Meet our Visiting Scholar: Andrea Salvador-Pascual

Our School has a rich tradition of hosting academics from all over the world to study and pursue research at the U of M, working with faculty and their students on particular projects or in their labs. We are pleased to introduce Andrea Salvador-Pascual from the University of València, who is working with Dr. Li Li…

A Unique Study of Sea Legs—On Land

It can be hard to stand when the ground is moving under you, as when standing in a crowded bus or subway train. An especially powerful case occurs on sea voyages. Change in an environment produces different responses from humans, which is why walking on a boat at sea is a greater challenge than walking…

Student Research Highlight Reel 🎥

This semester, our students did research on a multitude of topics in kinesiology, and presented their work at events like the 2018 Kinesiology Research Day, the Three-Minute Thesis Competition held at the CEHD Research Day, and the Undergraduate Research Symposium. —Undergraduate Research Symposium— Our undergraduate students presented their research at the Undergraduate Research Symposium held April…

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…

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…

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…