Higher Ground Blog

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Signs of a Flood

On one December morning Larry McKay suited up in a rain coat and rubber boots and headed out into the Tennessee River basin. A couple dozen other people joined him.. What were they searching for?

stuart

Finding Peace

Mike and Jane are fighting. Again. There is a lot of screaming and shouting. Neighbors hear the noise, get concerned, and call the police. Mike gets arrested and referred to a batterer intervention program.

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Fine-tuning

At five, Benjamin Parton simply wanted to be like his older violin-playing brother. His competitive streak of simply wanting to be better at strings than his brother waned as he honored his calling.

mohammad2

Vested in Promise

Timothy Deidesch and Mohammad Moniruzzaman are the first two recipients of the Penley Fellowship which provides a graduate student with resources to pursue a research project or creative endeavor of exceptional promise.

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Impactful Results

Paying it forward placed the Department of Geography on the map for Neil Conner. A mostly privately funded cushion of financial support adds to the robust learning environment of the doctoral geography student.