Education

The university community celebrated the groundbreaking of two new residential communities slated to welcome students in the fall of 2025.

Creating Access

UT Knoxville continues enhancing campus capacity to support academics, research, and the Volunteer experience.

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Jill Joyce assists a student in a pre-algebra class at West Valley Middle School.

Growing Her Dream

UTK alumna Jill Joyce never thought she would be where she is now: seated next to a student, helping him…

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Illustrations of a diverse group of people.

UTAA Recognizes Outstanding Faculty

Each year, the UT Alumni Association recognizes outstanding faculty and staff for their work in three categories.

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Growing Communities

Derrick Stowell had no idea his passion for environmental education and therapeutic recreation would launch a world-impacting program.

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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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Teaching the Whole Child

The UTK Center for Literacy, Education and Employment works to increase literacy in students with disabilities.

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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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Trevor Vickery, a student veteran at UT Knoxville, goes for a run across campus.

Serving those Who Serve

UT Knoxville is committed to providing services and resources in order to help our veteran students succeed academically, professionally, and…

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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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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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Deborah Reed works with a student as part of the Tennessee Reading Research Center.

Good Reading

Tennessee’s literacy story needs a happier ending. UT is helping to rewrite one.

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UT President Randy Boyd reads You Can't Buy a Dinosaur with a Dime to children during a Money Week class about financial literacy. Photo By Sam Thomas

UT Tackles Challenges

The UT System, with its statewide presence, people, expertise, resources and influence, is uniquely positioned to tackle grand challenges.

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The Garcia sisters

Three Sisters

Three first-generation Latinas at UT Knoxville have undergone similar journeys into a field in which few women go. Also, they’re…

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Two Pennies and a Pledge

One UT alumnus made a promise to himself when as a college student he had two cents to last two…

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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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Karen Holst, Christoper Almanza, and Bob Kronick gather in a Pond Gap classroom

Second Shift

University-Assisted Community Schools change lives and education.

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teacher materials, colored pencils, golden delicious apple and a globe

From Strength to Strength

UT System hosts teacher preparation convening.

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Theater teacher Alison Manning and her students on set

Remembering Why

Teaching is not easy. It is more than making awesome lesson plans, having great test scores and getting a top…

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Ryan Windeknecht walks around his philosophy classroom with an oversize yellow notepad

Game On!

In some classrooms, learning really is fun and games.

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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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