A UT grad student is one of only a few researchers worldwide exploring Mars in augmented reality.
Bone Doctor Bill Bass
Bill Bass established the world’s first body farm at UT and turned it (the Anthropology Research Facility) into a foremost resource for studying human decomposition.
Big Data (Launch Time)
In six years time, Lee Riedinger has launched two cutting-edge PhD programs at UT in the increasingly important areas of energy and data science.
Big Orange in Orbit
Over the past 35 years, 10 UT graduates have advanced the American space program as NASA astronauts.
A cinema studies alum helped make a box office blockbuster less than two years after graduating.
Two College of Architecture and Design professors have received national recognition for teaching students to design and build a new education center at a Knoxville community farm.
Yilu Liu not only gets a charge out of her research, she makes sure the charge stays on for all of us.
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 wrapped up his tenure 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 used sophisticated social media monitoring technology to scrutinize the 2016 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)
On the first anniversary of Pat Summitt’s passing, we continue to honor her as the winningest basketball coach of all time, 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.
In the Spotlight
Hailed as the reigning queen of Southern Gothic, actress Dale Dickey uses her talent to raise the profile of UT and the state of Tennessee while inspiring students to pursue their dreams.