Tianou Zhang, Kinesiology Ph.D., studies olive oil’s anti-inflammatory effect on heart health

Don’t be fooled by the bottles of olive oil sitting around in the School of Kinesiology’s Laboratory of Physiological Hygiene and Exercise Science (LPHES). The graduate students are not making salads or stir fry during late-night research sessions. Instead, Kinesiology doctoral candidate Tianou Zhang is working to discover if compounds found in olive oil have…

Summer 2017 KINspiration

Over this summer the eLearning + Digital Strategy team is sending you a weekly short video clip to #KINspire you to explore academic technology… Post your own KINspiration on our social media Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram with #kinspired. YouTube playlist link: z.umn.edu/kinspired KINspiration #8: Adobe Acrobat Pro … Lesser-Known Features Adobe Acrobat Pro…Lesser-known Features Adobe Acrobat Pro…

Where are they now? Azizah Jor’dan, Ph.D., 2012

This month’s featured alum is Azizah Jor’dan, who graduated in 2012 with her doctoral degree in Kinesiology, emphasis Perceptual-Motor Control and Learning. We asked Dr. Jor’dan to share her experiences as a student and bring us up-to-date on her life since graduation.   Could you describe your career in detail? How long have you held your current position…

All in the family: Mothers and daughters join together for health and fun in physical activity study

For ten weeks last semester, Monday nights at the People’s Center Health Services in the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood were filled with the spirit of learning, fun, empowerment, and love. Through a Mother-Daughter Physical Activity program led by four University and community professionals who partnered with the People’s Center, a group of thirty individuals–mothers, grandmothers, and daughters–came together to…

Where are they now? (Joseph Warpeha, Ph.D., 2010)

We like to hear how our graduates are doing after they complete their studies and begin a new adventure or career. Recently we asked Joe Warpeha to tell us about life after Kinesiology and share his wisdom and advice. Could you describe your career in detail? How long have you held your current position and what do you…

Meet Our Administrative Director: Bob Janoski

Bob Janoski, Kinesiology’s Administrative Director, is new to the School but not to the U of M. As you’ll learn from his story, he spent his entire career here, starting as a student. When he took early retirement a few years ago, he thought he had left the campus for good.  But there’s something about this University that drew…