News & Updates

Emmy Award goes to Tucker Center for “Media Coverage” documentary
Thursday, September 18th, 2014:
At a gala awards ceremony on Saturday, September 13, the Tucker Center for Research on Girls & Women in Sport was presented with a 2014 Upper Midwest Emmy Award in the Sports Documentary category for its video “Media Coverage and Female Athletes,” an evidence-based research project co-produced with tptMN. The film is a groundbreaking documentary […] [Read Full Story]

Allison comments on Adrian Peterson’s brand
Wednesday, September 17th, 2014:
Rayla Allison, J.D., associate director and lecturer in the School of Kinesiology, was interviewed for local news channel, KARE 11, regarding Minnesota Vikings’ star running back, Adrian Peterson’s brand and reaction to local retailers pulling his jersey off their shelves following allegations of child abuse. Nike stores throughout the Twin Cities, Sports Authority and other athletic apparel […] [Read Full Story]

TC affiliated scholar Cooky in HuffPost Live videoconference on sex in women’s sports
Wednesday, September 17th, 2014:
Tucker Center affiliated scholar Dr. Cheryl Cooky (Purdue University) appears discussing “Does Sex Overshadow Women’s Sports?” with other experts in the field in a HuffPost Live video conference. [Read Full Story]

Pierce County Herald quotes LaVoi on NFL’s response to violence
Tuesday, September 16th, 2014:
In an article, “Minnesota News Round-up: Gov. Dayton says Peterson should have remained suspended,” the Pierce County Herald quotes Dr. Nicole M. LaVoi, faculty in the School of Kinesiology and associate director of the Tucker Center, on the NFL sending the wrong message in response to the recent Ray Rice and Adrian Peterson cases. [Read Full Story]

MinnPost’s Grow quotes Kane on Adrian Peterson case
Tuesday, September 16th, 2014:
Mary Jo Kane, director of the Tucker Center and professor in the School of Kinesiology, is quoted in a MinnPost article by Doug Grow, “Will the Adrian Peterson case actually cost the Vikings?” Kane speaks of the reactions of the students in her Sports in a Diverse Society class. [Read Full Story]

Inoue presents at 2014 EASM meeting
Tuesday, September 16th, 2014:
Assistant professor Yuhei Inoue,  Ph.D.,  presented a paper titled, Positive youth development through sport: Role of self-determined motivation, at the 2014 meeting of the European Association for Sport Management, held in Coventry, UK, on September 9th-12th.   [Read Full Story]

Hwang publishes as first author
Friday, September 12th, 2014:
Geumchan Hwang, a doctoral candidate in the School of Kinesiology, recently had his work accepted for publication in the Journal of Interpretation Research. Geumchan’s article is titled, “Evaluation of thematic-based interpretation at the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial: A study of Korean visitors.” [Read Full Story]

Star Tribune quotes LaVoi on Rice-Palmer domestic violence case
Friday, September 12th, 2014:
In a Star Tribune article, “Angry and disgusted at Rice affair, fans remain devoted to football,” Dr. Nicole M. LaVoi, faculty in the School of Kinesiology and associate director of the Tucker Center, comments on the prominence of the domestic abuse case involving Janay Palmer and her husband, the NFL’s Ray Rice, and the impact of the case on […] [Read Full Story]

APAL grad student conducts research aboard R/V Blue Heron
Thursday, September 11th, 2014:
Justin Munafo, doctoral student in the Affordance Perception-Action Laboratory (APAL), conducted research on posture and vision aboard the R/V Blue Heron, on Lake Superior, August 12-14. The vessel, which houses extensive sub-bottom characterization and lake floor mapping equipment,  is operated by the University of Minnesota-Duluth’s Large Lake Observatory. [Read Full Story]

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