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Who We Are on Rocky Top

UT Knoxville has unveiled an exciting new look that embraces UT’s colors, energy, achievements, and enthusiasm. The campaign introduces the world to UT—Big Orange. Big Ideas.

Chancellor and Y-12 General Manager Talk about New Partnership

This past fall UT Knoxville and the Y-12 National Security Complex entered into a formal partnership that holds great promise, not only for UT and Y-12 but for our state and nation. Chancellor Jimmy Cheek and Y-12 General Manager Darrel Kohlhorst offer a concise overview.

Students Dig for Artifacts at Thomas Jefferson’s Plantation

UT Knoxville assistant professor of Anthropology, Barbara Heath, has been taking students to Virginia every summer since 2007 to excavate two sites previously owned by Thomas Jefferson. Heath hopes to uncover what life was really like for the 18th century slaves of the Virginia Piedmont.

UT Researchers Improve Lives by Glowing Cells

UT researchers have found a way to make drug development faster, cheaper, and safer. The way involves making cells glow. Yes, glow. The researchers—Dan Close, Gary Saylor, Stacy Patterson, and Steven Ripp—use a series of genes to trigger the human or animal cells to continuously produce light—naturally.

Electrical Engineering Students Build Electric Battery Vehicle

Keep your eyes peeled and you might see Associate Professor Paul Frymier’s electrical engineering students cruising around campus in the electric car that they built, the Bug E Bev. While building the vehicle, Frymier’s students studied the sustainability of electric, hydrogen fuel cell, and gasoline-fueled vehicles. They discovered that both electric and hydrogen fuel cell vehicles are more economic than a Toyota Camry. Both alternative vehicles also have less environmental impact than the Camry.

A Volunteer Effort

Thanks to the generosity of our community, UT was able to fill not just one, but TWO trucks for tornado relief Tuesday. The UT football team semi-truck and another large box truck were loaded with cases of water, food, clothing, and household cleaning supplies, as well as many other needed items. The items were delivered to Salvation Army distribution centers in Bradley and Greene counties Wednesday. The donations will benefit ten East Tennessee counties named disaster areas after the late-April tornadoes and severe weather.

DeParle Recalls Favorite Faculty

In today’s video, alumna Nancy-Anne DeParle, President Barack Obama’s former deputy chief of staff, reminisces about some of her favorite UT faculty.