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Gallery 1010

Gallery 1010 is the student-run exhibition space of the School of Art for UT students, faculty, staff, and alumni. It is the only fully student-run, nonprofit exhibition space in Tennessee. It represents UT artists as well as artists from other universities and community programs. Exhibitions run for one week and are attended by more than … Continued

Game Maxims of Coach Robert R. Neyland

Legendary UT football coach General Robert Reese Neyland established “Game Maxims” he stressed as keys to victory to his teams prior to each game during his tenure as the Vols’ head coach (1926–52). Every Tennessee team since Neyland’s days has recited seven of Neyland’s maxims (the seven were part of a larger list) just prior … Continued

Gamma Phi Beta (Inactive)

The Gamma Xi Chapter of the national sorority Gamma Phi Beta was established at the university on May 15, 1964. The national organization was founded at Syracuse University in 1874. Gamma Phi Beta was the first women’s Greek-letter organization to use the term sorority. In 1882 the word was coined for the Syracuse chapter by … Continued

Gamma Sigma Delta (Agriculture International Honor Society)

Organized with 70 charter members, the UT Chapter of Gamma Sigma Delta was chartered on June 4, 1964. Its membership includes undergraduate students, graduate students, faculty, staff, and alumni of the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources (CASNR) and the College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM). In 1993 the UT chapter was recognized as the … Continued


The University of Tennessee Gardens is a statewide system of three gardens—the original gardens, located along Neyland Drive in Knoxville; gardens at the West Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center in Jackson; and the Discovery Gardens at UT’s Plateau AgResearch and Education Center. The gardens along Neyland Drive were established in 1983 by the (then) Department … Continued

Garner, Philip Mason

Major League baseball player and manager Phil Garner graduated from UT in 1973 with a BS in business administration. As a UT baseball player, he was All-SEC in 1969 and 1970. The Montreal Expos drafted him in the eighth round of the 1970 draft, but he did not sign. He was drafted by the Oakland … Continued

Gas Lights

In 1875–76 university buildings were first lighted with gas, for which students paid eighty cents per month. Gas was provided by the local gas company and was coal gas. In 1878 the board of trustees purchased from the firm of Hyams and Butler (for $650) a Pneumatic Gas Machine, which was supposed to provide illumination … Continued

Gaston, Robert

The dinosaur genus Gastonia burgei derives its name from that of Robert Gaston, a 1989 art graduate. Gastonia burgei is in the family of ankylosaurs—small, plant-eating dinosaurs with hard shells. They had horns and spines, and the largest was about 16 feet long. They lived in the early Cretaceous period, about 125 million years ago. … Continued

Gates Millennium Scholars

The first UT Millennium Scholars were named in summer 2000: Tiffani Saxton, a junior majoring in broadcasting; and Tiffany Grant, a senior majoring in mechanical engineering. Both were University Honors’ students. The Gates Millennium Scholars (GMS) program, established in 1999, was initially funded by a $1 billion grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. … Continued

Gatlin, Justin

One of the world’s fastest men, Justin Gatlin (attended 2000–2002) became the first athlete since 1957 to win consecutive NCAA titles in both one hundred meters and two hundred meters, and led the Vols to the 2001 NCAA National Outdoor Track title and the 2001 NCAA National Indoor Track title. He won six sprint titles—four … Continued