The Tickle College of Engineering is extending the goal of its fundraising campaign to $200 million, just 18 months after announcing a now-surpassed initial goal of $150 million. The effort is part of UT’s Join the Journey campaign, which aims to raise funds for improvements in all areas of the university by the end of 2020.
On Monday, August 21, a total solar eclipse—when the disk of the moon completely covers the sun—will be visible in the United States along a path that is 2,500 miles long and 70 miles wide, from central Oregon through Tennessee and on to South Carolina.
UT alumnus and retired NFL quarterback Peyton Manning was at his alma mater today to award scholarships to four incoming freshmen. This year’s scholarship recipients are Emma Kate Hall of Lebanon, Tennessee; Grace Neiman of West Point, Nebraska; Sydney Peay of Spring Hill, Tennessee; and Blake Turpin of Knoxville.
A doctoral program in big data run jointly by UT and Oak Ridge National Laboratory got final clearance last week and is now the only big data doctorate in the country pairing a university and national lab. It will be housed under the Bredesen Center for Interdisciplinary Research and Graduate Education.
Tom Winston is not your typical UT grad. The 73-year-old has been the associate dean of the medical school and the director of the hospital and clinics at the University of California–Davis, and he’s served as CEO of several health care organizations. “I decided to go to law school because I was bored with retirement,” he said.
Amber MacDonald grew up playing sports and thought she wanted to be a personal trainer. But her father’s terminal cancer diagnosis when she was 15 changed the course of her life forever. This week, she’s receiving her master’s degree in cellular molecular nutrition, earned in UT’s College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences. MacDonald has spent the past three years researching the link between nutrition and cancer.
Faculty and staff have begun moving into the new Strong Hall, a state-of-the-art classroom and laboratory building. The facility’s innovative design has already piqued the interest of universities around the country.
Tennessee Clean Fuels Coalition assembled the fleet for a public showcase outside Nissan Stadium, home of the Tennessee Titans.
The Air Quality and Climate Group in UT’s Tickle College of Engineering recently found a way to speed up modeling of earth systems.
Parking and Transit Services has temporary positions open for parking attendants.
With the new fiscal year starting next week, UT Fleet Management has cut costs and updated its procedures for departments needing to rent vehicles.
Plant diseases pose a serious threat to global food security, especially in developing countries, where millions of people depend on consuming what they harvest. In sub-Saharan Africa, one plant disease in particular – maize lethal necrosis – is ravaging one of the region’s preferred crops for food, feed and income. A team of researchers at the National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS), based at UT, has used mathematical modeling to better understand the dynamics of the disease and how to manage it.
During their meeting on June 21-22, the Board of Trustees approved a historic low tuition increase, discussed the findings of a special, independent Title IX Commission, and approved the 2018 operating budget which includes salary increases.
Chancellor Beverly Davenport was invited to participate in a panel assembled by the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities in Washington, DC, on Tuesday to discuss free speech and student activism on college campuses.
Since the 2010 census, Tennessee’s population has continued to age and 2016 was no exception, according to the data released today by the US Census Bureau and disseminated by the Tennessee State Data Center.
The UT Board of Trustees approved a 2017–18 budget Thursday that includes market and merit salary increases for UT Knoxville faculty and staff and the lowest tuition increase in 34 years.