Topic: University of Wisconsin
Written by Linda Herridge
Kennedy Space Center, FL – NASA plant physiologist Ray Wheeler, Ph.D., and fictional astronaut Mark Watney from the movie “The Martian” have something in common — they are both botanists. But that’s where the similarities end. While Watney is a movie character who gets stranded on Mars, Wheeler is the lead for Advanced Life Support Research activities in the Exploration Research and Technology Program at Kennedy Space Center, working on real plant research.
“The Martian movie and book conveyed a lot of issues regarding growing food and surviving on a planet far from the Earth,” Wheeler said. “It’s brought plants back into the equation.”
Written by Tony Phillips
Washington, D.C. – The Universe is a big place, full of unknowns. Astronomers using NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory have just catalogued a new one.
“I couldn’t believe my eyes,” says Esra Bulbul of the Harvard Center for Astrophysics. “What we found, at first glance, could not be explained by known physics.”
Together with a team of more than a half-dozen colleagues, Bulbul has been using Chandra to explore the Perseus Cluster, a swarm of galaxies approximately 250 million light years from Earth.
Nashville, TN – Five players have agreed to terms with the Tennessee Titans: Wide Receiver Julian Horton, Running Back Waymon James, Offensive Lineman Viondy Merisma, Cornerback Winston Wright and Outside Linebacker David Gilbert.
All five participated in the rookie mini-camp over the past weekend and undrafted college free agents. «Read the rest of this article»
Clarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University has narrowed its search for a new athletics director down to five strong candidates, and the University will begin interviewing the first two candidates on campus next week.
APSU began looking for a new AD in April when Coach Dave Loos stepped down from that position after 16 successful years. Loos remains the head coach for the men’s basketball program.
Clarksville, TN – University of Tennessee rising sophomore Bashaara Graves and incoming freshman Jordan Reynolds are among 34 of the nation’s top athletes age 19 or younger who have accepted invitations to participate in the 2013 USA Basketball U19 World Championship Team trials, USA Basketball announced Tuesday.
Trials to select the 12-member USA squad will be held May 16th-19th at the U.S. Olympic Training Center (USOTC) in Colorado Springs, CO. The unit will represent the U.S. in the 2013 FIBA U19 World Championship, hosted by Lithuania from July 18th-28th in Klaipeda and Panevėžys.
Clarksville, TN – An Austin Peay State University psychology professor will present the next session of the Provost Lecture Series this week at APSU.
Dr. Stephen Truhon, professor of psychology, will present at 3:00pm, Thursday, April 4th in the Morgan University Center, Room 303. The title of his presentation is “Operational Stress Control in the U.S. Navy.”
All sessions of the Provost Lecture Series are free and open to the public. «Read the rest of this article»
Written by Capt. James A. Page
Fort Campbell, KY – The Screaming Eagle insignia of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) is perhaps the most recognized and famous shoulder sleeve insignia in the United States Army.
However the history and symbolism of the patch is often forgotten. The eagle on your shoulder is not just any American Bald Eagle, but instead, it commemorates the most famous animal mascot that ever served in the United States Army.
Austin Peay State University
Clarksville, TN – The president of the American Sociological Association will be a featured speaker next week at Austin Peay State University.
Erik Olin Wright, who also serves as the Vilas Distinguished Professor of Sociology at the University of Wisconsin, will speak at 4:00pm, Monday, April 16th in the McCord Building, Room 209.
APSU Sports: Austin Peay Football
Palermo, a former standout offensive lineman at the University of Wisconsin, has been named new offensive line coach at Austin Peay State University. He replaces Tyler Trent, who recently resigned to enter private business back near his hometown of Oak Ridge.
Palermo is the son of former Austin Peay head coach John Palermo, who directed the program for one season (1990) before joining Barry Alvarez at Wisconsin. «Read the rest of this article»
Football season is around the corner for Austin Peay State University and with Tailgate Alley and a series of road Tailgate parties, hosted by the Austin Peay Alumni Association, there are plenty of ways to enjoy a Govs game day.
Tailgate Alley, of course, has become a new tradition for Austin Peay home games. Occupying the Foy Center parking lot, Tailgate Alley is a reservation-only tailgating area. Of course, all spots are free and must be reserved one day prior to the game. Fans can register for the whole season, or on a game-by-game basis, but a strict no-show policy is in effect. «Read the rest of this article»
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