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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."
The mission of North of Sixty° is to create a global tapestry of climate stories, weaving together the history and culture of Arctic communities worldwide and preserving the voices and ecological knowledge of generations. Recently, the North of Sixty° explorers visited the communities Qikiqtarjuaq and Pangnirtung in Nunavut, Canada to interview teachers, students, elders and others.
Below is a video of Expedition Leader, Aaron Doering sharing personal reflections and brief interview excepts with Elders from their recent trip.
Tomorrow, Doering will meet with famous weatherman, Al Roker from the Today Show to discuss the project.
Department of Family Social Science graduate students and founders of The Hoarding Project Jennifer Sampson and Janet Yeats presented at the 15th Annual International Conference on Hoarding and Cluttering in San Francisco May 2.
They presented two posters, "Firearms and Hoarding: A Case Study: Public Safety, Ethics and Legalities" and "Development of a Facilitator's Support Group Manual for Family Members of People Who Hoard" as well as the following workshops: "Safety Day: A New Approach to Hoarding Clean-Outs," "The Application of Psychological First Aid to Hoarding - Safety Day," and "The Impact of Trauma on Hoarding Behaviors" (with Dr. Suzanne Chabaud).
Department of Family Social Science graduate student Kyle Zrenchik has received Ruth E. Hall Funds for Graduate Student Professional Development.
Kyle used part of the funds to present "The State of LGBT Family Research: An Opportunity to Critically Reflect" at the LGBT Research Symposium in Champaign, IL on May 2nd.
In June he'll use the remainder of funding to travel to Chicago to present at the American Family Therapy Academy Annual Conference. He will present twice, a presentation titled "Why is Monogamy the Gold Standard?: Polyamory, Open Relationships, and a History of Successful Coupling" and a poster titled "Class and Classism in Family Therapy Praxis: A Feminist, Neo-Marxist Approach."
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.