‘The Human Element’

UT Forensics Panel photo

UT receives Justice Department grants to fund forensics research, with crime victims and their families imprinted on the field’s DNA.

Leaves Falling from Sky

Lone Mountain State Forest Photo.

True to its name, Lone Mountain State Forest offers a hiker and his canine companion solitude and a shower of autumnal splendor.

Birding and Bonding

Photo of Ranger Stephanie Mueller at Seven Islands State Birding Park.

Seven Islands birdwatching hike along the French Broad River blends wildlife, fellowship and a taste of sumac berries.

Power Poll: UT Transitions

Rendering of planned UT residence hall.

Survey respondents were predominantly supportive of UT’s enrollment goals and approving of using public-private partnerships for campus projects.

New Deal for New Dorms

Rendering of new UT residence hall.

UT Trustees sign off on a $240.4 million project to be built via the state’s first higher-ed public-private student housing partnership.

The Sublime in the City

Photo from River Bluff Wildlife Area

Visits to River Bluff Wildlife Area prompt musings on the Urban Wilderness and what it means.

Reservations Accepted

Photo of University of Tennessee students.

UT trustees have given the state’s top high school graduates guaranteed spots at all campuses as part of an effort to increase access.

The Meaning of Wilderness

Photo of waterfalls in Gee Creek Wilderness

Wild places, whether pristine preserves or urban enclaves, offer ‘a sense of the sacred’ and rejuvenating experiences.

UT Diversity Growth Stunted

UT Trustee Jamie Woodson photo

UT-Knoxville trails its peer institutions in minority student enrollment as the Supreme Court ends affirmative action nationwide.