UT Day is Wednesday, Feb. 10. Wear your UT colors and celebrate all the ways our university serves.



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6.89 million reasons to serve the state

Feb. 10, 2021 marks the annual UT Day on the Hill held in Nashville, where a single day is set aside to share, celebrate and educate state lawmakers about all the ways the University of Tennessee System impacts lives across the state.

From education to health care to economic development and everything in between, the UT System serves all 6.89 million of the state’s residents in big and small ways. UT produces the teachers, doctors, dentists and entrepreneurs that teach, care for and create in our state. It also serves millions of Tennesseans through UT Extension, Institute for Public Service and more.

A few of the many ways UT is serving our state:

UTHSC fights Covid

Leading the fight against COVID-19
As the COVID-19 pandemic began to unfold nationally and internationally, the UT Health Science Center stepped forward as the state’s public academic health care institution to lead efforts to combat the virus and care for the community locally and statewide.

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Smart Policy Network

Supporting Tennesseans affected by substance misuse and abuse
Through formation of the Substance Misuse and Addiction Resource for Tennessee (SMART) Policy Network, the UT System is harnessing its full strength to support Tennesseans affected by substance misuse.

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Tennessee Riverline

Connecting paddling, hiking and biking trails
Among other things, 2020 highlighted the importance of nature and investing in Tennessee’s natural resources. The state’s parks, rivers, lakes and trails provide recreation and relaxation in the best and worst of times as well as opportunities for regional travel and tourism.

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Solving the nursing shortage

Addressing the nursing shortage
UT Chattanooga, Hamilton County Schools and Siskin Hospital for Physical Rehabilitation have united to create a state-accredited CNA program to support current and future demand for frontline health care workers in southern middle Tennessee.

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Serving Tennessee classrooms

Supporting the needs to Tennessee schools and students
With almost 1 million students in Tennessee’s PK-12 system, supporting the ongoing needs of students, educators and administrators is one of the most impactful ways UT serves the state.

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Stem education supplements

STEM discovery in virtual classrooms
When the pandemic limited 4-H agents’ ability to engage students through traditional face-to-face instruction in classrooms across the state, 4-H leaders within UT Extension did what they do best—they found a solution.

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Preparing leaders to lead

Preparing Tennessee leaders to lead
From management fundamentals to personal and organizational integrity, UT’s on-the-job training program for managers within all public organizations is preparing Tennessee’s leaders to lead.

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Dental services for the underinsured

Ensuring Tennesseans have healthy, happy smiles
Oral health needs often go untreated when resources are limited, including dental insurance or access to providers. To help care for Tennesseans, the UT Health Science Center’s College of Dentistry established regional community clinics across the state.

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Helping rural communities

Helping rural communities realize untapped assets
When searching for a solution, sometimes all that’s needed is a fresh perspective—which was the case for the 54 rural Tennessee counties that participated in a UT-led initiative to help community leaders identify untapped assets with the potential to create jobs and increase wages.

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UT Martin makerspace

Igniting innovation in northwest Tennessee
One of the best ways to spur innovation is by eliminating silos—encouraging collaboration and idea sharing among people of different backgrounds. UT Martin is on a mission to do just that. UT Martin’s 50,000-square-foot Innovation and Product Realization Facility project will combine educational facilities, entrepreneurial centers and manufacturing workshops surrounding a shared industrial makerspace to promote workforce collaborations and economic development in northwest Tennessee.

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