When Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb decided to go back to college for the Today show, they chose UT Knoxville. Last fall, students used Twitter to make UT a finalist in the show’s challenge with other schools, and the morning show was aired from the south lawn of Ayres Hall in October. Today show producers said about 3 million people watched the episode.
Smokies: We Gotcha Covered
UT’s the place to go for info about the Great Smoky Mountains. The UT Knoxville Libraries has released Database of the Smokies, a free online bibliography of material published about the Smokies since the national park’s founding in 1934. The searchable records include books, reports, maps and photographs. The database complements UT Press’s Terra Incognita: An Annotated Bibliography of the Great Smoky Mountains, 1544-1934. The two resources provide more than 400 years of published material. Visit the database at dots.lib.utk.edu.
Stamp of Approval
The UT Knoxville landscape architecture program has earned accreditation, making it the only accredited landscape architecture program in Tennessee and one of just a handful in the Southeast. License-seeking professionals in landscape architecture must have professional degrees from accredited programs. The program began in 2008 as a collaboration between the College of Architecture and Design and the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources.
Big Number on Campus: 6,885
The total number of degrees awarded by UT Knoxville during the last full academic year, the most by any college or university in the state.