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LaVoi quoted on reasons for bias in hiring women soccer coaches

Tuesday, June 27, 2017: In the past, high school and college women’s soccer teams were coached overwhelmingly  by women. After Title IX was passed in 1972 and women’s sports began attaining greater support and prestige, more men became interested in coaching women’s sports teams. Their numbers grew dramatically while women coaches’ numbers declined.  Nicole LaVoi, Ph.D., Kinesiology lecturer and … Continue reading LaVoi quoted on reasons for bias in hiring women soccer coaches [Read Full Story]

Kane quoted in Newsday article comparing women athletes to male athletes

Tuesday, June 27, 2017: A June 27 article in Newsday discusses tennis star John McEnroe comparing world-class talent Serena Williams with male players. He called her the greatest woman to play tennis, “but if she had to just play …the men’s circuit that would be an entirely different story.” In the article, Mary Jo Kane, Ph.D., School of Kinesiology professor … Continue reading Kane quoted in Newsday article comparing women athletes to male athletes [Read Full Story]

Tucker Center report cited in ESPN online

Monday, June 26, 2017: In an online article, “Study: Majority of women’s college coaches are white, male,” ESPN.com cited the Tucker Center’s  new report, “Gender, Race & LGBT Inclusion of Head Coaches of Women’s Team.” The article provides a summary look at the numbers from the report, produced in honor of the 45th anniversary of Title IX and in partnership with … Continue reading Tucker Center report cited in ESPN online [Read Full Story]

Tucker Center releases report honoring 45th anniversary of Title IX

Friday, June 23, 2017: The Tucker Center for Research on Girls & Women in Sport has released a report, “Gender, Race & LGBT Inclusion of Head Coaches of Women’s Teams: A Report on Select NCAA Division I Conferences for the 45th Anniversary of Title IX,” in honor of the 45th anniversary of Title IX. This special report is a … Continue reading Tucker Center releases report honoring 45th anniversary of Title IX [Read Full Story]

Kin PhD student Christiana Raymond is lead author on article published in Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise

Monday, June 19, 2017: Christiana Raymond, M.S., doctoral student in the School of Kinesiology, is the lead author of an article published in the journal, Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. The article, “Accuracy and reliability of assessing lateral compartmental leg composition using dual-energy X-ray absoprtiometry,” examined the accuracy and reliability of a novel dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DXA) scanning method … Continue reading Kin PhD student Christiana Raymond is lead author on article published in Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise [Read Full Story]

Mary Jo Kane interviewed on MPR for the 45th anniversary of Title IX

Monday, June 19, 2017: Mary Jo Kane,  Ph.D., professor in the School of Kinesiology and co-director of the Tucker Center for Research on Girls and Women in Sport, will be interviewed by Minnesota Public Radio host Tom Weber on Thursday, June 22, at 11:00 a.m. on 91.1 FM. Kane will be discussing the 45th anniversary of the passage of Title … Continue reading Mary Jo Kane interviewed on MPR for the 45th anniversary of Title IX [Read Full Story]

Lewis’s research cited in Reuters feature on benefits of exercise on postpartum depression

Monday, June 19, 2017: Beth Lewis, Ph.D., professor in the School of Kinesiology with a research focus on behavioral aspects of physical activity, was recently cited in a story published by Reuters.  The Health News feature, titled “Exercise may stave off postpartum depression,” discussed an article recently published by researchers from Spain and Chile. Their findings align with Lewis’s research outcome … Continue reading Lewis’s research cited in Reuters feature on benefits of exercise on postpartum depression [Read Full Story]

Physical Activity Epidemiology Laboratory researchers present at ACSM’s 64th Annual Meeting

Monday, June 19, 2017: Zan Gao, Ph.D.,  associate professor in the School of Kinesiology and director of the  Physical Activity Epidemiology Laboratory (PAEL), together with his doctoral students June Lee, Zachary Pope, and Nan Zeng, took part in the American College of Sport Medicine’s (ACSM) 64th Annual Meeting in Denver, CO, held May 30-June 3. At the conference, the lab members presented their … Continue reading Physical Activity Epidemiology Laboratory researchers present at ACSM’s 64th Annual Meeting [Read Full Story]

Dengel and students publish book chapter

Thursday, June 15, 2017: Donald Dengel, Ph.D., professor in the School of Kinesiology in exercise physiology and director of the Laboratory of Integrative Human Physiology, is lead author of a chapter titled “Assessment of muscle mass” appearing in the book Body Composition: Health and Performance in Exercise and Sport recently published by CRC Press. School of Kinesiology doctoral student Christiana … Continue reading Dengel and students publish book chapter [Read Full Story]

Dengel, students present at ACSM

Thursday, June 15, 2017: Donald Dengel, Ph.D., professor in the School of Kinesiology in exercise physiology, and students traveled to the American College of Sport Medicine’s (ACSM) Annual Meeting in Denver, CO held May 30-June 3 to give several presentations. Poster presentations were: “Total and Segmental Body Composition Examination in Collegiate Football Players Using Multifrequency BIA and DXA.” Christiana Raymond … Continue reading Dengel, students present at ACSM [Read Full Story]

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