Higher Ground Blog

John Nolt riding his bicycle

Diversity of Thought: Environmental Ethics

John Nolt—a self-described nerd—began his career in the Department of Philosophy teaching philosophical logic. However, like Marvel comic characters, such as Spider-Man, have shown us over the years, some nerds can live two lives....

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)