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NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory discovers a mystery in Perseus Cluster

 

Written by Tony Phillips
Science at NASA

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationWashington, 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.

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Tennessee Titans make changes to Roster

 

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Tennessee TitansNashville, 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»

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APSU names Top Five Candidates for Athletic Director Position

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, 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.

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Clarksville’s Bashaara Graves invited to USA Basketball U19 Trials

 

USA BasketballClarksville, 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.

Bashaara Graves UT Lady Vols

Bashaara Graves UT Lady Vols

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APSU Provost Lecture Series: Psychology professor to present session this week

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, 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»

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The Story of “Old Abe,” famous Wisconsin War Eagle on 101st Airborne Division patch

 

Written by Capt. James A. Page

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionFort 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.

Old Abe and the 8th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry Regiment Color Guard 1863.

Old Abe and the 8th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry Regiment Color Guard 1863.

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American Sociological Association president to speak at APSU

 

Austin Peay State University

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, 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.

Erik Olin Wright

Erik Olin Wright

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Austin Peay Governors Football hires Jason Palermo as new Offensive Line Coach

 

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Austin Peay State UniversityJason PalermoClarksville, TN – Jason Palermo is returning to the city and campus where he spent a year of his youth.

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»

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Tailgate Parties set for Govs football season

 

Austin Peay State University GovernorsFootball 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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