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NASA and University Researchers may have found strong Link between Amazon Fires and Devastating Hurricanes

 

Written by Brian Bell
University of California at Irvine

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationIrvine, CA – Researchers from the University of California, Irvine and NASA have uncovered a remarkably strong link between high wildfire risk in the Amazon basin and the devastating hurricanes that ravage North Atlantic shorelines.

The climate scientists’ findings are appearing in the journal Geophysical Research Letters near the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina’s calamitous August 2005 landfall at New Orleans and the Gulf Coast.

This map of ocean surface temperatures shows how warm waters in the North Atlantic fueled Hurricane Katrina. NASA and UCI researchers have found that the same conditions heighten fire risk in the Amazon basin. (Scientific Visualization Studio, NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center)

This map of ocean surface temperatures shows how warm waters in the North Atlantic fueled Hurricane Katrina. NASA and UCI researchers have found that the same conditions heighten fire risk in the Amazon basin. (Scientific Visualization Studio, NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center)

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NASA improves Storm Models and Forecasting since hurricane Katrina

 

Written by Kasha Patel
NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationGreenbelt, MD – On August 28th, 2005, the National Hurricane Center issued a public notice warning people in New Orleans of “devastating damage expected…power outages will last for weeks…persons…pets…and livestock left exposed to the winds will be killed,” from the ensuing Hurricane Katrina.

The storm had formed near the Bahamas and south Florida before becoming a Category 2 hurricane over the Gulf region northwest of Key West. Then, in two days, the hurricane’s winds almost doubled to 175 mph, creating Category 5 Hurricane Katrina— the most intense hurricane in the past 36 years.

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APSU Lady Govs Track team, Breigh Jones earn USTFCCCA honors

 

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Austin Peay State University Lady Govs - APSUNew Orleans, LA – Austin Peay State University women’s track and field team had All-Academic Team honors bestowed upon it by the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA), Friday.

Additionally, junior Breigh Jones earned an individual All-Academic honor.

Austin Peay Lady Govs Track's Breigh Jones. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Lady Govs Track’s Breigh Jones. (APSU Sports Information)

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APSU to have Montgomery County Public Health Director Joey Smith speak April 8th

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Montgomery County Public Health Director Joey Smith (’99) was recently honored as one of the leaders in his field in the United States, and Austin Peay State University is proud to welcome Smith to campus as he discusses his successes and what he sees in the future of public health.

Smith’s discussion will take place from 11:30am–12:30pm on April 8th in University Center room 305, located on the campus of the University.

Montgomery County Public Health Director Joey Smith

Montgomery County Public Health Director Joey Smith

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Austin Peay Department of Art and Center of Excellence For The Creative Arts award inaugural Tennessee Artist Fellowship

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – The Austin Peay State University Department of Art, in association with the Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts, is pleased to announce that Memphis-based artist Maysey Craddock is the recipient of the inaugural Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts Tennessee Artist Fellowship.

Craddock was selected from a list of outstanding artists from across the state compiled by APSU faculty for the honor, and will be awarded $5,000 to aid in the creation of new artwork. «Read the rest of this article»

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Clarksville’s Customs House Museum to exhibit Surreal Works of Thomas Dodd

 

Clarksville's Customs House Museum and Cultural CenterClarksville, TN – The mythical figures in Thomas Dodd’s exhibit Dreamer: The Art of Thomas Dodd turn the Customs House Museum’s Orgain Gallery into a forest of fairytales.

The viewer is immediately transported into a surreal fantasy of contemporary stories within each work of art.

Brainstorm. (Thomas Dodd)

Brainstorm. (Thomas Dodd)

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Montgomery County Historical Society to show documentary film “Dorothy Dix: An American Journalist” by Inga Filippo Monday, September 15th

 

Montgomery County Historical SocietyClarksville, TN – The new documentary film “Dorothy Dix: An American Journalist” will be highlighted at the next meeting of the Montgomery County Historical Society on Monday, September 15th at the Beach Civic Hall in the Veterans Plaza complex on Pageant Lane.

The meeting will start at 7:00pm. Inga Filippo, who researched and wrote the film script, will introduce the screening.

Elizabeth Meriwether Gilmer who wrote under the pen name Dorothy Dix.

Elizabeth Meriwether Gilmer who wrote under the pen name Dorothy Dix.

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Tennessee Titans turnovers costly in 31-24 loss to the New Orleans Saints

 

Tennessee TitansNew Orleans, LA – With 19 seconds left in the game, Tennessee Titans quarterback Zach Mettenberger threw a pass to Marc Mariani that was deflected into the end zone and caught by Titans tight end Chase Coffman for a 1 yard touchdown.

It was too little too late for Tennessee as Maikon Bonani’s onside kick was recovered at midfield by New Orleans Saints’ Brandon Coleman sealing a 31-24 win over the Titans at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

Tennessee Titans quarterback Zach Mettenberger (7) throws against the New Orleans Saints during second quarter of a preseason game at Mercedes-Benz Superdome. (Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports)

Tennessee Titans quarterback Zach Mettenberger (7) throws against the New Orleans Saints during second quarter of a preseason game at Mercedes-Benz Superdome. (Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports)

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Tennessee Titans at New Orleans Saints for Second Preseason Game, Friday

 

Tennessee Titans (1-0) at New Orleans Saints (1-0)

Friday, August 15th, 2014 • 7:00pm CDT
New Orleans, LA  • Mercedes-Benz Superdome • TV: WKRN

Tennessee TitansNashville, TN – The Tennessee Titans (1-0) continue their preseason schedule this week with a trip to face the New Orleans Saints (1-0). Kickoff at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome (capacity 73,000) is scheduled for 7:00pm CDT on Friday, August 15th.

The game will be televised regionally on the Titans Preseason TV Network, including flagship WKRN-Channel 2 in Nashville. Cory Curtis will handle play-by-play duties while former Titans running back Eddie George provides analysis. Audra Martin will report from the sidelines.

Tennessee Titans quarterback Charlie Whitehurst (12) signals from the line against the Green Bay Packers at LP Field last Saturday. (Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports)

Tennessee Titans quarterback Charlie Whitehurst (12) signals from the line against the Green Bay Packers at LP Field last Saturday. (Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports)

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APSU Dorothy Dix documentary wins National Award

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – In 2010, an Austin Peay State University library professor named Inga Filippo approached Kathy Heuston, associate professor of communication, about producing a short video on the famed advice columnist and Clarksville native Dorothy Dix.

The University’s Felix G. Woodward Library houses the Dorothy Dix Collection, the most comprehensive collection available on the journalist, but after looking over the material, Heuston proposed something a little more ambitious – a short documentary on Dix.

“An American Journalist, Dorothy Dix” wins Broadcast Education Association (BEA) Award of Excellence for short form documentary.

“An American Journalist, Dorothy Dix” wins Broadcast Education Association (BEA) Award of Excellence for short form documentary.

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