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Dahia Barr-Anderson and Sanaz Khosravani receive 2017 Women’s Philanthropic Leadership Circle awards

Tuesday, May 23, 2017: A faculty member and doctoral student in the School of Kinesiology have been selected to receive awards from the College of Education and Human Development’s Women’s Philanthropic Leadership Circle (WPLC). Dahia Barr-Anderson, Ph.D., assistant professor in the School, has received the Rising Star Faculty Award of $1,500 to use for professional development.  She joins an elite group of CEHD female … Continue reading Dahia Barr-Anderson and Sanaz Khosravani receive 2017 Women’s Philanthropic Leadership Circle awards [Read Full Story]

Thul’s research quoted in Deadspin article “The Full-Court Pressure of the Somali-American Sportswoman”

Monday, May 22, 2017: The latest posting of online publication Deadspin includes an article, “The Full-Court Pressure of the Somali-American Sportswoman,” which explores the challenges Somali women face in participating in sports and physical activity through the lens of the Somali-American community in Minneapolis.  The research of School of Kinesiology lecturer Chelsey Thul, Ph.D., is discussed extensively, and Thul; Cawo Abdi, Ph.D., associate … Continue reading Thul’s research quoted in Deadspin article “The Full-Court Pressure of the Somali-American Sportswoman” [Read Full Story]

Lewis promoted to full professor

Monday, May 22, 2017: The Board of Regents of the University of Minnesota has approved the promotion of the School of Kinesiology‘s director designate Beth Lewis, Ph.D., to the rank of full professor. A ceremony was held at the MacNamara Alumni Center to honor Dr. Lewis and others who were promoted. Dr. Lewis’ research focuses on examining the efficacy … Continue reading Lewis promoted to full professor [Read Full Story]

Kihl is Executive Council president-elect of the North American Society for Sport Management

Tuesday, May 16, 2017: Lisa A. Kihl, Ph.D., associate professor in the School of Kinesiology, was recently elected President-Elect of the Executive Council for the North American Society for Sport Management. Kihl’s term on the council is  three years, and over that time she will serve as President-elect, President, and Past President. The purpose of the North American Society for Sport Management … Continue reading Kihl is Executive Council president-elect of the North American Society for Sport Management [Read Full Story]

Weiss publishes in The Sage Encyclopedia of Out-of- School Learning

Monday, May 15, 2017: Maureen Weiss, Ph.D., professor in the School of Kinesiology, published an article, “Positive youth development through sport” in the just-released anthology by Sage on after-school and out-of- school programs related to teaching methods and learning styles. The two-volume series covering over 200 articles documents what the best research has revealed about out-of- school learning—what facilitates … Continue reading Weiss publishes in The Sage Encyclopedia of Out-of- School Learning [Read Full Story]

Gao is co-investigator on NIH grant to study physical activity in older adults

Monday, May 15, 2017: Zan Gao, Ph.D., associate professor and director of the Physical Activity Epidemiology Laboratory in the School of Kinesiology, recently collaborated with researchers from the U of M and successfully secured a 5-year NIH R21/33 research grant as a co-investigator. The project titled “Mindful Movement for Physical Activity and Wellbeing in Older Adults: A Community Based … Continue reading Gao is co-investigator on NIH grant to study physical activity in older adults [Read Full Story]

Tucker Center’s “Media Coverage and Female Athletes” video rebroadcast

Thursday, May 11, 2017: The Tucker Center for Research on Girls & Women in Sport is proud to announce several new airings of the video in May of 2017 of its groundbreaking video, “Media Coverage and Female Athletes.” tpt MN Channel 2.2 Friday, May 12, 2017 at 5:00 AM Friday, May 12, 2017 at 11:00 PM The video builds on … Continue reading Tucker Center’s “Media Coverage and Female Athletes” video rebroadcast [Read Full Story]

Lewis and colleagues publish in Women’s Health

Tuesday, May 9, 2017: Beth Lewis, Ph.D., associate professor in the School of Kinesiology, and colleagues (including her advisees Lauren Billing, Kinesiology Ph.D. candidate,  and Katie Schuver, Kinesiology Ph.D., 2014 ) have had an article published in Women’s Health. The article is titled “The relationship between employment status and depression symptomatology among women at risk for postpartum depression.” [Read Full Story]

School of Kinesiology Student Council announces 2017-18 officers and representatives

Tuesday, May 9, 2017: The Kinesiology Student Council recently announced their newly appointed officers/representatives for the 2017 – 2018 academic year. Co-Presidents: Madeleine Orr and Anna Baeth Secretary: Christiana Raymond Treasurer: John Piekarski Public Relations: Eydie Kramer and Arash Mahnan Undergraduate Student Reps: Emily Groshens and Courtney Cashman Zachary Pope, 2016 – 2017 School of Kinesiology Student Council President, … Continue reading School of Kinesiology Student Council announces 2017-18 officers and representatives [Read Full Story]

Sport Management Senior Seminar students collaborate with National Sports Center on projects

Tuesday, May 9, 2017: Young Ho Kim, Kinesiology doctoral candidate and graduate assistant, and his students in SMGT 3881W Senior Seminar in Sport Management, took a tour of the National Sports Center (NSC) in Blaine in April to see the facility and meet with facility administrators. Kim and his students collaborated with the NSC on three projects this semester. For the first, “Multi-National … Continue reading Sport Management Senior Seminar students collaborate with National Sports Center on projects [Read Full Story]

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