Letter from the Chair: Gary Diffee
Here at the Natatorium, all the signs of a new fall semester are present: The UW Marching Band is practicing on the field next door, the Lakeshore Path is full of runners and walkers, and the Nat is full of students excited to begin another year. Fall is always a time of new beginnings and this year we have more than our share. I am so excited to be taking on the role of Chair of the Department of Kinesiology, following six years of extraordinary leadership from Dr. Dorothy Farrar-Edwards. This is a very exciting and energizing time for our department and I am honored to be a part of our many new ventures.
In this issue of “On the Move” you can read about: Our new opportunity to teach Anatomy to large numbers of undergraduate students at UW–Madison; our leadership in improving the resources for exercise-related research on campus with our exciting new Human Exercise Research Core Facility; a generous gift that will increase opportunities for our graduate students to travel; and our new online Doctor of Occupational Therapy program. These are all in addition to the outstanding ongoing research projects by our faculty and our continuing strong undergraduate and graduate programs.
We are so appreciative of our many generous alumni and the role they play in maintaining the excellence of teaching and research. To help us continue to grow, please consider donating to the Department of Kinesiology by visiting supportuw.org/giveto/Kines.
We love to hear how our alumni are doing. Please drop us a note and update us on what is new with you. And if you plan to be on campus, we would love to see you!