Announcement Archive

Announcement Archive

UT President Joe DiPietro Named to Board of Trustees of Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges
University of Tennessee President Joe DiPietro has been appointed a member of the board of trustees of Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.
Posted October 23, 2014

Three UT Faculty Named to Serve on Governor’s K-12 Standards Review
Three University of Tennessee faculty members have been appointed by the State Board of Education to serve Gov. Bill Haslam’s initiative to review Tennessee’s K-12 academic standards in English language arts and math.
Posted October 22, 2014

UT President DiPietro Weighs in on Proposed Changes to Federal Financial Aid
The University of Tennessee favors any changes to federal policy and processes that could help more students earn college degrees and graduate on time, UT President Joe DiPietro told a panel about federal financial aid on Tuesday.
Posted October 21, 2014

New Director Named for Joint Institute for Biological Sciences
University of Tennessee, Knoxville Professor of Materials Sciences Michael Simpson has been appointed the next director of the UT-Oak Ridge National Laboratory Joint Institute for Biological Sciences, an entity that researches systems biology and biotechnology. Simpson is a UT-ORNL joint faculty member and ORNL Corporate Fellow and group leader of the Nanofabrication Research Laboratory Group in the Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences at ORNL.
Posted October 21, 2014

UT Foundation Board of Directors to Meet Oct. 23 in Knoxville
The board of directors and officers of the University of Tennessee Foundation will meet Thursday, Oct. 23, in Knoxville. The meeting will begin at 1:30 p.m. EDT in the Gordon Ball Boardroom, third floor of the Brenda Lawson Center at UT Knoxville.
Posted October 17, 2014

University of Tennessee Honors Volunteer Leaders
Five University of Tennessee graduates who have achieved exceptional success in the fields of agriculture, athletics, business and law are being honored Friday for exceptional service to their alma mater with the highest awards given by the University, designated and presented by the president of UT.
Posted October 10, 2014

UT President DiPietro Presents Vision for Next Four Years
Over the next four years, the University of Tennessee will have better prepared incoming students, higher graduation rates, expanded research funding, enhanced outreach and increased fundraising. That is the vision UT President Joe DiPietro presented to the Board of Trustees and board chair, Gov. Bill Haslam, on Friday.
Posted October 3, 2014

UT Board of Trustees Holds Fall Meeting Oct. 2-3 in Knoxville
The full board's meeting will begin at 1:15 p.m. EDT, Friday, Oct. 3, in Hollingsworth Auditorium on the Institute of Agriculture campus.
Posted September 25, 2014

UT President Joe DiPietro Joins Panel on Higher Ed Workforce Preparedness
Reliable funding that enables excellence while holding institutions accountable is the single-greatest challenge facing public higher education, University of Tennessee President Joe DiPietro told a gathering of Nashville business leaders on Wednesday.
Posted September 24, 2014

UT President Joe DiPietro to Participate in Discussion on Higher Ed and Workforce Preparation
UT System President Joe DiPietro and other higher education leaders in the state will participate in a panel discussion on Wednesday, Sept. 24, organized by the Nashville Business Journal at the Omni Hotel in Nashville. The publication’s annual Nashville Ahead conference is headlined by “A Discussion on Higher Education and Workforce Readiness.”
Posted September 22, 2014

UT Executive Vice President David Millhorn Highlights Partnerships at Rural Business Symposium
The University of Tennessee executive vice president highlighted key partnerships that are promoting economic development in Tennessee as keynote speaker for the “Innovating for Profit: Building Rural Businesses from the Ground Up” symposium held Wednesday in UT Martin’s Boling University Center.
Posted September 19, 2014

UT Knoxville Engineering Students Help ORNL, Local Motors Print Drivable 3D Car
UT, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Local Motors, Cincinnati Incorporated, and Oak Ridge Associated Universities teamed up to print a working, drivable car at the International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago.
Posted September 16, 2014

UT Executive Director Sandy Jansen Elected President of International Auditing Association
Sandy Jansen, executive director of the University of Tennessee’s Audit and Consulting Services, has been elected president of the Association of College and University Auditors. Her one-year term begins Sept. 16, 2014.
Posted September 12, 2014

University of Tennessee Welcomes Four New Members to Board of Trustees
Four executives representing various industries across the state have been appointed to the University of Tennessee Board of Trustees.
Posted September 11, 2014

UT Board of Trustees Kicks Off Discussion on Multi-Year Initiative
Benchmarking, economic forecasts and hypothetical strategies to overcome declining state appropriations and make the University of Tennessee more effective, efficient and entrepreneurial was the subject of the UT Board of Trustees’ Wednesday workshop.
Posted September 10, 2014

UT Space Institute Celebrating Fifty Years of Service
The UT Space Institute was founded in 1964 to support Arnold Engineering Development Center at nearby Arnold Air Force Base as a graduate education and research facility.
Posted September 5, 2014

Search Begins for UT’s Next Vice President for Development and Alumni Affairs and UT Foundation President and CEO
The University of Tennessee has begun the search for the next vice president for development and alumni affairs and president and CEO of the UT Foundation, Inc.
Posted September 3, 2014

UT Board of Trustees Holds Committee Meeting and a Workshop Sept. 10 in Nashville
The University of Tennessee Board of Trustees' Executive and Compensation Committee meeting will be held Sept. 10 at 7:30 a.m. CDT in the Ed Jones Auditorium at the Ellington Agricultural Center in Nashville.
Posted September 3, 2014

UT Board of Trustees Audit Committee Meets Sept. 5 in Nashville
The University of Tennessee Board of Trustees Audit Committee will meet Friday, Sept. 5 in Nashville.
Posted August 28, 2014

UT Alumni Association Enters Partnership with First Tennessee Bank
The "Official Bank of the UTAA" will offer alumni the chance to show off their UT pride with debit cards along with offering benefits for checking and savings accounts and other financial planning services.
Posted August 19, 2014

Interim Vice President Named for UT Institute for Public Service
Dr. Herb Byrd III, director of Extension Evaluation and Staff Development for the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture, has been selected to serve as interim vice president of the UT Institute for Public Service.
Posted August 14, 2014

UT-Developed Disease Detection Technology En route to Marketplace
An innovative disease detection technology developed by UT and UT Institute of Agriculture researchers is on its way to the marketplace.
Posted August 11, 2014

Five UT Researchers Among Thomson Reuters’ “World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds”
Four University of Tennessee researchers have made the list of the “world’s most influential scientific minds” of the last decade as determined by the most frequently cited articles.
Posted August 11, 2014

UT, ORNL Study Compares Structures of Huntington's Disease Protein
Valerie Berthelier of the University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine, who co-led the study published in Biophysical Journal with ORNL's Chris Stanley, said the goal was to establish a baseline understanding of huntingtin’s structure in order to eventually determine the true structural basis of Huntington’s disease.
Posted July 16, 2014

UT President Joe DiPietro Named to Leadership Tennessee
UT System President Joe DiPietro has been invited to participate in Leadership Tennessee, a statewide leadership education program that includes leaders in business, government, education and nonprofit sectors.
Posted June 27, 2014

Statement from UT System President Joe DiPietro on the passing of Howard Baker
"Howard Baker was both a distinguished statesman and great friend of the University of Tennessee. Through his brilliant career as a U.S. Senate Majority Leader, Republican U.S. Senator from Tennessee, White House Chief of Staff, and U.S. Ambassador to Japan, he honored his beloved home state. He honored the University of Tennessee as a proud alumnus, a generous donor, and a great friend."
Posted June 26, 2014

TN-SCORE Conference Marks Final Year of National Science Foundation Designation
TN-SCORE has increased continuing education for K-12 STEM teachers, provided research opportunities and internships for undergraduate students and linked researchers at institutions across the state who focus on finding better ways to convert solar energy and store it. More than 60 faculty and 160 students have participated in collaborative research projects.
Posted June 26, 2014

DiPietro Takes Stand for Education, Tells Trustees a Plan Is Under Development
Education is critical to the future prosperity of Tennessee and should be a higher priority for the state. University of Tennessee System President Joe DiPietro told the Board of Trustees today he is committed to reversing the current trend of dwindling state appropriations for higher education.
Posted June 19, 2014

Tennessee to Increase Degree Completion through Reverse Transfer Solution
Thanks to new technology from AcademyOne, in the near future Tennessee community college students who transfer to four-year universities before completing associate degrees can be awarded those degrees as soon as academic requirements are met—even at another institution.
Posted June 18, 2014

UT Board of Trustees Holds Annual Meeting June 18-19 in Knoxville
The University of Tennessee Board of Trustees will meet June 18-19 in Knoxville. The full board's meeting will begin at 1 p.m. EDT, Thursday, June 19, in Hollingsworth Auditorium on the Institute of Agriculture campus.
Posted June 11, 2014

UT Institute for Public Service Receives National Manufacturing Community Designation
The Drive for the Future proposal submitted by the University of Tennessee Institute for Public Service (IPS) and its partners was one of 12 nationwide selected as manufacturing communities, which elevates their consideration for $1.3 billion in future federal funding and technical assistance.
Posted May 28, 2014

UT Foundation Board of Directors to Meet June 3 in Knoxville
The board of directors and officers of the University of Tennessee Foundation will meet Tuesday, June 3, in Knoxville. The meeting will begin at 1 p.m. EDT at the Holiday Inn Knoxville World’s Fair Park in the Cumberland Room.
Posted May 27, 2014

Promise Shown by UT Pilot Program in MOOC Technology Leads to Continued State Investment
One year into a two-year pilot program, the University of Tennessee's test of the utility of new online learning technology compared to other online platforms currently in use has achieved successful outcomes that resulted in additional state funding.
Posted May 22, 2014

Urban Design Leader Named Newest UT-ORNL Governor's Chair
Philip Enquist, partner in charge of urban design and planning and leader of the City Design Practice at Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, has been named the 16th University of Tennessee-Oak Ridge National Laboratory Governor's Chair.
Posted May 7, 2014

Three UT Board of Trustees Committees Meet May 13 in Nashville
The University of Tennessee Board of Trustees Health Affairs, Trusteeship, and Executive and Compensation committees will meet Tuesday, May 13, in Nashville.
Posted May 6, 2014

UT Board of Trustees Audit Committee Meets May 8 in Nashville
The University of Tennessee Board of Trustees Audit Committee will meet Thursday, May 8, in Nashville.
Posted May 1, 2014

Data Trending Upward in UT System President’s Fourth Year
Data is an important way to measure the University of Tennessee’s fulfillment of its mission, and many of the metrics of the UT System Strategic Plan are trending upward as President Joe DiPietro enters his fourth year.
Posted February 27, 2014

UT Board of Trustees Holds Winter Meeting Feb. 26-27 in Martin
The University of Tennessee Board of Trustees will meet Feb. 26-27 in Martin.
Posted February 19, 2014

Bioenergy Expert Named Governor’s Chair
Arthur Ragauskas, an authority in bioenergy, has been named the fifteenth UT–Oak Ridge National Laboratory Governor’s Chair.
Posted February 19, 2014

UT Foundation Board of Directors to Meet February 25 in Martin
The board of directors and officers of the University of Tennessee Foundation will meet Tuesday, February 25, in Martin.
Posted February 17, 2014

Tyson Foods CEO and his wife to give $3.2 million to UT Institute of Agriculture
Donnie Smith, CEO of Arkansas-based Tyson Foods, Inc., and his wife, Terry, have personally pledged a $3.2 million gift that establishes the Donald and Terry Smith Endowed Chair in International Sustainable Agriculture through the University of Tennessee Foundation, Inc.
Posted February 05, 2014

Tennessee Venture Challenge to Award $25,000 to UT Startups
Beginning Tuesday several University of Tennessee (UT) researchers will be competing for a chance to win $25,000 and the opportunity to turn their idea into a startup company in the Tennessee Venture Challenge (TVC), a new business plan competition sponsored by the UT Research Foundation (UTRF).
Posted January 30, 2014

Three UT Board of Trustees Committees Meet Jan. 17 in Nashville
The University of Tennessee Board of Trustees Health Affairs, Trusteeship, and Executive and Compensation committees will meet Friday, Jan. 17, in Nashville.
Posted January 10, 2014

Lumina Foundation Grant Furthers Tennessee Higher Education Efforts to Boost Degree Completion in Transfer Students
An estimated 1,300 students who transfer each year from Tennessee community colleges to four-year institutions before finishing their associate degrees will soon be able to get that degree credential thanks to “reverse transfer” and a partnership involving every public and a range of private higher education institutions in the state.
Posted January 08, 2014

UT Board of Trustees Audit Committee Meets Dec. 18 in Nashville
The University of Tennessee Board of Trustees Audit Committee will meet Dec. 18 in Nashville.
Posted December 11, 2013

Robert Davis, Biomedical Informatics Expert, Named 14th UT-ORNL Governor’s Chair
David M. Stern, MD, executive dean for the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) College of Medicine and vice chancellor of Health Affairs, has appointed Robert L. Davis, MD, MPH, as founding director of the UTHSC Center in Biomedical Informatics and the University of Tennessee-Oak Ridge National Laboratory Governor’s Chair in Biomedical Informatics.
Posted December 06, 2013

Bioluminescence Technology from UT Named a Top Innovation of 2013
Technology that lights up cells to enable study of the effects of drugs and monitor disease is among The Scientist magazine’s top 10 innovations of 2013.
Posted December 05, 2013

UT Increasing Minimum Starting Pay Rate to $9.50 an Hour with Phased Approach that Starts Jan. 1
The University of Tennessee will increase its minimum starting pay rate to $9.50 an hour for all regular full- and part-time employees, effective June 30, 2014.
Posted December 03, 2013

Entrepreneurship: UT Research Foundation Announces Maturation Fund Recipients
The University of Tennessee Research Foundation (UTRF) kicked off Global Entrepreneurship Week by announcing the recipients of its annual maturation funding program.
Posted November 18, 2013

Inventions and Patent Applications at UT Reach Record High in 2013
The University of Tennessee Research Foundation recorded an all-time high of 145 invention disclosures and filed a record 87 U.S. patent applications for FY 2013, according to its recently released annual report.
Posted November 13, 2013

Tennessee, UT Host 23rd National NSF EPSCoR Conference in Nashville
A national conference hosted by the University of Tennessee this week is bringing together higher education leaders, faculty and students from 31 states and U.S. territories to discuss ways to improve all four areas and their capacity to drive state and national prosperity.
Posted November 05, 2013

UT Honors President Emeritus Joe Johnson with 50-Year Employee Service Award in His Name
In honor of Johnson’s 50 years of continuous service, all UT employees statewide who are future recipients of 50-year service recognition will receive the “Joe Johnson Lifetime Service Award,” UT System President Joe DiPietro announced on Tuesday.
Posted November 05, 2013

Dr. E. Grady Bogue, Former Interim UTC Chancellor and UT Knoxville Professor, Passes Away
Dr. E. Grady Bogue, a retired University of Tennessee, Knoxville, professor and higher education administrator who served as interim chancellor at UT Chattanooga in the past year, passed away Wednesday morning as a result of complications from cancer. He was 77.
Posted October 30, 2013

UT Foundation Board of Directors to Meet Nov. 7 in Knoxville
The board of directors and officers of the University of Tennessee Foundation will meet Thursday, November 7, in Knoxville.
Posted October 30, 2013

UT Office of Government Relations and Advocacy Makes New Hire, Staff Changes
Valerie Yancey, a 27-year veteran in Tennessee state government, has been named associate director for health sciences in the University of Tennessee System Office of Government Relations and Advocacy, and Carey Whitworth, who oversees UT Advocacy, has been named associate director for advocacy.
Posted October 28, 2013

UT Board of Trustees Hears Economic Outlook for Tennessee
Tennessee’s economic growth remains slow, and it is not likely the state will be able to set aside more funding for higher education than a year ago.
Posted October 18, 2013

UT Board of Trustees Holds Fall Meeting Oct. 17-18 in Knoxville
The University of Tennessee Board of Trustees will meet Oct. 17-18 in Knoxville
Posted October 10, 2013

UTRF Launches Business Plan Competition for Academic-Affiliated Startups
The University of Tennessee Research Foundation (UTRF) has announced the formation of a new business plan competition aimed at academic-affiliated startup companies.
Posted October 03, 2013

UT Researchers Honored at Innovation Awards
Sixty-five University of Tennessee researchers were recognized Friday for their discoveries at the 2013 University of Tennessee Research Foundation (UTRF) Innovation Awards.
Posted September 20, 2013

UT Center for Industrial Services Celebrates Tennessee Manufacturers
In conjunction with Manufacturing Day nationally, the UT Center for Industrial Services (CIS) is hosting events around the state to promote its Made in Tennessee initiative, honor the state’s manufacturers, and celebrate CIS’ 50th birthday.
Posted September 13, 2013

UT Vice President for Development and Alumni Affairs to Resign
Johnnie Ray, University of Tennessee vice president for development and alumni affairs and president of the UT Foundation, has decided to resign his position.
Posted September 09, 2013

UT Conferences Offer High School Counselors a Central Place to Learn About Admissions and Financial Aid
The University of Tennessee’s Conferences for Counselors returns this month for its annual state tour, offering high school guidance counselors a convenient opportunity to gather information their college-bound seniors will need when applying to the UT Chattanooga, Martin or Knoxville campuses.
Posted September 04, 2013

UT Board of Trustees Holds Committee Meetings and Workshop Sept. 5-6 in Nashville
The University of Tennessee Board of Trustees' Executive and Compensation and Health Affairs committees will meet Sept. 5, and the board's annual workshop will be held Sept. 5-6 in Nashville.
Posted August 29, 2013

UT Responds to President Obama's Higher Ed Plan
Statement from UT System President Joe DiPietro regarding President Obama’s higher education plan
Posted August 22, 2013

Gov. Haslam Appoints New Trustees
NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today announced the appointments of eight new members and five re-appointments to Tennessee’s higher education boards as well as the selection of the chair of Tennessee Higher Education Commission (THEC) and vice chair of the Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR).
Posted August 13, 2013

UT Board of Trustees Audit Committee Meets Aug. 12 in Nashville
The University of Tennessee Board of Trustees Audit Committee will meet Aug. 12 in Nashville.
Posted August 05, 2013

Jarett Abramson Joins UTRF as Senior Staff Attorney
The UT Research Foundation (UTRF) has announced that Jarett K. Abramson, J.D., has joined the organization as a senior staff attorney.
Posted August 02, 2013

NIMBioS Wins $18 Million Renewal Award from National Science Foundation
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded $18.6 million to UT for the National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS) to continue its interdisciplinary efforts in developing new mathematical approaches to problems across biology, from the level of the genome to individuals to entire ecosystems.
Posted July 22, 2013

UT Knoxville Professor Jack Dongarra Announces New Supercomputer Benchmark

The way the power of supercomputers is measured is about to change.

Since 1993, Jack Dongarra, distinguished professor of computer science at UThas led the ranking of the world’s top 500 supercomputers. The much-celebrated bi-annual TOP500 list is compiled using Dongarra’s benchmark system, called Linpack. It is the most widely recognized and discussed metric for ranking high-performance computing systems.


Posted July 10, 2013

UT Board of Trustees Approves Budget and Sets Tuition for 2013-14
The University of Tennessee Board of Trustees today approved a $1.99 billion budget for fiscal year 2014 that reflects an 8.8 percent increase in state appropriations over a year ago and includes pay increases for faculty and staff and a 6 percent tuition increase in undergraduate tuition.
Posted June 20, 2013

UTIA Gas and Oil Project Update on Trustees' October Agenda
In October, a formal update on the oil and gas lease and research project proposed by the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture will be made to the UT Board of Trustees.
Posted June 17, 2013

UT Board of Trustees Holds Annual Meeting June 19-20 in Knoxville
The full board's meeting will begin at 1:15 p.m. EDT, Thursday, June 20, in the Hollingsworth Auditorium on the UT Institute of Agriculture campus.
Posted June 12, 2013

UT Foundation Board of Directors to Meet June 18 in Knoxville
The board of directors and officers of the University of Tennessee Foundation will meet Tuesday, June 18, in Knoxville.
Posted June 11, 2013

UT, TBR Partner with Coursera to Pilot Technology for Courses
The University of Tennessee and Tennessee Board of Regents systems are working with Coursera, a leading provider of massive open online courses, to develop a pilot program using the company’s technology to enhance online and campus-based blended learning courses.
Posted May 30, 2013

UT Research Foundation Names David Washburn Next President
David Washburn has been named president of the University of Tennessee Research Foundation (UTRF), the not-for-profit organization responsible for commercializing technology created by UT faculty.
Posted May 16, 2013

UT Names Advanced Manufacturing Expert as Eleventh Governor's Chair
Sudarsanam Suresh Babu, an authority in the production, design and performance of transforming materials into parts, has been named the 11th University of Tennessee-Oak Ridge National Laboratory Governor's Chair.
Posted May 08, 2013

UT Board of Trustees' Committees Meet May 13 in Nashville
The University of Tennessee Board of Trustees' Trusteeship, Executive and Compensation, Health Affairs and Audit committees will meet Monday, May 13, in Nashville.
Posted May 06, 2013

Tonjanita Johnson Selected UT Vice President for Communications and Marketing
A public relations executive with diverse experience at multiple universities has been selected as vice president for communications and marketing for the University of Tennessee System, UT President Joe DiPietro announced today. Dr. Tonjanita Johnson, currently chief deputy to the president at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, was chosen by DiPietro following a comprehensive, national search.
Posted April 24, 2013

The Best is Yet to Come: “Breaking the Mold” Chronicles UT-Battelle’s First Decade of Manage ment at Oak Ridge National Laboratory
“Breaking the Mold” is the story of the UT-Oak Ridge partnership’s transformational past 13 years and a glimpse of what’s to come. The book is on sale in print and available online.
Posted April 22, 2013

UT Effectiveness and Efficiency for the Future Committee to Meet April 9 in Knoxville
The University of Tennessee Board of Trustees' Committee on Effectiveness and Efficiency for the Future will meet Tuesday, April 9, in Knoxville.
Posted April 02, 2013

UT Announces Changes in State Funding for Sex Week
University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek said today the campus will not be using state tax or tuition dollars to fund Sex Week.
Posted March 20, 2013

UT Trustees Elect New UTC Chancellor, Hear Strategic Plan Update
The University of Tennessee Board of Trustees elected a new chancellor for UT Chattanooga, received an update on implementation of the UT System Strategic Plan and approved a differential tuition plan at the winter meeting on Friday.
Posted March 01, 2013

Steve Angle Recommended to be Chancellor of UT Chattanooga
Steve Angle, senior vice president at Wright State University, will be recommended by UT System President Joe DiPietro for election by the UT Board of Trustees as the next chancellor of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.
Posted February 26, 2013

Finalists Named for UT System Vice President for Communications and Marketing
Three public relations executives with experience in higher education have been named finalists for the University of Tennessee System vice president for communications and marketing.
Posted February 25, 2013

UT Board of Trustees Holds Winter Meeting Feb. 28-March 1 in Chattanooga
The University of Tennessee Board of Trustees will meet Feb. 28 and March 1 in Chattanooga.
Posted February 21, 2013

UT Foundation Board of Directors to Meet Feb. 27 in Chattanooga
The board of directors and officers of the University of Tennessee Foundation will meet Wednesday, Feb. 27, in Chattanooga.
Posted February 20, 2013

Report: 2013 Will See Slower Economic Growth Followed by an Increase in 2014
The US and Tennessee economies continue to dig their way out from the Great Recession, but they will be digging at a slower pace this year than last.
Posted February 06, 2013

UT posts online Q & A website for proposed gas and oil research initiative
The University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture has posted an online questions and answers column to address issues regarding the proposed gas and oil research initiative.
Posted February 05, 2013

Field of Candidates in UTC Chancellor Search Narrowed to Three
Following a round of January open forums on campus, a group of five candidates has been narrowed to three finalists for the position of chancellor of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.
Posted January 30, 2013

Join the State of UT Discussion
To: UT Faculty and Staff
From: UT President Joe DiPietro
Subject: Join the State of UT Discussion
Posted January 29, 2013

UT Board of Trustees’ Committees Meet Jan. 28 in Nashville
The University of Tennessee Board of Trustees’ Trusteeship, Executive and Compensation and Health Affairs committees will meet Monday, Jan. 28, in Nashville.
Posted January 18, 2013

Governor Names President DiPietro to Higher Ed Working Group
Gov. Bill Haslam has appointed UT Knoxville alumnus Randy Boyd as a special advisor to the governor for higher education. Boyd will consult with a working group appointed by the governor that includes UT System President Joe DiPietro, Tennessee Higher Education Commission Executive Director Rich Rhoda and Tennessee Board of Regents Chancellor John Morgan.
Posted January 16, 2013

UTRF’s David Washburn Joins Life Science Tennessee Board of Directors
University of Tennessee Research Foundation Vice President David Washburn has been named to the board of directors for Life Science Tennessee, the state’s leading association for the life sciences industry.
Posted January 14, 2013

Federal Tax Changes
Legislation passed earlier this week by the U.S. Congress will affect taxes deducted from paychecks beginning this month.
Posted January 04, 2013

Finalists Named for UTC Chancellor; Open Forums Set for January
The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga chancellor search committee has selected five finalists to bring to campus for open forums in January.
Posted January 02, 2013

New Leader Named to UT-ORNL Supercomputer Center
Tony Mezzacappa, a leader in the field of astrophysics and supernova science, has been named director of the Joint Institute for Computational Sciences (JICS) at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL).
Posted December 12, 2012

UT Audit and Trusteeship Committees to Meet Dec. 18 in Nashville
The University of Tennessee Board of Trustees’ Audit and Trusteeship committees will meet Tuesday, Dec. 18, in Nashville.
Posted December 11, 2012

Tennessee Continues Leadership in Dedicated Energy Crops Research
A genetic engineering research effort led by a University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture plant scientist is among 66 award-winning projects selected by the U.S. Department of Energy as potentially transformational in its field.
Posted November 30, 2012

UT Research Foundation Awards Maturation Funding for Eight Inventions
Not all new technologies created by University of Tennessee researchers are ready for the marketplace. To help inventors get their products closer to licensing and commercialization, the UT Research Foundation awards grants each year through its annual maturation funding program.
Posted November 28, 2012

UT Professor Releases Supercomputer TOP500 Rankings
It's official. University of Tennessee, Knoxville, researchers have access to the world's fastest supercomputer enabling them to tackle the world's toughest challenges.
Posted November 12, 2012

Governor and UT System President Update Board of Trustees on Higher Ed Initiatives
Gov. Bill Haslam says he has witnessed the impact of the University of Tennessee across the state and told the UT Board of Trustees today that he is continuing to work on his higher education initiative.
Posted November 09, 2012

Cherokee Farm Development Corporation Hires President to Oversee UT’s Innovation Campus
A Nashville-area executive with more than 20 years’ experience in local government, politics and economic development has been named president and CEO of Cherokee Farm Development Corporation, which is managing the University of Tennessee’s new innovation campus in Knoxville.
Posted November 08, 2012

UT System Equity and Diversity Transitions to Human Resources
UT Vice President for Equity and Diversity to Retire, UT System Administration Transitions Equity and Diversity Reporting Structure to Human Resources
Posted November 08, 2012

Search Begins for UT System Vice President for Communications and Marketing

The University of Tennessee System has begun the search for a new vice president for communications and marketing.


Posted November 06, 2012

UT Board of Trustees Holds Fall Meeting Nov. 8-9 in Knoxville
The University of Tennessee Board of Trustees will meet Nov. 8-9 in Knoxville.
Posted November 01, 2012

UT Report: Modest Economic Growth Continues, Some "Sore Spots" Persist
Modest employment gains, an uptick in consumer spending on automobiles, and marginal improvements in the housing industry are indications the US and Tennessee economies are inching toward recovery.
Posted October 31, 2012

UT to Dedicate Plaque Commemorating Morrill Act on Saturday
President Abraham Lincoln signed into law the Morrill Land Grant College Act of 1862, which provided federal funds to establish many of America’s public colleges and universities to teach agriculture and the mechanical arts to all.
Posted October 31, 2012

UT Research Foundation announces winners of the B. Otto and Kathleen Wheeley Award for Excellence in Technology Transfer
University of Tennessee faculty researchers Gabor Tigyi and Tami Wyatt are the winners of the B. Otto and Kathleen Wheeley Award for Excellence in Technology Transfer presented by the UT Research Foundation.
Posted October 24, 2012

UT Foundation Board of Directors to Meet Oct. 18 in Knoxville
The board of directors and officers of the University of Tennessee Foundation will meet Thursday, Oct. 18, in Knoxville.
Posted October 11, 2012

UT Chattanooga Chancellor Nominations and Applications
To: UT System-wide Faculty and Staff
From: UTC Chancellor Search Committee Chair Larry Arrington
Re: UTC Chancellor Nominations and Applications
Posted October 11, 2012

UT Hosts Online Education Open House Oct. 10 at Kingsport Center for Higher Education
The University of Tennessee will host an open house Oct. 10 for Kingsport-area residents to learn about online degree and certificate programs offered through the UT Martin, Knoxville, Chattanooga and Health Science Center campuses.
Posted October 01, 2012

UT Executive and Compensation and Health Affairs Committees to Meet Oct. 2 in Nashville
The University of Tennessee Board of Trustees’ Executive and Compensation Committee and Health Affairs Committee will meet Tuesday, Oct. 2, in Nashville.
Posted September 25, 2012

UT Martin Continues Top-Tier Ranking
The University of Tennessee at Martin remains in the top-tier for southern master’s level universities in the 2013 edition of America’s Best Colleges compiled by U.S.News & World Report.
Posted September 12, 2012

UT Knoxville Ranked Among Top Public Institutions
The university has maintained its place among the nation’s top fifty public institutions, according to US News and World Report‘s 2013 undergraduate rankings released today.
Posted September 12, 2012

Chancellor Roger Brown Announces Early Retirement, Interim Named
Chancellor Roger Brown of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga today announced his decision to retire from his position effective September 30, 2012.
Posted September 10, 2012

UT Tours State to Meet with High School Guidance Counselors about Admissions, Financial Aid and the College Transition
The University of Tennessee launches its eight-stop statewide “Conferences for Counselors” tour on Sept. 5, offering almost 700 high school guidance counselors the opportunity to learn about topics affecting their college-bound students.
Posted September 04, 2012

Haslam Concludes Series of Workforce Readiness Meetings
Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam has concluded a series of seven candid conversations he held across the state with employers and educators to better link post-secondary education to high-quality jobs.
Posted August 29, 2012

UT Knoxville Hires New Vice Chancellor for Research and Engagement
Taylor Eighmy, senior vice president for research at Texas Tech University, has been named vice chancellor for research and engagement for UT.
Posted August 24, 2012

UT Continuing Education Course for Dental Assistants to be offered in Kingsport in September
The University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s College of Dentistry will offer a continuing education course for dental assistants at the Kingsport Center for Higher Education in downtown Kingsport on Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012.
Posted August 22, 2012

Haslam Appoints Seven New Members to Higher Education Boards
Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today announced the appointments of seven new members to Tennessee’s higher education boards.
Posted August 21, 2012

UT Board of Trustees Holds Workshop Aug. 27-28 in Nashville
The University of Tennessee Board of Trustees will meet Aug. 27-28 in Nashville for a workshop.
Posted August 20, 2012

High-Tech Startup Companies Resulting from UT Technology More Than Double
Responding to the challenge from national and state leaders to increase and encourage more innovation, the University of Tennessee helped establish nine startup companies based on technology developed by UT faculty over the last fiscal year, more than doubling the total from a year ago.
Posted August 15, 2012

Gov. Haslam Hosts Higher Ed Roundtable at UTHSC
For an hour Tuesday afternoon, on the campus of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), Gov. Bill Haslam led a candid conversation with some 25 Memphis educators, business leaders and legislators.
Posted August 08, 2012

Zacharia Leaves Posts at ORNL, UT
Thomas Zacharia, who helped the University of Tennessee and Oak Ridge National Laboratory partnership achieve world leadership in supercomputing, is leaving his post as deputy director for science and technology at the lab to head research efforts for the Qatar Foundation, lab director Thom Mason announced Wednesday.
Posted August 02, 2012

175 Tennessee Businesses Assisted by TSI
Tennessee Solar Institute programs and activities have benefitted more than 175 Tennessee businesses during the past two and one-half years, stimulating economic development and job creation, according to a report released today by TSI.
Posted July 31, 2012

Committee Named for UTC Chancellor Search
A committee has been named to conduct the search for the next chancellor at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, UT System President Joe DiPietro announced Tuesday.
Posted July 31, 2012

Space Institute Researchers Develop Laser Technology to Fight Cancer
Researchers at the Center for Laser Applications at the University of Tennessee Space Institute in Tullahoma have developed a technology that goes on a “seek and destroy” mission for cancerous tumors. They have harnessed the power of lasers to find, map, and non-invasively destruct cancerous tumors.
Posted July 23, 2012

UT, Tennessee Fare Well in New Student Loan Debt Report
Tennessee graduates are less likely to have student loan debt than students in other states. And those who do owe less.
Posted July 17, 2012

Criminal justice majors to participate in hands-on forensic academy
MARTIN, Tenn. — Twenty-four students from 10 universities will descend upon Oak Ridge beginning Monday, July 9, for the National Forensic Academy Collegiate Program. The program is a joint venture between the University of Tennessee at Martin and the University of Tennessee Law Enforcement Innovation Center.
Posted July 06, 2012

UT Board of Trustees Approves Five-Year Strategic Plan
Over the next five years, the University of Tennessee expects to produce more qualified and more diverse numbers of graduates, increase research capacity and outreach, be effective and efficient and better promote the ways the University enhances the quality of life for Tennesseans, according to the goals set out in the strategic plan the UT board of trustees approved on Thursday
Posted June 21, 2012

UT Study: Students Who Complete Bachelor's Degrees in Four Years Earn More
A study done by UT’s Center for Business and Economic Research (CBER), in cooperation with the Tennessee Higher Education Commission (THEC), has found that college students who earned their bachelor’s degrees within four years make higher salaries than those who took longer to complete their degrees.
Posted June 18, 2012

The University of Tennessee Board of Trustees will meet June 20-21 in Knoxville
The full board's meeting will begin at 1:30 p.m. EDT, Thursday, June 21 in Hollingsworth Auditorium on the agricultural campus
Posted June 13, 2012

UT Foundation Board of Directors to Meet June 19 in Knoxville
The board of directors and officers of the University of Tennessee Foundation will meet Tuesday, June 19, in Knoxville.
Posted June 12, 2012

Tennessee embraces solar installation
$11.5 million supports 6.7 MW of solar PV installations
Posted June 12, 2012

UTC Chancellor Roger Brown to Retire
After a successful career in higher education including a dynamic and productive seven years at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Chancellor Roger Brown informed me earlier today of his plans to retire.
Posted June 08, 2012

Tennessee Solar Institute Report Highlights Tennessee’s Predicted Solar Demand and Installation Capacity
A study of Tennessee’s solar industry commissioned by TSI finds strong solar-installation capacity to support expected future demand in the state.
Posted June 07, 2012

Math, Science Teacher Preparation Program Lauded as State Model
VolsTeach, the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, program that prepares math and science majors to become teachers, is being recognized for helping to solve one of the state’s most vital education problems.
Posted May 25, 2012

UT Trusteeship and Executive and Compensation Committees to Meet May 15 in Nashville
The University of Tennessee Board of Trustees’ Trusteeship Committee and Executive and Compensation Committee will meet Tuesday, May 15, in Nashville.
Posted May 08, 2012

UT’s J. Daniel Stewart Inducted into Georgia Tech’s College of Engineering Hall of Fame
J. Daniel Stewart, associate vice president for research at the University of Tennessee, has been inducted into the College of Engineering Hall of Fame at Georgia Tech, his alma mater.
Posted May 04, 2012

UT Martin receives $200,000 grant through 'Race to the Top' program

MARTIN, Tenn. – The University of Tennessee at Martin received the largest amount awarded to any institution this year from the federal Race to the Top grant for the STEM Professional Development Program.


Posted May 02, 2012

UT Audit and Effectiveness and Efficiency for the Future Committees to Meet May 8 in Knoxville
The University of Tennessee Board of Trustees’ Audit Committee and Committee on Effectiveness and Efficiency for the Future will meet Tuesday, May 8, in Knoxville.
Posted May 01, 2012

UT Knoxville Professor Jesse Poore Passes Away
Dr. Jesse H. Poore, professor in the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, passed away at his home on April 25.
Posted April 30, 2012

UT's Diversity Advisory Council Hosts Writing Retreat April 26-29
Almost 40 women from higher education institutions across the country - including approximately 10 faculty members and students from UT's campuses in Chattanooga, Knoxville and Martin - will attend a writing retreat April 26-29 at UT Knoxville.
Posted April 20, 2012

Tennessee’s Largest Solar Farm is Officially Open
Tennessee has cut the ribbon on the state’s largest solar power array. DOE Deputy Secretary Poneman, Deputy Governor Ramsey and University of Tennessee President Dr. DiPietro joined a crowd of almost 200 to celebrate the opening of the West Tennessee Solar Farm. The Farm officially began generating power today.
Posted April 12, 2012

UT Martin Plans 'Maymester,' Special Three-week Miniterm
“Maymester,” a special three-week mini-term, will be offered in May at the University of Tennessee at Martin. The term will span May 14-June 1.
Posted March 29, 2012

UT Campuses Encourage Summer School Attendance; New Guidelines Allow for Use of HOPE Scholarship

For the first time since HOPE scholarships have been offered in Tennessee, college students can use them toward summer courses in 2012. More than 12,500 students at University of Tennessee campuses are currently HOPE scholarship recipients.


Posted March 16, 2012

UT and Min Kao Dedicate New Engineering Building
Today, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, alumnus and Garmin International, Inc. founder Min H. Kao helped dedicate the new $37.5 million engineering building named in his honor—a state-of-the art addition to UT's iconic Hill and a needed addition to one of UT's fastest growing colleges.
Posted March 14, 2012

Three UT Graduate Programs Rank Among Top 10 in Nation
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s graduate programs in supply chain management and logistics, nuclear engineering, and printmaking are once again Top 10 national programs, according to U.S. News and World Report‘s 2013 rankings released today.
Posted March 13, 2012

UT Names Sandy Jansen Executive Director of Audit and Consulting Services
Sandy Jansen has been named executive director of Audit and Consulting Services at the University of Tennessee.
Posted March 09, 2012

UT Urges Students to Consider Taking Summer Classes
Spring may still be several weeks away, but at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, it’s already time to think about summer school.
Posted March 08, 2012

UT Chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek on APLU Board, Chairs APLU Commission
Jimmy G. Cheek, chancellor of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, is now on the board of directors of the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU), the nation's oldest, and one of its leading, higher education associations.
Posted March 01, 2012

UT Pleased with Governor’s Support, President Tells Trustees
The University of Tennessee and higher education in Tennessee will benefit from the budget proposed by Gov. Bill Haslam last month, UT President Joe DiPietro told the board of trustees on Wednesday.
Posted February 29, 2012

UT Board of Trustees Academic Affairs and Student Success Committee Available Via Videoconference
The University of Tennessee Board of Trustees’ Academic Affairs and Student Success committee meeting on Feb. 29 will be available for viewing by videoconference on each campus.
Posted February 23, 2012

UT Board of Trustees Holds Winter Meeting Feb. 28-29 in Memphis
The University of Tennessee Board of Trustees will meet Feb. 28-29 in Memphis.
Posted February 20, 2012

UT Technology to Help Detect Deadly Disease
A group of researchers at the University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine in Knoxville has created technology that provides non-invasive detection of amyloidosis, a disease known to occur in Type 2 diabetes, myeloma, rheumatoid arthritis, Alzheimer’s and other fatal or debilitating diseases.
Posted February 20, 2012

UT Foundation Board of Directors to Meet Feb. 27 in Memphis
The board of directors and officers of the University of Tennessee Foundation will meet Monday, Feb. 27, in Memphis.
Posted February 20, 2012

Two UT Campuses Are the Only Publics and Among Just Four in Tennessee Named in Princeton Review’s ‘150 Best Values’
The University of Tennessee’s campuses at Knoxville and Martin are the only public institutions and among just four Tennessee universities named among The Princeton Review’s “150 Best Value Colleges for 2012” list.
Posted February 08, 2012

Cooper, Cate Featured Presenters at UT Advocacy Council
U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper and Mark Cate, special assistant to Gov. Bill Haslam, spoke to more than 100 University of Tennessee alumni and UT officials at the winter meeting of the UT Advocacy Council on Saturday.
Posted February 07, 2012

Governor's Budget Proposal
To: UT System-wide Faculty and Staff
From: President Joe DiPietro
Re: Governor's Budget Proposal
Posted January 31, 2012

UT Board of Trustees’ Committees Meet Jan. 27 in Nashville
The University of Tennessee Board of Trustees’ Trusteeship, Audit, Executive and Compensation and Effectiveness and Efficiency for the Future committees will meet Friday, Jan. 27, in Nashville.
Posted January 20, 2012

UT Professor Honored by National Academy of Sciences
Harry “Hap” McSween, Chancellor’s Professor and Distinguished Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, is being honored by the National Academy of Sciences for his extraordinary scientific achievements.
Posted January 20, 2012

UT Martin to Host Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist as Guest Speaker

MARTIN, Tenn. Rick Bragg, American author and New York Times correspondent, will present a public lecture at 7:30 p.m., Feb. 2. The lecture will be held in Watkins Auditorium of the Boling University Center on the main campus of the University of Tennessee at Martin.


Posted January 20, 2012

UTC Earns SACS Accreditation for Next Decade
In spring semester 2011, years of preparation and hard work culminated in the 10-year review and site visit to UTC from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS).
Posted January 06, 2012

UT Research Foundation awards $120,000 in Maturation Funds
The University of Tennessee Research Foundation (UTRF) has selected eight teams of inventors to receive annual Maturation Funding. Each team will receive $15,000 to assist in further developing the technology to improve positioning for licensing and commercialization.
Posted January 06, 2012

UT Audit Committee Meets Jan. 9 to Interview Executive Director Candidates
The University of Tennessee Board of Trustees' Audit Committee will interview candidates for the executive director of audit and consulting services in Knoxville on Monday, Jan. 9.
Posted January 04, 2012

UTHSC Pharmacy Professor Receives Clinical Practice Award
Bradley A. Boucher, PharmD, FCCP, FCCM, BCPS, professor of Clinical Pharmacy and associate professor of Neurosurgery at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), received the American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP) 2011 Clinical Practice Award.
Posted December 16, 2011

Alumni Association Helps Alumni Find Jobs with Networking Tools
With the employment rate not expected to rebound anytime soon, the University of Tennessee Alumni Association (UTAA) is making it easier for alumni to use their alma mater as a launch pad toward a new job.
Posted December 14, 2011

University of Tennessee Confers Nearly 4,000 Degrees in December
On University of Tennessee campuses across the state, nearly 4,000 students are receiving undergraduate and graduates degrees this month.
Posted December 12, 2011

UT Alumna, Olympic Gold Medalist Challenges Graduates to Risk, Enjoy Life's Race
Take risks. Set goals. Power through obstacles. And above all, enjoy the race of life. That was the challenge from Benita Fitzgerald Mosley, a University of Tennessee alumna and 1984 Olympic gold medalist, to graduates during today’s fall commencement ceremony.
Posted December 09, 2011

UT Martin Student Appointed to THEC
A University of Tennessee at Martin student has been named by Gov. Bill Haslam as student member to the Tennessee Higher Education Commission.
Posted December 09, 2011

UT Trusteeship and Audit Committees to Meet Dec. 16 in Nashville
The University of Tennessee Board of Trustees’ Trusteeship and Audit committees will meet Friday, Dec. 16, in Nashville.
Posted December 09, 2011

Two UT-ORNL Scientists, Bredesen Center Leaders Elected AAAS Fellows
Lee Riedinger and Michael Simpson, joint faculty members of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and the U.S. Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, have been elected fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).
Posted December 08, 2011

Report: TN Solar Industry Growing Fast
Tennessee’s solar industry is growing fast—and offers ample opportunities for economic development. Those are among the findings of the first statewide attempt to capture a high-level view of Tennessee’s solar power industry.
Posted December 08, 2011

U.S. Rep. Fleischmann honors Pat Summitt
U.S. Rep. Chuck Fleischmann honored Coach Summitt on the House floor on Tuesday for being named Sports Illustrated's "Sportswoman of the Year" and for her continued strength while facing early-onset dementia, Alzheimer's type.
Posted December 06, 2011

Lady Vols Coach Pat Summitt Named 2011 `Sportswoman of the Year'

As the all-time winningest coach in NCAA collegiate basketball history, University of Tennessee Lady Vol head coach Pat Summitt has won her fair share of awards over the past 38 years.

Today, Summitt joined an elite group of sports superstars when it was announced by Time Inc. Sports Group editor Terry McDonell that she, and Duke's Mike Krzyzewski, are the 2011 SPORTS ILLUSTRATED Sportswoman and Sportsman of the Year.


Posted December 05, 2011

UT Executive and Compensation Committee to Meet Nov. 29 in Nashville
The University of Tennessee Board of Trustees’ Executive and Compensation Committee will meet Tuesday, Nov. 29, in Nashville.
Posted November 22, 2011

Tennessee Solar Institute Receives 2011 Solar Champion Award
The Tennessee Solar Institute is the 2011 recipient of the Solar Champion Award sponsored by the Tennessee Solar Energy Industries Association (TenneSEIA).
Posted November 16, 2011

UTHSC’s RxBio Receives $15 Million Federal Contract
The University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) is pleased to announce that RxBio, Inc., an early stage biopharmaceutical company that has spun out of UTHSC, has been awarded a $15 million federal contract.
Posted November 09, 2011

UT President DiPietro Focuses on Teamwork, Engagement Across the State
"Family reunion" has been the theme for the activities of University of Tennessee President Joe DiPietro over the last four months.
Posted October 28, 2011

UT Names New Interdisciplinary Center After Former Governor Bredesen
The University of Tennessee has renamed its new energy sciences graduate research program with Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) in honor of its founding visionary—former Governor Phil Bredesen.
Posted October 28, 2011

Dick Gourley Named Interim President of the UT Research Foundation
The University of Tennessee Research Foundation (UTRF), the not-for-profit organization responsible for commercializing technology created by UT faculty, welcomes new leadership.
Posted October 27, 2011

UT Board of Trustees Holds Fall Meeting Oct. 27-28 in Knoxville
The University of Tennessee Board of Trustees will meet Oct. 27-28 in Knoxville.
Posted October 20, 2011

UT Gets $2.3 Million to Help Low-income Adults in TN, GA, NC Pursue Higher Education
KNOXVILLE—Low-income adults in Tennessee, Georgia and North Carolina's rural areas will now have greater access to postsecondary education, thanks to a federal grant recently awarded to the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
Posted October 19, 2011

Gourley Steps Down as Dean of the College of Pharmacy at UT Health Science Center to Lead UT Research Foundation
Dick Gourley, PharmD, has stepped down as dean of the UT College of Pharmacy, in order to immediately assume the leadership role as interim president of the University of Tennessee Research Foundation (UTRF).
Posted October 13, 2011

UT Martin Opens New Jackson Center
Almost 20 years without a home of its own in Madison County ended Tuesday as the University of Tennessee at Martin opened a new Jackson Center at 3031 Highway 45 Bypass.
Posted October 12, 2011

Environmental Microbiology Expert Terry Hazen Named Governor’s Chair
Terry Hazen, an environmental biologist and authority on bioremediation and bioenergy with Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, has been named the 10th University of Tennessee-Oak Ridge National Laboratory Governor's Chair.
Posted October 04, 2011

UT Foundation Board of Directors to Meet Oct. 6 in Knoxville
The board of directors and officers of the University of Tennessee Foundation Inc. will meet Thursday, Oct. 6, in Knoxville.
Posted September 29, 2011

UT Center for Renewable Carbon Named as Lead Institution for $15 Million USDA Grant
The Center for Renewable Carbon, a program of the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture, has been named by the USDA as a recipient of one of five coordinated agricultural research projects to support the development of sustainable regional bioenergy production systems.
Posted September 29, 2011

Tennessee Solar Institute Announces New Solar Installation Grant Recipients
Tennessee Solar Institute (TSI) today announced it has committed nearly $1.6 million in new Solar Installation grants to Tennessee businesses.
Posted September 20, 2011

UT Executive and Compensation Committee to Meet Sept. 23 in Knoxville
The University of Tennessee Board of Trustees’ Executive and Compensation Committee will meet Friday, Sept. 23, in Knoxville.
Posted September 16, 2011

UT Tours State to Meet with High School Guidance Counselors about New Admissions Requirements, Transfer Pathways
The University of Tennessee launches a seven-stop statewide “Conferences for Counselors” tour on Sept. 19, offering almost 700 high school guidance counselors the opportunity to hear about higher education changes and programs affecting their students.
Posted September 14, 2011

UT Martin Continues in Top Tier of U.S.News Rankings
The University of Tennessee at Martin continued its top-tier ranking for master’s level public universities in the South in the 2012 edition of America’s Best Colleges compiled by U.S.News & World Report.
Posted September 13, 2011

UT Knoxville Ranked Among Nation’s Top Public Institutions
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, is again ranked among the nation’s Top 50 public institutions, according to U.S. News and World Report’s 2012 undergraduate rankings released today.
Posted September 13, 2011

UT Nominates Johnnie Ray to be Vice President for Development and Alumni Affairs
Johnnie Ray, president and chief executive officer of the Arizona State University Foundation, will be recommended as the next vice president for development and alumni affairs at the University of Tennessee.
Posted August 29, 2011

UT Health Science Center College of Pharmacy Dedicates State-of-the-Art Building
On Friday, August 25, the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) dedicated its new 183,857-square-foot College of Pharmacy building on the UT-Baptist Research Park in the Memphis Medical Center.
Posted August 26, 2011

A Message from Pat Summitt
A Message from Pat Summitt
Posted August 23, 2011

UT Audit Committee to Meet Aug. 30 in Knoxville
The Audit Committee of the University of Tennessee Board of Trustees will meet Aug. 30 in Knoxville.
Posted August 23, 2011

UT, TBR Announce 50 Guaranteed Transfer Pathways between Community Colleges and Universities
Community college students who want to complete a bachelor’s degree now have a guarantee that their credits will transfer to a public university in Tennessee, if they choose one of 50 different majors offering transfer pathways.
Posted August 22, 2011

UT Continues Effectiveness and Efficiency Efforts; Estimated Savings Exceed $52 Million
The University of Tennessee is continuing to find ways to save money by being more effective and efficient with resources, and so far the University has identified initiatives with the potential to save more than $52 million.
Posted August 19, 2011

UT Board of Trustees Holds Workshop Aug. 24
The University of Tennessee Board of Trustees will hold a workshop on Aug. 24 in Murfreesboro.
Posted August 17, 2011

By ACT Scores, UT's Incoming Freshmen are in State's Top 8 Percent
Approximately 4,200 freshmen will begin classes on Wednesday at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. By average ACT scores, they rank among the top 8 percent of students statewide.
Posted August 12, 2011

UT Committee on Effectiveness and Efficiency for the Future to Meet Aug. 19 in Knoxville
The University of Tennessee Board of Trustees’ Committee on Effectiveness and Efficiency for the Future will meet Friday, Aug. 19, in Knoxville.
Posted August 12, 2011

Tennessee Solar Institute Re-opens Solar Installation Grant Program
The Tennessee Solar Institute (TSI) today announced it will begin accepting requests for applications (RFA) for a second round of its Solar Installation Grant Program.
Posted August 11, 2011

UTHSC Department of Preventive Medicine Releases New iPhone App to Help Smokers Quit
The Department of Preventive Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) has released a new iPhone App to help smokers break the smoking habit permanently.
Posted July 25, 2011

UT-Battelle Donates $25,000 to Alvin Weinberg Memorial Effort
Oak Ridge National Laboratory managing contractor UT-Battelle has donated $25,000 to an effort to honor the memory of Alvin M. Weinberg, the Department of Energy national laboratory's first director who was recognized as a nuclear pioneer and science visionary.
Posted July 20, 2011

University of Tennessee Foundation Names 10 Additions to Board of Directors
The University of Tennessee Foundation announced the addition of 10 new members of the board of directors on Friday. The new members will begin serving on July 1.
Posted June 24, 2011

UT Board of Trustees Approves Budget and Sets Tuition for FY 2012
The University of Tennessee Board of Trustees today approved a $1.861 billion budget for fiscal year 2012, reflecting a loss of stimulus funding, tuition increases at each campus and raises for faculty and staff for the first time in four years.
Posted June 23, 2011

Haslam Appoints Five Members to The University of Tennessee Board of Trustees
Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today announced the appointment of J. Brian Ferguson and Tommy G. Whittaker to the University of Tennessee Board of Trustees.
Posted June 22, 2011

UT Foundation Board of Directors to Meet June 24 in Knoxville
The board of directors and officers of the University of Tennessee Foundation, Inc., will meet at 10 a.m. Friday, June 24, in Knoxville.
Posted June 17, 2011

Proposed Tuition Increases
To: UT System-wide Faculty and Staff
From: President Joe DiPietro
Re: Proposed Tuition Increases
Posted June 17, 2011

UT Board of Trustees Holds Annual Meeting June 22-23 in Knoxville
The University of Tennessee Board of Trustees will meet June 22-23 in Knoxville.
Posted June 15, 2011

Fiscal Year 2012 Pay Increases
To: UT System-wide Faculty and Staff
From: President Joe DiPietro
Re: Fiscal Year 2012 Pay Increases
Posted June 15, 2011

University of Tennessee Nominates Larry Arrington to be Chancellor of the Institute of Agriculture
Larry Arrington, professor of agricultural education and communication at the University of Florida, will be recommended by UT President Joe DiPietro for election by the UT Board of Trustees as the next chancellor of the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture.
Posted June 15, 2011

More Than 6,100 Students Earn University of Tennessee Degrees in May; New Efforts to Aid Student Success in Place
As the University of Tennessee introduces more than 6,100 new graduates of its five campuses to the workforce, spring commencement season winds down with future graduates now looking forward to the possibility of finishing college faster, thanks to summer funding of lottery scholarships.
Posted May 27, 2011

University of Tennessee Thanks Sen. Jamie Woodson
Using a platform that is among the most recognized and meaningful to its alumni, the University of Tennessee on Friday thanked Sen. Jamie Woodson for her advocacy and support for public higher education.
Posted May 20, 2011

UT Report Shows Gaps in Graduate Supply and Job Demand
Researchers from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Center for Business and Economic Research (CBER) and the Tennessee Higher Education Commission (THEC) have completed a report analyzing how well the state's higher education system is supplying graduates to meet the occupational needs of employers.
Posted May 10, 2011

UT, Pellissippi Sign Agreement Formalizing New Bridge Program
Sixty students have now confirmed their attendance in a new program in which students will be dually enrolled at UT Knoxville and Pellisssippi State Community College (PSCC).
Posted April 29, 2011

UT Executive and Compensation Committee to Meet May 5 in Nashville
The University of Tennessee Board of Trustees’ Executive and Compensation Committee will meet Thursday, May 5, in Nashville.
Posted April 28, 2011

University of Tennessee Opposes Guns on Campus Proposal
The University of Tennessee, including all of its campuses and institutes statewide, is taking a stand against a proposed bill currently before the state House Judiciary Committee that would allow more people to carry guns on campus, creating an unsafe environment for students, faculty, staff and visitors.
Posted April 18, 2011

UT Audit Committee to Meet April 7 in Nashville
The Audit Committee of the University of Tennessee Board of Trustees will meet April 7 in Nashville.
Posted March 30, 2011

India Lane Named UT Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs and Student Success
India Lane has been named assistant vice president for academic affairs and student success for the University of Tennessee System.
Posted March 30, 2011

Search Begins for UT’s Next Vice President for Development and Alumni Affairs
The University of Tennessee has begun the search for a new vice president for development and alumni affairs.
Posted March 17, 2011

UT Increasing Minimum Starting Pay Rate to $8.50 an Hour
The University of Tennessee will increase its minimum starting pay rate to $8.50 an hour, effective July 1, 2011.
Posted March 15, 2011

UT Day on the Hill Focuses on Statewide Impact, Major Milestones
The University of Tennessee celebrated four major milestones today at its sixth UT Day on the Hill.
Posted March 09, 2011

Changes to Long-Term Disability Insurance Result in Better Coverage and Lower Premiums
To: UT System-wide Faculty and Staff
From: President Joe DiPietro and Chief Human Resources Officer Linda Hendricks
Re: Changes to Long-Term Disability Insurance Result in Better Coverage and Lower Premiums
Posted March 08, 2011

Registration Underway for State Economic Development Course Offered by UT
The University of Tennessee Institute for Public Service (IPS) is once again sponsoring the Tennessee Basic Economic Development Course (TBEDC) for regional, state and federal community leaders and stakeholders.
Posted March 07, 2011

Gov. Haslam Elected Chairman, Addresses UT Board of Trustees
Gov. Bill Haslam was elected chairman of the University of Tennessee Board of Trustees on Friday and complimented the University on the way it has handled challenging economic times.
Posted February 25, 2011

UT Academic Affairs and Student Success Committee Meeting on Feb. 25 Available Via Videoconference
The University of Tennessee Board of Trustees’ Academic Affairs Student Success Committee meeting on Feb. 25 may be viewed via webcast or in person at videoconference sites on each UT campus.
Posted February 22, 2011

UT’s Effectiveness and Efficiency Efforts Result in $45.8 Million Savings
The University of Tennessee has identified and implemented effectiveness and efficiency initiatives that have the potential to save the University $45.8 million.
Posted February 18, 2011

UT Board of Trustees Holds Winter Meeting Feb. 24-25 in Chattanooga
The University of Tennessee Board of Trustees will meet Feb. 24-25 in Chattanooga.
Posted February 17, 2011

UT Knoxville Leads State in Degrees Conferred
UT Knoxville leads all of the state’s other public universities in the number of undergraduate degrees and graduate degrees it confers.
Posted February 17, 2011

UT Martin Has 12th Consecutive Record Spring Enrollment
A record 7,824 students are enrolled for spring semester at the University of Tennessee at Martin.
Posted February 15, 2011

UT Committee on Effectiveness and Efficiency for the Future to Meet Feb. 18 in Knoxville
The University of Tennessee Board of Trustees’ Committee on Effectiveness and Efficiency for the Future will meet Friday, Feb. 18, in Knoxville.
Posted February 11, 2011

Tennessee Opens New Research Facilities at Center for Renewable Carbon
The University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture has opened a comprehensive research facility to accommodate faculty and industry initiatives through the new Center for Renewable Carbon (CRC).
Posted February 07, 2011

West Tennessee Solar Farm Receives Environmental Approval
U.S. Dept. of Energy Issues Finding of No Significant Impact, Project Moves Forward
Posted February 03, 2011

UT Committee Begins Search for New Institute of Agriculture Chancellor
The search for the next chancellor of the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture began today with the first meeting of the search committee.
Posted January 31, 2011

UT Report: Economy Continues to Rebound at Slow Rate
It will take years for the U.S. and Tennessee economies to recover, and they may never look quite the same as they did before the recession. Still, they are recovering.
Posted January 27, 2011

Five Finalists Selected in Search for UTHSC College of Medicine Executive Dean
The search committee charged with finding top candidates for the position as executive dean for the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) has selected five finalists.
Posted January 24, 2011

Possible Change for the UT Trusteeship, Executive and Compensation Committees Meetings
Due to the possibility of inclement weather, it may be necessary to conduct the University of Tennessee Board of Trustees’ Trusteeship and Executive and Compensation committees meetings on Friday, Jan. 21, allowing members to participate by telephone.
Posted January 20, 2011

UT Trusteeship, Executive and Compensation Committees to Meet Jan. 21 in Nashville
The University of Tennessee Board of Trustees' Trusteeship and Executive and Compensation committees will meet Friday, Jan. 21, in Nashville.
Posted January 14, 2011

UT Foundation Board of Directors to Meet Jan. 14 in Knoxville
The board of directors and officers of the University of Tennessee Foundation, Inc., will meet at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 14, in Knoxville.
Posted January 07, 2011

Keith Carver Named Executive Assistant to the President
University of Tennessee administrator Keith Carver has been named executive assistant to UT President Joe DiPietro.
Posted January 05, 2011

Joe DiPietro Takes Office as UT President
This is the first day on the job for new UT President Joe DiPietro.
Posted January 03, 2011

UT Center Analyzes Census Numbers, State Growing Faster than Nation
Tennessee’s population is outpacing the nation’s.
Posted December 22, 2010

More than 4,000 students graduate from UT in December
More than 4,000 students across the University of Tennessee are completing their degrees this month.
Posted December 13, 2010

Tennessee Solar Institute Announces $7.25 Million in Solar Innovation Grants
Tennessee Solar Institute announces $7.25 million in Solar Innovation Grants; additional Innovation Grant request process to begin this week.
Posted December 09, 2010

The Audit Committee of the UT Board of Trustees will meet Dec. 10 in Nashville.
The committee will meet at 11 a.m. CST in the offices of Bradley Arant Boult Cummings, 1600 Division St., Suite 700.
Posted December 03, 2010

Bredesen Dedicates Joint Research Facility at Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Governor Phil Bredesen today joined officials from the University of Tennessee and the Department of Energy in dedicating a new state-funded research facility at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
Posted December 03, 2010

UT, ORNL to Dedicate Joint Institute for Neutron Sciences
Gov. Phil Bredesen, in what is likely his final visit to ORNL as Governor of Tennessee, is scheduled to speak at the dedication of the University of Tennessee-ORNL Joint Institute for Neutron Sciences, the last of three state-funded joint institutes built at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
Posted December 01, 2010

UT Begins Internal Search for Executive Assistant to the President
President-elect Joe DiPietro has begun the process of filling the role of Executive Assistant to the President, which will replace the former Chief of Staff position.
Posted November 30, 2010

UT Health Science Center Professor Finds Strategy for Making Anti-Cancer Drugs Work Better
Lawrence Pfeffer, PhD, Muirhead Professor of Pathology and director of the Center for Cancer Research at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), has identified a pathway that is proving successful in making several anti-cancer drugs work more effectively in cancer cells.
Posted November 18, 2010

UT Agricultural Economics Leader Wins National Excellence in Extension Honor
Dr. Clark D. Garland, professor at the University of Tennessee, has received the 2010 National Award for Excellence in Extension for the Southern region from the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities.
Posted November 15, 2010

UT Names Buddy Mitchell Interim Chancellor of the Institute of Agriculture
The University of Tennessee has named Buddy Mitchell, vice chancellor of the Institute of Agriculture, the interim chancellor for the institute.
Posted November 12, 2010

UT Audit Committee to Meet Nov. 4 in Nashville
The Audit Committee of the University of Tennessee Board of Trustees will meet Nov. 4 in Nashville.
Posted October 28, 2010

UT Knoxville Continues Upward Trend in External Research Funding for FY 2010
Research grants and contracts continue their upward trend at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
Posted October 28, 2010

UT Alliance of Women Philanthropists Giving Circle Call for Grant Submissions
The UT Alliance of Women Philanthropists’ Giving Circle Grant Program is accepting grant applications for the 2011 academic year.
Posted October 28, 2010

UT President-elect Joe DiPietro Campus Tour
Statewide campus tour introducing President-elect Joe DiPietro to faculty, staff and students
Posted October 26, 2010

UT Board of Trustees Approves Proposal to Transition to New Fundraising Model
The University of Tennessee Board of Trustees today approved a proposal to boost UT's system-wide fundraising efforts by transitioning to an interdependent foundation model.
Posted October 22, 2010

Joe DiPietro Elected 24th President of the University of Tennessee
Joe DiPietro has been elected the 24th president of the University of Tennessee.
Posted October 22, 2010

UT Search Committee Sends Two Presidential Nominees to Board of Trustees
The University of Tennessee Presidential Search Committee chose two nominees today to be forwarded to the Board of Trustees for the election of the president on Friday.
Posted October 20, 2010

UT’s Partnership with Kingsport Center for Higher Education Celebrates Anniversary, Increases Access for Area Students
A little more than a year ago, the University of Tennessee partnered with the city of Kingsport and four other East Tennessee colleges and universities to extend its reach through web-delivered degree and certificate programs.
Posted October 20, 2010

UT Board of Trustees Holds Fall Meeting Oct. 21-22 in Knoxville
The University of Tennessee Board of Trustees will meet Oct. 21-22 in Knoxville.
Posted October 14, 2010

UT Presidential Search Committee Holds Second Round of Interviews for Candidates
The University of Tennessee Presidential Search Committee will hold the second and final round of interviews for candidates on Wednesday, Oct. 20, in Knoxville.
Posted October 13, 2010

UT Presidential Search Committee Holds First Round of Visits for Candidates
The University of Tennessee Presidential Search Committee will hold the first round of visits for the candidates Oct. 12-13 in Knoxville.
Posted October 08, 2010

UT Asks Gubernatorial Candidates' Views on Higher Ed Concerns
Affordability, accountability and access are among the issues of concern to those both pursuing and working within higher education that are addressed by Tennessee's gubernatorial candidates in a questionnaire released Friday by the University of Tennessee Alumni Association.
Posted October 08, 2010

UT Presidential Search Committee Names Five Candidates to Invite for Visits
The University of Tennessee Presidential Search Committee selected five candidates today to invite for the first round of visits and interviews next week.
Posted October 07, 2010

UT Knoxville Hosts Gubernatorial Debate October 7
Gubernatorial candidates Bill Haslam and Mike McWherter will debate on Thursday, Oct. 7, at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
Posted October 07, 2010

UT Presidential Search Advisory Council Narrows List of Applicants to Be Considered
The University of Tennessee Presidential Search Advisory Council on Wednesday narrowed the number of applicants being considered.
Posted October 06, 2010

Powerful Supercomputer Peers into the Origin of Life
Supercomputer simulations at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory are helping scientists unravel how nucleic acids could have contributed to the origins of life.
Posted October 04, 2010

UT Presidential Advisory Council and Search Committee to Meet Oct. 6-7 in Knoxville
The University of Tennessee Presidential Search Advisory Council will meet Wednesday, Oct. 6, and the Presidential Search Committee will meet Thursday, Oct. 7.
Posted September 29, 2010

Tennessee Businesses Respond Quickly to $9 Million Solar Installation Grant Program
Tennessee Solar Institute (TSI) today announced it has fully committed more than $9 million in Solar Installation grants to Tennessee businesses.
Posted September 27, 2010

Information Session for University of Tennessee Engineering Management Degree Program Offered in Kingsport
Engineers in northeast Tennessee have an opportunity to advance in their fields by earning a master’s degree from the University of Tennessee Space Institute in industrial engineering with a concentration in engineering management.
Posted September 27, 2010

Webcast: Interim President Simek Addresses Institute of Agriculture
Interim President Jan Simek Addresses Institute of Agriculture Faculty, Staff and Students During Campus Tour, Live Webcast Sept. 15 at 12:45 p.m.
Posted September 14, 2010

Tennessee Receives NCAA Letter of Inquiry
Tennessee received a letter of inquiry from the NCAA today concerning its men's basketball program.
Posted September 10, 2010

UT Committees, Foundation to Meet Sept. 17 in Knoxville
Two committees of the University of Tennessee Board of Trustees and the UT Foundation Board of Directors and Officers will meet Friday, Sept. 17, in Knoxville.
Posted September 10, 2010

Consortium of Tennessee Universities Receives $20 Million Grant from the National Science Foundation
Governor Phil Bredesen today joined a consortium of public and private universities in the state to announce a $20 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to boost the state's energy-related research and education efforts.
Posted September 09, 2010

University of Tennessee Continuing Education Course for Dental Assistants to be Offered in Kingsport in November
The University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s College of Dentistry will offer a continuing education course for dental assistants at the Kingsport Center for Higher Education in downtown Kingsport on Saturday, Nov. 13, 2010.
Posted September 09, 2010

UT Trusteeship, Executive and Compensation Committees to Meet Sept. 10 in Nashville
The University of Tennessee Board of Trustee’s Trusteeship Committee and the Board’s Executive and Compensation Committee will meet on Friday, Sept. 10, in Nashville.
Posted September 03, 2010

UT Interim President Says Public Higher Education to Be Outcome-Focused
Outcomes instead of enrollments. That’s how public Tennessee higher education institutions will be judged in the future, and Interim President Jan Simek says that the University of Tennessee is positioned to succeed following passage in February of the Complete College Tennessee Act of 2010.
Posted September 02, 2010

Mother of Interim President Simek Passes Away
Susan Tours Simek, mother of University of Tennessee Interim President Jan Simek, passed away Thursday morning in Knoxville. A longtime resident of California, Mrs. Simek had lived in a Knoxville nursing home for the past six years. She was 89.
Posted August 26, 2010

UT Knoxville and ORNL Name Director for Interdisciplinary Research Center
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) have named physics professor Lee Riedinger as director of the UTK/ORNL Center for Interdisciplinary Research and Graduate Education (CIRE).
Posted August 26, 2010

Tennessee Solar Institute Announces $14.5 Million in Grant Opportunities for Businesses Currently Working or Seeking Work in the Solar Industry
Tennessee Solar Institute (TSI) today announced it is seeking grant applications for $14.5 million in incentives for solar innovation projects that encourage the development of Tennessee’s solar industry.
Posted August 24, 2010

Cheryl Scheid, PhD, Named Permanent Dean for College of Graduate Health Sciences at Health Science Center
Steve J. Schwab, MD, chancellor of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), announced that Cheryl Scheid, PhD, has been appointed permanent dean for the College of Graduate Health Sciences at UTHSC.
Posted August 19, 2010

UT Board of Trustees Holds Workshop
The University of Tennessee Board of Trustees will hold a workshop on Aug. 24.
Posted August 17, 2010

New Online University of Tennessee Nursing Degree Available Through Kingsport Center for Higher Education
Nurses in northeast Tennessee now have the opportunity to earn an advanced degree in nursing practice from the University of Tennessee without leaving home.
Posted August 17, 2010

Tennessee Solar Institute Announces $4.5 million in Solar Installation Grants
Tennessee Solar Institute today announced $4.5 million in Solar Installation grants awarded, just seven weeks after the Institute began accepting applications.
Posted August 13, 2010

Bredesen Appoints UT Knoxville Student, Faculty Member to University’s Board of Trustees
Gov. Phil Bredesen has announced that J.A.M. “Toby” Boulet, UT Knoxville past faculty senate president, and UT Knoxville undergraduate Carey Smith have been appointed to the nonvoting faculty and student seats on the UT Board of Trustees.
Posted July 15, 2010

Volunteer State Solar Initiative Helps Tennessee Lead in Renewable Energy Sector
The State Building Commission today approved Chattanooga-based Signal Energy as the design/build contractor for the West Tennessee Solar Farm to be located along Interstate 40 in Haywood County.
Posted July 12, 2010

UT President Recruitment Efforts to Emphasize Broadest Possible Pool and Statewide UT Presence, Search Committee Decides
Recruitment and the summary of qualifications for the next University of Tennessee president will encourage the most diverse possible candidate pool, including those without a “traditional” higher education background, search committee members decided on Thursday.
Posted July 08, 2010

UT Vice President Bonnie Yegidis To Resign; Katie High Named to Interim Post
Bonnie Yegidis, vice president for academic affairs and student success for the University of Tennessee System, is resigning to accept a post with another university, and Katie High has been appointed to fill the position as interim.
Posted July 07, 2010

UT Presidential Search Committee to Meet July 8 in Nashville
The University of Tennessee Presidential Search Committee will meet on Thursday, July 8, in Nashville.
Posted June 30, 2010

UT Presidential Search Committee Holds First Meeting; Appoints Search Advisory Council
The University of Tennessee Presidential Search Committee held its first meeting today and named the members of its Search Advisory Council.
Posted June 24, 2010

UT Board of Trustees Approves Budget and Sets Tuition for 2011
The University of Tennessee Board of Trustees approved today a $1.9 billion budget for fiscal year 2011 which includes the final year of federal stimulus funding and a 9 percent tuition increase at the Knoxville, Martin and Chattanooga campuses.
Posted June 24, 2010

Bredesen Charges UT Trustees with Hiring Solid Leader
Gov. Phil Bredesen, chairman of the University of Tennessee Board of Trustees, charged trustees and the university with hiring a president who will lead UT through a new era of great opportunities as it faces unprecedented budgetary challenges.
Posted June 24, 2010

UT Reaches $1 Billion Campaign for Tennessee Goal Ahead of Schedule; Anderson Gift Puts UT over the Top in Campaign
The Campaign for Tennessee, the most ambitious fundraising effort in the 216-year history of the University of Tennessee, has reached its $1-billion goal 18 months ahead of schedule.
Posted June 23, 2010

UT Interim President Jan Simek Appoints Steve J. Schwab, M.D. Chancellor for the University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Interim UT President Jan Simek has recommended that Steve J. Schwab, M.D. be elected chancellor for the University of Tennessee Health Science Center.
Posted June 23, 2010

Initial Infrastructure Work Begins on Cherokee Farm
EMJ Construction of Chattanooga has been awarded the contract to oversee initial infrastructure development and site prep for the University of Tennessee's multi-use research campus, Cherokee Farm, and work is beginning this week.
Posted June 22, 2010

UT Presidential Search Committee and Search Advisory Council to Meet June 28 in Knoxville
The University of Tennessee Presidential Search Committee and Search Advisory Council will hold a joint meeting on Monday, June 28, in Knoxville.
Posted June 21, 2010

No Bids Received for Purchase of President's Residence in Knoxville
Today was the deadline for prospective buyers to submit bids to the state for the University of Tennessee property at 940 Cherokee Blvd. in Knoxville.
Posted June 18, 2010

UT Presidential Search Committee to Meet June 24 in Knoxville
The University of Tennessee Presidential Search Committee will hold its first meeting on Thursday, June 24, in Knoxville.
Posted June 17, 2010

UT Board of Trustees Holds Annual Meeting June 23-24 in Knoxville
The University of Tennessee Board of Trustees will meet June 23-24 in Knoxville.
Posted June 16, 2010

UT Will Name Scott Rabenold Interim Vice President for Development and Alumni Affairs
Scott Rabenold, director of the Campaign for Tennessee and associate vice chancellor for development at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, will be named interim vice president for development and alumni affairs for the UT System.
Posted June 16, 2010

Changes to State's Pharmacy Network
Starting July 1, 2010, CVS Caremark will become the pharmacy benefits manager for all employees participating in the State of Tennessee Group Health Insurance Program.
Posted June 15, 2010

Radiation Expert Wirth Named Ninth UT-ORNL Governor's Chair
Brian Wirth, an authority in the ways materials behave in extreme environments, has been named the ninth University of Tennessee-Oak Ridge National Laboratory Governor's Chair.
Posted June 15, 2010

UT Foundation Board to Meet June 22 in Knoxville
The board of directors and officers of the University of Tennessee Foundation Inc. will meet at 3 p.m. EDT Tuesday, June 22, in Knoxville.
Posted June 15, 2010

UT Vice President Henry Nemcik Announces Resignation
Henry Nemcik, vice president for development and alumni affairs and president of the UT Foundation, has announced his intent to resign and accept a new position at another university.
Posted May 24, 2010

UT Infuses State with $2.5 Billion in Income, Creates More than 53,600 Jobs

The University of Tennessee, including all of its campuses statewide, brings at least $2.5 billion annually in income to the state of Tennessee and supports more than 53,600 jobs, according to a study released today.


Posted May 17, 2010

UT Martin Expects Record Graduates

University of Tennessee at Martin officials expect the spring graduating class to be the largest in history.


Posted May 17, 2010

UT Selects Firm to Aid in Presidential Search
The University of Tennessee has chosen a national consulting firm to assist with the search for the University's next president.
Posted May 13, 2010

UT Committee on Effectiveness and Efficiency for the Future to Meet May 19 in Knoxville
The University of Tennessee Board of Trustees’ Committee on Effectiveness and Efficiency for the Future will meet Wednesday, May 19, in Knoxville.
Posted May 12, 2010

UT Trusteeship, Executive and Compensation Committees to Meet May 13 in Nashville
The University of Tennessee Board of Trustees' Trusteeship Committee and Executive and Compensation Committee will meet Thursday, May 13, in Nashville.
Posted May 06, 2010

UT Extension Offers Flood Recovery Tips
Flood recovery tips from UT Extension and the national network of land grant universities, e-extension, including the Louisiana State University Ag Center.
Posted May 06, 2010

UT Day Returns To The Hill
The statewide University of Tennessee was on display at Legislative Plaza on April 21 at the fourth annual UT Day on the Hill in Nashville.
Posted May 05, 2010

UT Sets June 18 Deadline for Bids on President’s Home
The University of Tennessee has opened a second bid process for the purchase of the former residence of UT presidents and chancellors at 940 Cherokee Blvd. in Knoxville.
Posted May 04, 2010

UT Audit Committee Meets April 30 in Nashville
The Audit Committee of the University of Tennessee Board of Trustees will meet April 30 in Nashville.
Posted April 23, 2010

Radiation Expert Weber Named Eighth UT-ORNL Governor's Chair
William Weber, an authority in the ways radiation interacts with materials, has been named the eighth University of Tennessee-Oak Ridge National Laboratory Governor's Chair.
Posted March 25, 2010

U.S. Department of Energy Extends UT-Battelle Contract to Manage Oak Ridge National Laboratory
The U.S. Department of Energy has extended the contract for the University of Tennessee and Battelle Memorial Institute to co-manage Oak Ridge National Laboratory for another five years.
Posted March 23, 2010

UTHSC Appoints Interim Vice Chancellor for Development
Steve J. Schwab, MD, interim chancellor of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), has appointed Keith Carver, PhD, as interim vice chancellor for Development and Alumni Affairs.
Posted March 22, 2010

UT Interim President Speaks at State Budget Hearings
Interim President Jan Simek will be discussing the University's budget request at the General Assembly this week.
Posted March 08, 2010

UT President's Residence Placed on the Market; Realtor Chosen to Handle Inquiries
The University of Tennessee's former residence for presidents and chancellors was placed on the market today, and a realtor has been chosen to help sell the property.
Posted March 05, 2010

UT Board of Trustees Approves Timeline for Presidential Search
The University of Tennessee Board of Trustees today approved a process and timeline for the search for UT’s next president.
Posted February 26, 2010

UT Board of Trustees Academic Affairs and Student Success Committee Meeting to be Webcast
The University of Tennessee Board of Trustees Academic Affairs and Student Success Committee meeting on Friday, Feb. 26, will be Webcast.
Posted February 22, 2010

UT Board of Trustees Holds Winter Meeting Feb. 25-26 in Martin
The University of Tennessee Board of Trustees will meet Feb. 25-26 in Martin.
Posted February 18, 2010

University of Tennessee Health Science Center Changes Its Web Address
The University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) has begun the transition to its new domain name – uthsc.edu.
Posted February 15, 2010

Eight Communities Selected for Economic Development Pilot Program
Rural Communities Selected to Enhance Local Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development
Posted February 11, 2010

UT Press Celebrates 70th Anniversary
The University of Tennessee Press will reach its seventieth anniversary on February 15, 2010.
Posted February 09, 2010

UT Report to the Governor: State Economy Improving S-L-O-W-L-Y
It took more than two years to get into this economic mess, and it’s likely going to take more than two years from now to get out of it.
Posted February 09, 2010

Tennessee Attorney General Issues Caution Against Financial Aid Scam
The state deadline for college financial aid is quickly approaching, and state officials are asking parents and students to beware of official-looking letters promising student financial aid information for a fee.
Posted February 04, 2010

First Facility to Efficiently Convert Corncobs and Bioenergy Crops to Cellulosic Ethanol Opens
Leaders from DuPont Danisco Cellulosic Ethanol (DDCE), University of Tennessee and Genera Energy cut the ribbon on one of the world’s first cellulosic ethanol demonstration facilities, located in Vonore, Tenn.
Posted January 29, 2010

UT, DDCE, and Partners Cut Ribbon of Cellulosic Ethanol Bioefinery
UT, DDCE, and Partners Cut Ribbon of Cellulosic Ethanol Bioefinery
Posted January 29, 2010

ECD Awards Economic Development Education Grant to UT Institute for Public Service
ECD/UT Three-Star Scholarship Program to Award $30,000 in Grants to Rural Elected Officials
Posted January 27, 2010

Higher Education Legislation
To: UT System-wide Faculty and Staff
From: Interim President Jan Simek
Re: Higher Education Legislation
Posted January 26, 2010

UT Foundations Study Committee to Meet Feb. 1 in Knoxville
The University of Tennessee Board of Trustees' Foundations Study Committee will meet Monday, Feb. 1, in Knoxville.
Posted January 25, 2010

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center Raises Nearly $16,000 for Haiti Relief Efforts
The University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) has raised nearly $16,000 for relief efforts in Haiti.
Posted January 15, 2010

UT Foundation Board to Meet Jan. 20 in Nashville
The board of directors and officers of the University of Tennessee Foundation, Inc. will meet at 1:30 p.m. CST Wednesday, Jan. 20, in Nashville.
Posted January 13, 2010

UT Trusteeship, Executive and Compensation Committees to Meet Jan. 20 in Nashville
The University of Tennessee Board of Trustees' Trusteeship Committee and Executive and Compensation Committee will meet Wednesday, Jan. 20, in Nashville.
Posted January 13, 2010

HR Redesign Subject of National Industry Magazine
HR Redesign Subject of National Industry Magazine
Posted January 13, 2010

UT Selects Parker Executive Search to Aid UTHSC Chancellor Search
The University of Tennessee has selected the firm Parker Executive Search to aid in the search for a new chancellor at the UT Health Science Center.
Posted January 08, 2010

DDCE and UT/Genera Energy Demonstration Plant Grand Opening
On Friday, Jan. 29, DuPont Danisco Cellulosic Ethanol LLC (DDCE) and University of Tennessee/Genera Energy LLC will hold a grand opening celebration for one of the nation’s first cellulosic ethanol demo plants, and the only one dedicated to converting both agricultural residue and bioenergy crops to fuel ethanol.
Posted January 07, 2010

11 UT Knoxville Faculty Named AAAS Fellows; More Than Any Southern School
For the second year in a row, the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, has more new fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) than any other university in the South.
Posted January 06, 2010

UT Extension and 4-H Launch Yearlong Centennial Celebration
Calendar year 2010 marks a century of University of Tennessee Extension and 4-H in Tennessee.
Posted January 06, 2010

UT-Battelle's Delivery of Science Highlights Strong DOE Performance Ratings
Led by a number of scientific breakthroughs and operational milestones at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, UT-Battelle has again earned high performance ratings from the Department of Energy.
Posted December 17, 2009

UT Committee Begins Search for New UT Health Science Center Chancellor
A committee to direct the search for the next chancellor at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center has been established and is set to begin work at its first meeting Dec. 18.
Posted December 11, 2009

Statement from University of Tennessee Regarding NCAA Review
The University of Tennessee confirms that there is an NCAA review under way. University Administration and Athletics are cooperating fully.
Posted December 09, 2009

Selection of New Executive Director of UT Space Institute
Dr. Robert "Buddy" Moore, associate dean for research and graduate programs for the College of Veterinary Medicine, has been named executive director of the University of Tennessee Space Institute.
Posted December 07, 2009

Hotline for Reporting ARRA Funds Misuse
The State Comptroller’s Office has established a toll-free hotline for the purpose of reporting illegal, improper or wasteful use of American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds.
Posted December 07, 2009

UT Prepares for Human Resources Redesign to Go Live Jan. 4
A redesign of Human Resources at the University of Tennessee will go into effect in January, and some information about UT Human Resources already is available on a new Web site.
Posted December 03, 2009

UT Committee on Effectiveness and Efficiency for the Future to Meet Dec. 7 in Chattanooga
The University of Tennessee Board of Trustees' Committee on Effectiveness and Efficiency for the Future will meet Monday, Dec. 7, in Chattanooga.
Posted November 30, 2009

New DOE Grant Expands East Tennessee Switchgrass Research to Almost 7000 Acres
Award increases state’s ROI to more than $163.5 million
Posted November 18, 2009

National Headlines for UT Supercomputer
At least for the moment, the world's fastest supercomputer is devoted to solving scientific questions that may save the planet — climate change, renewable energy, new medicines — rather than advances in nuclear weapons that might blow it up.
Posted November 18, 2009

UT’s Kraken is Named World’s Fastest Academic Supercomputer and Third Most Powerful Worldwide
East Tennessee is now home to two of the world's three fastest computers, according to new rankings released today.
Posted November 16, 2009

Microbiologist and Environmental Engineer Loeffler Named Sixth UT-ORNL Governor's Chair
Frank Loeffler, a leading expert in environmental microbiology and the use of bacteria to clean and protect environmental resources, has been named the sixth University of Tennessee-Oak Ridge National Laboratory Governor's Chair.
Posted November 11, 2009

UT Trusteeship Committee to Meet Nov. 12 in Nashville
The Trusteeship Committee of the University of Tennessee Board of Trustees will meet Thursday, Nov. 12, in Nashville.
Posted November 05, 2009

Local Government Officials Complete UT Leadership Training
Sixteen county and municipal government leaders have successfully completed the 17th annual Local Government Leadership Program (LGLP) at the Jimmy Naifeh Center for Effective Leadership, an agency of the University of Tennessee Institute for Public Service.
Posted November 03, 2009

UT Audit Committee Meets Oct. 29 in Chattanooga
The Audit Committee of the University of Tennessee Board of Trustees
will meet at 11:30 a.m. EDT Thursday, Oct. 29, in Chattanooga.
Posted October 22, 2009

Smith Named Interim Dean for UTHSC College of Medicine
Steve J. Schwab, MD, executive dean of the College of Medicine for the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), announced the appointment of J. Lacey Smith, MD, as interim dean for the College of Medicine, Memphis campus. Dr. Smith will assume the duties of interim dean effective October 1 as Dr. Schwab transitions to become interim chancellor of UTHSC.
Posted October 22, 2009

UT Knoxville Wins $10M Grant for Powerful New Supercomputer
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, $10 million to develop a computer system that will interpret the massive amounts of data created by the current generation of high-performance computers in the agency's national computer grid.
Posted October 15, 2009

Improving Graduation Rates is Priority at UT
Increasing the number of University of Tennessee students who stay in school and continue to graduation is a top priority throughout the UT System, UT Interim President Jan Simek said at the fall meeting of the Board of Trustees today.
Posted October 09, 2009

Randy Gentry Named New President of UT Research Foundation
Randy Gentry has been named the new president and CEO of the University of Tennessee Research Foundation (UTRF), the not-for-profit organization responsible for commercializing technology that emerges from the University of Tennessee.
Posted October 08, 2009

UT's Kraken Supercomputer First Academic Computer to Break Petascale
The University of Tennessee's supercomputer, Kraken, has broken a major barrier to become the world's first academic supercomputer to enter the petascale, performing more than 1 thousand trillion operations per second, a landmark achievement.
Posted October 06, 2009

Board of Trustees Webcast Oct. 9
The University of Tennessee Board of Trustees is meeting Oct. 8-9 in Knoxville.
Posted October 06, 2009

UT Board of Trustees Holds Fall Meeting Oct. 8-9 in Knoxville
The University of Tennessee Board of Trustees will meet
Oct. 8-9 in Knoxville.
Posted October 01, 2009

University of Tennessee to Establish Data Analysis Center
The University of Tennessee (UT) will receive $10 million from the National Science Foundation over four years to establish a new, state-of-the-art visualization and data analysis center aimed at interpreting the massive amounts of data produced by today's most powerful supercomputers.
Posted September 29, 2009

The Best UT Has Ever Been
Over its more than 200-year history, the University of Tennessee has seen its share of turning points—times that marked transitions to new eras of progress and higher standing among its peers. Now just may be one of those times.
Posted September 25, 2009

Interim President Simek’s Research Team Featured In ‘American Archaeology’
Interim President Simek’s Research Team Featured In ‘American Archaeology’
Posted September 22, 2009

Energy Conservation and Storage Expert Zawodzinski Named Fifth UT-ORNL Governor's Chair
Thomas Zawodzinski, an expert and innovator in fuel cell and related energy storage science and technology, has been named the fifth University of Tennessee-Oak Ridge National Laboratory Governor's Chair.
Posted September 21, 2009

TV Spot Airs In NCAA Football Coverage
A new University of Tennessee promotional TV spot begins airing this season during televised coverage of UT Vols football games. Airtime is free as part of NCAA broadcasts of SEC football.
Posted September 11, 2009

UT Executive and Compensation Committee and Trusteeship Committee to Meet Sept. 10 in Nashville
UT Executive and Compensation Committee and Trusteeship Committee to
Meet Sept. 10 in Nashville
Posted September 03, 2009

Health Insurance Eligibility Deadline
To: UT System-wide Faculty and Staff
From: Interim President Jan Simek
Posted September 02, 2009

Hershel P. Wall Steps Down as UTHSC Chancellor; Search for Permanent Chancellor to Begin
Hershel P. Wall, MD, chancellor of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), announced plans today to step down from his position on September 30. Dr. Wall has been a member of the Health Science Center team since he began medical school on the Memphis campus more than 52 years ago.
Posted September 02, 2009

UT President's Campus Tour Begins in Memphis Sept. 2
The University of Tennessee president's annual campus tour
begins in Memphis on Wednesday, Sept. 2.
Posted August 31, 2009

UT Committee on Effectiveness and Efficiency to Meet Sept. 3 in Memphis
The Committee on Effectiveness and Efficiency for the
Future, a special committee of the University of Tennessee Board of
Trustees, will meet Sept. 3 at the UT Health Science Center in Memphis.
Posted August 27, 2009

UT, Vanderbilt Partner with SEC on New Academic Network
The University of Tennessee and Vanderbilt University have joined with the 10 other Southeastern Conference institutions to launch the SEC Academic Network, a Web site designed to promote academic endeavors of SEC universities in partnership with ESPN and the member universities.
Posted August 25, 2009

Holiday and Administrative Closing Schedules
Human Resources Officers for each campus and institute have recommended
the holiday and administrative closing schedules for the next five
years.
Posted August 25, 2009

President's Campus Tour Message to Faculty and Staff
To: UT System-wide Faculty and Staff
From: Interim President Jan Simek
Posted August 24, 2009

UT Board of Trustees Holds Workshop
The University of Tennessee Board of Trustees will hold a workshop on
Aug. 25 facilitated by the Association of Governing Boards of
Universities and Colleges.
Posted August 18, 2009

University of Tennessee Human Resources Announces Redesign Plans
The University of Tennessee is redesigning its Human Resources structure to make services more accessible to employees and to position HR to better prepare for the University's future workforce, according to the plan announced today.
Posted August 17, 2009

UT's Incoming Freshman Class is Diverse, Academically Strong
In addition to being the best and brightest class ever, this year's freshman class at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, shows significant gains in diversity.
Posted August 14, 2009

Scholarships for UTHSC College of Nursing Accelerated Program
The University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Nursing announced today that for the second year in a row, it has received funding to award 20 scholarships from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) through the RWJF New Careers in Nursing Scholarship Program.
Posted August 14, 2009

UT Martin Expands Educational Opportunities
Community residents and elected officials joined University of Tennessee leadership and others today to officially celebrate completion of a UT Martin McNairy County Center/Selmer expansion project.
Posted August 14, 2009

UT Names Todd Diacon Executive Director for Academic Assessment and Program Support
Todd Diacon has been named Executive Director for Academic Assessment and Program Support for the University of Tennessee System, effective July 15. Prior to this appointment, he served as vice provost for academic operations at UT Knoxville.
Posted July 29, 2009

University of Tennessee Partners with AstroTurf® on $1.5 Million Research Center
After more than a year of intense planning, The University of Tennessee has partnered with AstroTurf®, the iconic synthetic grass brand, to create the Center for Safer Athletic Fields, which will compare natural grass playing surfaces to synthetic surfaces.
Posted July 28, 2009

UT Announces New Contract for Men's Athletics Director Mike Hamilton
Brentwood businessman Dan Brown has been elected to serve as the 2009-2010 president of the more than 300,000-member University of Tennessee Alumni Association.
Posted July 13, 2009

UT Alumni Association 2009-2010 Leadership Elected
Brentwood businessman Dan Brown has been elected to serve as the 2009-2010 president of the more than 300,000-member University of Tennessee Alumni Association.
Posted July 09, 2009

Power Grid Expert Liu Named Fourth UT-ORNL Governor's Chair
Yilu Liu, an expert in the technologies used to monitor power grids and a researcher in ways to create the next generation "smart grid," has been named the fourth University of Tennessee-Oak Ridge National Laboratory Governor's Chair.
Posted July 06, 2009

University of Tennessee Rolls Out Tennessee Fund
The University of Tennessee announced today the creation of the Tennessee Fund, designed to consolidate and streamline the athletic benefit program, ensure equity in the program, and eliminate any confusion for donors regarding tax deductibility of their gifts.
Posted July 01, 2009

UT Health Science Center Partners in Transplant for Apple CEO
James D. Eason, MD, professor of Surgery at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center and program director of the Methodist University Hospital Transplant Institute, has confirmed that Steve Jobs received a liver transplant at the MUH Transplant Institute, which operates in partnership with UT Health Science Center.
Posted June 24, 2009

UT Alliance of Women Philanthropists Funds Four Programs
In its second year, the University of Tennessee Alliance of Women Philanthropists Board Of Directors has awarded more than $48,000 to four UT programs.
Posted June 23, 2009

UT's Kraken Supercomputer Named World's Sixth Fastest
Add one more top 10 finish to the list of accomplishments at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville: home to the world's most powerful academic supercomputer.
Posted June 23, 2009

UT Board of Trustees Approves Budget, Tuition Increases
The University of Tennessee Board of Trustees today approved a $1.8 billion budget for fiscal year 2010 that includes one-time federal stimulus funding and increases tuition at every campus.
Posted June 17, 2009

UT Board of Trustees and Four Committees to Meet June 16-17 in Knoxville
The University of Tennessee Board of Trustees and four of its committees will meet June 16-17 in Knoxville.
Posted June 09, 2009

UT Foundations Study Committee to Meet June 15 in Knoxville
The University of Tennessee Board of Trustees' Foundations Study Committee will meet Monday, June 15, in Knoxville.
Posted June 08, 2009

Three UTHSC Faculty Honored By UT Alumni Association
Three faculty members from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center recently received special recognition from the University of Tennessee Alumni Association.
Posted June 02, 2009

UT Foundation Board to Meet June 9 in Knoxville
The board of directors and officers of the University of Tennessee Foundation, Inc. will meet at 3 p.m. Tuesday, June 9, in Knoxville.
Posted June 02, 2009

UT Announces Plans for a 'Leaner, More Rational' System Administration Structure
The administration of the University of Tennessee System will be smaller and more efficient under preliminary plans announced today by Acting UT President Jan Simek.
Posted June 01, 2009

Committee on Effectiveness and Efficiency to Meet June 1
The University of Tennessee Board of Trustees' Committee on Effectiveness and Efficiency for the Future will meet Monday, June 1, in Knoxville.
Posted May 23, 2009

UT Designates First Certified Public Administrators for Union and Trousdale Counties
The University of Tennessee has named 54 county officials across Tennessee as certified public administrators this spring, including the first administrators from Union and Trousdale counties.
Posted May 19, 2009

UT a Partner in Volunteer State Solar Initiative
The University of Tennessee will join Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the Tennessee Valley Authority as a partner in Gov. Phil Bredesen's proposed Volunteer State Solar Initiative announced today.
Posted May 13, 2009

Employee Service Awards
The University of Tennessee is fortunate in the remarkable commitment to service shown by our employees. At a special luncheon today to honor their work, Chancellor Cheek and I recognized 99 employees with 25 or more years of service to the University of Tennessee.
Posted May 12, 2009

UT Shares Economic Development Principles with Local Leaders
Thirty-nine economic development practitioners and community leaders have completed the Tennessee Basic Economic Development Course (TBEDC) sponsored by the University of Tennessee Institute for Public Service (IPS).
Posted May 12, 2009

May 11 Budget Update
Acting President Jan Simek provides an update on the UT budget.
Posted May 11, 2009

Budget, Programs, Organizational Structure Among Issues Discussed by UT Trustees
In anticipation of federal stimulus money to make up state funding shortfalls for the next two fiscal years, the University of Tennessee is developing "two-year budgets" that look ahead to an expected $66 million appropriations reduction in 2012.
Posted May 07, 2009

UT Trusteeship Committee to Meet May 14 in Nashville
The Trusteeship Committee of the University of Tennessee Board of Trustees will meet Thursday, May 14, in Nashville.
Posted May 06, 2009

Swine Flu Response Information
From Acting President Jan Simek: In light of concerns about the ongoing swine flu situation, I want to remind all faculty and staff that response plans are in place for each of the University of Tennessee's campuses statewide.
Posted May 01, 2009

UT Audit Committee to Meet May 7 in Nashville
The Audit Committee of the University of Tennessee Board of Trustees will meet Thursday, May 7, in Nashville.
Posted April 30, 2009

UT Finance and Administration, Executive and Compensation Committees to Meet May 5 in Nashville
The Finance and Administration Committee and the Executive and Compensation Committee of the University of Tennessee Board of Trustees will meet Tuesday, May 5, in Nashville.
Posted April 29, 2009

UT Recognized for Exceptional Communications Efforts
The University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture and the UT System Office of Communications won six awards from the Volunteer Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America, including three first-place honors.
Posted April 17, 2009

Patents Demonstrate Advances in Neurological Disorders and Nuclear Medicine
Two researchers at the University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine, Knoxville, received patents from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for medical research that will improve the study of and search for cure for Huntington’s and other neurological disorders and will improve methods for using radioisotopes in nuclear medicine.
Posted April 16, 2009

UT's Telefund Surpasses $1 Million in Pledges for 2008-09
The University of Tennessee's telephone fundraising campaign is proof that gifts of all sizes can make a difference.
Posted April 16, 2009

State Honors UT's Municipal Technical Advisory Service
Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen and the General Assembly have honored the University of Tennessee Municipal Technical Advisory Service for its 60 years of service to the state's 347 cities.
Posted April 15, 2009

History-making Contract Provides Database To All Campuses
University of Tennessee administrators led an effort championed by campus librarians to bring the popular electronic research database Web of Science to all UT campuses, marking the first time a library resource contract has been purchased by the System for use statewide.
Posted April 09, 2009

ORNL, St. Jude Track Neurons to Predict and Prevent Disease
Researchers at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory and St. Jude Children's Research Hospital are looking at how developing nerve cells may hold a key to predicting and preventing diseases like cancer and Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease.
Posted March 30, 2009

Acting President Jan Simek Discusses the Budget Process
Acting President Jan Simek discussed the status of the University of Tennessee's budget process during a live Webcast.
Posted March 23, 2009

Meet UT Alumni on Capitol Hill
Nearly 40 UT Alumni serve the State of Tennessee on Capitol Hill in Nashville. Meet them here.
Posted March 23, 2009

Nuclear Security Expert Hall Named Third UT-ORNL Governor's Chair
Howard Hall, a nuclear chemist and expert in preventing and responding to nuclear terrorism, has been named as the third University of Tennessee-Oak Ridge National Laboratory Governor's Chair.
Posted March 20, 2009

UT Names Scott Studham Chief Information Officer
Scott Studham has been named Chief Information Officer for the University of Tennessee, effective immediately, Executive Vice President David Millhorn announced.
Posted March 17, 2009

Polymer Scientist Sokolov Named Second UT-ORNL Governor's Chair
Renowned polymer scientist Alexei Sokolov has been named as the second University of Tennessee-Oak Ridge National Laboratory Governor's Chair.
Posted March 11, 2009

Board of Trustees Hears Cherokee Farm Campus Proposal
At the University of Tennessee Board of Trustees’ February meeting, designers presented the proposed master plan for the Cherokee Farm campus, the University's interdisciplinary research campus.
Posted March 09, 2009

UT Supercomputer Kraken Officially Up and Running
It's official: the world's fastest university-managed supercomputer is now up and running in East Tennessee.
Posted March 02, 2009

President Petersen Addresses UT Board of Trustees; Simek Officially Named Acting President
The University of Tennessee Board of Trustees today accepted John Petersen's resignation as president and appointed Jan Simek as acting president.
Posted February 27, 2009

UT Board of Trustees Briefed on Budget Plans, Possible Reductions in Force Announced
The University of Tennessee Board of Trustees’ Finance and Administration Committee today heard detailed plans for how each campus and institute plans to achieve their impending budget reductions.
Posted February 26, 2009

2008-09 Facts & Figures
The 2008-09 Facts and Figures summary has been released.
Posted February 24, 2009

Board of Trustees Meeting Feb. 25-27
The University of Tennessee Board of Trustees and five of its committees
will meet Feb. 25-27 in Memphis.
Posted February 19, 2009

UT Announces Petersen Stepping Down, Simek Named Acting President
University of Tennessee President John Petersen and Trustee Vice Chairman Jim Murphy jointly announced today that Petersen will resign as president, effective June 30, 2009, and that Dr. Jan Simek, most recently the interim chancellor for UT Knoxville, will be recommended to the Board to fill the post for up to two years.
Posted February 18, 2009

Industry Workers Earn OSHA Authorization at UT
Manufacturers across Tennessee have taken an important step to ensure safe work environments by designating personnel to become Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) authorized outreach trainers through the state's only OSHA Training Institute Education Center, the University of Tennessee Center for Industrial Services (CIS).
Posted February 11, 2009

More than 60 UT Employees Complete Free Management Training
On January 30, more than 60 University of Tennessee employees celebrated their completion of training courses to prepare them for career growth and supervisory roles.
Posted February 09, 2009

Pharr Named Director of UT-ORNL Joint Institute for Advanced Materials
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, has named George Pharr as the new director of the UT-ORNL Joint Institute for Advanced Materials (JIAM).
Posted February 03, 2009

Tennessee Law Enforcement Executives Graduate from UT Command College
Thirty law enforcement executives from Tennessee have completed the 2009 Southeastern Command and Leadership Academy (SECLA) at the University of Tennessee.
Posted February 02, 2009

UT Hosts Public Issues Forums for Legislative Staff
The Center for Effective Leadership at the University of Tennessee Institute for Public Service (IPS) will host five public issues forums for legislative staff beginning this week.
Posted January 20, 2009

UT Executive and Compensation Committee to Meet Jan. 14
The Executive and Compensation Committee of the University of Tennessee Board of Trustees will meet at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 14, in Knoxville.
Posted January 07, 2009

UT Committee Discusses More Cost-cutting Ideas to Address Reduced Appropriations
The University of Tennessee’s Committee on Effectiveness and Efficiency for the Future, a special committee of the UT Board of Trustees, discussed more cost-cutting proposals on Monday as University campuses and entities continue to prepare scaled-back budgets.
Posted January 06, 2009

UT Foundation Board to Meet Jan. 8 in Knoxville
The board of directors and officers of the University of Tennessee Foundation, Inc. will meet at 3 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 8, on the Knoxville campus
Posted December 31, 2008

UT Effectiveness and Efficiency Committee to Meet Jan. 5
The Committee on Effectiveness and Efficiency for the Future, a special
committee of the University of Tennessee Board of Trustees, is scheduled
to meet at 1 p.m. CST (2 p.m. EST) Monday, Jan. 5, in Martin.
Posted December 29, 2008

UT President, Executive Staff Take Voluntary Pay Cut, Relinquish Staff Cars
University of Tennessee President John Petersen and all members of his executive staff will take a voluntary pay cut of 5 percent and will relinquish University vehicles provided as part of their total compensation. 
Posted December 18, 2008

University of Tennessee Statement on Phillip Fulmer
Phillip Fulmer has decided to not accept an offer from the University of Tennessee to take a 90-day appointment as a special assistant to President John Petersen, the University announced today. 
Posted December 12, 2008

UT President Outlines Initial Efforts to Reduce Cuts to Budget
Actual and proposed cost-cutting measures in the wake of funding reductions for the University of Tennessee were reviewed at the Wednesday meeting of the UT Board of Trustees' Effectiveness and Efficiency for the Future Committee.  
Posted December 03, 2008

UT Institute Hosts Symposium on Crime Scene Management
The University of Tennessee National Forensic Science Institute will host a symposium on advances in crime scene management, evidence collection and case studies Dec. 3-5 in Nashville.  
Posted December 01, 2008

UT Audit Committee to Meet Dec. 2; Effectiveness and Efficiency Committee to Meet Dec. 3
The audit committee of the University of Tennessee Board of Trustees is scheduled to meet at noon Dec. 2 in Memphis.
Posted November 25, 2008

New UT Supercomputer World's 15th Most Powerful
The University of Tennessee's new supercomputer has entered the ranks of the computing elite by placing 15th on the newly-released Top500 list of the world's most powerful computers.
Posted November 17, 2008

UT Celebrates Opening of New Baker Center; Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor Participates in Festivities
The Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, celebrated the opening of its new facility today with a fireworks-capped ribbon-cutting where a dais of elected officials praised Sen. Baker for an outstanding career in public service.
Posted November 04, 2008

Changes to UT Career Development Fund
Several changes to the Career Development Fund take effect Nov. 1, 2008.
Posted October 29, 2008

UT Trustees Approve Jimmy Cheek as New Knoxville Chancellor
The University of Tennessee Board of Trustees has approved UT President John Petersen's recommendation of Jimmy Cheek as the new chancellor of UT Knoxville.
Posted October 27, 2008

Trustees Discuss Budget Challenges and Progress toward Strategic Goals
Members of the University of Tennessee Board of Trustees focused their attention on budget concerns and goals for enhancing efficiency during its fall meeting held Thursday and Friday in Knoxville.
Posted October 27, 2008

UT Board of Trustees OKs Plan to Shift Audiology and Speech Pathology to Health Science Center
The University of Tennessee Board of Trustees on Thursday approved a plan that will allow the Department of Audiology and Speech Pathology and its clinics to continue operations. The program will remain in Knoxville and be administered by the UT Health Science Center College of Allied Health Sciences.
Posted October 24, 2008

UT Trustees Asked to Approve Jimmy Cheek as New Knoxville Chancellor
The University of Tennessee Board of Trustees will be asked to approve UT President John Petersen's recommendation of Jimmy Cheek as the new chancellor of UT Knoxville.
Posted October 24, 2008

UT Board of Trustees and Six Committees to Meet Oct. 23-24 in Knoxville
The University of Tennessee Board of Trustees and six of its committees will meet Oct. 23-24 in Knoxville.
Posted October 16, 2008

Tennessee Breaks Ground for Innovative Cellulosic Ethanol Pilot Biorefinery
DuPont Danisco Cellulosic Ethanol LLC (DDCE) and the University of Tennessee (UT) Research Foundation, through Genera Energy, LLC, broke ground today for an innovative pilot-scale biorefinery and state-of-the-art research and development facility for cellulosic ethanol, or ethanol from non-food sources.
Posted October 14, 2008

Effectiveness and Efficiency Committee to Meet Oct. 18
The Committee on Effectiveness and Efficiency for the Future, a special committee of the University of Tennessee Board of Trustees, is scheduled to meet Oct. 18 in Knoxville.
Posted October 13, 2008

UT President's Campus Tour Visits Knoxville
University of Tennessee President John Petersen visits the flagship campus at Knoxville as part of his annual campus tour.
Posted October 06, 2008

UT President's Campus Tour Visits Tullahoma
University of Tennessee President John Petersen visits the UT Space Institute as part of his annual campus tour.
Posted September 25, 2008

Cost Project Committee to Meet Sept. 29 in Knoxville
The Cost Project Committee, a special committee of the University of Tennessee Board of Trustees, is scheduled to meet September 29 in Knoxville.
Posted September 23, 2008

UT President's Campus Tour Visits Martin, Memphis
University of Tennessee President John Petersen visits UT Martin today and the UT Health Science Center on Tuesday as part of his annual campus tour.
Posted September 22, 2008

Center at UT College of Veterinary Medicine Wins over $5M in Department of Homeland Security Grants 
The University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine's Center for Agriculture and Food Security and Preparedness (CAFSP) at the UT Institute of Agriculture will have a key role in helping to ensure the safety of the nation's food supply and helping promote effective response to a disaster involving animals.  
Posted September 22, 2008

UT Plans to Shift Audiology/Speech Path to Health Science Center; Academic Program, Clinics to Stay in Knoxville
The audiology and speech pathology program will continue operations and remain in Knoxville but will be administered by the UT Health Science Center.
Posted September 18, 2008

Executive and Compensation Committee to Meet Sept. 18
The executive and compensation committee of the University of Tennessee Board of Trustees will meet in Nashville on Thursday, September 18.
Posted September 12, 2008

September is College Savings Month in Tennessee
Governor Phil Bredesen proclaimed September "College Savings Month" in Tennessee.
Posted September 10, 2008

Chattanooga First Stop on UT President’s Campus Tour
University of Tennessee President John Petersen begins an annual series of campus visits with a stop in Chattanooga on Tuesday.
Posted September 08, 2008

UT Plans to Continue Audiology and Speech Pathology Program in Knoxville
Significant progress has been made toward a solution that will allow the UT Knoxville audiology and speech pathology program to continue operations through UT and remain in Knoxville, university officials announced today.
Posted August 19, 2008

DuPont Danisco and University of Tennessee Partner to Build Innovative Cellulosic Ethanol Pilot Facility
DuPont Danisco Cellulosic Ethanol LLC (DDCE) and the University of Tennessee Research Foundation, through its Genera Energy LLC, today announced a partnership to construct an innovative pilot-scale biorefinery and state-of-the-art research and development facility for cellulosic ethanol in Vonore, Tennessee.
Posted July 23, 2008

UT Names Bonnie Yegidis VP for Academic Affairs and Student Success
Bonnie Yegidis has been named Vice President for Academic Affairs and Student Success for the University of Tennessee system.
Posted July 11, 2008

UT Postpones Decision On Program Cuts
A decision on possible program cuts to include the Department of Audiology and Speech Pathology at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville will be postponed until October, but the UT Board of Trustees will vote on Friday as scheduled on a budget to include up to $21 million in system-wide cuts.
Posted June 17, 2008

UT Board of Trustees and Five Committees to Meet June 19-20 in Knoxville
The University of Tennessee Board of Trustees and five of its committees will meet June 19-20 in Knoxville.
Posted June 12, 2008

UT Identifies Budget Cuts to Make Strategic Reductions
The University of Tennessee has identified proposed budget cuts across its statewide system to address the $21.1 million less in revenue from the state’s reduced budget appropriations.
Posted June 04, 2008

May 20 Budget Update
In the past two weeks, our campuses and institutes individually have
been taking a strategic approach to planning their budgets so as to best
deal with the funding circumstances dictated by the state's
well-documented revenue shortfalls.
Posted May 20, 2008

May 14 Budget Update
On Monday night, Gov. Phil Bredesen presented an updated budget submission for the coming fiscal year to a joint session of the Tennessee Senate and House of Representatives.
Posted May 14, 2008