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2006-09 Archive

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Robin Looft-Wilson receives the 2009 Alumni Fellowship Award

Robin Looft-Wilson is one of five recipients of the 2009 Alumni Fellowship Award for Excellence in Teaching and will be recognized at the Fall Awards Banquet in September with a $1,000 honorarium.

Mackenzie Roby '08 Invited to Speak at National Scientific meeting

Mackenzie Roby, a recent graduate from the Department of Kinesiology and Health Sciences and former member of Dr. Michael Deschenes' Muscle Physiology Laboratory, was invited to give an oral presentation of her research in a symposium at the national scientific meeting Experimental Biology 2009 held in New Orleans in April.

Kinesiology Department is changing its name!

The Kinesiology Department has evolved during the past decades into an academic unit which conducts first-rate research, is awarded significant grants from external sources, and educates its students in the health sciences. These changes are acknowledged by applying an appropriate new name to the department that reflects what we do and have been doing for some time.

Prof. Jackson named Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine

The Department of Kinesiology is pleased to announce that Prof. Erica Jackson has been selected as a Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine. Selection for this special recognition signifies the quality of Prof. Jackson's research and service as well as her support by other ACSM Fellows.

Kristen Berberich and Kyle Horst receive American Physiological Society fellowships

This summer, two William and Mary kinesiology students will be performing laboratory research as undergraduate fellows of the American Physiological Society. Their undergraduate summer research fellowship program supports full-time undergraduate work under the guidance of an established investigative scientist, with the aim of encouraging students to explore future careers in scientific research.

Blair Ashley Named Finalist for National Research Award

Senior Blair Ashley (Kinesiology /Neuroscience major), who has been conducting research in the Kinesiology Department's Vascular Physiology Lab since her freshman year, has been named a finalist for the David Bruce Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Research, a national award granted by the American Physiological Society.

14th Annual Undergraduate Science Symposium

Nine kinesiology students presented their research at the 14th Annual Undergraduate Science Research Symposium on February 22nd in the University Center. Many of these students participated in the symposium to prepare for presentation of their work at national conferences later in the Spring.

Mackenzie Roby '08 Finds Natural Fit with Physical Therapy

Mackenzie Roby '08 finds a home in the Kinesiology Department, where she integrates her interests in scientific research and physical activity to pursue her career goals in Physical Therapy.

Kambis will become next Chair of Kinesiology Department

We are pleased to announce that Professor Ken Kambis has been appointed the new Chair of the Kinesiology Department at The College of William and Mary by Provost Geoff Feiss effective July 1, 2008.

Does your left hand know what your right hand is doing?

This rhetorical question is often posed to indicate poor communication within a organization, but Dr. Robert Kohl has been exploring the physiological realities of this question.

Blood Flow and Neuroscience

Kinesiology professor, Dr. Robin Looft-Wilson, is featured as part of the neuroscience program in the Summer 2007 issue of Ideation.

Julie Barnes Studies Hypoxia

"The Effects of Intermittent Hypoxic Exposure on Mood State and Cognition and Looking into a Mountain" - the title of junior Julie Barnes' project is quite a mouthful. This past summer, Julie combined her love of mountains with her interest in science through her research in the Jack Borgenicht Altitude Physiology Research Facility.

Borgenicht and Kambis: High-altitude friendship

The relationship that grew between Jack Borgenicht (1911-2005), a New Jersey businessman, and Ken Kambis, professor of kinesiology at the College, could inform an epic.

Heart Healthy

For people trying to protect their bodies from heart disease, a type of drug might be the "new aspirin," and a Kinesiology professor who studies the heart wants to know why.

Scientific Research Meets Spiritual Pursuits in Pilgrimage Study

Who says that science cannot mix with the spiritual? Prof. Harris is planning to study the physiological effects of a 30-day pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela, Spain, on a team of William and Mary students.

Sophomore Blair Ashley Named Goldwater Scholar

A sophomore majoring in Kinesiology and Neuroscience, Blair S. Ashley was one of three William and Mary students to receive a prestigious Goldwater Scholarship for the coming year.

Following His Heart

Read the article in the William and Mary Alumni Magazine | Spring/Summer 2006, Vol. 71, No. 3/4 about Prof. M. Brennan Harris' return to his alma mater and his current research.