Tucker Center Newsletter - 2009 Spring
Kudos & Announcements
Honors & Awards
- Affiliated Scholar Diane Wiese-Bjornstal has been appointed to
the 2009 Science Board of the President’s Council on Physical
Fitness and Sports.
- Affiliated Scholar Daheia Barr-Anderson was awarded a 3-year,
NIH Career Development Grant (Building Interdisciplinary Research
Careers in Women’s Health) to examine environmental influences of
physical activity and diet in African-American adolescent girls.
- Co-Director Maureen Weiss and David Goodman (Simon Fraser
University) received a 3-year, $90,000 grant from the Social
Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. Their research
examines ways to reduce the incidence of concussions among youth
hockey players by educating youth athletes, coaches, and parents.
- Wiese-Bjornstal’s chapter in The 2007 Tucker Center Research
Report titled Psychological Dimensions of Girls’ Physical Activity
Participation will be reprinted in Women, Sport, & Physical
Activity: Challenges and Triumphs (2nd Ed., Kendall-Hunt).
- Affiliated Scholar Lisa Kihl gave an invited keynote address at
the University of Washington. Her presentation—Coping with
Corruption’s Mess—was delivered at the Intercollegiate Athletics
Leadership Executive Luncheon.
- Co-director Weiss gave the keynote address titled Promoting a
“Love of the Game:” Optimizing Girls’ Physical, Social, and
Psychological Assets Through Physical Activity at the First Annual
Girls in Sport Symposium, University of North Carolina at
- Associate Director Nicole LaVoi and Chelsey Thul, Ph.D. student,
presented their research, Reducing Physical Inactivity and Promoting
Active Living: From the Voices of East African Girls at the 2009
Active Living Research Conference in San Diego, CA.
- Affiliated Scholar Jo Ann Buysse was invited to deliver
the Female Athlete: Media Constructions of Gender to the AAUW
Northeast Branch and to students and faculty at The College of St.
Benedict, St. Joseph, MN.
- Co-director Mary Jo Kane will give an invited presentation
titled Media Representations of Sportswomen in the 21st Century at
the NCAA-sponsored Gender Equity & Issues Forum in San Diego, CA in
- Affiliated Scholar Doug Hartmann presented The 1968 African
American Olympic Protest Movement: Domestic Roots, International
Reverberations at a conference on global movements of 1986 and will
present Barack Obama, Michael Jordan, and the Complexities of
Blackness in American Culture at the Torstenson Lecture in Sociology
at Augsburg College, Minneapolis, MN, this spring.
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