News and Updates

A crowd of attendees fill the Thompson-Boling Arena at Food City Center.

UTK tops Attendance Records

UT Knoxville topped national attendance records across football, men’s basketball and women’s basketball events during the 2023-24 season.

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Nancy La Vigne

Partnerships for a Greater Tennessee

The College of Emerging and Collaborative Studies meets with industry leaders student employment preparation.

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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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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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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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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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Student Excellence

UT Knoxville’s Housing was honored with the Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy Award by the Great Smoky Mountain Chapter of the…

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Former Tennessee Governors Host a New Podcast Series

The Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy launched You Might Be Right, a new podcast series hosted by…

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From left: State Rep. Gloria Johnson (D-Knoxville), Tickle College of Engineering Dean Matthew Mench, State Rep. John Ragan (R-Oak Ridge), State Rep. Michele Carringer (R-Knoxville), Lt. Gov. Randy McNally and UT Professor Tony Schmitz pose for a photo at the ACE “train the trainers” event at UT. Photo By: IACMI/Shawn Millsaps

ACE “train the trainers” event held at UT Knoxville

The ACE “train the trainers” workshop was held in conjunction with the Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI) and…

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Members of the Tombras family alongside Chancellor Donde Plowman, Dean Joseph Mazer and Director Beth Avery Foster

Gifts

The UT Knoxville Haslam College of Business received a $3 million gift from the Boyd Foundation to create professorships and…

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Monuments dedication to the National Pan-Hellenic Council

Points of Pride

Nine new monuments dedicated to UTK’s National Pan-Hellenic Council now have a permanent location along Johnson-Ward Pedestrian Walkway.

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A group of students, alumni and officals cut the ribbon in front of two UT residence halls

Points of Pride

A record number of Vols began their semester at UT Knoxville, topping 31,000 students.

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Three men seated on a stage announce a new partnership

Growing a Startup Community

The new Techstars Industries of the Future Accelerator will work with 30 startups over the next three years that use…

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the patented Easy Whip device

Alumni Invention to Help Surgery Patients

Lia Winter and Preston Dishner refined their innovative medical device throughout their time in the MS–MBA program at UT Knoxville.

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Two students walk up the steps leading to Robinson Hall

Two Residence Halls Renamed for Black Trailblazers

Two residence halls are named for Theotis Robinson and Rita Sanders Geier, two African American trailblazers whose fight for equity…

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UTHSC administer vaccines in a mobile drive up vaccine clinic

Students Join Community Vaccination

Students and faculty from UTHSC joined to assist in the administration of COVID-19 vaccinations in Memphis.

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The Haslam family pictured outdoors

Haslam Family Makes $40 Million Gift

A $40 million gift to the Haslam College of Business aims to elevate its national reputation and mission of developing…

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Record Enrollment Set

The UT Board of Trustees celebrated new enrollment records during its annual fall meeting.

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Peyton Manning on a Zoom screen grid with UTK students

Alumni, University Supports Students

Notable alumni and supporters made sure students felt the Volunteer spirit through VFL Class Crash, a series of surprise, online…

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Donde Plowman speaks at a podium flanked by UT officials in academic regalia

A New Generation of Leadership

Donde Plowman was officially recognized as UT Knoxville’s ninth chancellor in an investiture ceremony in November 2019.

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The Rock at UT painted orange with what looks like a white paper with a hand drawn UT design pinned to it

T-Shirt Story Goes Viral

This fall, the internet went wild over the story of a Florida fourth grader who created his own UT design…

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Donde Plowman

Ninth Chancellor Appointed

Donde Plowman has returned to UT Knoxville to serve as the campus’ ninth chancellor.

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UT’s Economic Impact Tops $9 Billion

The University of Tennessee announced an estimated economic impact of $9.094 billion across the state for fiscal year 2017.

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