Department of Kinesiology Edition

Baby up at night? Inactivity may be a culprit

Baby up at night? Inactivity may be a culprit

New Michigan State University research suggests babies who are less active get less sleep, something new parents may want to consider when looking for possible solutions for the long, sleepless nights. Napping doesn’t help either. In fact, babies who slept less at night, yet napped more during the day, still weren’t able to get as… Read More »

Celebrating Global Community through new exhibit

Celebrating Global Community through new exhibit

A new installation in the Michigan State University College of Education recognizes the many ways students and alumni see and are shaped by global communities. The “My Global Community” exhibit provides an inside look at the lived experiences through photos and stories within the images. The 18 featured submissions from undergraduates, graduate students and alumni… Read More »

MSU research helps diabetic racecar drivers go four-seconds faster

MSU research helps diabetic racecar drivers go four-seconds faster

Two new publications from Michigan State University’s David Ferguson highlight the world of motorsports—and give critical competitive-edge insights for athletes, especially those with diabetes. “With racing, driver heart rates are at 170 beats per minute for 2 to 4 hours. They burn 2,000 calories. Their core temperature can increase to 103 degrees Fahrenheit depending on… Read More »

Alumnus inducted into National Academy of Kinesiology

Alumnus inducted into National Academy of Kinesiology

Three-time Michigan State University graduate Anthony Kontos was one of 13 members inducted into the prestigious National Academy of Kinesiology this fall. The designation is a celebration of distinguished scholarship and leadership in the field, and is notable, with the NAK limiting membership to 165 active fellows, including several current and former MSU faculty and… Read More »

Study to examine learning, and relearning, to move

Study to examine learning, and relearning, to move

“Think of a golfer trying to fix a bad swing,” Assistant Professor Rajiv Ranganathan explained. The golfer already knows how to swing, how to connect with the ball—but if they want to adjust their technique, they would need to “relearn” to modify their stroke. Ranganathan, a scholar in the Michigan State University Department of Kinesiology,… Read More »

Can walking ease the sting of social exclusion?

Can walking ease the sting of social exclusion?

Award-winning research from the Michigan State University Department of Kinesiology says yes. Alumnus Anthony G. Delli Paoli and MSU researchers Alan L. Smith and Matthew B. Pontifex received the 2017 Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology Excellence in Research Award for their study that examined how and if walking could ease the sting of social exclusion.… Read More »

Better Together by Design: Cary Roseth named department chair

Better Together by Design: Cary Roseth named department chair

Distinguished scholar and Michigan State University Professor Cary Roseth was named chairperson of the Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology and Special Education (CEPSE) on May 16, 2018. Roseth assumed the leadership role from Professor Emeritus Richard Prawat, who retired from the position after an incredible 27 years as chair. Roseth has been part of the Educational Psychology… Read More »

Engineering success: Kinesiology graduate student earns NSF Fellowship

Engineering success: Kinesiology graduate student earns NSF Fellowship

Aimee Tomlinson is known for finding, and solving, problems in an award-winning way. Tomlinson, who is studying Kinesiology at Michigan State University, was selected to join the 2018 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program in June. The national recognition was given to 2,000 scholars across the country; Tomlinson was one of nine at MSU.… Read More »

Advancing research: Sport and exercise psychology book features MSU scholars

Advancing research: Sport and exercise psychology book features MSU scholars

The latest installment of a widely used sport and exercise psychology resource for scholars features strong representation from Michigan State University, including current and former faculty and alumni. The fourth edition of “Advances in Sport and Exercise Psychology” (Human Kinetics, 2019) was published in June, and includes top international authors covering a span of research… Read More »