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Konczak awarded grant from Children’s Cancer Research Fund

Monday, July 16, 2018: School of Kinesiology professor Jürgen Konczak, Ph.D., director of the Human Sensorimotor Control Laboratory (HSCL) has been awarded a grant from the Children’s Cancer Research Fund to study somatosensory deficits in children who survived or are undergoing a cancer treatment. The $99,800 grant will support Kinesology Ph.D. candidate Jessica Holst-Wolf’s postdoctoral position, and is an […] [Read Full Story]

Wade publishes in Advances in Child Development and Behavior

Monday, July 16, 2018: School of Kinesiology professor Michael G. Wade, Ph.D., and colleague Karl M. Newell, University of Georgia, have published an article in the latest edition of Advances in Child Development and Behavior series, Volume 55 (2018).  Their article, titled “Physical Growth, Body Scale, and Perceptual Motor Development,” appears in the latest volume of the series, Studying the […] [Read Full Story]

LaVoi to speak at MN Wild Leadership Summit

Tuesday, July 10, 2018: Nicole LaVoi, Ph.D., senior lecturer and co-director of the Tucker Center in the School of Kinesiology, will speak at the 2nd Annual Minnesota Wild Leadership Summit on Tuesday, July 10 at the Saint Paul RiverCentre and Xcel Energy Center. LaVoi’s talk, given to over 300 hockey captains and coaches representing 71 teams attending the Summit, will be […] [Read Full Story]

Stoffregen publishes in Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology

Tuesday, July 3, 2018: Thomas Stoffregen, Ph.D., professor in the School of Kinesiology and director of the Affordance Perception-Action Laboratory, has published an article with two colleagues in the Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology. The article, “Higher order affordances for reaching: Perception and performance,” discusses the findings of a study in which it was determined that goals of a […] [Read Full Story]

LaVoi interviewed on KARE-11 about maternity leave in professional sports

Monday, July 2, 2018: Nicole LaVoi, Ph.D., senior lecturer and co-director of the Tucker Center in the School of Kinesiology, was interviewed about the latest progressive changes affecting women in sports on KARE-11 TV on June 28. The LPGA and Wimbledon organizations have both changed their rules about women competitors taking maternity leave. LPGA competitor and 12-time winner Stacy Lewis […] [Read Full Story]

Donald R. Dengel awarded Henry L. Taylor-Arthur S. Leon Professorship in Exercise Science and Health Enhancement

Wednesday, June 27, 2018: Donald R. Dengel, Ph.D., professor of exercise physiology in the School of Kinesiology, has been awarded the Henry L. Taylor-Arthur S. Leon Professorship in Exercise Science and Health Enhancement. Dr. Dengel is the director of the Laboratory of Integrative Human Physiology, which provides clinical vascular, metabolic, exercise and body composition testing for researchers across the University of […] [Read Full Story]

Kinesiology’s Madeleine Orr publishes in Event Management

Wednesday, June 27, 2018: Madeleine Orr, School of Kinesiology doctoral student with an emphasis in sport management, published a paper in Event Management together with a colleague at the University of Brighton in England. The paper is titled “Blinded by Gold: Toronto Sports Community Ignores Negative Legacies of 2015 Pan Am Games.” Orr’s winning Three-Minute Thesis (3MT®) “The Rhetoric vs. the Reality of […] [Read Full Story]

Kinesiology faculty and students attend North American Society of Sport Management conference

Wednesday, June 27, 2018: The School of Kinesiology‘s Sport Management faculty and students were well represented at the North American Society of Sport Management (NASSM) conference in Halifax on June 5-9, 2018. Presenters from the School included faculty Yonghwan Chang, Ph.D., Yuhei Inoue, Ph.D. and Lisa Kihl, Ph.D., doctoral students Caroline Heffernan, Madeleine Orr, Ji Wu, and visiting scholar Kurumi Aizawa, […] [Read Full Story]

Weiss and graduate students present research at NASPSPA annual meeting

Wednesday, June 27, 2018: Maureen Weiss, Ph.D., professor in the School of Kinesiology, and 12 former and current graduate students presented research at the annual meeting of the North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity (NASPSPA) in Denver on June 21-23, 2018. Weiss also convened a symposium titled, “What, So What, and Now What? Translating […] [Read Full Story]

National Afterschool Association names Weiss one of its Most Influential in Research and Evaluation

Wednesday, June 27, 2018: The National AfterSchool Association (NAA), the lead organization for the advancement of the afterschool professional, has selected Maureen Weiss, Ph.D., professor in the School of Kinesiology, as one of NAA’s 2018 Most Influential in Research and Evaluation. Honorees are distinguished for their contributions to research and evaluation on youth and adolescent development. In selecting their […] [Read Full Story]

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