Research & Innovation

UT Promise postcard showing a map of all UT campuses across Tennessee.

UT Promise Access Increases

The University of Tennessee System plans to extend the qualifying income level for UT Promise scholarship recipients to $75,000 from…

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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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Sara Marc (UT Chattanooga, '22)

Grad Makes Très Grand Decision

UT Chattanooga graduate Sara Marc was accepted into the Teaching Assistant Program in France (TAPIF) and was also awarded a…

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Man looks downward in a sad, contemplative manner.

Implicitly Better Tools

A veteran dies by suicide almost every hour, every day in the United States. UT Knoxville Professor Michael Olson hopes…

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Leaders from UT and Syracuse University attend a two-day summit on collaboration between higher education institutions.

UT, Syracuse Explore Higher-Education Opportunities for Military-Affiliated Students

UT and Syracuse University co-hosted a summit to explore how collaboration between higher-education institutions and the federal government can better…

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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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Representatives from the London Parade office, the city of London and UTC representatives watch footage of the London Parade in the Hayes Concert Hall before presenting the Marching Mocs with its official invitation to participate in the London New Year’s Day Parade.

Marching Mocs Headed to London

The UTC Marching Mocs have been invited to participate in the 2024 London New Year’s Day Parade and Festival.

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Cows grouped together look at the photographer during a demonstration of UT's new robotic milking technology.

Precision Livestock Farming Mooo-ves Forward

East Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center’s Little River Unit introduces new robotic milking technology.

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Inside Rubber’s Soul

In February 2018, a team from Eastman Chemical Company visited Dayakar Penumadu’s materials research lab with a request. The UT…

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Renee Bailey Iacona and her boyfriend, Yomi Martins, dressed in traditional Nigerian clothing. Martins is from Nigeria.

‘Series of Serendipitous Moments’

From her days as a first-generation college student at UT Martin to her current role on the front line of…

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Jack on the Rocks statue in front of the Cave Spring opening at the Jack Daniel Distillery.

Whiskey and Trees

Jack Daniels needs specific trees to create its iconic whiskey. UTIA has been there to help ensure the brand can…

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Dr. Jim Bailey

In The Heart of Communities

UTHSC Jim Bailey and his team lead the research effort to improve the heart health of Tennesseans, whose state ranks…

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Narcan kit with all its contents.

Searching for Chocolate Chips

A new program will allow those dealing with drug addiction to test street drugs for the presence of the powerful…

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A Fruitful Career

David Lockwood has toiled alongside Tennessee fruit growers for nearly 50 years—its work he was, quite literally, born to do.

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At UT, research moves out from laboratories and classrooms and into the streets. UT Chattanooga Chancellor Steve Angle, left, and UT System President Randy Boyd, second from left, learn from Mina Sartipi, right, founding director of the UTC’s Center for Urban Informatics and Progress. Her research focuses on data-driven approaches to tackle smart city applications, such as traffic flow and electricity delivery.

UT Changes Lives Through Research

The University of Tennessee is no stranger to this pursuit of knowledge—the impact is evident across the state and even…

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Ivan Navarrette worked to prepare the playing field at Lusail Stadium in Qatar for the World Cup.

No Higher Thing

To a turf grass student, it might seem like there’s no higher career peak than managing the pitches for the…

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Making An Impact

The UT Research Foundation moves ideas and discoveries by faculty, staff and students from the laboratories and classrooms to the…

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UTHSC nursing students will be providing outreach to underserved communities with a mobile health unit.

Funding the Future, Contributing to Communities

Thanks to the generosity of alumni and donors, the University of Tennessee transforms dollars into opportunities for its researchers and…

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The 35th UT mural in a statewide campaign can be seen by 21,000 travelers a day in Hamblen County. Photo By Stephanie Wilson

Mural Campaign Reaches 35 Sites

The University of Tennessee System’s “Everywhere You Look, UT” mural campaign added Hamblen County to its growing list of locations…

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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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Angela Davis Speaks to Full House

Prominent educator, author and lecturer Angela Davis highlighted UT Chattanooga Martin Luther King Day 2023 festivities, speaking to a standing-room-only…

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From left, Lester Laminack, Kelly Starling Lyons, Carol Hampton Rasco, George Ella Lyon and Ronnie Erwin review books during the children’s literature conference.

UTS Welcomes Teacher Conference on Children’s Literature

UT Southern hosted a conference on Children’s Literacy: Igniting the Love for Literacy with more than 150 attendees in February.

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Interns Serving

Six UT Martin students served as legislative interns during the spring semester.

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