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Oct 03, 2014, 15:35 ET
Jim Haslam (PRNewsFoto/University of Tennessee)

In Historic Move, UT Names College of Business for James A. Haslam II

 For the first time in its history, the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, has named a college in recognition of an alumnus and donor. The...

Aug 20, 2014, 11:17 ET

University of Tennessee Hosts 9th Bi-Annual Business Analytics Forum

University of Tennessee presents its 9th bi-annual Business Analytics Forum to be held Thursday, September 11 and Friday, September 12 at the...

May 07, 2014, 18:14 ET

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Alum Receives UT's Sixth Honorary Degree

Pulitzer Prize-winning science journalist John Noble Wilford has told some of the world's biggest stories since he graduated from the University of...

Mar 31, 2014, 16:47 ET

UT Colleges of Nursing, Engineering Team Up For Health Simulation Lab

If "practice makes perfect" holds true, medical and assisted living facilities could see a marked improvement thanks to a new center...

Feb 25, 2014, 16:13 ET

UPDATED: UT's Thompson-Boling Arena Among First in World to Use Cutting-edge Lighting

With the installation of LED fixtures, the University of Tennessee, Knoxville's, Thompson-Boling Arena is one of the first in the world to feature...

Feb 24, 2014, 11:59 ET

UT's Thompson-Boling Arena Among First in World to Use Cutting-edge Lighting

With the installation of LED fixtures, the University of Tennessee, Knoxville's, Thompson-Boling Arena is one of the first in the world to feature...

Nov 20, 2013, 13:11 ET

University of Tennessee Professor Receives Gates Foundation Award to Reinvent Condom, Improve Global Health

Condoms have the power to make the world healthier by preventing disease and unplanned pregnancies, yet they are vastly underutilized. This year,...

Oct 04, 2013, 13:07 ET
John D. Tickle Engineering Building.  (PRNewsFoto/University of Tennessee)

University of Tennessee and John Tickle Dedicate New Engineering Building

Today, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, alumnus and Strongwell Corp. founder John D. Tickle helped dedicate the new engineering building named...

Sep 13, 2013, 15:18 ET
From left to right, Honey Alexander, Jimmy G. Cheek, Natalie Haslam and Lamar Alexander during the presentation of the original sheet music.  (PRNewsFoto/University of Tennessee)

Songwriters' Original Manuscript of 'Tennessee Waltz' Given to UT's Natalie L. Haslam Music Center

U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) and his wife, Honey, along with three other couples, have given the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, the...

Aug 07, 2013, 15:32 ET

Playing a New Song: UT Debuts Natalie L. Haslam Music Center

The new Natalie L. Haslam Music Center at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, is a physical expression of the musical art form. Acoustical...

Jul 22, 2013, 09:00 ET

NIMBioS at University of Tennessee Wins $18 Million Renewal Award from National Science Foundation

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded $18.6 million to the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, for the National Institute for...

Jul 10, 2013, 09:00 ET

University of Tennessee Professor Helps Design Software for the Next Generation of Supercomputer

Jack Dongarra, distinguished professor of computer science at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, is designing software that will be critical...

Apr 25, 2013, 14:51 ET

University of Tennessee Professor Harry 'Hap' McSween Named SEC Professor of the Year

Harry "Hap" McSween, a University of Tennessee, Knoxville, professor who is world-renowned for his research of meteorites and Mars, has been named...

Apr 16, 2013, 11:25 ET

University of Tennessee Renovates Classroom Building to Focus on Student Collaboration

With the rise in popularity of online lectures, the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, has moved toward student-centric learning in a building...

Feb 11, 2013, 10:43 ET

University of Tennessee Psychologists Offer Five Tips for Healthy Relationships

As Valentine's Day is just around the corner, romantic relationships are on many of our minds. Experts at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville,...

Dec 15, 2012, 13:40 ET

UT Awards Alumnus Chad Holliday Honorary Doctorate at Commencement

University of Tennessee alumnus Chad Holliday encouraged graduates to be confident in the high value of their degree and to stay determined in...

Sep 20, 2012, 13:16 ET
Dr. Michael Zemel, former Director of the Nutrition Institute at the University of Tennessee and NuSirt Sciences founder.  (PRNewsFoto/University of Tennessee, Knoxville)

Professor Releases Weight Management and Healthy Blood Sugar Control Products

 How would you like to experience the effects of running three miles or staving off Type 2 diabetes without making drastic changes in your...

Jul 19, 2012, 11:59 ET

UT Professor Wins World's Top Prize for Ecology and Environmental Science

A University of Tennessee, Knoxville, professor who is one of the world's leading experts on invasive species has received the world's pre-eminent...

Jun 26, 2012, 16:17 ET

UT Partners with U.S. State Department to Empower Women, Girls through Sports

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, is partnering with the U.S. Department of State to engage women and girls from around the world through...

Oct 28, 2011, 16:34 ET

UT Names New Interdisciplinary Center after Former Governor Bredesen

The University of Tennessee has renamed its new energy sciences graduate research program with Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) in honor of...