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.
The UT Knoxville Advisory Board will meet at 12:00 p.m. EDT on Friday, November 20. The meeting will be initiated from Knoxville with all advisory board members participating electronically or by telephone.
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.
As the COVID-19 pandemic stretches on toward 2021, the IEP designation both recognizes and advances UT’s ability to meet the rapidly evolving needs of our state and our nation.
Read what UT leaders are saying about the Innovation and Economic Prosperity (IEP) University designation.
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.
New research by Professor Chris Cherry follows his previous research that drew worldwide attention to the frequency of bicycle crashes at a railway crossing near his UT office.
Professor Khalid Alshibli is joining 15 other researchers from an alliance of universities to establish a $16.5 million research center to ensure that the nuclear capabilities of the United States are not eroded as nuclear weapons age.