News & Updates

Konczak featured in the Minnesota Daily
Thursday, July 24th, 2014:
Jürgen Konczak, Ph.D., professor of kinesiology and director of the Human Sensorimotor Control Lab, was used as a point of reference in a Minnesota Daily sports article, Lineman tackles hacking. The article  touched on the lasting effects of concussions by exploring the history of a past gopher football player. Konczak provided his expertise on concussions by suggesting that “rest is the […] [Read Full Story]

Ingraham’s research leads to Ride-Along
Friday, July 18th, 2014:
Stacy Ingraham, PhD., senior lecturer in the School of Kinesiology and director of the Human and Sports Performance Lab, recently went on a ride-along with the St. Louis Park Police Department  as part of research that  analyzes heart-rate responses of police officers and firefighters on the job.  Ingraham and her research team are collecting data from […] [Read Full Story]

Gao published by Nova Publishers
Thursday, July 17th, 2014:
Dr. Zan Gao, assistant professor in the School of Kinesiology and director of the Physical Activity Epidemiology Lab (PAEL), recently published one chapter as the first author in Video Games: Parents’ Perceptions, Role of Social Media and Effects on Behavior edited by Jeffery Graham. The findings of this chapter reveal that children who are intrinsically motivated […] [Read Full Story]

Konczak featured in the news
Thursday, July 17th, 2014:
Jürgen Konczak, Ph.D., professor of kinesiology and director of the Human Sensorimotor Control Lab, was interviewed by the Minnesota Daily to be featured in an article revolving around brain disease. He was also featured in a similar article in the Washington Times. [Read Full Story]

Lais named Social Entrepreneur of the Year
Wednesday, July 16th, 2014:
Greg Lais, Founder and Executive Director of Wilderness Inquiry (WI) and instructor in the Recreation, Park, and Leisure Studies program (RPLS), was named the 2014 St. John’s University Social Entrepreneur of the Year. This award recognizes Lais for his achievements and altruistic values in both his work and his personal life. Wilderness Inquiry was founded in […] [Read Full Story]

Stoffregen’s research mentioned in the New York Times
Tuesday, July 15th, 2014:
The research of Thomas Stoffregen, Ph.D., director of the APAL, and professor of kinesiology, was featured in the July 14, 2014 issue of the New York Times. The article discusses widespread concerns that current and future virtual reality technologies, such as head mounted displays, may give rise to motion sickness in a large percentage of users. The technology, often […] [Read Full Story]

CBC Canada interviews Kane on media coverage and female athletes
Friday, July 11th, 2014:
Dr. Mary Jo Kane, director of the Tucker Center and professor in the School of Kinesiology, talks with Leigh Anne Power in a podcast from CBC Radio Canada’s Central Morning Show, “Why Women’s Sports Doesn’t Get Media Coverage.” [Read Full Story]

Leon featured in recent textbook
Wednesday, July 9th, 2014:
Arthur Leon, MD,  professor of kinesiology, and director emeritus of the Laboratory of Pysiological Hygiene and Exercise Science (LPHES), had his lifetime of exercise science research included in the newly published textbook, History of Exercise Physiology, edited by Charles M. Tipton and published by Human Kinetics (2014). [Read Full Story]

Konczak receives research grant from Germany
Tuesday, July 8th, 2014:
Juergen Konczak, Ph.D., professor and director of the Human Sensorimotor Control Laboratory, is a co-principal investigator on a €520,000 ($686,000) grant awarded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG), a federal agency considered the German equivalent to the National  Institutes of Health (NIH) or the National Science Foundation (NSF). Dr. Dagmar Timmann, a neurologist at the University Medical Center in […] [Read Full Story]

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