Tucker Center Newsletter - 2010 Fall
Kudos & Announcements
Honors & Awards
- Tucker Center research assistant Chelsey Thul was awarded the College of Education and Human Development's (CEHD) Hauge Fellowship. She was also invited to be a member of the Program in Health Disparities Research Group, a groundbreaking initiative in the U of M's Medical School.
- Tucker Center research assistant Austin Stair Calhoun received the CEHD's 2010 Women's Philanthropic Leadership Circle Award.
- Sport psychology doctoral student Lindsay Kipp was awarded the 2010-11 Eloise M. Jaeger Scholarship for Students in the Tucker Center. Kipp will use the funds to support her project, "Predictors of Well-being in Female Adolescent Athletes."
- Tucker Center Director Mary Jo Kane has been named to the espnW Advisory Panel along with 29 of the most prominent women and men in sports around the country. Kane presented research on "Women as Sports Fans" at the inaugural espnW retreat in September at the historic Torrey Pines Lodge near San Diego. Read more about espnW in the Did You Know column.
- Affiliated Scholar Jo Ann Buysse and M.A. student Bria Borcherding published an article, "Framing Gender and Disability: A Cross Cultural Analysis of Photographs from the 2008 Paralympic Games," in the International Journal of Sport Media.
- Co-director Maureen Weiss, along with co-authors Windee Weiss and Anthony Amorose, published an article in the Journal of Sports Sciences titled, "Sport Commitment Among Competitive Female Athletes: Test of an Expanded Model."
- Sport sociology doctoral student Emily Houghton attended the 3rd International Conference on Sport, Race and Ethnicity at the University of West Indies in Barbados in June. Houghton also contributed four entries to the multi-volume collection, Sports Around the World: History, Culture, and Practice, to be published in 2011.
- LaVoi had two abstracts accepted into the 5th International Working Group on Women and Sport (IWG) World Conference on Women held in May, 2010, in Sydney, Australia. Over 500 attendees from 70 countries shared research and best practices pertaining to female participation in physical activity. The Sydney Scoreboard, an Internet-based measurement tool aimed at increasing women's representation on international sporting boards, was unveiled as part of the ongoing legacy of IWG.
- Weiss and Nicole Bolter, sport psychology doctoral candidate, presented their research paper, "Coaching for Character: Development and Initial Validation for a Measure of Coaching Behaviors Focused on Sportsmanship," at the North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity's annual conference last June.
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