A Student Perspective: Rock Climbing

I’m Laurel Tieman, a senior in the College of Design and a communications assistant in the School of Kinesiology. This semester I enrolled in PE 1045 – Rock Climbing in an effort to force myself to be more active and to get some exercise. I wanted to try a new activity with the hopes of finding…

Running campus

Snow, or shine, Cooke Hall lobby has a resurgence of energy on weekday evenings as members of the University of Minnesota Running Club meet for their daily run. The club, which has 50-60 active members, is a close-knit group of recreational runners, competitive runners, sprinters and jumpers. Rooted in daily organized group runs, the Minnesota Running…

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…