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Kinesiology’s Morgan Betker nominated for Midwest Association of Graduate Schools (MAGS) Excellence in Teaching Award

Tuesday, January 9, 2018: Morgan Betker, Ph.D. student in the School of Kinesiology, was nominated by the U of M Graduate School for the prestigious Midwest Association of Graduate Schools (MAGS) Excellence in Teaching Award. As the only doctoral student nominated, Betker will represent the U of M at MAGS’ 2018 regional competition. The award will be presented at […] [Read Full Story]

Kihl is editor, co-author of new book on corruption in sport

Wednesday, January 3, 2018: Lisa A. Kihl, Ph.D., associate professor of sport management in the School of Kinesiology has published an edited book titled Corruption in Sport: Causes, Consequences, and Reform. Published by Routledge, the book is a seminal text that explores the complexity of sport corruption in terms of its conceptualization, measurement, causes, consequences, reform, and future research. Corruption in […] [Read Full Story]

Tucker Center’s Kane, LaVoi publish in Women in Sport and Physical Activity Journal

Wednesday, January 3, 2018: Mary Jo Kane, Ph.D., Tucker Center director and professor in the School of Kinesiology, and Nicole M. LaVoi, Ph.D., Tucker Center co-director and Kinesiology senior lecturer, have published an article in the Human Kinetics journal,  Women in Sport and Physical Activity Journal. The article, “An Examination of Intercollegiate Athletic Directors’ Attributions Regarding the Underrepresentation of […] [Read Full Story]

Tseng publishes on Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD) in Journal of Motor Behavior

Tuesday, January 2, 2018: Yu-Ting Tseng, Ph.D. (2017), former advisee of Jürgen Konczak, Ph.D., professor in the School of Kinesiology and director of the Human Sensorimotor Control Laboratory, is primary author on an article recently published in Journal of Motor Behavior.  The article is titled “Position Sense Dysfunction Affects Proximal and Distal Arm Joints in Children with Developmental Coordination […] [Read Full Story]

Gao and colleagues publish in BioMed Research International

Tuesday, December 19, 2017: Zan Gao, Ph.D., School of Kinesiology associate professor, has published an article with colleagues in BioMed Research International.  This study synthesized literature concerning casual evidence of effects of various physical activity programs on motor skills and cognitive development in typically developed preschool children. Of the five studies, four (80%) showed significant and positive changes in […] [Read Full Story]

Grad students present interdisciplinary research ideas in KIN 8980

Tuesday, December 12, 2017: For their final project, students in KIN 8980 – Graduate Research Seminar in Kinesiology presented ideas for research projects “that bridge” across different School of Kinesiology emphasis areas. KIN 8980 is required for all M.S./M.A. and Ph.D. students, and covers topics such as responsible conduct of research and proposal design. Yuhei Inoue, Ph.D., assistant professor of Sport Management […] [Read Full Story]

Wiese-Bjornstal and former advisee Hayley Russell publish article in Quest

Tuesday, December 12, 2017: Diane Wiese-Bjornstal, Ph.D., professor in the School of Kinesiology and director of the Sports Medicine Psychology Laboratory, and former advisee Hayley Russell, Ph.D., have published an article in Quest with two other colleagues. “Physical Activity in Former Competitive Athletes: The Physical and Psychological Impact of Musculoskeletal Injury”  investigates the impacts of injury on the physical activity of […] [Read Full Story]

Stoffregen and colleagues publish in Aerospace Medicine and Human Performance

Tuesday, December 12, 2017: School of Kinesiology professor Tom Stoffregen, Ph.D., and co-authors Chih-Hui Chang, Wei-Ching Kung, and Fu-Chen Chen, have published an article in Aerospace Medicine and Human Performance. The article, “Effects of Physical Driving Experience on Body Movement and Motion Sickness During Virtual Driving,” studied body movement and motion sickness reactions of individuals, separated by age/experience driving physical automobiles, […] [Read Full Story]

Lewis and McAvoy are featured in December 2017 issue of Connect

Monday, December 11, 2017: Connect, the magazine of the College of Education and Human Development, features two School of Kinesiology faculty/emeritus faculty in the December 2017 issue. Beth Lewis, Ph.D., School director and professor, is featured in “Healthy Moms,” a story about her research in the areas of motivational interventions for physical activity and the relationship between exercise and […] [Read Full Story]

East African Mother-Daughter study participants celebrate “graduation”

Thursday, December 7, 2017: On December 1, the study, “Impact of an East African Mother-Daughter Physical Activity Program and Co-Designed Activewear” (a follow-up to Thul and colleagues’ 2013-15 study, “Impact of Culturally Sensitive Apparel Co-Design on the Physical Activity of East African Adolescent Girls”), held a “graduation party” at the Cedar Riverside Community School in Minneapolis to celebrate the completion […] [Read Full Story]

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