UT System News

White House Innovation Forum Takes On Tennessee Flavor

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.

New Vice President Selected to Lead IPS

Herb Byrd III - Interim Vice President for Institute of Public Service at The University of Tennessee

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.

President DiPietro: Higher Ed Restructuring Appears To Have Minimal UT Impact


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.

UT Institute for Public Service Prepares for Off-Campus Move

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.

Introducing UT Market Place: A New Way to Purchase Office Supplies


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.

UT, TN Press Association Announce Winners of 75th Annual Newspaper Contest

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.