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UT to Recruit Students to Study Geoscience Via NSF Grant

UT seeks to address a potential shortfall in the geoscience industry by expanding and diversifying the geoscience workforce through a new project that will attract and recruit community college students to four-year programs at UT.

UT Wins APLU’s Prestigious National Trailblazer Award

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The university has won a prestigious national honor for improving its retention and graduation rates. At its meeting this morning in Orlando, the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities honored UT with its “Most Visible Progress” Trailblazer award. Now in its second year, the award encourages colleges and universities to make retention and graduation a high priority by rewarding and highlighting programs that work.

Chancellor Provides Update on Top 25 Journey

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UT Knoxville Chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek shared an update with the UT Board of Trustees last week describing the “dramatic progress” and “tremendous amount of momentum” in the university’s journey to become a Top 25 public research university.

UT Announces Student-Focused Housing Redevelopment Plan

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UT announced today an aggressive student housing redevelopment plan that will transform the student experience and accommodate the growth in student learning communities. The plan involves replacing six residence halls around Presidential Court with seven new modern facilities in five years.

New Look for Facilities Services Employees

UT’s Facilities Services employees are sporting an updated look—light gray shirts and charcoal pants. The new uniforms come as part of the department’s reorganization effort, which is in line with the university’s long-range master plan and its goal to become a Top 25 public research university.

UT Ranked 47th Among All Public Universities by U.S. News

UT is ranked 47th among all public universities, according to U.S. News and World Report’s 2014 rankings released today. U.S. News ranked UT 101st among all national universities, the same as 2013, and 47th among all public universities, down one spot from 2013.