The University of Tennessee (also referred to as the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, UT Knoxville, UT, or UTK) is a public sun-grant and land-grant university headquartered at Knoxville, Tennessee, United States.
Founded in 1794, two years before Tennessee entered the Union as the 16th state, it is the flagship institution of the statewide University of Tennessee system with nine undergraduate colleges and eleven graduate colleges and hosts almost 28,000 students from all 50 states and more than 100 foreign countries. In its 2012 ranking of universities, U.S. News & World Report ranked UT 101st among all national universities and 46th among public institutions of higher learning. Seven alumni have been selected as Rhodes Scholars; James M. Buchanan, M.S. ’41, received the 1986 Nobel Prize in Economics. UT’s ties to nearby Oak Ridge National Laboratory, established under UT President Andrew Holt and continued under the UT-Battelle partnership, allow for considerable research opportunities for faculty and students.
Also affiliated with the university are the Howard H. Baker, Jr. Center for Public Policy, the University of Tennessee Anthropological Research Facility, and the University of Tennessee Arboretum, which occupies 250 acres (1.0 km2) of nearby Oak Ridge and features hundreds of species of plants indigenous to the region. The University is a direct partner of the University of Tennessee Medical Center, it is one of two Level I trauma centers in the East Tennessee region. As a teaching hospital, it has aggressive medical research programs.
The University of Tennessee is the only university in the nation to have three presidential papers editing projects and holds collections of the papers of all three U.S. presidents from Tennessee—Andrew Jackson, James K. Polk, and Andrew Johnson. UT is one of the oldest public universities in the United States and the oldest secular institution west of the Eastern Continental Divide.
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UT: Keeping America safe - Jackson Sun
February 24, 2017 - At UT Knoxville, the Institute of Nuclear Security with Howard Hall, Governor's Chair for Global Nuclear Security, developed mobile radiation technology, which helps guard against radioactive threats. The SimCenter at UT Chattanooga has worked on ...
Bredesen Center Student Presents During Graduate Education Week - Tennessee Today
February 23, 2017 - On February 8, 2017, Vidya Kishore represented the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, at the Legislative Plaza in Nashville, as part of Graduate Education Week. Kishore, a third year PhD student at the Bredesen Center, joined other graduate students ...
Dean Thompson Receives the Montyoe Scholar Award - Tennessee Today
February 23, 2017 - For a period of time during the 1970s, Montoye was a faculty member at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and was one of the founding members of SEACSM. This annual award is used to recognize a member of SEACSM whose career has yielded ...
UT president talks strengths, encourages diversity - Knoxville News Sentinel
February 22, 2017 - In the midst of a "$1 billion makeover" that included massive construction projects, the Knoxville campus has continued its upward trajectory in national rankings, he said. And, emphasizing the importance of research, he mentioned almost $10 million UT ...
UT president talks strengths, encourages diversity - The Tennessean - The Tennessean
February 21, 2017 - University of Tennessee President Joe DiPietro said Tuesday that his college system's groundbreaking successes "sometimes fail to take center stage in our ...
The University of Tennessee is fulfilling its mission - The Commercial Appeal
February 20, 2017 - In February 2016, five years into my service as president of the statewide University of Tennessee system, I gave my first “State of the University” address Tuesday, I gave the second. In the last 12 months, we've faced plenty of challenges—the same ...
Jimmy Cheek: UT chancellor appreciative of hard work, progress on journey - Knoxville News Sentinel
February 12, 2017 - The latest study by the Boyd Center for Economic Research estimates that the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, generates $1.6 billion in annual income for the state and creates 33,000 jobs. But most importantly, education changes lives. I was the ...
UT Libraries Invites Local Non-Profits to Research Workshop, Feb. 22 - Tennessee Today
February 7, 2017 - The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Libraries invites East Tennessee non-profit organizations to register for a free workshop on finding and accessing the latest research. At a half-day event, February 22 in the John C. Hodges Library, participants ...
Always a Volunteer - Tennessee Today
February 5, 2017 - Soon after arriving in 2009, Cheek accepted a challenge from then-Governor Phil Bredesen to move UT into the ranks of Top 25 public research universities. Campus-wide enthusiasm and collaboration have led to progress on the initial priorities: ...
Vice Chancellor of Development and Alumni Affairs - Chronicle of Philanthropy (subscription)
January 27, 2017 - Reporting jointly to the newly appointed Chancellor of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK) and the President & CEO of the University of Tennessee Foundation, Inc. (UTFI), the Vice Chancellor is the Chief Development and Alumni Relations ...
University of Tennessee Knoxville research articles from Innovation Toronto
- Rapid, low-temperature process adds weeks to milk’s shelf life – July 21, 2016
- Mechanical Properties of Nanomaterials Can Be Altered Due to Electric Field – January 11, 2016
- Integrated energy demo connects 3D-printed building and 3D-printed vehicle – October 15, 2015
- A cheaper plant-based battery is possible – Septembewr 23, 2014
- Saving Seeds the Right Way Can Save the World’s Plants – August 4, 2014
- UT, ORNL Scientists’ Discoveries Could Help Neutralize Chemical Weapons – June 24, 2014
- Professor’s Invention Seeks to Destroy Cancer
- VIDEO: Space Institute Researchers Develop Laser Technology to Fight Cancer
- Portable device instantly detects diseases
- MIT envisions DIY solar cells made from grass clippings
- UT biosolar breakthrough promises cheap, easy green electricity
- Could an Artificial Cave Help Protect Bats from Deadly Fungus?