Winter 2022

If each decision you make reflects a value in your life—from how you spend your money to how you use your time and how you treat others—then your whole life testifies to your undeniable character, for good or ill. It’s the same for businesses and universities as well. UT leadership took the time to talk to faculty and staff across the system and then to develop its values, which you’ll find throughout these stories.

As faculty, staff, students and alumni continue to live up to these values, they also shine forth with another truth: Be One UT. Each campus and institute plays an important role in the state of Tennessee. Together, we make Tennessee better. Together, we make Tennessee stronger. Together, we are one UT.

One Health

One Health for All

Connecting people, animals and the environment to protect health.

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Samaria Grandberry stands in an outdoor cafe

Prescribing Produce as Medicine

UTC alumna blazes trails as dietician.

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A mother and father walk through a meadow joyfully with their five year old daughter

To Be the Best They Can Be

UTHSC Center on Developmental Disabilities helps children thrive.

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A woman stands at a bakery counter in a white shirt and black apron

Enriching the Lifeblood

UT Southern mentorship program pairs established businesses with start-ups.

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Shipping continers arranged in a colorful grid

The Challenge in a Granola Bar

Defining, teaching, managing (and improving) global supply chains.

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A Calling as Public Servants

The Naifeh Center and Tennessee Human Resources partnership helps guide state employees.

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Three researchers stand in a creek bed looking for fossils

A Time Jump to the Past

UT Martin takes stewardship of the Coon Creek fossil site.

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UT President Randy Boyd speaks to UT Knoxville ROTC cadets.

The Value of Values

Accomplishments do not happen without core values.

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The Power of “ONE”

There is nothing more powerful and needed than the power of one.

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Emma Jo Eversole greets the crowd on horseback at Dolly Parton's Stampede

Learning the Trick

Emma Jo Eversole reaches her goal of becoming trick rider.

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Be One UT

Alumni Reflections

Alumni from across the UT System reflect on the Be One UT values.

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Becky Spaulding coaches a job seeker at the UT almni center

Connect UT

UT unites job seekers and employers.

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Get Involved!

Creating a network of 422,000, the UT Alumni Association serves alumni from all campuses and institutes within the UT System.

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Randy Boyd and a group of locals in Fruitvale, Tennessee in front of the Everywhere You Look mural

“Everywhere you look, UT” Tour Highlights Statewide Impact

In August 2021, UT System President Randy Boyd embarked on a mission to celebrate UT’s involvement across the state.

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A group of students, alumni and officals cut the ribbon in front of two UT residence halls

Points of Pride

A record number of Vols began their semester at UT Knoxville, topping 31,000 students.

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Remembrance, Reconciliation at the Walnut Street Bridge

UT Chattanooga was involved in the dedication of bronze sculptures honoring Ed Johnson, a Black man falsely accused of rape…

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Director of student life Sarah Catherine Richardson with a group of seven students at UT Southern all dressed in orange

Students First

Admissions counselor Sharon Higgins helps first-generation students thrive.

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A man tosses a coin between two football referrees and captain of two teams

$175 million Fundraising Campaign Announced

UT Martin kicked off its fourth and most ambitious capital campaign, RISE, in September 2021.

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Samuel Dagogo-Jack

Dagogo-Jack Writes First Comprehensive Textbook on Prediabetes

After more than 25 years of research, UTHSC's chief Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes has written the first comprehensive textbook on…

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Debra Ashton surveys flood damage near her home in Waverly

UT Extension Program Credited for Saving Woman’s Life

Debra Ashton credits a fitness training class taught by UT Extension with giving her the ability to save her life.

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IPS Celebrates 50 Years

The Institute for Public Service celebrated 50 years of history in August at its annual conference.

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