25 Years of Volunteers
Our students have made a difference in communities nationwide through alternative breaks.
Transforming families through an innovative program that pairs social and legal services
Suzanne Lenhart is changing the solution for her generation of researchers and the next.
Student volunteers are helping the McClung Museum uncover the history of black Civil War troops in Tennessee.
Deceptive arsons. Devastating wildfires. Deadly bombings. Authorities around the world turn to David Icove for answers and training.
Reforms for Refugees
As the United Nations reports a record number of people forced from home, a UT honors student is taking a new look at refugee policies in the United States and abroad.
Advancing the Evidence
No one has done more to help us understand what happens to the human body after death than Professor Emeritus Bill Bass.
Green Powers Orange
The Office of Sustainability’s use of green power has garnered national recognition for UT—and it is reaping ongoing campus benefits.
All About the Kids
Our University-Assisted Community Schools (UACS) program has enhanced educational opportunities for more than 1,200 children.
In six years, Lee Riedinger has launched two PhD programs in the increasingly important areas of energy and data science.
A UT grad student is one of only a few researchers worldwide exploring Mars in augmented reality.
A cinema studies alum helped make a box office blockbuster less than two years after graduating.
Big Orange in Orbit
Over the past 35 years, 10 UT graduates have advanced the American space program as NASA astronauts.
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.
Designing the Future
In the College of Architecture and Design, classrooms extend beyond four walls.
Animal Therapy Aims
Taylor Opel’s animal therapy research at UT could improve the future for soldiers suffering from mental illness.
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.
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.
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.
A UT student’s work on a research team helps Pacific Islanders make informed decisions about returning home decades after nuclear tests.
Assistant Professor Butch Irick has helped hundreds of UT students build career paths while crafting leading-edge eco-friendly cars for national competitions.
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.”
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.
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.
A Place at the Table
A collaboration involving UT researchers helped confirm the existence of four new elements, and one is named Tennessine.
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).
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.
New Take on Video Gaming
Britt MacArthur (‘12) collaborated with professors to offer a new perspective on children’s physical activity.
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.
The Center for Sport, Peace, and Society knows that changing the world can start with basketball camp.