Tiantian Zheng, Sociology/Anthropology Department, was invited by the University of Chicago to deliver a book talk on her book Sex Trafficking, Human Rights, and Social Justice on Nov. 21.
Tadayuki Suzuki, Literacy Department, presented “Implementing the DLTA with Kamishibai (Japanese Paper Theater)” at the New York State Reading Association Conference on Nov. 14 in Rochester, N.Y.
Dennis L.C. Weng, Political Science Department, participated in a live interview via Skype with news channel ETTV in Taiwan on Nov. 8, to discuss the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Also, he was invited to publish an op-ed article about the election in The United Daily News newspaper in Taiwan.
Robert Spitzer, Political Science Department, is author of an article titled, “Guns Return to American Elections," posted as part of a compendium of articles titled “U.S. Election Analysis 2016” produced by the Centre for the Study of Journalism, Culture, and Community at Bournemouth University of the U.K.
Erin Morris, Sport Management Department, presented “Youth Sport Retention Through Non-Traditional and Recreational Sports” at the North American Sociology of Sport Conference on Nov. 4 in Tampa, Fla. The presentation was part of a round table titled “Socio-Cultural Trends that Influence Youth Motivation and Enjoyment in Sport.” The roundtable considered the current issues facing participation and retention in sport and the initiatives that could be used increase youth participation, particularly from youths that are often underrepresented in the elite sport, pay for play models.
Melissa Morris, Physics Department, presented an invited talk at the “Before the Moon” workshop held Nov. 7-10 at the Earth and Life Science Institute, a part of the Tokyo Institute of Technology, in Tokyo, Japan. Also, Morris was invited, along with the other workshop attendees, on a tour of the JAXA (Japanese Space Agency) facilities, with particular emphasis given to the Hayabusa 1 and Hayabusa 2 asteroid sample return missions.
James Hokanson, Kinesiology Department, was senior investigator on a research study with kinesiology undergraduate student Allison Schumann, who was awarded Top Five Student Researcher at the American College of Sports Medicine regional conference held Nov. 3 and 4 in Harrisburg, Pa. There were more than 100 submissions from colleges and research 1 universities throughout the mid-Atlantic region, and over 700 attendees. Their research explores running economy on a lower body positive pressure treadmill.
Ryan Fiddler, Erik Lind, James Hokanson and Phil Buckenmeyer, Kinesiology Department, attended the American College of Sports Medicine regional conference on Nov. 3 and 4 in Harrisburg, Pa. Lind presented “Altering Awareness: Attentional Focus Responses to Weighted and Unweighted Walking and Running on a Treadmill,” with Kinesiology Department co-authors Hokanson, Debra Van Langen, Larissa True, Fiddler and graduate student Saige Hupman.
Kevin Dames, Kinesiology Department, co-authored an article, “Averaging Trials Versus Averaging Trial Peaks: Impact on Statistical Tests,” that was accepted for publication in the Journal of Applied Biomechanics. The paper addressed the methodological issue in biomechanics of how to select peaks from time series data. The authors demonstrated, through experimental data and phase shifted sine waves, that peaks are significantly underestimated when selected from an average profile.
Diane Craft, Physical Education Department, was an invited presenter at the China Research Center on Sports for Persons with Disabilities Forum at the Beijing Sports University. She gave two lectures on inclusive physical activities with young children with disabilities on Oct. 28 and 29.