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First lecture in Active Aging Colloquium Series set for Monday, May 2

LaDora Thompson, Ph.D., will give the inaugural lecture of the CEHD Active Aging Colloquium Series (AACS) on May 2 at noon in Walter Library, Room 402. Dr. Thompson is a professor in and past director of the Program in Physical Therapy at the University of Minnesota. Her talk, "Fighting Frailty," highlights her work aimed at improving the health and mobility of older adults.

The Active Aging Colloquium Series (AACS) is an initiative from the proposed Center for Research on Active Aging (CRAA).

Paddling Forward: One student’s journey

For Emily Lipson, a Recreation, Park, and Leisure Studies major in the School of Kinesiology, her Fall 2015 semester included her internship, an exciting opportunity to gain hands-on experience in her field of study. Lipson got to experience this by canoeing 320 miles down the Minnesota River, connecting with river communities along the way, and engaging K-12 students and classrooms in watershed education.

Alumni spotlight

Kara Marlatt started in the Kinesiology Ph.D. program in Fall 2011 in the Exercise Physiology emphasis, co-advised by Kinesiology Professor Dr. Don Dengel and Dr. Aaron Kelly, associate professor in the Department of Pediatrics in the Medical School and an School alumni. Upon graduating in 2015, with both her Kinesiology PhD and an MPH from the School of Public Health, Kara accepted a post-doctoral fellowship at Pennington Biomedical Research Laboratory at LSU in Baton Rouge.

School Leadership

Li Li Ji, PhD
Director & Professor, School of Kinesiology
Director, Laboratory of Physiological Hygiene
and Exercise Science
llji@umn.edu
612-624-9809
Rayla Allison, JD
Senior Lecturer, Sport Management
Associate Director, School of Kinesiology
Interim, Director of Undergraduate Studies
alli0069@umn.edu
612-626-3256
Tricia Davies
Administrative Director
tdavies@umn.edu
612-625-3332

Program Contacts

Rayla Allison, JD
Senior Lecturer, Sport Management
Associate Director, School of Kinesiology
Interim, Director of Undergraduate Studies
alli0069@umn.edu
612-626-3256
Jessica Braun, MA
Teaching Specialist
Co-coordinator, Developmental/Adapted Physical Education program
brau0010@umn.edu
612-624-1557
Kathleen Healy, MA
Teaching Specialist
Co-coordinator, Developmental/Adapted Physical Education program
healy120@umn.edu
Juergen Konczak, PhD
Professor, Biomechanics and Neuromotor Control
Director of Graduate Studies
jkonczak@umn.edu
612-624-4370
Alyssa Maples
Undergraduate and M.Ed. Advising Coordinator
mapl0009@umn.edu
612-626-5098
Matt Vollum
Teaching Specialist
Coordinator, teacher licensure program in Physical and Health Education
voll0013@umn.edu
612-626-0625
Nina Wang, MS
Graduate Studies Coordinator
nwang@umn.edu
612-625-4380