News and Updates

UT System President Randy Boyd speaks to high school students on the 2023 UT Promise Tour.

Record Enrollment Celebrated

The UT System saw all-time record enrollment this fall with 58,726 students enrolled in the System's five campuses.

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Former NFL quarterback and VFL Peyton Manning (Knoxville ’97) was appointed a professor of practice in the College of Communication and Information.

Former Alumni Joins Faculty

Former NFL quarterback and VFL Peyton Manning (Knoxville ’97) was appointed a professor of practice in the College of Communication…

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Conceptual rendering of the Dorothy and Jim Kennedy Health Sciences Building, the future home of the UTC School of Nursing.

UTC School of Nursing Celebrates $8 Million Gift

UT Chattanooga received an $8 million gift from the Kennedy Foundation to name the UTC School of Nursing the Dorothy…

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Front row, from left: Ken Vickers, Brant Harwell, Melissa Ryckman, Cheri Thomas, Judy Cheatham, Cindy Young, Parker Phifer and Jennifer Aust. Second row, from left: Olivia Kate Willis, Emily Grace Russell and Elizabeth Mae Ayers. Third row, from left: Hunter Dunavant, Makinze Talley, Alexa Bryan and Abigail Beasley.

Students Join Alpha Chi

Twenty-three UT Southern students joined the Tennessee XI Chapter of Alpha Chi National Collegiate Honor Society.

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Dr. Harold Conner Jr., the son of former assistant dean of students Harold Conner Sr., speaks about his father at the naming ceremony.

Residence Halls Named for Pioneers

UT Martin named two residence facilities in honor of pioneers Jessie Lou Arnold Pryor and Harold Conner Sr..

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Dental students on their rotation in Knoxville.

UTHSC Dentistry Expands Clinical, Educational Profile in Tennessee

The UTHSC College of Dentistry has established new student clinical rotation sites in Crossville and Knoxville.

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Hongwei Xin

Xin Receives Leggacy Maker Award

Hongwei Xin, Dean of UT AgResearch, was recognized at the 2023 Egg Industry Issues Forum with the Leggacy Maker Award…

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LEIC instructor Dereck Stewart speaks to UT Knoxville Police Department Deputy Chief of Operations Mike Richardson.

LEIC to Extend Cultural Competency Training

A program that started on UT’s undergraduate campuses will go nationwide, thanks to a grant the Law Enforcement Innovation Center…

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UT Promise postcard showing a map of all UT campuses across Tennessee.

UT Promise Access Increases

The University of Tennessee System plans to extend the qualifying income level for UT Promise scholarship recipients to $75,000 from…

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Former Sen. Lamar Alexander, left, joined UT Knoxville Chancellor Donde Plowman and former Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam, who teamed up to teach an undergraduate honors course on leading with courage—the first course to be offered through the university’s new Institute of American Civics.

Rankings and Recognition

UT Knoxville is ranked among the best colleges in America for affordability and quality by Money Magazine.

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Sara Marc (UT Chattanooga, '22)

Grad Makes Très Grand Decision

UT Chattanooga graduate Sara Marc was accepted into the Teaching Assistant Program in France (TAPIF) and was also awarded a…

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Middle and high school students took classes and studied a range of music before giving a concert during UT Southern's first music camp.

UTS Hosts First Summer Music Camp

Middle and high school students from Giles County and beyond participated in UT Southern’s first summer music camp in June.

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UT Martin football great Jerry Reese speaks to the crowd during the RISE celebration event.

RISE Campaign Surpasses Goal

The RISE fundraising campaign surpassed its goal of $175 million weeks before its planned June 30 end date.

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UTHSC College of Pharmacy

College of Pharmacy Rises to No. 6 in NIH Research Funding

The UTHSC College of Pharmacy is now ranked No. 6 in annual research funding from the National Institutes of Health.

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Ernest Bernard, center, a professor in the Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology, is the recipient of the UTIA Institute Professor Award, the Institute’s top recognition for faculty. With him are, from left, AgResearch Dean Hongwei Xin; UTIA Senior Vice Chancellor and Senior Vice President Keith Carver; College of Veterinary Medicine Dean Jim Thompson; and UT Extension Dean Ashley Stokes.

UTIA Holds Annual UTIA Awards and Promotion Luncheon

UTIA celebrated the outstanding work of more than 40 members of the faculty and staff at the annual UTIA Awards…

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CIS Training Consultant Keith Groves, far right, led some of the manufacturing skills training in the Dyer County jail.

CIS Takes Manufacturing Skills Training to Jails

The TDLWD Office of Reentry partnered with the Northwest Tennessee Workforce Board, the Southwest Tennessee Workforce Agency and CIS to…

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Leaders from UT and Syracuse University attend a two-day summit on collaboration between higher education institutions.

UT, Syracuse Explore Higher-Education Opportunities for Military-Affiliated Students

UT and Syracuse University co-hosted a summit to explore how collaboration between higher-education institutions and the federal government can better…

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Entrance of the Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy building with flags waving in the wind.

UT Knoxville Campus News

UT Board of Trustees approved three new academic units for UT Knoxville.

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Representatives from the London Parade office, the city of London and UTC representatives watch footage of the London Parade in the Hayes Concert Hall before presenting the Marching Mocs with its official invitation to participate in the London New Year’s Day Parade.

Marching Mocs Headed to London

The UTC Marching Mocs have been invited to participate in the 2024 London New Year’s Day Parade and Festival.

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Five members of the a cappella vocal group 'Apollo5' give a performance at UT Southern.

Apollo5 Performed at UT Southern

Britain’s critically acclaimed five-piece a cappella vocal group Apollo5 performed at UT Southern in March.

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UTM staff standing with Mahmoud Haddad, a UTM professor of finance honored for his commitment to student success.

OVC honors Haddad

Mahmoud Haddad was recognized by the Ohio Valley Conference as the recipient of the Outstanding Faculty Commitment to Student Success…

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Delta Dental of Tennessee Building on the UTHSC campus.

Delta Dental Building Opens

UTHSC hosts the grand opening of the new $45 million Delta Dental of Tennessee Building, which houses the College of…

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Cows grouped together look at the photographer during a demonstration of UT's new robotic milking technology.

Precision Livestock Farming Mooo-ves Forward

East Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center’s Little River Unit introduces new robotic milking technology.

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