended Schwab to head the Memphis-based UT Health Science Center at a meeting of the Executive and Compensation Committee in conjunction with the Annual Meeting of the UT Board of Trustees in Knoxville. The committee approved Simek’s recommendation and will forward it to the full Board of Trustees for action on Thursday.

Cumberland Avenue Lane Restrictions Continue This Weekend

Lane restrictions on Cumberland Avenue between 16th Street and James Agee Street have been extended to run through this weekend. The lane closures were originally scheduled to end at 7 p.m., Thursday, May 20, and to resume at 7 a.m., Monday, May 24. Sewer system upgrades in the area necessitate work through the weekend.

UT Nuclear Engineering Graduate Aims to Inspire Youth

It takes a lot of energy to be Jackie Young, which is a good thing because energy just happens to be Young’s specialty. When the nuclear engineering major at UT Knoxville, wasn’t in class or the library, or playing her clarinet in the Pride of the Southland Marching Band, she was planning science bowls and community service events.

Faculty Book Authors’ Research Contributes to Classroom Experience

You expect to see professors at UT Knoxville inside classrooms sharing their knowledge with students. But away from the public eye, hundreds of faculty members are conducting research, growing the knowledge in their field and penning books about their findings to share with the world.