Higher Ground Blog

Photography by Brian Notess

New Elements

UT physicist Robert Grzywacz has contributed to the discovery of four new elements recently added to the periodic table. One of them, element 117, has been named Tennessine. (Photography by Brian Notess)

In Memoriam 2016

In Memoriam 2016

Since the beginning of this calendar year, the college and the university have lost twelve members of our college community who left their mark on the institution and our hearts.

Kelsey Ellis Tornado

In the Eye of the Storm

Kelsey Ellis started storm chasing while earning a master’s degree at Mississippi State University. Since then she has made an annual trip to the Great Plains each May to witness supercell thunderstorms and tornados firsthand.

mckay

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.