Kinesiology Department Announces Spring Graduate Seminar Series Lineup

January 25, 2017

The Department of Kinesiology has released the full schedule for its weekly Spring 2017 Graduate Seminar Series. The weekly seminar typically meets on Mondays from 1:25-2:15 pm in Totman 153 throughout the semester, and features a variety of experts in the field of kinesiology locally and beyond. The entire schedule may be found below:

January 30 Katie Becofsky, Assistant Professor of Kinesiology, UMass Amherst
  Shelter dogs & Physical Activity Promotion
   
February 6 Tiago Barreira, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Exercise Science, Syracuse University
  Development and validation of a "universal" step algorithm 
Host: Catrine Tudor-Locke
   
February 13 Frank Sup, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering, UMass Amherst
  Kinengineering: Collaborative Robotic & Human Movement
   
February 27 Nina Stachenfeld, Director of the Laboratory for Metabolic Testing and Performance, The John B. Pierce Laboratory
  Endothelial Function in Women with Androgen Excess Polycystic Ovary Syndrome  Host: Sarah Witkowski
   
March 6 Bahar Sharafi, Research Scientist, Liberty Mutual Research Institute
  To be announced Host: Brian Umberger
   
March 20  Jocelyn Hafer, PhD student, Department of Kinesiology, UMass Amherst
  The role of muscle function in gait mechanics at the knee: Older vs. young adults
   
March 27 Alavro Pascaul-Leone, Associate Dean of Clinical and Translational Research, Dept. of Neurology, Harvard Medical School
  Characterizing and Guiding Brain Plasticity across the Lifespan 
Host: Julia Choi
   
April 3  Roger Fielding, Director of Nutrition, Exercise Physiology and Sarcopenia Laboratory, Tufts University
  Sarcopenia: Interventions to address age-associated changes in muscle mass and performance 
Host: Jane Kent
   
April 10 David Ostry, Professor of Psychology, McGill University & Haskins Laboratories
  Structure and Acquisition of Sensorimotor Maps 
Host: Julia Choi and Richard van Emmerik
   
April 18 (Tues)  Sarah Burkhart, PhD student, Department of Kinesiology, UMass Amherst
  Effects of a curriculum-based physical activity intervention on preschoolers
   
April 24  Jake Banks, PhD student, Department of Kinesiology, UMass Amherst
  Do joint biomechanics dictate lifting loads chosen by workers?
   
May 1  Russell Johnson, PhD student, Department of Kinesiology, UMass Amherst
  Biomechanical determinants of center of mass motion in walking
   
May 8 Jan Stenum, PhD student, Department of Kinesiology, UMass Amherst
  Mechanics and energetics of asymmetrically constrained locomotion