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Impacts of invasive species in freshwater ecosystems next APSU Provost Lecture Series

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – Biological invasions have been attracting more attention in recent years. However, invasive species are not a new problem; historically, they have been transported to different geographical locations around the globe.

Freshwater and marine ecosystems are easily accessible areas that allow for invasive hitchhikers to reach a new geographical area either deliberately or unintentionally. This will be the focus of the next Provost Lecture Series at Austin Peay State University. «Read the rest of this article»

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Undergraduate student research at APSU topic of next Provost Lecture Series

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – During the 2010-11 academic year at Austin Peay State University, a survey was conducted among faculty members regarding their perspective and participation in research with undergraduate students.

The results of this Institutional Review Board-approved survey suggest that while many faculty are interested in working with undergraduates, time and financial need are challenges that must be overcome.

Dr. Rebecca Jones

Dr. Rebecca Jones

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APSU literature professor to speak about importance of early Puritan minister

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – The Provost Lecture Series at Austin Peay State University will feature a presentation next week about the significance of a 17th century Puritan minister who left behind his thoughts, opinions and interpretations of the Bible.

Dr. Clark Maddux, associate professor of early American literature, will present “Why Cotton Mather Matters” from 3:00pm-4:30pm, Thursday, September 22nd 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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Math professor shares steepest descent method in Provost Lecture Series

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – For many people, understanding complex mathematical equations and concepts is more difficult than walking in the mountains. Somehow, an Austin Peay State University mathematics faculty member makes the ideas relate.

Dr. Ben Ntatin, associate professor of mathematics, will present the next session in the weekly Provost Lecture Series at 3:00pm, Thursday, September 8th in the Morgan University Center, Room 303. The title of his presentation is “Walking in the mountains: The steepest descent method.” «Read the rest of this article»

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Final Provost Lecture Series at APSU to focus on environmental estrogen

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – The final Provost Lecture Series of the 2010-11 academic year at Austin Peay State University will focus on the dangers of environmental estrogens that make humans more susceptible to a variety of health issues.

Dr. Meagan Mann, assistant professor of chemistry, will speak at 3:00pm, Thursday, April 28th in the Morgan University Center, Room 103 B. The event is free and open to the public.

The title of her talk is “Lavender, pesticides and industrial waste: A story about estrogen.” «Read the rest of this article»

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Provost Lecture Series at APSU to feature biology prof whose work is known globally

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – The next Provost Lecture Series at Austin Peay State University will feature an APSU professor whose research in hydrogen production for possible use as a biofuel in vehicles has garnered international headlines.

Dr. Sergei Markov, associate professor in the APSU Department of Biology, will speak at 3:00pm, Thursday, March 24th in the Morgan University Center, Room 303. The event is free and open to the public.

The title of his talk is “How to Make Biofuels from Microbes Challenges.” «Read the rest of this article»

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Provost Lecture Series at APSU to highlight fish diversity

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – The next Provost Lecture Series at Austin Peay State University will feature an Austin Peay State University professor and ichthyologist whose research is centered on the challenges of documenting and describing fish diversity.

Dr. Rebecca Johansen, assistant professor in the APSU Department of Biology and principal investigator in the Center of Excellence for Field Biology, will speak at 3:00pm, Thursday, February 24th in the Morgan University Center, Room 303. The event is free and open to the public.

The title of her talk is “The Challenges of Describing Biodiversity: Examples from North American Darters.” «Read the rest of this article»

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Provost Lecture Series at APSU to feature Fulbright Scholar

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – The next Provost Lecture Series at Austin Peay State University will feature a Fulbright Visiting Scholar who will discuss U.S. and Russia relations.

Dr. Alexander Kubyshkin, professor of North American studies in the School of International Relations at St. Petersburg State University in Russia, will speak at 6:00pm, Wednesday, February 23rd in the Morgan University Center Ballroom C.

His visit is sponsored by the U.S. Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program of the Council for International Exchange of Scholars, the APSU Department of Political Affairs and the offices of Academic Affairs and International Education. The event is free and open to the public. «Read the rest of this article»

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Provost Lecture Series at APSU to explore stage fright

 

Austin Peay State University GovernorsClarksville, TN – The next Provost Lecture Series at Austin Peay State University will explore performance anxiety/stage fright as a nemesis in the lives of some professors and students.

Dr. Thomas King, professor of music, will present “Weak Knees? Sweaty Palms? The Anxiety Doctor Can Help” from 3:00pm-4:30pm, Thursday, February 17th in the Morgan University Center, Room 308. The event is free and open to the public. «Read the rest of this article»

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Provost Lecture Series at APSU to explore stage fright

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – The next Provost Lecture Series at Austin Peay State University will explore performance anxiety/stage fright as a nemesis in the lives of some professors and students.

Dr. Thomas King, professor of music, will present “Weak Knees? Sweaty Palms? The Anxiety Doctor Can Help” from 3:00pm-4:30pm, February 10th in the Morgan University Center, Room 303. The event is free and open to the public.

In 1988, King joined the APSU Department of Music as assistant professor in voice and opera. He has degrees from the University of Kansas, Indiana University and University of Mississippi, as well as a performer’s certificate in opera from the Mozarteum Music Conservatory in Salzburg, Austria. «Read the rest of this article»

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