Spring 2016

Commencement at UT Chattanooga

It’s Tassel Time in Tennessee

After 20 years and watching tens of thousands turn the tassels, I still appreciate what a milestone moment graduation is.

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UT Day on the Hill

The 10th annual event served as an opportunity to highlight the university’s statewide impact and value to legislators.

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Scott Kelly aboard the International Space Station

Vol in Space

NASA Commander Scott Kelly, ’96, returned to Earth from a one-year mission aboard the International Space Station on March 1.

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Faculty Bring Home Two of Three Awards

Julie Hill, professor of music, and David McBeth, professor of art, received 2016 University of Tennessee President’s Awards at the…

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Chatanooga memorial flag

UTC’s Kenyon Wilson Composes Musical Tribute in Honor of Fallen Five

The musical tribute Five was composed in honor of the five service members shot to death in Chattanooga on July…

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food line for the wildlife buffet event

Dining on the Wild Side

Not your ordinary culinary delights: smoked beaver, squirrel, venison, moose.

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Herb Byrd

New Vice President Leading UT Institute for Public Service

Longtime UT Extension executive Herb Byrd III became UT system vice president for public service, leading the statewide Institute for…

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Community-based Changes for Better Health

Heather Wallace helps Tennessee families add more movement and healthful foods into their lives.

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Tiffany Carpenter on the Marting quad

Making the Decision, Taking the Leap

Juggling work, motherhood and online grad school

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Degree of Confidence

UT economists acknowledge the wise investment today’s graduates have made in their futures

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Jake Bynum and daughter Ella in the Tennsee Soybean Festival parade in 2014

A Sense of Place and Community

UT Martin prepared and inspired Tennessee’s youngest county mayor to run for office.

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Joshua Light

Fulfilling a Passion, Making a Difference

If you told Joshua Light a few years ago that he would have a nursing degree and a good job…

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Rosie Riley

Higher Education Leads to Higher Calling

When Rosie Ann Riley received a doctor of pharmacy degree from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of…

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Maddy and Mathilde

Mom Sacrifices Time With Her Daughter Toward Brighter Future For Them Both

For nearly a year, 2,570 miles separated Madeleine Beatty from her 5-year-old daughter, Mathilde.

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Blake Thomas and business partner Helen Shafer in coffee shop

Blake Thomas Finds What He’s Looking For in ‘Tiny House’

Blake Thomas wasn’t looking for fame or fortune but rather passion and purpose.

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Harold Depriest

Powered by UTC MBA, Utility Executive Turns Chattanooga into ‘Gig City’

Chattanooga became the first city anywhere in the Western Hemisphere to offer 10-gigabit-per-second Internet service to all residents and businesses.

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Impact of Alumni Scholarship Remembered Nearly Two Decades Later

Thirty-nine recipients later, the Davidson County Alumni Scholarship continues to transform lives, just as it did for Laura DeBusk, who…

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A woman and man in baccalaureate and doctoral regalia

Graduation Rituals, Regalia and Traditions

Caps, gowns, commencement. Where do graduation traditions come from?

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two highschoolers, a girl and a boy meet with Timothy Gibson in his office

College Dreams Become Reality

Meet the high school counselors who help make it happen

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UT President Joe DiPietro onstage during the State of the University event

‘A More Noble Purpose’

UT President Joe DiPietro used his inaugural State of the University address to highlight successes of each campus and institute…

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Taking a Next Step Toward a Biobased Economy

A small stand of poplar trees harvested from an AgResearch Center is set to help scientists progress further down the…

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Connecting 2.0

‘Networking’ is too generic a term for what our alumni are requesting. We’re really talking about facilitating strategic and personal…

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Shawn Briggs, Tim Hottel, and Rita Freeman Silen

UT Alliance of Women Philanthropists Giving Circle Awards Grants

Since 2008, the Alliance’s Giving Circle has invested more than $470,000 in 48 programs throughout the UT System.

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