We strive to fulfill our mission as a land-grant university by serving the citizens of our community and state—and increasingly, our nation and world. Our efforts extend beyond the campus and into our community through many partnerships, ranging from an annual statewide high school science and humanities symposium to scholarship programs to recruit and retain students from underserved populations.
In the Knoxville community, faculty and graduate students in sports psychology help local girls develop good exercise habits and healthy self-images; our College of Law performs pro bono work for underserved clients; and our Veterinary Social Work program supports pet owners during care for their animals.
In the US, UT strives to help combat hunger, homelessness, natural disaster destruction, and poverty from Appalachia, through the South, to the Great Lakes, and Washington, DC.
Our students also take part in community improvement projects around the world including medical missions in Guatemala, farming and gardening sustainability in Uganda and Jamaica, and potable water system creation in Peru.
Students also lead the way in giving back to the community by volunteering with organizations such as the Boys & Girls Club, Habitat for Humanity, the Special Olympics of Greater Knoxville, the Knox County Read With Me children’s literacy program, the Ronald McDonald House, and East Tennessee Children’s Hospital.
But our interaction with the community does not simply flow outward; members of the public have free access to many of UT’s cultural and academic resources, including the Frank H. McClung Museum, the UT Gardens, music recitals, and public lectures.
For academic year 2013-14, the Center for Business and Economic Research estimates that UT generated $1,597 million in income for the state and created 32,922 jobs, accounting for payroll, non-payroll, and student and campus visitor spending. The university’s partnership with Battelle Memorial Institute to manage Oak Ridge National Laboratory continues to attract leading researchers to Tennessee.
UT contributes to every aspect of life, and we continue to move forward in our mission to be the preeminent public research university linking the people of Tennessee to the community, the nation, and the world.
Internationally recognized architects and designers will present their work this semester as part of the Church Memorial Lecture Series.
The fall 2014 dean’s list has been posted online.
As part of the university's successful Carnegie Community Engagement Classification application process, the Office of Research and Engagement will be celebrating throughout the coming year by featuring individual exemplars of UT's best community-campus partnerships. This week's feature: Eyes on LaFollette.
The UT full-time Master of Business Administration program will host an open house for prospective candidates on Monday, January 26. The event will take place in Haslam Business Building Room 203. Registration begins at 5:45 p.m. Representatives from the innovative seventeen-month program will present information on the structure of its integrated team-based curriculum, the application and admissions process, financial aid, and career opportunities.
An innovative new exhibition featuring work by twenty-eight contemporary artists who produced original prints based on objects from the permanent collections of the McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture opens Thursday, January 22. By pairing selected objects with their related prints, Drawn from the McClung Museum examines how art, science and culture are perceived and interpreted in museums. The exhibition will run through May 24.
Did you get married on Rocky Top, or propose on the Hill? We want to hear from you!
The Office of Service-Learning facilitates meaningful and reciprocal service-learning partnerships between faculty and community organizations. We strongly encourage community partners to contact us and begin the steps toward partnership.
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