University of Tennessee

The University of Tennessee (also known as UT), sometimes called the University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UT Knoxville, or UTK) is a public land-grant university headquartered at Knoxville. Founded in 1794, it is the flagship institution of the statewide University of Tennessee system with nine undergraduate colleges and eleven graduate colleges and hosts almost 28,000 students from all 50 states and more than 100 foreign countries. In its 2011 ranking of universities, U.S. News & World Report ranked UTK among the best national universities and public institutions of higher learning at 104th of all national universities. Its ties to Oak Ridge National Laboratory, established under UT President Andrew Holt and continued under the UT-Battelle partnership, have positioned the University as co-manager and allow for considerable research opportunities for faculty and students enjoyed by few other institutions of comparable standing.

Source: Wikipedia

Campaign Finance

$625,919 Given
Information

Figures are based on itemized contributions reported to the Federal Election Commission and state agencies. Please note that:

  • contributions under $200 are not reported, and so are not included in totals.
  • only contributions from individuals and organizations to candidates are included. Various accounting measures and more exotic contribution types are excluded.
  • contributions are matched based on organization and recipient name reported within each election cycle. Contributions using an incorrect or non-standard version of the name may be missed.
  • corporate name changes and mergers may cause figures to differ from those of the Center for Responsive Politics.
  • organization totals include known subsidiaries of the organization.

For more information, please see our campaign finance methodology page. Lobbyist bundling data is described on our lobbyist bundling methodology page.

covers roughly through Q4 2013
  • Top Recipients

    PAC Color Block
    Organization's PAC(s)
    Employee Color Block
    Associated Individuals
    Includes contributions from the organization’s employees, their family members, and its political action committee.
  • Republicans vs. Democrats

    in dollars. "Other" includes 3rd parties and organizations without official party affiliation.
  • State vs. Federal

    in dollars
  • Top PAC Recipients

    PAC Color Block
    Organization's PAC(s)
    Employee Color Block
    Associated Individuals
    Includes contributions from the organization’s employees, their family members, and its political action committee.
View all campaign finance data for University of Tennessee Sources: OpenSecrets.org

Lobbying

$1,150,000 Spent
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Figures are based on lobbying activity reported to the Senate Office of Public Records. Reported dollar amounts are required to be accurate only to the nearest $20,000. For organizations whose primary business is lobbying, we display total income and top clients. For organizations that are not primarily lobbying firms, we display total amount spent on lobbying and top lobbying firms hired.

For more information, please see our lobbying methodology page.

covers roughly through Q4, 2013

Lobbying on Behalf of University of Tennessee

  • Names of Lobbyists
  • Firm Hired Amount
    University of Tennessee $970,000
    Vanderbilt University $80,000
  • Most Frequently Disclosed Lobbying Issues
    • Fed Budget & Appropriations,
    • Agriculture,
    • Energy & Nuclear Power,
    • Defense,
    • Medicare & Medicaid,
    • Health Issues,
    • Immigration,
    • Science & Technology
  • Most Frequently Disclosed Bills
    Bill No. Title
    H.R.2419 Farm Bill Extension Act of 2007
    H.R.4137 College Opportunity and Affordability Act of 2007
    H.R.3093 Department
    H.R.3161 Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2008
    H.R.5384 Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2007
    H.R.5386 Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2007
    H.R.5427 Energy and Water Development Appropriations Act, 2007
    H.R.5576 Transportation, Treasury, Housing and Urban Development, the Judiciary, the District of Columbia and Independent Agencies Appropriations Act, 2007
    H.R.5631 Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2007
    H.R.5647 Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2007
View all lobbying data for University of Tennessee Sources: Lobbyist Registration Tracker OpenSecrets.org

Regulations

Mentioned in 798 dockets; Submitted to 40 dockets
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All data is based on documents downloaded from Regulations.gov. The first table shows mentions: all documents that include the name of the company anywhere in the document or document metadata. The second table shows submissions: all documents where the submitter metadata included the company name. Each table shows the top 10 dockets, ranked by number of occurrences.

Matches are based on a search for the company name. Variations in the company name, such as acronyms, nicknames or alternate names may cause documents to be missed. The mention of a company name in a document may be incidental and does not necessarily indicate that the company has any relevance to the document. Company names that are common English words may erroneously match with text that is not referring to the company.

Not all agencies submit public comments to Regulations.gov. For a list of participating and non-participating agencies see here. Agencies that do submit to Regulations.gov have varying levels of accuracy and completeness.

Regulations and public comments can be downloaded in bulk here.

updated daily from Regulations.gov by way of Docket Wrench

The tables show occurrences of "University of Tennessee" in public comments on proposed federal regulations.

Earmarks

$5,600,000 Received
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Figures are based on both committee earmark disclosures and on analysis of appropriations bill text. Table shows top 10 earmarks, ordered by dollar amount in the final version of the bill.

For more information, see our Earmark Methodology page.

Top Earmarks

Fiscal Year Amount Description
2008 $4,000,000 University of Tennessee: Medical Advanced Technology -- Health Science Center Rapid Bio-Pathogen Detection Technology
2010 $1,600,000 University of Tennessee: Partnership for Energy and Automation Technologies
View all earmarks data for University of Tennessee

Federal Spending

197 grants; 21 contracts; 197 loans
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Federal grants, contracts and loans are reported by federal agencies using the FPDS and FAADS systems. The data is made available to the public at USASpending.gov. Please note that the completeness and quality of the data varies greatly by agency.

Only grants, contracts and loans with amounts over $1 million are shown.

Because company names are not reported in a standardized manner, we cannot reliably determine the company receiving the contract or award. The results shown here are based on a search for the company name. Individual records may be missed or erroneously included because of name variations. For more information, please see our federal spending methodology page.

covers through USASpending.gov's Sept. 15, 2012 release for contracts and Oct. 19, 2012 for grants.

Note: Company names in federal spending data are not standardized. The table below is included only as a sample of what is available in the data and has not been reviewed for accuracy or completeness. To investigate the data further, use the links at the bottom of the table.

Type Recipient Name Year Agency Description Amount
grant
University Of Tennessee 2012 National Institute Of Food And Agriculture Smith-Lever 3(b) and 3(c) Formula Funding $8,593,699
grant
University Of Tennessee 2010 Student Financial Assistance Programs GRANT PROGRAM $8,110,247
grant
University Of Tennessee 2011 Education, Department Of GRANT PROGRAM $7,680,289
contract
University Of Tennessee 2010 ADVISORY & ASSISTANCE SERVICES LABOR $7,312,794
grant
University Of Tennessee 2008 Student Financial Assistance Programs GRANT PROGRAM $7,192,470
grant
University Of Tennessee 2011 Education, Department Of GRANT PROGRAM $7,094,913
contract
University Of Tennessee 2009 ADVISORY & ASSISTANCE SERVICES LABOR $7,000,000
grant
University Of Tennessee 2011 Student Financial Assistance Programs GRANT PROGRAM $6,981,614
grant
University Of Tennessee 2012 Education, Department Of GRANT PROGRAM $6,974,451
grant
University Of Tennessee 2012 National Science Foundation A National Institute for Computational Sciences to Provide Leading-Edge Computational Support for Breakthrough Science and Engineering Research $6,725,518
View all grant & loan data for University of Tennessee View all contract data for University of Tennessee Sources: USASpending.gov

Advisory Committees

462 people on 152 committees
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Data is based on disclosures required by the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA). Matches are based on the occurrence of the company name in the committee member affiliation. Variations in company names may cause some matches to be missed.

The table shows only the top 10 agencies. To search and download raw records from the complete dataset see the FACA data section.

covers through 2011

Table shows employees of "University of Tennessee" that sat on federal advisory committees.

  • Agency
  • Representation
  • Toggle National Science Foundation 324 people on 84 committees
  • Toggle Department of Health and Human Services 95 people on 41 committees
  • Toggle National Endowment for the Humanities 14 people on 1 committee
  • Toggle Environmental Protection Agency 8 people on 6 committees
  • Toggle Department of Energy 5 people on 5 committees
  • Toggle National Endowment for the Arts 5 people on 2 committees
  • Toggle Department of Agriculture 4 people on 5 committees
  • Toggle National Aeronautics and Space Administration 4 people on 3 committees
  • Toggle Nuclear Regulatory Commission 3 people on 1 committee
  • Toggle Department of the Interior 2 people on 2 committees
View all advisory committee data for University of Tennessee