Tucker Center Newsletter - 2009 Fall
Kudos & Announcements
Honors & Awards
- Co-director Maureen Weiss has been elected President of The American Academy of Kinesiology and Physical Education (AAKPE), the premier national organization recognizing outstanding scholars in the field of sport and physical activity. Professor Weiss has been an AAKPE Fellow since 1994.
- Associate Director Nicole LaVoi and Research Assistant Chelsey Thul received the 2009 Outstanding Staff Award and Graduate Student Award respectively, from the College of Education and Human Development’s Women’s Philanthropic Leadership Circle.
- Affiliated Scholar Beth Lewis was awarded a $400,000 grant by the National Institute of Mental Health for her study, "Efficacy of an Exercise Intervention for the Prevention of Postpartum Depression."
- Affiliated Scholar Daheia Barr-Anderson was awarded a $75,000 grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to examine perceived and objective environmental influences on physical activity among high school girls. This grant will complement her NIH Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women’s Health (BIRCWH) grant to study environmental influences of obesity among African American adolescent girls.
- Mary Jo Kane will be an invited panelist to discuss a presentation by noted sports economist Andrew Zimbalist. The panel is part of the third annual Scholarly Colloquium on College Sports held in conjunction with the NCAA Annual Convention in Atlanta, GA, January, 2010.
- Affiliated Scholar Heather Maxwell and Kane will present their research—"Critical Analysis of Consumer Responses to Representations of Women’s Sports"—at the annual North American Society for the Sociology of Sport conference, Ottawa, Ontario, November, 2009.
- Weiss gave a keynote presentation this summer at the Developmental Coordination Disorder International Conference and delivered the Senior Distinguished Scholar Lecture at the annual meeting of the North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity.
- Affiliated Scholar Diane Wiese-Bjornstal gave an invited paper on risk, consequences, and recovery of sport injury in high intensity athletes at an International Research Conference on "Performance in Top Sports Involving Intense Exercise," at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark, September, 2009.
- Weiss and Wiese-Bjornstal published a manuscript titled, "Promoting positive youth development through physical activity" in the President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports Research Digest, September, 2009.
- Dr. Maria Josefa Camacho Miñano, the Tucker Center’s visiting scholar from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid in Spain, is conducting an international review of physical activity interventions for adolescent girls while in residence this fall.
- Kelly Blankenship, Kinesiology undergraduate, women’s hockey team member, and McNair Scholar, completed her research project, "Not All Sport Parents Are ‘Out of Control’: The Happy Side of Youth Sport," while working as a summer intern in the Tucker Center.