News and Updates

A third-generation dairy farmer, John Harrison of Sweetwater Valley Farm in Philadelphia, Tennessee, has been named the Tennessee Farmer of the year by UT Extension. Harrison is shown here with some of his family who help on the farm. Left to right: daughter Mary Lyndal; Harrison; his wife, Celia; and son Charles. Photo Courtesy Sweetwater Valley Farm

The Tradition Returns

On Sept. 24, UTIA held a traditional in-person Ag Day—an annual celebration of all things “ag” and UTIA.

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SMART Hosts Summit

Since moving to IPS, the Substance Misuse and Addiction Resource for Tennessee (SMART) Initiative has broadened in scope to engage…

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Randy Boyd with ROTC students.

In-State Tuition Offered for Military- Affiliated Students

Military-affiliated students will soon be able to attend a UT institution of choice at the in-state tuition rate, thanks to…

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


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

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Chattanooga Council Representative Demetrus Coonrod.

City Council Member Earns UTC Degree

Ten years and two Chattanooga City Council elections after she enrolled, Demetrus Coonrod graduated from the UT Chattanooga.

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Family and friends attend the first UT Southern graduation in May.

First Commencement Celebrated

On May 7, 155 students became the first UT Southern graduates.

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An artistic rendering of UT Martin’s TEST Hub

TEST Hub Approved

The Tennessee General Assembly approved $18 million in a budget appropriations amendment to completely fund UT Martin’s proposed Tennessee Entrepreneurial…

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UT System President Randy Boyd, UTHSC College of Dentistry professor Jerry McKinney, UTHSC College of Dentistry Dean James Ragain, UTHSC College of Dentistry Professor Alicia Long, and UTK Chancellor Donde Plowman.

Extending Dental Care

The College of Dentistry at UTHSC, with assistance from UT Knoxville, held its first dental education course in East Tennessee.

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Lone Oaks Farm

Ford Partners with UTIA on Lone Oaks Farm

Ford Motor Company and UTIA announced a historic agreement that will propel economic development, education and conservation throughout the Mid-South.

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TGPI participants take part in a teambuilding exercise during a session at UT Martin.

Institute Strengthens Leadership Skills of State Employees

The Naifeh Center for Effective Leadership with the Tennessee Department of Human Resources create their newest program, the Tennessee Government…

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From left, Wayne County Executive Jim Mangubat and Waynesboro City Manager John Hickman

Mural Campaign Expands

Throughout November and December 2021, “Everywhere you look, UT” mural campaign has expanded its reach with the addition of five…

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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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Cornel West

West Speaks at UTC

Headlining MLK Day 2022 at UT Chattanooga, West, the commentator with opinions on race, social justice and activism, spent 90…

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UT Southern with the Boys and Girls Club

UTS and Boys and Girls Club: An Enduring Partnership

UT Southern continues to partner with and support the Boys and Girls Club of Pulaski.

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Dexter Davis pictured with his ninth cohort of students to attend and work at a Super Bowl from UT Martin.

Students Work Super Bowl and NHL All-Star Game

The ninth cohort of UT Martin students to attend and work at a Super Bowl traveled Feb. 13 to Los…

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Peter Buckley and Harley

Welcome, Dr. Buckley!

Peter F. Buckley began his tenure as the 11th chancellor of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in February.

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The Charles and Julie Wharton Large Animal Hospital

Large Animal Hospital Named

The UT College of Veterinary Medicine (UTCVM) Large Animal Hospital has been named in honor of long-time benefactors Charles and…

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The Parthenon in Nashville

TLC Provides Translation for Parthenon Visitors

Parthenon officials strive to make its audio tour accessible to all visitors.

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Randy Boyd and a group of locals in Fruitvale, Tennessee in front of the Everywhere You Look mural

“Everywhere you look, UT” Tour Highlights Statewide Impact

In August 2021, UT System President Randy Boyd embarked on a mission to celebrate UT’s involvement across the state.

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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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memorial bronze sculpture dedicated to the memory of Ed Johnson

Remembrance, Reconciliation at the Walnut Street Bridge

UT Chattanooga was involved in the dedication of bronze sculptures honoring Ed Johnson, a Black man falsely accused of rape…

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Director of student life Sarah Catherine Richardson with a group of seven students at UT Southern all dressed in orange

Students First

Admissions counselor Sharon Higgins helps first-generation students thrive.

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A man tosses a coin between two football referrees and captain of two teams

$175 million Fundraising Campaign Announced

UT Martin kicked off its fourth and most ambitious capital campaign, RISE, in September 2021.

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