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The Auburn Tiger Trapdoor Spider
2012-05-09 03:03:20

A new species discovered from a college town backyard [ Watch the Video ] Researchers at Auburn University have reported the discovery a new trapdoor spider species from a well-developed housing subdivision in the heart of the city of Auburn, Alabama. Myrmekiaphila tigris, affectionately referred to as the Auburn Tiger Trapdoor spider, is named in honor of Auburn University's costumed Tiger mascot, Aubie. The research team, directed by Biological Sciences professor Jason Bond, lead...

2011-06-14 09:00:00

PLEASANTON, Calif., June 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Toolwire (www.toolwire.com) and the Laboratory for Innovative Technology and Engineering Education at Auburn University (www.litee.org) have won an NSF SBIR/ STTR Directorate Phase I award for Use of Serious Games to Improve Learning Outcomes in Engineering Programs by the National Science Foundation (www.nsf.gov). Toolwire is a global leader in experiential learning solutions. The company has won several awards this year for the...

2011-04-13 10:06:00

ATLANTA, April 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Aaron's, Inc. (NYSE: AAN), a lease-to-own retailer specializing in the sales and lease ownership of residential furniture, consumer electronics, home appliances and accessories, will sponsor the Aaron's Dream Weekend at Talladega Superspeedway for the 10th year on April 15 - 17. In commemoration of the anniversary, the Company has a celebration in line with Talladega's fun-filled traditions in store for NASCAR fans. (Photo:...

2011-04-04 11:00:00

BOSTON, April 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Varsity Equestrian Selection Committee has awarded Inaugural All-American honors to the top four equestrian athletes in each of the respective events offered by Varsity Equestrian (Equitation on the Flat, Equitation over Fences, Horsemanship, and Reining). Auburn University's Maggie McAlary, a junior from Amherst, NH, has earned All-American accolades in both Equitation on the Flat and Equitation over Fences events. Commenting on the inaugural...

2011-01-18 22:58:00

HOUSTON, Jan. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- American Heart Association and Marathon Oil Corporation proudly announce Coach Gene Chizik with Auburn University as the 2010 Paul "Bear" Bryant Coach of the Year. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101025/AHABEARLOGO ) Selected by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association, Chizik accepted the trophy during a live announcement at an awards dinner in Houston, which benefited the American Heart Association. The award honors...


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James Shelton Voss
2012-10-27 14:01:58

James Shelton Voss is a retired NASA astronaut as well as a retired United States Army Colonel. Voss now serves as the Vice President of Engineering at SpaceDev. On March 3, 1949, Voss was born in Cordova, Alabama but later moved to Opelika, Alabama to live and be raised by his grandparents. He went on to join the wrestling team at Opelika High School and after graduating, he went on to join the wrestling at Auburn University. There, he also was elected as Chapter President of the Theta Xi...

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Word of the Day
sough
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'
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