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Thomas A. Stoffregen, Ph.D., director of the Affordance Perception-Action Laboratory and professor of kinesiology, along with four colleagues, have had an article, "Getting Your Sea Legs," accepted for publication in PLOS ONE, an international, peer-reviewed, open-access, online publication that features reports of original research from all disciplines within science and medicine.
The article reports research conducted at the beginning of the Spring 2012 voyage of Semester at Sea, and was conducted on board the M/V Explorer as it travelled from the Bahamas to the Commonwealth of Dominica. The research team conducted the first controlled experiments relating body sway to the processes by which novice mariners "get their sea legs."
Department of Family Social Science graduate student Diego Garcia-Huidobro will present two posters at the Society for Prevention Research 21st Annual Conference in San Francisco, May 28-31. The posters are titled "Participants' Satisfaction with an Immigrant Family-Skills Building Program to Prevent Tobacco and Substance Use in Latino Youth" and "Family Health Behaviors Model: A Conceptual Framework for Prevention Research and Interventions."
Diego will also travel to Prague, Czech Republic to present at the 20th World Conference of Family Medicine, June 25-29. The titles of his presentations are the "ABCs of practicing family centered research I: Grounding research into theory" and "ABCs of practicing family centered research II: Conducting the research."
Department of Family Social Science graduate student Cigdem Yumbul presented at the International Psychological Applications Conference and Trends 2013 in Madrid, Spain, April 26-28. The title of her presentation was "An integrative Conceptual Framework for Understanding Child Abuse within the Family."
Department of Family Social Science graduate student Holli Trombley has received Ruth E. Hall Funding for Graduate Student Professional Development to participate in the Tibetan Medicine, Ayurveda, and Mindfulness workshop in Dharamsala, India, May-June 2013.
During the workshop she will travel to Dharamsala, India in the foothills of the Himalayan Mountains. She will be studying at the Men-Tsee-Khang, the Tibetan Medical Institute of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. The University of Minnesota is the only university in the world for which the Men-Tsee-Khang teaches a yearly course on Tibetan Medicine.
She will be giving a presentation, "Mindfulness and Yoga with Combat Veterans who have experienced Trauma" to the doctors and medical students.
Undergraduate exchange students Yi Sun and Lu Huang from Beijing Sport University led a group of middle school students around campus on May 3. Twenty Breck Middle School students visited the School of Kinesiology with their teachers as part of a the China at the U scavenger hunt. Rayla Allison, J.D., associate director and lecturer in the School of Kinesiology, met with the students to explain what kinesiology means, the types of majors offered (KIN, RPLS, SMGT), and careers within kinesiology.
Since 2010, Nate Whittaker, an academic adviser in CEHD's TRiO student support services, has taught a global seminar in South Africa over winter break. Students learn about social justice firsthand by participating in service learning at South African youth organizations. Each year Whittaker publishes a book of photographs and narratives documenting the students' experiences. The 2012-13 book is now available, and Whittaker has created a website for the students' digital stories.
Along with service learning and excursions in and around Cape Town, the course incorporates significant time for reflection through evening talking-circles, journals, and a class blog. Feedback from students has been consistently positive, with many expressing that the trip is a life-changing experience.
Details on the 2013-14 seminar are posted on the Learning Abroad Center website.
Department of Family Social Science graduate students Diego Garcia-Huidobro and Kayla Anderson have both been chosen by the Council of Graduate Students as recipients of their travel award.
Diego will use his award to give two presentations at the 20th World Conference of Family Medicine in Prague, Czech Republic.
Kayla will use her award to present her research at the International Conference on Adoption Research in Bilbao, Spain.
David Chapman, Ph.D., professor in the Department of Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Development (OLPD) was a featured or keynote speaker at the following venues:
- Featured speaker an invitational seminar on Strategic Planning in Malaysia Higher Education on May 2-3 in Kuala Lumpur. The seminar was sponsored by the Malaysian Ministry of Higher Education as part of its midterm review of its strategic plan for higher education.
- Keynote speaker at a national conference on higher education-industry collaboration held at Chi Nan University in Puli, Taiwan on April 27-28. Chapman presented key findings of the 2-year Asian Development Bank study of higher education issues in Asia, for which he served as Team Leader.
- Featured speaker on April 26 at Chiayia University, Taiwan and guest of the Graduate Institute of Educational Administration and Policy Development. Chapman spoke on recent research on issues and opportunities in cross-border collaboration in higher education in Asia.