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Spring announcements from the kinesiology department

  |   Kristen B. Morales   |   Permalink   |   Spotlight

Team science involves bringing together investigators with diverse skills and knowledge to solve complex problems. Over the past nine months, I've seen team science in the Department of Kinesiology where our faculty, staff, students, and collaborators not only solve problems, but work together creatively on research, instruction, and community service. The results have been increases in publications, grants, and student awards, and the development of new initiatives.

One of those new initiatives commemorates the merger of Exercise Science and Physical Education & Sport Studies in 2005 to become the Department of Kinesiology. To celebrate our 10th year as a Department of Kinesiology, we are launching a Distinguished Alumni Lecture and Kinesiology Research Day during UGA Homecoming 2015. On Oct. 16, Dr. Phil Sparling (PhD, '79), Georgia Institute of Technology Professor Emeritus and one of Dr. Kirk Cureton's first graduate students, will be our first alumnus to receive this honor. His lecture will be the highlight of a day featuring student and faculty research, department and lab tours and demonstrations, and opportunities to catch up with friends and fellow alumni.

So mark your calendars for a trip to Athens in October and look for follow-up details in emails and on our webpage.

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