Faculty & Staff News

Physicist Helped Discover New Elements Recently Added to Periodic Table


A UT physicist has been instrumental in the discovery of four new super-heavy chemical elements—atomic numbers 113, 115, 117, and 118—recently added to the periodic table. Robert Grzywacz, along with collaborators at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, developed the software used in the equipment that detects the new elements and helps analyze data from the experiments.

DeGennaro Interviewed by San Francisco Radio Station for Podcast


Ramon DeGennaro, professor of banking and finance, was recently interviewed about personal finance by San Francisco radio station KDOW. The podcast called “The Good Life Made Better” is hosted by Stephen Lovell and was featured on Soundcloud, Stitcher, TuneIn, and on the iTunes app.

Be Well Seeks Wellness Champions in the Campus Community

Be Well is enlisting the help of Wellness Champions to bring information about the initiative and resources into their departments and to encourage and support those around them as they adopt healthier habits.

Baker Center Issues Public Policy Challenge to Students


UT students will have the opportunity to make an impact on real-world issues through the use of public policy, research and teamwork thanks to a program from the Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy.

White House Innovation Forum Takes On Tennessee Flavor

The White House Forum on Connecting Regional Innovation Ecosystems to Federal and National Labs was an opportunity for political, educational and scientific leaders to discuss ways that economic growth benefits from research facilities.