Two centuries ago, UT was called East Tennessee College, but even in those days, its educational scope was much broader than the region it called home.
For more than a century, UT has attracted some of the great thinkers of the world to campus for a few hours or a few days.
Likely the country’s oldest theatre in the round, when the Carousel was built it was not even on any campus.
Imagine a financial wizard who enabled the first subway tunnel under the Hudson River, teamed up with actors to cofound United Artists, served as secretary of the US treasury and a US senator from California, and ran for president twice.
Ten statues of Smokey were unveiled on campus in spring 2019—one to represent each of our beloved dogs. To honor our good boys, here’s a tale about each one of them.
The Alumni Memorial Building changed the way Knoxville regarded its university, and to a degree, changed the way people lived in their own city.
Robert Neyland became fascinated with the strategy of football. But when Nathan Dougherty, the former football star, now a UT engineering professor and athletic chairman, first contacted Neyland, it was to interview him for the job of ROTC director with some side duties as an assistant coach.
If you went to elementary school in a certain era, you might have seen a map of a fictitious place drawn to illustrate all the basic geographic features. UT’s campus is almost like that.
In 1948, editors of the Volunteer Yearbook had some big dreams for their campus. Though some of those dreams never came to fruition, some happened just a few years later.