First-gen graduate KoJak Wells went through a lot to cross the graduation stage. Now he wants the world to know that a college education really can change lives.
As a deputy state librarian at the Library of Virginia in Richmond, John Metz is surrounded by history. For one episode of Who Do You Think You Are?, he informed pop star Hilary Duff that she is descended from Virginia’s pre-Revolutionary Lieutenant Governor Alexander Spotswood, who himself traced his roots to King Robert the Bruce
UT will host 10 in-person commencement ceremonies November 19–22 at Thompson-Boling Arena for spring, summer, and fall 2020 graduates. The socially-distanced ceremonies will have additional health and safety protocols in place so graduates and their families can safely gather to celebrate their momentous accomplishments.
On November 18, the Volunteer community will join together for Big Orange Give, UT’s annual day of giving. This year’s goal is to raise $2.5 million in 24 hours to benefit students, faculty, and the campus community.
UT is launching a new leadership development and service program: the Volunteer Impact Academy, created through a partnership between UT’s Clay and Debbie Jones Center for Leadership and Service and Office of Undergraduate Admissions.
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, has earned national recognition as an Innovation and Economic Prosperity (IEP) University. This designation acknowledges the exceptional ways UT cultivates community engagement, economic growth and workforce development across the state of Tennessee and beyond.
Two decades ago, Kelly Arnold fell in love with the Spanish language as a UT student. Now a doctor, she merges her love of language with medicine to serve Latinos in Chattanooga. For her work, she was named the 2020 Tennessee Family Physician of the Year.
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UT students work to improve seniors' mental health
Machine Learning Technique Could Improve Fusion Energy Outputs
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New Presidents or Provosts: California Lutheran U, California State U Maritime Academy, Dordt U, Durham Technical CC, East Central U, Lewis and Clark CC, McMurry U, Ohio State U, Thomas More U, U of Tennessee-Knoxville
Source: Inside Higher Ed
Black Appalachians find hope in national reckoning on race
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University of Tennessee, University of Kentucky partnering on quarantine study for CDC
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