News & Updates

Kane on Mo’ne Davis in New York Times
Thursday, August 21st, 2014:
The New York Times has quoted Mary Jo Kane, director of the Tucker Center and professor in the School of Kinesiology, on the Little League baseball pitching phenom Mo’ne Davis in an article entitled, “A Young Player’s Achievements Resonate Beyond a Sport: Mo’ne Davis’s Little League World Series Run Draws Appreciation.” Kane says the media exposure is a good thing for women […] [Read Full Story]

Dengel co-author in Pediatric Blood & Cancer article
Wednesday, August 20th, 2014:
Donald Dengel, Ph.D., professor of kinesiology  and director of the Laboratory of Integrative Human Physiology (LIHP), is a co-author of an article to be published in the Journal of Pediatric Blood & Cancer. The article entitled “Physical Activity and Cardiometabolic Risk Factors in Childhood Cancer Survivors,” examines the role of physical activity in the development of cardiovascular and […] [Read Full Story]

Tucker Center video nominated for Emmy Award
Friday, August 15th, 2014:
The Tucker Center and tptMN’s collaboratively produced documentary, “Media Coverage and Female Athletes,” has been nominated for a Regional Emmy. This groundbreaking video builds on a research-based examination of the amount and type of coverage given to female athletes with commentary from expert scholars and award winning coaches and athletes who discuss this timely issue from […] [Read Full Story]

Tucker Center’s “Concussions and Female Athletes” video to rebroadcast
Thursday, August 14th, 2014:
The Tucker Center for Research on Girls & Women in Sport is proud to announce an airing this month of its groundbreaking video, “Concussions and Female Athletes.” tpt Life Channel 2.3 Sun 17 Aug @ 11:00 am Through the personal stories and experiences of coaches, athletes and their families, as well as in-depth interviews with nationally recognized […] [Read Full Story]

Stoffregen suggests tips to deal with car sickness
Thursday, August 14th, 2014:
Professor of kinesiology and director of the Affordance Perception-Action Laboratory (APAL), Dr. Thomas A. Stoffregen was interviewed on regarding car sickness. His expert opinion was published in the form of ten recommendations to combat car sickness: 1. Sit in the front seat 2. Close your eyes and sleep 3. Look into the distance 4. Don’t read anything 5. Use your […] [Read Full Story]

Gao co-authored a paper on youth fitness and motor skills
Thursday, August 14th, 2014:
Dr. Zan Gao, assistant professor in the School of Kinesiology and director of the Physical Activity Epidemiology Lab (PAEL), recently published a research article on fitness and motor skills as the second author in journal, Pediatrics Exercise Science. The purpose of this study was to examine the associations among motor skill competence and health-related fitness […] [Read Full Story]

Kane quoted in The New York Times
Wednesday, August 13th, 2014:
Mary Jo Kane, director of the Tucker Center and professor in the School of Kinesiology, was quoted in The New York Times in an article titled, “Pioneer of a Crossover Move.” The article discusses how Becky Hammon became N.B.A’s first full-time female assistant coach. Kane commented on whether or not she thought that Hammon being hired as the first female assistant […] [Read Full Story]

Dengel and Marlatt publish chapter in recently printed book
Tuesday, August 12th, 2014:
Donald Dengel, Ph.D., professor of kinesiology,  and director of the Laboratory of Integrative Human Physiology and doctoral student Kara Marlatt, M.S., are co-authors of a chapter, “Effects of cancer therapies on vascular structure and function in childhood cancer survivors,” in the recently printed, Endothelial Dysfunction: Risk factors, role in cardiovascular diseases and therapeutic approaches. The book […] [Read Full Story]

Smith is lead author in forthcoming text; Wade serves as co-author
Thursday, August 7th, 2014:
Thomas Smith, lecturer in the School of Kinesiology, is the lead author in a new book to be published this month by CRC Press/Taylor & Francis, titled, “Variability in Human Performance.” The book is the latest in the CRC Press Human Factors/Ergonomics book series. Co-authors are School of Kinesiology faculty Michael Wade, Tom Fisher (Dean, University of Minnesota […] [Read Full Story]

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