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…

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…

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…

Prof. Yuhei Inoue and graduate student Chris Moore study effects of sport spectating on seniors’ social connections

For sports fans, a favorite part of attending a sporting event may be the game or the atmosphere. However, even the most die-hard fans may be interested to know that a new study suggests that attending sports as a spectator could lead to an improvement in mental health. Yuhei Inoue, Ph.D., assistant professor of sport management,…

Ph.D. candidates Betker and Orr win 2017 Three Minute Thesis competition

Two Kinesiology doctoral candidates became finalists in the College of Education and Development’s Research Day competition, Three Minute Thesis (3MT), which was held on March 28 in the McNamara Alumni Center Johnson Room. Morgan Betker (exercise physiology emphasis) and Madeleine Orr (sport management emphasis) competed with six doctoral students from across the college. The finalists were…