Fall 2021

To reach adulthood is to become bumped and bruised at the very least, shattered and shuttered at the worst. “Hope,” as Emily Dickinson wrote, “is the thing with feathers/That perches in the soul.” In its residence there, it allows us to dream of something better than we’re experiencing at the moment: better education, better health care, better lives.

At the University of Tennessee, we’re doing more than dwelling in hope, dreaming of a new world filled with possibilities. We’re working to create that better world. In that work, hope no longer perches but soars above, leading the way.

A young black woman rests her head on a globe on a college campus lawn. She is dressed in a black tee shirt, white pants and leather sandals

An Idea Whose Time has Come

UT System acquires Martin Methodist College, names it UT Southern.

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Mark Schorr, UTC professor of biology, geology and environmental science, works to determine stream quality with UTC students Kendra Keller, left, and Jasmin Barton-Holt.

Fishing the Stream

UTC professor Mark Schorr and his students research creek water quality.

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Class Action

A partnership between UT Martin and Murray State uses education to fight climate change.

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Like a Phoenix

Five years after Gatlinburg fires, trees and bears are thriving.

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Nan Gaylord speaks to a patient at the Vine School Health Center, a place where Knox County school children receive comprehensive health care.

Creating a Healthy World

During the past 25 years, Nan Gaylord has witnessed just about everything in the waiting room at Knoxville’s Vine School…

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Dr. Mukta Panda stands in a hospital hallway

Stories Well Told

Dr. Mukta Panda champions the human connection in medicine.

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Time Travelers

UT's time capsules celebrate bygone eras.

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Troy Galyon on Mount Katahdidn, the terminl point of the Appalachian trail

Better World

We all want to do our part to make the world a better place, but more often than not, we…

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Bringing Broadband

CIS and the state Department of Economic Development partner to benefit rural counties.

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Family Linked to UT Since 1946

An “Everywhere You Look, UT” mural shows pride.

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Laura McMaster stands on the pedestian walkway in the shade of a tree on the UT Southern campus

Opening the Door for Alumni

UT Southern's alumni director seeks connections.

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Funding Innovation and Diversity

The Alliance of Women Philanthropists creates opportunities for faculty and students to craft solutions through innovative thinking.

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Faculty Award Winners

Each year the UT Alumni Association recognizes outstanding faculty from each campus.

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Working to Make Our Trails Better

As a land-grant institution, UT’s mission is to leave our state in a better place.

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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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Stacy Lightfoot on the UT Chattanooga campus

UTC Hires Diversity and Engagement Vice Chancellor

Stacy Goodwin Lightfoot has been appointed as the first vice chancellor for diversity and engagement at UTC.

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Madelynn Bernau

Alumna Wins Bronze at Olympics

Madelynn Bernau (UTS ’20) and her mixed-trap shooting partner, Brian Burrows, won the bronze medal for the U.S. during the…

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Kerry Witcher, Randy Boyd, Melanie Smith Taylor, and Keith Carver

UT Martin Receives Largest Gift in UT System’s History

A $79.5 million gift will allow UT Martin to increase educational program offerings in veterinary health technology and other agricultural…

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UTHSC Chancellor to Retire

UTHSC Chancellor Steve Schwab has been with UT Health Science Center for 15 years, serving as chancellor since 2010.

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Tim Cross speaks at a podium surrounded by orange and white balloons

A Servant Leader Passes the Baton

After 27 years of service to UTIA, Senior Vice President and Senior Vice Chancellor Tim Cross retires.

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IPS Opens New Training Space in Nashville

IPS now has a new state-of-the-art training suite in Middle Tennessee.

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