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FDA Authorizes First Standalone COVID-19 At-Home Sample Collection Kit That Can Be Used With Certain Authorized Tests

 

U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)Silver Spring, MDThe U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has authorized an at-home sample collection kit that can then be sent to specified laboratories for COVID-19 Coronavirus diagnostic testing.

Specifically, the FDA issued an emergency use authorization (EUA) to Everlywell, Inc. for the Everlywell COVID-19 Test Home Collection Kit.

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Austin Peay State University part of model for developing student success

 

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Austin Peay State University - APSUWashington, D.C. – The American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) was recently awarded a $2.5 million, two-year grant to accelerate transformation and increase student success outcomes across AASCU’s membership network of nearly 400 public colleges, universities and systems.

The campus of Austin Peay State University. (APSU)

The campus of Austin Peay State University. (APSU)

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Austin Peay State University can give Residents within 250 miles In-State Tuition Rates

 

Austin Peay State University - APSU - logoClarksville, TN – If you live or attend high school in a county outside of Tennessee that is within a 250-mile radius of Austin Peay State University, then you qualify for a discounted tuition rate for both undergraduate and graduate programs at Austin Peay.

High school students who have a 22 ACT (or 1020 SAT) or higher are eligible for an additional Provost Scholarship, bringing tuition rates within a few dollars of the University’s in-state rate.

The campus of Austin Peay State University. (APSU)

The campus of Austin Peay State University. (APSU)

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Tennessee Board of Regents Chancellor John Morgan to retire January 31st, 2016

 

Tennessee Board of RegentsNashville, TN – John Morgan, chancellor of the Tennessee Board of Regents, today announced his plan to retire at the end of the month.

Morgan, who has served as chancellor of the state’s university and community college system since October 2010 and led the system’s transformation to become more comprehensive and student-focused, called the announcement bittersweet and said it was timed to acknowledge the accomplishments achieved by the system’s institutions over the past five years.

Tennessee Board of Regents Chancellor John Morgan to retire

Tennessee Board of Regents Chancellor John Morgan to retire

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Geek The Library Campaign kicks off at Clarksville-Montgomery County Public Library

 

Clarksville-Montgomery County Public LibraryClarksville, TN – The Clarksville-Montgomery County Public Library is kicking off our “Geek the Library” campaign to raise awareness about the importance of your local library. Get ready to add a new verb to your vocabulary—“geek.”

Everyone is passionate about something—whether it’s superheroes, art or composting. What you love is what you “geek.” Here at the library, we geek serving others, providing free books, movies, music, and children’s services to our community, and encouraging life-long learning both through our physical collection and in the virtual world through online resources–just to name a few things. «Read the rest of this article»

 

Tennessee Board of Regents names Tristan Denley Interim APSU President

 

Tennessee Board of RegentsNashville, TN – Tennessee Board of Regents Chancellor John Morgan has named Tristan Denley, TBR vice chancellor of Academic Affairs and former provost and vice president for Academic Affairs at Austin Peay State University, to serve as interim president of APSU effective May 10th.

Denley, who will maintain dual responsibilities as TBR’s vice chancellor during the interim period, will provide leadership to the campus until a new president is named and is available to assume the executive role.

Dr. Tristan Denley

Dr. Tristan Denley

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NASA reports redesigned Soybean Plants can yield higher production with less Water

 

Written by Carol Rasmussen
NASA Earth Science News Team

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationPasadena, CA – A new study shows that soybean plants can be redesigned to increase crop yields while requiring less water and helping to offset greenhouse gas warming. The study is the first to demonstrate that a major food crop can be modified to meet multiple goals at the same time.

The study, led by Darren Drewry of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, used an advanced vegetation model and high-performance computer optimization techniques.

A soybean field in Ohio. (WikiMedia Commons)

A soybean field in Ohio. (WikiMedia Commons)

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Tennessee Board of Regents meet to Confirm APSU’s Tristan Denley as TBR Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs

 

Board to Approve Criteria for Cleveland State Presidential Search

Tennessee Board of RegentsNashville, TN – Tennessee Board of Regents Chancellor John Morgan will recommend the Board appoint Dr. Tristan Denley as the next vice chancellor for Academic Affairs during a telephonic meeting called for 3:30pm CDT on Tuesday, July 16th.

Denley currently serves as provost and vice president for Academic Affairs and professor of mathematics at Austin Peay State University (APSU), where he developed initiatives to improve student learning, most notably for students who need help with math, reading and writing.

Dr. Tristan Denley

Dr. Tristan Denley

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Austin Peay State University provost Dr. Tristan Denley to take position as vice chancellor at Tennessee Board of Regents

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – APSU’s chief academic official, Dr. Tristan Denley who currently serves as Provost, has informed the campus community that he has accepted a position with the Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR) as Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, pending an official vote by the TBR.

Tentative plans are for Denley to begin in his new role with TBR in August.

Dr. Tristan Denley

Dr. Tristan Denley

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Tennessee Technology Centers becoming Colleges of Applied Technology; Recognized for Workforce Education

 

Tennessee Board of RegentsNashville, TN – The state’s workforce training schools known as Tennessee Technology Centers are being renamed Tennessee Colleges of Applied Technology as of July 1st.

The name change more accurately reflects the post-secondary training provided at the 27 campuses and many satellite locations across the state. The Tennessee Technology Centers have always been higher education institutions, offering post-secondary programs for workforce preparation. But the previous “center” title was often misunderstood. «Read the rest of this article»

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