News & Updates

Kinesiology research spurs an unlikely collaboration between horses and humans
Friday, April 11th, 2014:
Recently, University of Minnesota Leatherdale Equine Center and the School of Kinesiology’s Human Sensorimotor Control Laboratory (HSCL) have combined forces to study what is known as shivers in horses. Shivers is a neuromuscular equine disease that hinders horses ability to lift their heir legs and walk backwards.  The collaboration occurred after equine researcher Stephanie Valberg, […] [Read Full Story]

Gao organizes research symposium and presents at AAHPERD
Wednesday, April 9th, 2014:
Dr. Zan Gao, assistant professor in the School of Kinesiology and director of the Physical Activity Epidemiology Lab (PAEL), organized a research symposium titled, “Impact of School-based Physical Activity Programs on Children’s Health,” at the 2014 American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (AAHPERD) National Convention & Expo in Charlotte, NC.  The purpose […] [Read Full Story]

New study shows that oats may help combat inflammation
Monday, April 7th, 2014:
A new study published in the Nutrition Journal found that the polyphenols in oats, called avenanthramides (AVE), slowed the inflammatory response to strenuous exercise and increased antioxidant defenses in women over 50. The link between inflammation and aging is a growing concern in the scientific community because of its association with the development of chronic […] [Read Full Story]

School of Kinesiology to be well-represented at the American College of Sports Medicine Conference
Friday, April 4th, 2014:
A number of faculty and graduate students from the School of Kinesiology will travel to Orlando, FL., this May to display publications and presentations at the American College of Sports Medicine 2014 annual meeting. The following publications have been accepted: Tholen, J.T., Wilson, P.B., Rhodes, G., & Ingraham, S.J. (2014). Associations between pre-race diet and […] [Read Full Story]

Healthy Mom research published by Lewis and colleagues
Thursday, April 3rd, 2014:
Dr. Beth Lewis, associate professor in the School of Kinesiology, recently published an article in Mental Health & Physical Activity. The article is titled “A randomized trial examining a physical activity intervention for the prevention of postpartum depression: The healthy mom trial” and focuses on  the efficacy of a physical activity intervention for the prevention […] [Read Full Story]

Kane in New York Times on impact of Northwestern football union
Thursday, April 3rd, 2014:
Dr. Mary Jo Kane, director of the Tucker Center and professor in the School of Kinesiology, is interviewed in a New York Times article—”Impact of Northwestern Ruling on Women’s Sports Is Uncertain“—in the context of the National Labor Relations Board’s decision last week to allow Northwestern football to unionize. [Read Full Story]

MN Athena Leadership Awards invites LaVoi to keynote
Thursday, April 3rd, 2014:
On April 16, Dr. Nicole M. LaVoi, faculty in the School of Kinesiology and associate director of the Tucker Center, will give an invited keynote entitled, “The Power of Girls: Being Bright, Bossy, Brave” at the Minnesota Athena Leadership Awards, emceed by KARE 11 Television’s Randy Shaver. The event will honor 42 young women. The Athena Leadership Awards […] [Read Full Story]

Dengel keynotes at Minnesota Technical Symposium
Tuesday, April 1st, 2014:
Donald Dengel, Ph.D., professor of kinesiology,  and director of the Laboratory of Integrative Human Physiology gave the keynote presentation at the Minnesota Technical Symposium annual meeting. The event had multiple technical and scientific organizations from the area come together at Medtronic Headquarters on March 27. Dengel’s presentation was titled, “New Ideas on Diagnostic Testing For Traumatic […] [Read Full Story]

Motion sickness expert comments on Facebook acquisiton of Oculus
Thursday, March 27th, 2014:
Professor of kinesiology and director of the Affordance Perception-Action Laboratory (APAL) Dr. Thomas A. Stoffregen was a guest on NPR’s Marketplace this week, commenting on Facebook’s purchase of virtual reality company, Oculus, for $2 billion. Stoffregen’s expertise on motion sickness was highlighted as virtual environments have been known to cause dizziness, nausea, vertigo, and disorientation. [Read Full Story]

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