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Facilities Services Forms New Teams to Better Serve Campus

Derek Bailey

Facilities Services has formed two special teams to enhance its ability to serve the campus community. Dave Irvin, associate vice chancellor for Facilities Services, said the teams were created as a result of the department’s reorganization plan, which took a closer look at how Facilities Services can best fulfill the needs and mission of the campus.

UT Again Ranked Among Nation’s Top Public Institutions

US News and World Report

The university has maintained its place among the nation’s top fifty public institutions, according to US News and World Report’s 2013 undergraduate rankings released today. UT ranked 46th among all public universities, and 101st among all national universities, the same as last year. The undergraduate business program’s specialty in supply chain management/logistics is ranked 7th nationally and 5th among public universities, also the same as last year.

New Humanities Center Kicks-Off with Renowned Philosopher

Advancing the humanities and their central role in education and our culture is the primary goal of UT’s new humanities center. A public celebration is planned to formally open the center at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 5 at the McClung Museum in UT’s Circle Park. The event will feature Princeton philosophy professor Kwame Anthony Appiah who will present “The Life of Honor.”

Oak Ridge’s UCOR Funds Faculty Position as Part of Chancellor’s Faculty Challenge

Pictured, left to right: UCOR's Bob Smith, Leo Sain, Cathy Hickey, Veronica O'Hearn and Ken Rueter with Jason Hayward in Hayward's lab.

A major gift from Department of Energy contractor UCOR has established the UCOR faculty fellowship in the College of Engineering. This gift heeds Chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek’s challenge to private supporters to help recruit and retain UT’s most talented faculty. The first recipient of the faculty fellow award is Jason Hayward, an assistant professor in the Department of Nuclear Engineering.

UT to Insource Custodial Services

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, is moving all of its custodial services back in house, ending its agreements with outside cleaning contractors and hiring many of their employees. The transition to in-house custodial services is set to be complete by July 1, 2013, with the hiring of approximately 120 employees.

Three UT Graduate Programs Rank Among Top 10 in Nation

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s graduate programs in supply chain management/logistics, nuclear engineering, and printmaking are once again Top 10 national programs, according to U.S. News and World Report’s 2013 rankings released today.

UT Knoxville Spends Record Amount on Research; Important Step for Top 25

The University of Tennessee’s Knoxville campus invested a record $153.8 million in research projects and public service programs for federal and state governments and private industry in fiscal year 2011. This investment impacts our future through the discoveries made and our economy through the people hired and equipment purchased.

UT Knoxville Ranked Among Nation’s Top Public Institutions

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, is again ranked among the nation’s Top 50 public institutions, according to U.S. News and World Report’s 2012 undergraduate rankings released today. UT Knoxville ranked forty-sixth among all public universities, up one spot from last year, and 101st among all national universities, up from 104th last year. The College of Business Administration’s undergraduate program rose seven spots to twenty-seventh place among public universities, and the College of Engineering’s overall undergraduate program rose five spots to thirty-second place among public universities.

Top 25 Progress Update

Since embarking on its journey to become a Top 25 public research university, UT Knoxville has made some good progress in its five priority areas—undergraduate education, graduate education, research, faculty and staff, and financial resources and infrastructure. To view Chancellor Cheek’s recent presentation to the Board of Trustees and to find all of the latest updates, see the new Vol Vision/Top 25 website.