The new $259 million public-private partnership places UT front and center in advanced composites manufacturing. President Obama delivered this great news himself by visiting a manufacturing center in Clinton, Tennessee. We join a new network that seeks to more closely align research and development resources with American manufacturing.
We applaud Governor Haslam for making education a top priority in his budget proposal for fiscal 2015-2016. If approved by the General Assembly, UT Knoxville will receive additional operating dollars and funds for a new science and laboratory building.
Two-time Pulitzer Prize–winning biologist Edward O. Wilson came back to campus in December to receive an honorary degree. He studied here in 1954 before transferring to Harvard University.