News & Updates

School of Kinesiology is well-represented at 2014 NASPEM
Tuesday, August 26th, 2014:
The University of Minnesota School of Kinesiology hosted this years Biennial North American Society for Pediatric Exercise Medicine Scientific Meeting (NASPEM) August 20-23, 2014. Drs. George Biltz and Donald Dengel served as co-chairmen. The presentations were as follows: Hanan Zavala, masters student in the School of Kinesiology, presented on a paper titled “Impacts of Age and Sex on […] [Read Full Story]

Washington post quotes Kane on Davis, athlete media coverage
Saturday, August 23rd, 2014:
Mary Jo Kane, director of the Tucker Center and professor in the School of Kinesiology, is quoted in a Washington Post article, “Mo’ne Davis is out of Little League World Series, and women’s sports are shoved from spotlight,” on shifting perceptions and portrayals of female athletic capacity. [Read Full Story]

Kane interviewed on First Business News
Friday, August 22nd, 2014:
Mary Jo Kane, director of the Tucker Center and professor in the School of Kinesiology, is interviewed by Chuck Coppola of in, “She’s 13 and Throws 70,” a piece on sports marketing and girls and women in sport in the wake of the recent media buzz around Becky Hammon (former San Antonio Stars WNBA standout and new and groundbreaking […] [Read Full Story]

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]

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