Assistant Professor Jian Liu of UT’s Min H. Kao Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science is working to improve the security of personal assistant systems by—well, hacking them.
With the end of the semester fast approaching, UT is committed to making a difficult transition back home for winter break easier for students.
UT eclipsed its goal of receiving $2.5 million in just 24 hours during Big Orange Give, the university’s annual day of giving. Volunteers from every state and around the globe contributed more than 4,500 gifts on November 18.
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s College of Nursing celebrated another year of educating the next generation of nurse leaders and health care professionals with its 12th annual NightinGala, which was livestreamed due to COVID-19. Country music star and Academy of Country Music Awards Entertainer of the Year Thomas Rhett surprised guests with a prerecorded
UT’s Campus Advisory Board met remotely to discuss the university’s COVID-19 response, the budget and COVID-related financial considerations, enrollment growth, and new efforts to improve student success.
Chancellor Donde Plowman found out at 9:30 a.m. this morning that she is a close contact of someone who tested positive for COVID-19. The chancellor has no symptoms, went immediately for a COVID test, and has gone home to quarantine for 14 days.
Growing up in a family of UT fans, Keely Williams always felt the Volunteer spirit of service, with a personal goal of helping children and families in East Tennessee. She graduates this week with a BA in psychology.
Three physicists in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at UT, together with colleagues, have successfully modified a semiconductor to create a superconductor. The breakthrough in fundamental research may lead to unforeseen advancements in technology.
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.
UT celebrated first-generation students, faculty, and staff last week, November 9-13 as part of First-Generation Celebration Week. Take a look back at a photo gallery from the week.