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Each day, at points across campus, the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, pursues excellence: In energized classrooms, at the research bench, and in communities across the state, where the university's scholarship and outreach are improving and enriching the lives of all Tennesseans while also serving the region and nations.
It's held its course through wars, depressions, revolutions, explorations, and epiphanies. It's played a role in the making of Rhodes Scholars, Pulitzer Prize winners, and Nobel laureates. It's created academic programs of major significance. It's built athletic dynasties. It's provided tens of thousands of students with scholarships. It's been a consultant to presidents, economists, scientists, engineers, and artists. And now it's on a course to becoming a global community: knowledgeable and creative, diverse in its pursuits and enthusiasms, profoundly committed to making a difference in the future of the world, and doing something about it.