Mark Dean (’79) is a personal computing pioneer who teaches his students to make the most of UT’s unique engineering and computer opportunities.
Always a Volunteer
After eight years of transformational leadership, Jimmy G. Cheek is wrapping up his final days as our seventh chancellor.
“One of the simplest and most realistic ways to pay forward Martin Luther King’s legacy of love, courage, and service is to serve your clubs, fraternities, sororities, organizations, and university as selflessly as possible,” says Kiah Albritton, a public relations major and student leader.
Two UT graduate students are commercializing products that could mean significant cost savings for farmers across the country while reducing waste and work time.
Animal Therapy Aims
Taylor Opel’s animal therapy research at UT could improve the future for soldiers suffering from mental illness.
Clean Water for Clay County
A humble kiosk, designed and built to deliver clean, potable water, has changed the lives of residents in Clay County, Kentucky.
Science on Saturdays
To inspire a love of science in young minds, UT students are mixing education and experimentation with a ton of fun.
A Lasting Impression
For parents who have suffered the devastation of losing a child, the Precious Prints project provides a tangible way to remember their child’s brief but treasured life.
A group of UT graduate students is using sophisticated social media monitoring technology to scrutinize the presidential election and gain valuable insights into the mood of American voters.
A UT student’s work on a research team helps Pacific Islanders make informed decisions about returning home decades after nuclear tests.
9/11 Memorial Designers
Julie Beckman and her partner, Keith Kaseman, are members of UT’s architecture and design faculty and the creators of a unique 9/11 memorial.
A Vision for the Future
With one small wearable gadget, Professor Jindong Tan hopes to open a bigger, safer world for people with visual impairments.
Making Knoxville Home
Makinzi Butram wants students to consider living in Knoxville and doing outreach after their time at UT. So she helped plan UT’s newest Ignite program—Ignite Knox—and served as a student director.
A Place at the Table
A collaboration involving UT researchers helped confirm the existence of four new elements, and one is named Tennessine.
Pat Summitt (1952-2016)
The world knew Coach Pat Summitt as the winningest basketball coach of all time. To the members of the UT family, she was that and much, much more. She was a coach, a teacher, a role model, a co-worker, and a friend.
Rocky Top Shout-Out
When Commander Mike Alverson directed the only American band at the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, he included a performance of his alma mater’s beloved “Rocky Top.”
What do UT, the Flaming Lips, Nike, Viacom, and the National Museum of Singapore have in common? The unique work of Crystal Wagner (MFA ‘08).
Sarah Hillyer and Ashleigh Huffman know that changing the world can start with a ball.
The Story of the Stuff
The national publication Library Journal selected digital humanities librarian Ashley Maynor as a “mover and shaker” in 2016.
A slew of the sites Bert Ho (’01) helps the National Park Service preserve for future generations include shipwrecks.
Assistant Professor Butch Irick has helped hundreds of UT students build career paths while crafting leading-edge eco-friendly cars for national competitions.
Volunteer There and Here
Abby Borst brings her experience as a Peace Corps volunteer to her UT studies as a Coverdell Fellow in Social Work.
In the Spotlight
“UT has always had one of the most unusually fine theatre programs anywhere because of the facilities, the variety of professors, because of the practical experience you get,” says actress and honorary degree recipient Dale Dickey.