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News from the Department of Kinesiology at Penn State

Jaime Schultz, assistant professor of kinesiology, received an honorable mention PROSE Award from the Professional and Scholarly Publishing Division of the Association of American Publishers in the category of U.S. history for her recent book, Qualifying Times: Points of Change in U.S. Women's Sport.

The Penn State Berks kinesiology degree program will celebrate Exercise Is Medicine Week, based on the national Exercise Is Medicine campaign promoted by the American College of Sports Medicine, from March 23 to 27.

Penn State has honored 10 students with the 2015 Harold F. Martin Graduate Assistant Outstanding Teaching Awards. The award recipients are Alphonso Grant, art education; Shahrzad “Sara” Jamshidi, mathematics; Jin-Kwang Kim, physiology; Kyle King, English; Andrew Linden, kinesiology; Jaclyn Maher, kinesiology; Matthew Moreau, pathobiology; Lauren Philbrook, human development and family studies; Devin Pohly, computer science and engineering; and John Price, American studies.

Gershon Tenenbaum, director of the graduate program in sport psychology at Florida State University, will present “A conceptual framework for capturing perceptual-cognitive-motor linkage under pressure" for the Dorothy V. Harris Lecture Series in Sport Psychology. Hosted by the Department of Kinesiology, the event will take place from 4:15-5:30 p.m. on March 19 in the Bennett Living Center.

In an attempt to find a better approach to treating and preventing sports-related concussions, a Penn State faculty member is using cutting-edge medical technology to explore the effects of cooling helmets on brain injuries.

W. Larry Kenney, professor of physiology and kinesiology, has been awarded the Marie Underhill Noll Chair in Human Performance.

High school students are gaining hands-on laboratory experience at Penn State thanks to a new program with the State College Area High School Health Professionals Program and the College of Health and Human Development. Students can earn two non-degree credits at Penn State and three credits at State High by spending two semesters in a lab at University Park under the direction of a college faculty member.

Widely considered simply a malodorous toxic gas, hydrogen sulfide is now being studied for its probable role in regulating blood pressure, according to researchers.

Athletes who down beet juice before exercising to increase blood flow and improve performance may be surprised at the results of a recent study conducted at Penn State's Noll Laboratory. While beetroot juice rich in nitrates did not enhance muscle blood flow or vascular dilation during exercise, researchers found that it did "de-stiffen" blood vessels under resting conditions, potentially easing the workload of the heart.

Melissa Bopp, associate kinesiology professor, will present on the kinesiology department's outreach and engagement projects at the American Kinesiology Association’s 2015 workshop Jan. 26 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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