Maturi and Turman lecture in China
Joel Maturi, former Gopher athletics director and School of Kinesiology adjunct instructor, and Jim Turman, Ph.D., Director of Recreational Sports, recently returned from a 10-day tour in China. They each gave a lecture at the American Sport Cultural Center at the Tianjin University of Sport (TUS). Maturi's lecture was titled, "The College Way: Athletics at American Institutions of Higher Learning," and Turman's talk was titled, "Recreation Sports in American Universities."
In Shanghai, they visited Jiao Tong University, and spoke on their respective topics. Additionally, they attended the International Forum of Sports and Physical Education, which was organized by the Shanghai Higher Education Commission.
Pictures from their trip are posted to Flickr, along with galleries from other School of Kinesiology delegation visits to the American Cultural Center for Sport.
The American Cultural Center for Sport is funded by a $100,000 grant from the U.S. Department of State and is a partnership among the University's China Center and School of Kinesiology, and the Tianjin University of Sport in Tianjin, China.