UT has selected First Transit to operate the campus transit system. First Transit operates more than twenty campus transit systems and has more than fifty years of private transit experience. UT will make the transition from the current vendor, Knoxville Area Transit, to First Transit on June 1, 2013, to serve the campus and nearby Fort Sanders.
Andrew Campbell, a civil and environmental engineering graduate student and McClure scholar, was profiled in China Daily for his research in Beijing. Campbell is one of graduate student in the 2012 Sino-US Young Professionals in Science and Engineering Exchange Program.