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LaVoi keynotes at Golden Valley Country Club

Tucker Center director Nicole M. LaVoi, PhD, senior lecturer in the School of Kinesiology, is the invited keynote speaker for a Good Leadership Breakfast Series event on October 18, 7:15 AM – 9:00 AM at the Golden Valley Country Club in Golden Valley, MN. [READ MORE]

Inaugural podcast: “Tucker Center Talks: Introducing the Tucker Center”

In this first episode of Tucker Center Talks, Nicole M. LaVoi, Ph.D., director of the Tucker Center for Research on Girls & Women in Sport introduces the work of the Tucker Center, in terms of who we are and what we do in our research, outreach, and educational programming. … more … [READ MORE]

New Zealand invites LaVoi to keynote Sport NZ Women + Girls Summit 2019

Sport NZ, Women in Sport Aotearoa, and the Shift Foundation have invited Tucker Center director Nicole M. LaVoi, PhD, senior lecturer in the School of Kinesiology, to keynote their first annual Sport NZ Women + Girls Summit 2019 on October 7. The one-day event is for those working or contributing to play, active recreation, and sport for New […] [READ MORE]

MNDaily recounts Kane career on retirement

The Minnesota Daily has written an article on Mary Jo Kane, Ph.D., director emerita of the Tucker Center and professor in the School of Kinesiology. The article, “Mary Jo Kane accounts retirement, following decades of research on girls and women in sports,” quotes Kane and her colleagues about her time at the University of Minnesota and highlights some […] [READ MORE]

Tucker Center documentary “Game On” to be screened at Sports Diversity and Inclusion Symposium

The Tucker Center’s new documentary with Twin Cities PBS, “GAME ON: Women Can Coach” will be screened at the Sports Diversity and Inclusion Symposium on October 1st and 2nd. [READ MORE]

Tucker Center’s Women Coaches Symposium receives U of M Gender Equity Grant

The Tucker Center for Research on Girls & Women in Sport is a recipient of a 2019 Women’s Center Gender Equity Grant in support of the Center’s annual Women Coaches Symposium, led by TC director, Nicole M. LaVoi, PhD. Women’s Center Gender Equity Grants support initiatives by campus groups that advance gender equity. A reception […] [READ MORE]

LaVoi publishes in Women in Sport and Physical Activity Journal

Tucker Center director Nicole M. LaVoi, PhD, senior lecturer in the School of Kinesiology, along with colleagues Jennifer E. McGarry (University of Connecticut) and Leslee A. Fisher (University of Tennesee), have published an article in the Women in Sport and Physical Activity Journal: “Final Thoughts on Women in Sport Coaching: Fighting the War.” The article, […] [READ MORE]

Humphrey school invites Tucker Center’s Kane to speak on “The Victorious US Women’s Soccer Team and the Fading Gender Divide”

Mary Jo Kane, Ph.D., professor in the CEHD School of Kinesiology and director emerita in the Tucker Center for Research on Girls & Women in Sport, is an invited speaker for a Humphrey School of Public Affairs-sponsored Center for the Study of Politics and Governance event, “The Victorious US Women’s Soccer Team and the Fading […] [READ MORE]

LaVoi to present twice at Aspen Project Play Summit

Tucker Center director Nicole M. LaVoi, PhD, senior lecturer in the School of Kinesiology, will be on two panel presentations at the Aspen Institute Project Play Summit, September 17-18, in Detroit, MI. The first panel, “Train All Coaches: And Recruit a Few More,” is with Dan Gould (MI State), Julie McCleery (UW), and Bridget Niland […] [READ MORE]

Kane quoted on post-Title IX on gender pay equity in Women’s eNews

Mary Jo Kane, Ph.D., director emerita of the Tucker Center and professor in the School of Kinesiology, was interviewed for a Women’s eNews online article, “Title IX: What a Difference a Law Can Make.” Kane’s comments center around the gender differential in coach hiring post-Title IX. [READ MORE]