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Kinesiology News

Wed
Sep
16
The latest edition of “OT Matters,” the annual news publication for alumni and friends of UW-Madison's Occupational Therapy program, is now available online. The cover story for this year’s edition features the innovative work of Assistant Professor Kristen Pickett, who is examining new ways to help those with Parkinson’s disease. Among her projects is a unique glass art initiative that collaborates with Helen Lee of UW-Madison's Art Department. The OT program is housed within the School of Education’s Department of Kinesiology.
Fri
Sep
11
School of Education alumna Paula Bonner is being inducted into the UW Athletic Hall of Fame’s Class of 2015. Bonner, who today is president and CEO of the Wisconsin Alumni Association, earned her master’s degree from the Department of Kinesiology in 1976. Prior to joining WAA, Bonner was an associate athletic director at UW-Madison, with responsibility for directing the 11 sports that comprised the women’s athletics program.
Wed
Sep
02
Registration for UW-Madison’s largest student volunteer program opens on Friday, Sept. 4 at midnight and runs through Sept. 10. Badger Volunteers fall 2015 registration is open exclusively on the organization’s website. Students can also visit the website to explore volunteer sites and times prior to registration opening. Just over 800 volunteer slots are available for fall 2015, but the program has filled to capacity each of the last three semesters. So interested students are encouraged to log on to register for their preferred site as soon as possible on Sept. 4.
Sat
Aug
01
Diana Hess started her position as the next dean of UW-Madison’s School of Education on Aug. 1. Hess, who had served as senior vice president of the Spencer Foundation in Chicago since September 2011, becomes just the ninth dean of the School of Education since its founding in 1930. She is replacing Julie Underwood, who returned to the faculty after a decade of serving as dean. Prior to starting her tenure as dean, Hess sat down for a question-and-answer session.
Thu
Jul
09
UW-Madison’s Athletic Training program and the Association of Athletic Training Students is hosting a lecture by the University of Calgary's Carolyn Emery on Tuesday, July 14. Her talk is titled, “Can Concussion be Predicted and Prevented in Youth Ice Hockey?” It begins at 5 p.m. at Union South. Emery will also present a research talk at noon on Wednesday, July 15, at the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery’s third floor Orchard Room. This talk is titled, “Injury Prevention in Youth Sport and Recreation: Evidence Informing Practice and Policy.”
Wed
Jul
08
The latest edition of Learning Connections, a news magazine from the UW-Madison School of Education, is now available online. This latest issue is filled with exciting news about School of Education faculty, staff, students and alumni.
Wed
Jun
24
A recent study co-authored by UW-Madison’s Lisa Cadmus-Bertram that examines whether or not fitness trackers really improve health is garnering significant media attention. Cadmus-Bertram, an assistant professor with the School of Education’s Department of Kinesiology, is the lead author of a paper appearing in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. The study found that overweight middle-aged and older women who used a Fitbit got about an hour of additional exercise a week, while a group of women that were given pedometers didn't improve.
Tue
Jun
23
UW-Madison announced the winners of the most recent Ira and Ineva Reilly Baldwin Wisconsin Idea Endowment competition -- and six different projects led by faculty, staff and students from across the School of Education received funding. The Baldwin Wisconsin Idea Endowment allows students, faculty and staff to extend their talents, knowledge and research beyond the borders of the university — the core definition of the Wisconsin Idea.
Fri
Jun
19
The quick actions of UW-Madison alumna Brenda Paider helped save the life of a high school athlete who collapsed at a summer basketball camp earlier this week, the Salisbury (North Carolina) Post reports. Paider earned her bachelor’s degree from the Department of Kinesiology’s Athletic Training Program in 2013 and is completing a one-year internship at Catawba College in Salisbury. Paider this fall will start pursing a master’s degree at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee.
Thu
Jun
04
What can your center of gravity help you with? UW-Madison’s Cindy Kuhrasch, the coordinator of the Physical Education Teacher Education program within the Department of Kinesiology, recently answered this question for Sky Blue Science, a collaboration of the Wisconsin State Journal and the Morgridge Institute for Research on the UW-Madison campus. Visitors to the Discovery Building pose the questions.
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