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Kinesiology News

Wed
Dec
07
UW-Madison's Dorothy Farrar-Edwards received the 2016 Investigator of the Year award from the Southeastern Wisconsin Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association. Farrar-Edwards is a Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor with the Department of Kinesiology. The award recognizes Farrar-Edwards' important research and presentation at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference, which took place in Toronto in July. The presentation was titled: “Connecting the Dots: Meeting the Diagnostic and Treatment Needs of Underserved Urban African American Elders with Memory Loss."
Fri
Dec
02
A team of scholars from UW-Madison published an article examining how exercise interventions that are rooted in meaningful activity may be especially beneficial to helping adults with Parkinson’s disease. The report, which appears in the latest OT Practice magazine, is headlined, “Dancing the Tango: Promoting Exercise as Meaningful Activity for Adults with Parkinson Disease.” The article is authored by faculty, staff and students with the occupational therapy program, which is housed within the School of Education’s Department of Kinesiology.
Thu
Nov
17
UW-Madison alumna Paula Bonner ​is featured on the cover of the most recent issue of Our Lives magazine. Bonner, who is president of the Wisconsin Alumni Association, earned her master’s degree from the Department of Kinesiology in 1976. The article, written by Bonner herself, is headlined “Building on a Legacy.” In it, Bonner discusses growing up with strong female and male role models, coming out, her passion for fighting for equality for women’s sports and her career in Madison.
Tue
Nov
15
UW-Madison’s Tyson Miehe ​recently received a Big Ten Sportsmanship Award as a member of the Badgers' men’s cross country team. Miehe is a physical education teacher education major with the School of Education’s Department of Kinesiology.
Fri
Nov
11
Dr. Stephanie Mazerolle, an assistant professor and the director of professional athletic training education at the University of Connecticut, will be delivering a free campus talk on Thursday, Nov. 17 titled, “Transitioning to Clinical Practice in the Health Sciences: Athletic Training Perspectives.” Over the last nine years, Mazerolle has published more than 50 peer-reviewed articles on subjects related to work-life balance, professional commitment and retention, and professional socialization.
Tue
Oct
18
UW-Madison alumnus Joel Nellis is the co-author of a new book titled, "Walk-On This Way: The Ongoing Legacy of the Wisconsin Football Walk-On Tradition." Nellis earned a bachelor’s degree in 2006 from the Department of Kinesiology’s Physical Education Teacher Education program. Now he is in his 11th year as a physical education teacher in the Elmbrook School district. The book highlights the accomplishments and contributions made by Badger walk-on players through first person accounts and over 100 interviews with former players and coaches.
Wed
Oct
12
The latest edition of "On the Move," an annual news magazine for alumni and friends of UW-Madison's Department of Kinesiology, is now available online. The cover story examines how a team of researchers from across the department received funding in April through the UW2020 initiative to lead a new Human Exercise Research Core Facility on the UW-Madison campus. The Department of Kinesiology is housed within the School of Education.
Fri
Oct
07
UW-Madison’s Tactile Communication and Neurorehabilitation Laboratory (TCNL) was featured in the most recent issue of the Isthmus, with the cover story report putting a spotlight on the lab's cutting-edge research that challenges old ideas that the brain cannot heal or retrain itself after an injury. TCNL, a unique research center that’s on the leading edge of developing solutions for sensory and motor disorders, has been administratively housed within the School of Education’s Department of Kinesiology since July 1, 2015.
Wed
Sep
28
UW-Madison alumnus Robert Medina saw athletic training as a clear career path to take, so he earned a degree from the program within the Department of Kinesiology. It was not as clear to him what he could do with his other interest in jazz music, until the UW–Madison School of Music stepped in to help Medina pursue both passions. To learn more about Medina and his love of athletics, athletic training and music, check out a video report produced by Forward Motion.
Mon
Sep
26
Badger Bridge, a networking site for UW-Madison alumni, is now live. Use it to build connections with classmates and other Badgers.
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