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Austin Peay State University Provost Lecture Series to feature chemistry professor’s analysis of iPad use in class

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – Interactive technology in the classroom has been shown to enhance student learning. The Apple iPad is one of the most exciting innovations of modern technology and has tremendous potential as a teaching tool.

The question for Dr. Robert Shelton, assistant professor of chemistry at Austin Peay State University, is whether interacting with an iPad in a general chemistry classroom environment actually promotes student learning. «Read the rest of this article»

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Austin Peay State University Provost Lecture Series to feature geography professor’s field work in Uganda

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – An Austin Peay State University geography professor will discuss her field work in Uganda last summer as part of the next Provost Lecture Series session at APSU.

Dr. Christine Mathenge, associate professor of geography, will speak at 3:00pm, Thursday, February 23rd in the Morgan University Center, Room 303. The event is free and open to the public.

The title of her talk is “HIV/AIDS and patterns on the landscape.” «Read the rest of this article»

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Austin Peay State University Provost Lecture Series to feature art professor’s residency in Tanzania

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – An Austin Peay State University art professor will discuss her three-week residency in Tanzania as part of the next Provost Lecture Series session at APSU.

Cynthia Marsh, professor of art, will speak at 3:00pm, Thursday, February 16th in the Morgan University Center, Room 303. The event is free and open to the public.

The title of her talk is “Mambo Poa – A Cultural Exchange in Tanzania.” «Read the rest of this article»

 


Austin Peay State University Provost Lecture Series to discuss biofuel research

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – The next Provost Lecture Series at Austin Peay State University will feature a biology professor whose latest research may have implications in the area of biofuel production.

Dr. Sergei Markov, associate professor in the APSU Department of Biology, will speak at 3:00pm, Thursday, February 9th in the Morgan University Center, Room 303. The event is free and open to the public.

The title of his talk is “Conformational regulation of hydrogenase gene expression in algae.” «Read the rest of this article»

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Austin Peay State University Provost Lecture Series to explore Women’s Symposium

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – An Austin Peay State University faculty member who conducted the University’s first Young Women’s Leadership Symposium in 2011 will recap the event with information, findings and recommendations at the next Provost Lecture Series session.

Dr. Marsha Lyle-Gonga, assistant professor of political science, will discuss her work about the symposium from 3:00pm-4:30pm, Thursday, January 26th in the Morgan University Center, Room 303. All presentations in 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 focus on Chinese Guzheng

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – An Austin Peay State University music professor’s expertise in the music of the guzheng instrument, which has seen a revitalization, based on her recent first-hand experience in China will be the next session of the Provost Lecture Series program.

Dr. Ann Silverberg, professor of music, will present “The Chinese Guzheng: Old and New” from 3:00pm-4:30pm, Thursday, January 19th in the Morgan University Center, Room 303. All presentations in 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 looks at open Textbooks in Digital World

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – Within the last decade, there has been a movement toward open textbooks as the digital world makes sharing content not only simple but common sense.

Ellen Smyth, instructor of mathematics at Austin Peay State University, said although sharing content is only a click away, the question goes from “Why would we share?” to “Why would we not share?”

“And that is without any external pressure,” she said. “Leaders of the open education movement are now calling for external pressure – a handful of national policies that could change the face of education forever and, in my opinion, for the better.” «Read the rest of this article»

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APSU Provost Lecture Series looks at program to improve stride in older adults

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – Falls and fall-related injuries are common in adults older than 65. In fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, of the fall-related deaths that occurred in 2008, 82 percent of them were in adults 65 and older.

A more alarming fact than this is that older age groups sustain more fall-related injuries than younger age groups. In other words, adults older than 85 are more likely to sustain a fall, compared with those who are 65-74 years old.

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Austin Peay Provost Lecture Series features arts in economic hardships as next topic

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – Despite what is happening in the economy, the arts can be a necessary component to hold a community together.

“In a time of such economic volatility, the arts are often overlooked as frivolous and less practical than other academic and technical skill areas, but frankly, the arts are a good investment for a community, a university and a family,” said Darren Michael, associate professor of acting and directing at Austin Peay State University.

Michael will discuss this topic in more detail as part of the next Provost Lecture Series. He will present “The Theatrical Stoplight: The Arts as an Educational, Social and Economic Cornerstone to the Community” from 3:00pm-4:30pm, Thursday, November 17th in the Morgan University Center, Room 303. All presentations in 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 explores adoptive, foster parenting as next topic

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – Popular rhetoric often promotes the idea that to foster or adopt a child, “all you need is love.”

“In actuality, adoptive and foster parents need much more than love,” said Dr. Katherin Flower, assistant professor of sociology at Austin Peay State University. “In fact, there are no uniform criteria for becoming foster or adoptive parents.

Instead, a complex set of federal, state and local policies as well as agency specific mandates establish the criteria for approving parents.” «Read the rest of this article»

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