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UT Celebrates 150 Years of Morrill Act

UT owes a debt of gratitude to Representative Justin Morrill. After all, it was the Morrill Act of 1862 that brought the university into its modern era and established it as Tennessee’s first land-grant university. Continue reading

As the World Turns

By many accounts, the most popular exhibits at the 1982 World’s Fair in Knoxville were the displays of ancient artifacts, like China’s 2,200-year-old terracotta warrior statues, or futuristic inventions, like Japan’s picture-painting robotic arm. Attendees also fondly recall the German beer hall, the Korean dancers, Tennessee bluegrass concerts, and President Ronald Reagan’s opening speech. Continue reading

Zombie Survival Gets a Dream House

Looking for a modern home with spectacular views of the Tennessee River, a rooftop garden, an infinity moat with drawbridge, a secure arsenal, and an escape stairwell to your very own boat canal—you know, in case of a zombie apocalypse? Look no further! Continue reading

Vol Spirit Abroad

Our alumni are jet setters, and when they go abroad they take UT with them. Take a look at some of the places that our alumni have shown off their Vol pride. Continue reading