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Kinesiology News

Thu
Apr
21
UW-Madison’s Elizabeth Larson helped secure a grant for Madison's Elvehjem Elementary School titled, “Active Classroom Engagement (ACE).” This project ­–- which is being supported by a $25,000 grant from the Foundation for Madison’s Public Schools -– is designed to create movement-permissive classrooms to accommodate students’ natural need to be more active.
Wed
Apr
20
The UW-Madison School of Education's highly regarded national reputation is due, in large part, to the dedication and talent of its faculty and staff. Each spring, the School recognizes some of the most outstanding members of its family with Distinguished Achievement Awards. On Wednesday evening, the School proudly honored winners for the 2016 awards cycle ​during its annual Faculty & Staff Distinguished Achievement Awards Reception in the Education Building’s Wisconsin Idea room.
Sun
Apr
17
UW-Madison’s Adaptive Fitness program will be hosting an open house event from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, April 21, at the UW Natatorium. Tim Gattenby is the coordinator of adaptive fitness and personal training with UW–Madison’s Department of Kinesiology. To get a sense of what the Adaptive Fitness program is all about, watch this uplifting video highlighting some of the great work being done. The video was produced by Yasmeena Ougayour.
Sat
Apr
16
Faculty and staff from across UW-Madison’s School of Education gathered at the Art Lofts on Wednesday, April 6, to share updates and highlight faculty collaborations through the School's Replicable Instructional Technology Infusion (RITI) grant program. The group highlighted progress with innovation across disciplines supported by RITI funds, as well as new School collaborations that have emerged.
Fri
Apr
08
The School of Education recently launched a new Summer Term website -- summer.education.wisc.edu -- to help students more easily discover all that our highly ranked School has to offer. In all, the School's Summer Term website highlights more than 150 unique courses focused around the arts, education and health. Make sure and check out this information today, as enrollment for Summer Term is already underway.
Thu
Apr
07
Researchers with the School of Education’s Department of Kinesiology received funding through a new UW2020: WARF Discovery Initiative designed to jump-start innovative interdisciplinary projects across the UW-Madison campus. Led by principal investigator Gary Diffee, the project is titled, “Human Exercise Research Core Facility to Serve the Broader Campus.” It’s one of just 14 projects chosen from 134 submitted proposals.
Mon
Apr
04
The national reputation of UW-Madison’s School of Education is due, in large part, to the dedication and talent of its faculty and staff. Each year the School recognizes the most outstanding members of its family with Distinguished Achievement Awards. The School recently announced winners for the 2016 awards cycle, and this year’s honorees will be recognized at a reception on Wednesday, April 20. The event runs from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Education Building’s Wisconsin Idea room, with a program to begin at 4:45 p.m.
Sun
Apr
03
UW-Madison’s David Bell recently spoke with the local NBC affiliate about the dangers of high school athletes specializing in one sport. Bell is an assistant professor with the Department of Kinesiology’s Athletic Training Program and the director of the Wisconsin Injury in Sport Laboratory (WISL). In an effort to pull together some much-needed data on this topic, Bell and colleagues from across the UW-Madison campus produced a groundbreaking study that was recently published in The American Journal of Sports Medicine.
Fri
Apr
01
UW-Madison’s Brittany Travers is receiving a 2015 Hartwell Individual Biomedical Research Award, the foundation announced in a news release on April 1. Travers will use her funding for a project titled, “Beyond the Cerebrum: Multimodal Imaging of the Brainstem in Autism Spectrum Disorder." Travers is a faculty member with the occupational therapy program in the School of Education's Department of Kinesiology. She also heads the Motor and Brain Development Lab at UW-Madison’s Waisman Center.
Mon
Mar
21
Research indicates that caregivers of autistic children, who often face a lack of support and a range of daily obstacles, are the most stressed among those who care for kids with disabilities. In an effort to help these caregivers improve their wellbeing, UW-Madison's Elizabeth Larson and her research teams have developed a program, “5Minutes4Myself (5M4M),” that includes interactive coaching and a smartphone-based app that provides mindfulness podcasts, goal tracking and other habit-building features.
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