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Tucker Center director emerita Mary Jo Kane in Atlanta Journal-Constitution piece

Mary Jo Kane, Ph.D., director emerita and founder of the Tucker Center for Research on Girls & Women in Sport, was interviewed for an Atlanta Journal-Constitution piece, "Atlanta Dream scores in new era of athlete activism." Kane speaks primarily to the positive impact of female athlete activism around recent US events. [READ MORE]

TC Talks podcast: “Women in Organizational Sport Leadership” with Dr. Laura Burton

Launching a third season [S3E1] of "Tucker Center Talks," Nicole M. LaVoi, Ph.D., senior lecturer in the School of Kinesiology and director of the Tucker Center, talks to colleague Dr. Laura Burton, Professor and Department Head of the Neag School of Education at the University of Connecticut. Dr. Burton is a Tucker Center affiliated scholar, gender and sport leadership expert, and a woman who has lived a personal and professional life fighting for gender equity. She has co-edited a seminal book on this topic with Dr. Sarah Leberman, "Women in Sport Leadership: Research and Practice for Change" (2017). [READ MORE]

LaVoi panelist on MN Nat’l Girls & Women in Sport Day event

Tucker Center director and School of Kinesiology senior lecturer Nicole M. LaVoi, PhD, will be on a panel for National Girls and Women in Sports Day (NGWSD) on Wednesday, February 3. The panel is a discussion and interviews that focus on the Minnesota NGWSD mission to "Recognize, Inspire and Advocate; recognize the past and today; inspire those of tomorrow to lead & participate; advocate for equity in the future." Panelists also include Lea B. Olsen (Rethink the Win), Dan McKane (Commissioner, MIAC), Molly Kasper (Eastview H.S. Girls Basketball Coach), and Lisa Lissimore (Associate Director, MSHSL). Sign up and get more information for the event: https://www.ngwsd-mn.com/2021-event [READ MORE]

TC Talks podcast: “Black Female Athlete Activism” with Dr. Akilah Carter Francique

In this week’s “Tucker Center Talks” episode [S2E23], Nicole M. LaVoi, Ph.D., senior lecturer in the School of Kinesiology and director of the Tucker Center, talks talks to colleague Dr. Akilah Carter Francique, Executive Director for The Institute for the Study of Sport, Society and Social Change (ISSSSC) at San Jose State, which continues the […] [READ MORE]

TC Talks podcast: Dr. Joyce Olushola Ogunrinde Discusses the Voices of Resistance of Black Women in Activism, and in Sport in Particular

In this week’s “Tucker Center Talks” episode [S2E22], Nicole M. LaVoi, Ph.D., senior lecturer in the School of Kinesiology and director of the Tucker Center, talks to a previous guest, Dr. Joyce Olushola Ogunrinde, an Assistant Professor of Health and Human Performance and scholar activist at the University of Houston. Recently Dr. Joyce was a […] [READ MORE]

TC Talks podcast: “Disruptions of Gender and Politics within Sport”

In this week’s “Tucker Center Talks” episode [S2E21], Nicole M. LaVoi, Ph.D., senior lecturer in the School of Kinesiology and director of the Tucker Center, talks to three advocates, scholars, collaborators, colleagues and #disruptHERS—Dr. Nancy Lough, Dr. Ann Pegoraro, and Dr. Katie Lebel—about recent disruptions in sport as they relate to women and politics. The […] [READ MORE]

LaVoi contributes to Aspen Institute piece

An Aspen Institute article on women’s sports features Tucker Center director and School of Kinesiology senior lecturer Nicole M. LaVoi, PhD. LaVoi is quoted in the piece, “How COVID-19 in 2020 Could Impact the Future of Sports,” on how COVID-19 unmasked inequities in investments in women’s sports. The article is part of the Aspen Institute’s […] [READ MORE]

LaVoi, Antunovic pen article on resilient women athletes

Nicole M. LaVoi, PhD, Tucker Center director and School of Kinesiology senior lecturer, and Dunja Antunovic, Ph.D., assistant professor in the School of Kinesiology, have published an article in the Canadian online academic and research journal, The Conversation. The article, “What pro sports should learn from resilient women athletes post-pandemic,” is written with colleagues Dr. […] [READ MORE]

Tucker Center research cited in USA Today’s “Golfweek”

Research from the Tucker Center for Research on Girls & Women in Sport in the School of Kinesiology is cited by USA Today’s “Golfweek.” The opinion article, “It’s time for the golf world to blow the roof off the U.S. Women’s Open,” notes research indicating only 4% of sports coverage includes female athletes, while 40% […] [READ MORE]

LaVoi presents at NCAA Women Coaches Academy

Tucker Center director and School of Kinesiology senior lecturer Nicole M. LaVoi, PhD, presented December 2 at the NCAA Women Coaches Academy (WCA), hosted in partnership between WeCOACH and the NCAA. LaVoi’s presentation, “Strategies for Navigating the Coaching Profession,” was part of a 4-day educational training attended virtually by 78 NCAA coaches of all experience […] [READ MORE]