Fall 2017

In commemorating the magazine’s 100th anniversary this year, the winter issue’s theme was “Past,” the spring issue’s theme, “Present,” and this, the final issue of 2017, focuses on “Future.” In focusing on the future, we found water rose quickly as a sub-theme as we learned of UT work ensuring water is an ample and safe resource for generations ahead. As one of the professors quoted in this issue says, “One unifying theme of life is (we’re) all tied to water.”

And, as water goes, so goes our future. Faculty researchers across the UT system are working to make sure that future goes well.

The sun sets over the confluence of the Hiwassee and Tennessee rivers.

A River Runs Through It

Students Navigate a (Tennessee) River of Possibilities

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Dr. Jason Yaun meets with a patient, Dakota, at Le Bonheur Children's Hospital in Memphis.

By The Book

Dr. Jason Yaun finds a way to bring his passion for reading into his pediatric practice.

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Training Specialist Chris Jones, left, and Training Coordinator Greg Coker participate in a firearm simulation at the LEIC in March.

Virtual Danger

Inside the Law Enforcement Innovation Center’s simulation of confrontation.

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William Abrams is shown visiting a sand-dune plain in the United Arab Emirates. He and his research team searched the area for features indicating the possible presence of groundwater in the desert.

Water Is For Fighting Over

William Abrams (Martin ’15) literally is finding water in the desert.

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Consciousness of Streams

Four researchers at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga could hardly be more conscious of streams. And what flows through…

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John Tucker

Water is Future

Multi-faceted and entangled issues of water quality, environment and now increasingly the law have implications for Tennessee’s future. They certainly…

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Sean Richards

Possible Side Effects

Ever wondered how those Tylenol tablets taken for the occasional headache will eventually affect some fish? Sean Richards has.

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Mark Schorr

Quality of Life

Mark Schorr researches stream fish ecology, with an emphasis on water pollution issues and population/community ecology.

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A Sixth Mass Extinction

Thomas Wilson researches the adverse effects of deteriorating water quality and habitat on amphibians and other aquatic life in the…

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President Joe DiPietro explores the Tennessee River near campus on a boat courtesy of UT Rowing in Knoxville.

A message from the president

As the UT alumni family and all its future generations go on, Tennessee Alumnus will continue serving as a bridge…

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Pearls of Career Wisdom

The world was your oyster...Or so it seemed when you got that prized piece of paper signifying your graduation from…

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smiling african american young woman holding a book

Historic Low Tuition Increase for Third Year

Tuition increases for the current academic year 2017-2018 are history-making for being held to 1.8 percent. The increase is the…

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close-up of a honeybee

Ag is Good for Bees

Contrary to some media reports condemning a commonly used agricultural pesticide, scientists with UTIA have found that the overall health…

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Al Roker hosts the Today Show at Neyland Stadium during a world recordbreaking event on March 29, 2017.

Vols Break World Record

Thanks to the participation of 4,223 volunteers, UT Knoxville set the Guinness World Record title for the largest human letter…

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Participants in the first occupational therapy doctoral program gather after graduation.

Occupational Therapy Graduates First Doctoral Class

When UTC’s occupational therapy doctoral program launched in 2013, it was one of just eight OTD programs in the country.

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Solar Garden Sculpture Dedication

Ten students in the departments of engineering and visual and theater arts collaborated in designing the Solar Garden, which was…

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a patient gets cataract surgery at UTHSC's Hamilton Eye Institute

The Gift of Sight

Thirty people saw the world differently when they walked out of the Hamilton Eye Institute Surgery Center at UTHSC on…

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IPS Stakeholders give their input at a listening session in Jackson.

IPS Launches Strategic Plan

The results of three planning meetings and four listening sessions across the state shaped a new strategic plan that will…

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UT Martin faculty and staff enjoy a petting zoo and camel rides on “Hump Day” during I Heart UTM week.

Alumni in Photos, Fall 2017

Snapshots from a few of UT's 370,000 alumni worldwide.

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Meet the 2017-18 Officers of the UTAA

Meet the 2017-2018 officers of the University of Tennessee Alumni Association.

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