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12 Nov, 2015, 14:23 ET A Dog's Best Friend: UT Mascot Smokey's Handlers

Jared Bruhin and John Edwards might have two of the most coveted jobs on the campus of University of Tennessee, Knoxville. They're Smokey's...


09 Jan, 2015, 11:11 ET White House Picks University of Tennessee to Lead National Composites Manufacturing Institute

President Obama will announce today that the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, will lead the Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing...


20 Aug, 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...


07 May, 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...


31 Mar, 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...


20 Nov, 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,...


04 Oct, 2013, 13:07 ET 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...


13 Sep, 2013, 15:18 ET 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...


22 Jul, 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...


10 Jul, 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...


25 Apr, 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...


16 Apr, 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...


11 Feb, 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,...


15 Dec, 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...


19 Jul, 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...


28 Oct, 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...


17 Aug, 2011, 12:00 ET UT Leads Charge to Smart Grid with NSF-DOE Award

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, will be at the forefront of research, education, and technology for sustainable energy systems with a...


26 Jul, 2011, 16:12 ET UT Given $18 Million to Link Nation's Supercomputers

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, has been awarded $18 million to help create a new generation of linkages among high-performance computers...


21 Jul, 2011, 10:28 ET UT Knoxville, UT Health Science Center Offer Dual Degree in Pharmacy, Business

How do you cut costs without cutting quality of care? It's a question many health care professionals face in today's health care environment. A new...


17 Feb, 2011, 18:08 ET New UT/ORNL Center: Taking on the World's Energy Problems and Translating Intellectual Capital into Economic Investment

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, in partnership with Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), is launching an academic unit that seeks to...


15 Jun, 2010, 13:56 ET Radiation Expert Wirth Named Ninth UT-ORNL Governor's Chair

Brian Wirth, an authority in the ways materials behave in extreme environments, has been named the ninth University of Tennessee-Oak Ridge National...


03 Sep, 2008, 01:00 ET UT Knoxville Wins $16M Mathematics and Biology Center

KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Sept. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Mathematicians and biologists from around the world will converge on the University of...


04 Sep, 2007, 01:00 ET Rita Geier to Lead UT Knoxville's Intercultural Initiatives

KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Sept. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A civil rights pioneer who 39 years ago sued the state of Tennessee to desegregate its...


31 Oct, 2006, 00:00 ET UT Researcher Creates 'Machiavellian' Model of Evolution of Human Intelligence

KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Oct. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- They say nice guys finish last, and according to a new model that attempts to understand why humans...


27 Oct, 2006, 01:00 ET New UT International Center Focuses on Youth and War

KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Oct. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- A new initiative at the University of Tennessee aims to unite nations around the world to deal...