The University of Tennessee System is the state's namesake group of universities. I am a two-time alumnus of the system's main campus and flagship UT Knoxville. If you have been to Knoxville, you know that the university has its own hospital there - UT Medical Center Knoxville. Although located in Knoxville, it is actually a unit of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, the main campus of which is in Memphis. UTHSC has affiliate hospitals in Memphis, including the Methodist University Hospital (which is the principal teaching hospital for UTHSC) and the Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital, but does not own its own medical center in Memphis.
I worked on the MCV Campus of the Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA for years and VCU owns a massive medical center there. UTHSC reminds me of VCU in some respects and at some point I hope to have a post about the MCV campus and I will discuss some of the similarities of the two. In the mean time, here are some photos from UTHSC taken on a glorious and unseasonably warm December day today.
These first three photos are of an entrance to a campus parking lot just off of South Dunlap Street. To the left of the arch is the Johnson Building (see below). The photo on the right is the Mooney Building which houses the library. At one point in time whenever I managed to visit a new campus, the library was one of the first places I would go to have a look around. I have never been in the library at UTHSC and when I tried to get in on this day it was closed. The grass in the foreground of the last picture is artificial grass.
These photos are of the Joe and Pat Johnson Building. He was President of the UT System during my time at UT Knoxville. The caduceus is a nice detail. The Johnson Building, and others on the UTHSC campus are similar in style to many on the UT Knoxville campus.
These photos are of the O.W. Hyman Administration Building. The arches are perhaps the most recognizable and frequently photographed part of the UTHSC campus. Behind them in the second photo you can see the Link Building. The archway can be seen from Union Avenue.
These photos are from along the Madison Avenue corridor through campus. The Memphis Area Transit Authority has a trolley system through downtown one line bisects the UTHSC campus along Madison Avenue. The first photo is the trolley stop in the middle of Madison. Also in this group are the Lamar Alexander Building (photo #2), the Molecular Sciences Building (photo #4), the UTHSC Hamilton Eye Institute (photo #5), and the College of Pharmacy Building (photo #6). The Lamar Alexander Building is the namesake of Tennessee's U.S. Senator, former governor and former President of the UT System. Photos #2 and #7 are at the former site of the Campbell Clinic (now a parking deck). Photo #8 is the UTHSC police station. The "Everywhere you look, UT" painted on the side is a new slogan paired with the stylized "UT" containing the state's shape which has been painted on and around UT campuses statewide (and other buildings across the state). The last photo is of the Wassell Randolph Student Alumni Center.
These last three photos are of the Cancer Research Building, located at the corner of South Manassas Street and Madison Avenue and the General Education Building which houses the UTHSC Center for Healthcare Improvement and Patient Simulation (or CHIRP).
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