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Nashville Zoo to host Conservation Lecture Thursday, June 5th

 

Nashville ZooNashville, TN – Nashville Zoo is pleased to present Keepers of the Wild, an evening lecture with wildlife photographer Christian Sperka on Thursday, June 5th at 6:00pm. The presentation featuring Sperka’s images will take place in the Zoo’s Croft Center and is free to the public.

Sperka has spent the past two years working as a field guide and wildlife photograph er at the Thanda Private Game Reserve in Northern Kwazulu Natal, South Africa. His lecture will focus on the conservation efforts and challenges of a private game reserve in South Africa and the rising threat to Africa’s rhino population. «Read the rest of this article»

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Austin Peay State University’s new Spanish Class tackles Vampires and Zombies

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – The last few years have been rough for Spain. The unemployment rate is close to 30 percent, which has led to daily protests and civil unrest in that European nation. For some scholars, this turmoil helps explain the sudden popularity of vampire and zombie literature in that country.

“Spain is in shambles,” Dr. Osvaldo Di Paolo, Austin Peay State University associate professor of Spanish, said. “From 2008, the world crisis has hit them hard. When you read a novel from Spain about a zombie apocalypse, it makes you feel like this is happening. You feel the same destruction of society in every aspect.”

APSU associate professor Dr. Osvaldo Di Paolo.

APSU associate professor Dr. Osvaldo Di Paolo.

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Fort Campbell’s Lifeliners Observe Hispanic Heritage

 

Written by Sgt. Sinthia Rosario
101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

101st Sustainment Brigade - LifelinersFort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne Division

Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan – Service members and civilians take time to celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month, hosted by Task Force Lifeliner, October 11th, 2013, at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan.

Over the years Americans have observed the National Hispanic Heritage month from September 15th to October 15th, it’s a month to honor, recognize and celebrate the culture and its achievements.

Service members and civilians celebrate National Hispanic Heritage, Oct. 11, 2013, at Bagram Air Field, Parwan province, Afghanistan. This event not only helps the Hispanic community to retain their traditions but also educates the Hispanic culture to other people from different nationalities. Task Force Lifeliner hosted this event. The guest speaker of the night was 1st Theater Sustainment Command Chief of Staff Col. Robert M. Villalobos was the guest speaker. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Sinthia Rosario)

Service members and civilians celebrate National Hispanic Heritage, Oct. 11, 2013, at Bagram Air Field, Parwan province, Afghanistan. This event not only helps the Hispanic community to retain their traditions but also educates the Hispanic culture to other people from different nationalities. Task Force Lifeliner hosted this event. The guest speaker of the night was 1st Theater Sustainment Command Chief of Staff Col. Robert M. Villalobos was the guest speaker. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Sinthia Rosario)

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NASA to use RQ-14 Dragon Eye unmanned aircraft to study Costa Rica’s active Turrialba Volcano Plume

 

Written by Alan Buis
NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationPasadena, CA – Studying volcanos can be hazardous work, both for researchers and aircraft. To penetrate such dangerous airspace, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), especially those with electric engines that ingest little contaminated air, are an emerging and effective way to gather crucial data about volcanic ash and gases.

Last month, a team of NASA researchers deployed three repurposed military UAVs with special instruments into and above the noxious sulfur dioxide plume of Costa Rica’s active Turrialba volcano, near San Jose.

NASA researchers modified three repurposed Aerovironment RQ-14 Dragon Eye unmanned aerial vehicles acquired from the United States Marine Corps to study the sulfur dioxide plume of Costa Rica's Turrialba volcano. The project is designed to improve the remote sensing capability of satellites and computer models of volcanic activity. (Image credit: Google/NASA/Matthew Fladeland)

NASA researchers modified three repurposed Aerovironment RQ-14 Dragon Eye unmanned aerial vehicles acquired from the United States Marine Corps to study the sulfur dioxide plume of Costa Rica’s Turrialba volcano. The project is designed to improve the remote sensing capability of satellites and computer models of volcanic activity. (Image credit: Google/NASA/Matthew Fladeland)

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Montgomery County recipients of Governor’s Volunteer Stars Award Winners Announced

 

Tennessee VolunteerMontgomery County, TN – Congratulations go to Alexis Mihalinec and Susan and Bobby Powers for being selected the Montgomery County recipients for the 2012 Governor’s Volunteer Stars Awards.

Mihalinec, the Montgomery County Youth winner, is a 14 year old with a very giving heart. She dedicates her time to help low income families of Montgomery County that need a hand up with school supplies to help start the school year off right!

Alexis Mihalinec (left photo) and Susan and Bobby Powers (right photo) have been selected for the 2012 Governor’s Volunteer Stars Awards.

Alexis Mihalinec (left photo) and Susan and Bobby Powers (right photo) have been selected for the 2012 Governor’s Volunteer Stars Awards.

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Frist Center Presents Exhibition of Ancient American Art

 

Exploring Art of the Ancient Americas: The John Bourne Collection opens March 1st, 2013

Frist Center for the Visual ArtsNashville, TN – The Frist Center for the Visual Arts welcomes an impressive array of nearly 125 ancient American art objects in Exploring Art of the Ancient Americas: The John Bourne Collection. Opening Friday, March 1st, 2013 in the Center’s Upper-Level Galleries.

This exhibition provides a compelling overview of the art made in Mesoamerica, Central America and Andean South America between the years of 1200 B.C. and A.D. 1520, when the Spanish conquest of the New World began.

Exploring Art of the Ancient Americas: The John Bourne Collection

Exploring Art of the Ancient Americas: The John Bourne Collection

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More APSU students are studying abroad

 

APSU Expands Opportunities

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – More Austin Peay State University students are studying abroad.

During the 2010-11 academic year, 132 APSU students took a course or pursued a study-abroad program outside the U.S. That’s up from 88 students in 2009-10.

“That’s a significant increase,” said Tina Rousselot de Saint Céran, coordinator of International Education at APSU. “I’m seeing about five students a day on average, and while that keeps me busy, I would like more in my office.”

Now, APSU wants the growing trend to continue, making sure even more students know about the opportunities in and benefits from studying abroad with APSU’s new initiatives. «Read the rest of this article»

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