One of Beverly Davenport’s first meetings on her first day was with student reporters of the Daily Beacon newspaper—an indicator of what she considers a top priority as the new UT Knoxville chancellor. “I love seeing the students, because they are really why we are here,” she said. “The students will lead us—their inspiration, their energy, and their enthusiasm. They are going to . . . put Tennessee on the map where it belongs among the premier and preeminent universities in this country and in the world.” >> Video: Chancellor Davenport’s First Day
Watch a video of UT’s faculty and staff talking about what they admire about Chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek and his work on behalf of the university.
For three decades—long before the popularity of the CSI television series—the Forensic Anthropology Center has been on the forefront of forensic anthropology, turning out research and training law enforcement to solve crimes and identify the remains of unknown individuals.
Get out your orange gear and don’t let Big Orange Friday sneak up on you!
The state of Tennessee has a long history of great music and songs—including one of the most recognizable songs in the nation, “Rocky Top.” In UT’s new television half-time spot, Volunteers from across the state sing, hum, and whistle one of our most beloved musical traditions. The new 30-second spot will make its debut on national television Thursday on the SEC Network during UT’s home opening against Appalachian State. Kickoff is at 7:30 p.m.
It’s commencement time in Tennessee! Each year, thousands of new Vol grads cross the stage in their caps and gowns, marking four (or more) years of hard work. Decorated mortarboards are one of our favorite commencement traditions. We’ve put together a few UT-inspired designs for those graduates taking a last-minute approach to capping off their
Jared Bruhin and John Edwards might have two of the most coveted jobs on campus. They’re Smokey’s handlers and his best pals. Bruhin and Edwards are responsible for everyone’s favorite bluetick coonhound while he’s on campus for game days and other appearances.
Two great strategic minds go toe-to-toe in the university’s latest TV commercial. In the spot, UT scientist George Pharr squares off against Vol For Life Peyton Manning, quarterback for the Denver Broncos. Their chosen battlefield: a game of chess. The spot will air during most televised Tennessee sporting events. Broadcast networks allot thirty seconds of free promotion time for each school during games.
The start of a new semester is the perfect time to remind Volunteers everywhere to wear orange on Friday. All members of the Volunteer community are encouraged to wear orange each and every Friday to support the university.
On Rocky Top, every Friday is Big Orange Friday. Watch the latest Big Orange Friday video, which highlights the new Fred D. Brown Jr. Residence Hall and the new extension of Pedestrian Walkway. The cold weather gives these students even more ways to keep orange on Friday.