A new statewide initiative is encouraging Tennesseans with some college credit to return and finish the degree they started.
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The White House Forum on Connecting Regional Innovation Ecosystems to Federal and National Labs was an opportunity for political, educational and scientific leaders to discuss ways that economic growth benefits from research facilities.
Herb Byrd III has been selected to serve as the next vice president for public service and to lead UT’s statewide Institute for Public Service. President Joe DiPietro made the announcement Thursday, following an internal search launched in August.
On Tuesday, Governor Bill Haslam announced plans to enhance the State’s Drive to 55 initiative with several proposed changes in the structure of higher education across the state. In a message to all UT employees, President Joe DiPietro said he was in attendance for the announcement, and while the impact appears to be minimal to the UT System, he will remain watchful as the plan unfolds.
The UT System’s Knoxville footprint is growing to include the Mechanicsville area with the relocation of the UT Institute for Public Service. Sixty-five people who work in IPS Knoxville offices will move into a building, previously occupied by state of Tennessee employees, at 1610 University Avenue beginning Monday.
The UT Board of Trustees approved resolutions on Friday to honor two longtime employees who are retiring this year after more than forty years of service.
UT is on track to achieving its most important operational and performance goals and making progress toward long-term sustainability, President Joe DiPietro told the Board of Trustees on Friday.
Students who transferred from a Tennessee community college to pursue a bachelor’s degree may be eligible to retroactively receive the associate degree they started through the state’s new reverse transfer program.
The Office of Procurement Services is launching a new e-procurement system. UT Market Place allows users to order office supplies from companies like Staples, American Paper and Twine, Grainger, Home Depot, and more using a single sign-in and shopping cart.
Newspaper writers, editors, designers, and publishers won top awards Thursday, July 16, in the Tennessee Press Association’s 2015 newspaper contest, co-sponsored by UT. The event was held in conjunction with the press association’s summer convention, held this year in Knoxville.