Wayne Davis News

$200 Million Signs of Growth: Tickle College of Engineering Expands Campaign

The Tickle College of Engineering is extending the goal of its fundraising campaign to $200 million, just 18 months after announcing a now-surpassed initial goal of $150 million. The effort is part of UT’s Join the Journey campaign, which aims to raise funds for improvements in all areas of the university by the end of 2020.

Grand Challenges Program Gets Big Boost

By committing to an endowment supporting the Tickle College of Engineering’s program, UT alumnus Joe Cook and his wife, Judy, are helping to further sharpen the ability of students.

Governor’s Chair Liu Named Fellow of National Academy of Inventors

Governor’s Chair for Power Electronics Yilu Liu has been named a 2016 fellow of the National Academy of Inventors. Liu serves as deputy director of the National Science Foundation–backed Center for Ultra-wide-area Resilient Electric Energy Transmission Networks—CURENT—which is housed in UT’s Tickle College of Engineering.

Parker Returning to Tickle College of Engineering from NSF Role

Faculty member Lynne Parker, who has been working with the National ̍Science Foundation in Washington, DC, for the past two years, is moving back to Knoxville to become associate dean for faculty affairs and engagement in UT’s Tickle College of Engineering.

Campus Celebration Thanks Tickle for Legacy of Support

Hundreds of UT students, faculty, and staff turned out on the plaza between Ferris and Perkins Halls on Thursday, November 3, for a celebration honoring John D. Tickle and the naming of the Tickle College of Engineering. Tickle was presented with tokens of appreciation including thank you notes written by many of the college’s 4,000 students.

UT Ranked 46th in 2017 U.S. News and World Report Rankings

Increases in graduation rates, alumni giving, and the quality of students helped UT gain ground among all public universities in the 2017 U.S. News and World Report undergraduate rankings. UT climbed one spot over last year to 46th among all public universities and held at 103rd among all public and private universities on the list in the rankings released today.