UT Knoxville Campus News

Entrance of the Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy building with flags waving in the wind.
UT Knoxville launched a new partnership with the Bipartisan Policy Center, a think tank in Washington, D.C., to collaborate on policy briefs covering issues projected to be part of bipartisan efforts in the 118th Congress.
  • UT Board of Trustees approved three new academic units for UT Knoxville: converting the School of Music to a stand-alone college of music, transforming the Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy into a school of public policy and public affairs, and establishing the College of Emerging and Collaborative Studies.
  • UT Knoxville’s College of Nursing and UT Medical Center are partnering to create the Nursing Scholars Program, an initiative that will provide UTMC with a steady pipeline of nursing graduates to employ and help the college meet regional workforce needs.
Entrance lobby of the UTK College of Communication.
The College of Communication and Information established the Information Integrity Institute, which will encompass research areas including misinformation, disinformation, trusted data and identifying quality information.


  • UT Knoxville has been named a Fulbright U.S. Student Program Top Producing Institution for the fifth consecutive year, ranking third among SEC schools.
  • For the second year in a row, UT Knoxville has been recognized by Forbes Magazine as one of America’s best large employers.
  • UT Knoxville has been named one of the nation’s best graduate schools by U.S. News & World Report, which also awarded high rankings to multiple individual programs and specialties.

Faculty Honors

  • Tony Schmitz, professor of mechanical engineering, received the 2023 Southeastern Conference Faculty Achievement Award for UT Knoxville. Schmitz’s research focuses on machining dynamics, metrology and additive manufacturing.
  • Chancellor’s Professor Kevin Tomsovic has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering, one of the highest international honors available to engineering professionals and researchers.


  • UT Knoxville’s Rigoberto Advincula, Governor’s Chair for Advanced and Nanostructured Materials, has been named a fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry through its Leaders in the Field program, which identifies individuals for their outstanding contributions to chemistry.
  • The National Endowment for the Humanities has awarded prestigious NEH Fellowships to three faculty members from the College of Arts and Sciences, making UT Knoxville one of just two universities to receive three NEH fellowships in 2023, a reflection of the high quality of work being
    conducted there in the humanities. Professor of German Daniel Magilow, Assistant Professor of Religious Studies Manuela Ceballos and Professor of French Mary McAlpin received the funding to further their research.