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APSU’s Kristofer Ray named visiting scholar to University of Michigan’s Eisenberg Institute

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Dr. Kristofer Ray, Austin Peay State University associate professor of history, was recently named a visiting scholar to the University of Michigan’s Eisenberg Institute for Historical Studies.

He will spend the summer at the Institute, working on his next book, titled “Cherokees, Europeans and Empire in the Tennessee Corridor, 1670-1763.”

APSU associate professor of history Dr. Kristofer Ray.

APSU associate professor of history Dr. Kristofer Ray.

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Austin Peay State University to host Tennessee History Day competition February 24th

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – On February 24th, 255 Middle and High School students from seven surrounding counties, along with their teachers, parents and supporters, will converge on the Austin Peay State University campus for the annual Tennessee History Day event.

The University was selected two years ago as the host site for the newly formed North Middle Tennessee district of the national competition. «Read the rest of this article»

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Port Royal State Park History Lecture Series presents “Andrew Jackson and Indian Removal” July 30th

 

Tennessee State Parks - Port Royal State ParkAdams, TN – At 7:00pm July 30th, Port Royal State Park will hold their next session of the 2013 History Lecture Series. These lectures are presented by area historians and authors with most topics being part of the Trail of Tears 175th anniversary series.

This Tuesday, Cumberland University’s Mark Cheathem will speak about “Andrew Jackson and Indian Removal”.

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Port Royal State Park History Lecture Series presents “Cherokee – European Relations in the 18th Century” July 9th

 

Tennessee State Parks - Port Royal State ParkAdams, TN – At 7:00pm July 9th, Port Royal State Park will hold their next session of the 2013 History Lecture Series “Remembering Indian Removal”. These lectures are presented by area historians and authors with most topics being part of the Trail of Tears 175th anniversary series.

This Tuesday, Austin Peay State University’s Kristofer Ray will speak about “Cherokee – European Relations in the 18th Century”.

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APSU Provost Lecture Series: History professor Dr. Kristofer Ray to present next session

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – An Austin Peay State University history professor, whose expertise is in colonial and revolutionary America, will be the next presenter of the Provost Lecture Series at APSU.

Dr. Kristofer Ray, associate professor of history, will present at 3:00pm, Thursday, March 21st in the Morgan University Center, Room 303. All sessions of the Provost Lecture Series are free and open to the public.

The title of his presentation is “Cherokees and Franco-British Confrontation in the Tennessee Corridor, 1748-1758.” «Read the rest of this article»

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APSU hosting regional Tennessee History Day competition February 25th

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – Last February, when Austin Peay State University first hosted a regional Tennessee History Day competition, organizers weren’t sure what to expect. Would local middle and high school students take the event seriously, crafting projects such posters, plays and documentaries on historical events?

“What came out amongst the judging core last year was that this was a whole lot more fun and a whole lot more interesting than they thought it would be,” Dr. Kristofer Ray, APSU associate professor of history and the event coordinator, said. “Most of the projects were very imaginative and thoughtful. The students clearly put a lot of time into them.” «Read the rest of this article»

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APSU Provost Lecture Series to discuss protein secondary structure prediction

 

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Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – Protein secondary structure prediction from its amino acid sequence is a well studied computational problem in bioinformatics and data mining, and it is one that an Austin Peay State University computer science faculty member will discuss from his latest research as part of the next Provost Lecture Series at APSU.

Dr. Leong Lee, assistant professor in the APSU Department of Computer Science and Information Technology, will present at 3:00pm, Thursday, November 29th in the Morgan University Center, Room 303. All sessions of the Provost Lecture Series are free and open to the public. «Read the rest of this article»

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Austin Peay State University Provost Lecture Series to discuss Axis Prisoners of War (POWs)

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – An Austin Peay State University history faculty member whose research focuses on prisoners of war (POW) will talk about the Axis POWs held in the U.S. during World War II as part of the next Provost Lecture Series at APSU.

Dr. Antonio Thompson, associate professor of history, will present at 3:00pm, Thursday, November 15th in the Morgan University Center, Room 303. All sessions of the Provost Lecture Series are free and open to the public. «Read the rest of this article»

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Austin Peay Provost Lecture Series to focus on volcanic eruption

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – An Austin Peay State University geologist whose expertise in volcanoes is well established in the field will share a three-dimensional analysis of the 1999 eruption of the Shishaldin Volcano in Alaska as part of the next Provost Lecture Series at APSU.

Dr. Lindsay Szramek, assistant professor of geosciences, will present “Three-Dimensional Analysis of Mafic Pumice from the 1999 sub-Plinian eruption of Shishaldin Volcano, Alaska” at 3:00pm, Thursday, November 8th in the Morgan University Center, Room 303. All sessions of the Provost Lecture Series are free and open to the public. «Read the rest of this article»

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APSU Provost Lecture Series to feature interpretations of ‘The Wizard of Oz’

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – For historians, “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz” is a fairy tale that is much more than a children’s story. In fact, the tale carries varied perspectives of American culture and society at the turn of the century.

In 1964, Henry M. Littlefield argued that the “Wizard of Oz” was a populist parable where the Cowardly Lion represents William Jennings Bryan, The Tin Man symbolizes an industrialized worker, and the Scarecrow stands for the populist farmer. «Read the rest of this article»

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