Karl M. Newell (Photo: Penn State)

Karl M. Newell (Photo: Penn State)

Kinesiology pioneer Karl M. Newell to speak at CSUEB seminar Wednesday

  • April 9, 2013 11:00am

Karl M. Newell, named the 2013 Alliance Scholar by the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD), will speak at a seminar, "Kinesiology--Past, Present and Future," hosted by Cal State East Bay's Department of Kinesiology, on the university's Hayward Campus at noon on Wednesday, April 10. The campus community is invited to the seminar, which will be held in room 311 of the Old University Union.

Also taking part on the seminar panel with Newell are Carolyn Nelson, dean of CSUEB's College of Education and Allied Studies; Jeff Simons, CSUEB professor of kinesiology; and Terry Rizzo, chair of the Department of Kinesiology at Cal State San Bernardino.

Newell, professor and head of the Department of Kinesiology at Penn State University, is a leading researcher in the field of motor behavior.

"Karl Newell has had a major impact over the past 40 years on the shape of contemporary kinesiology," said Penny McCullagh, chair of Cal State East Bay's Department of Kinesiology. "His groundbreaking Quest articles promoted "kinesiology" as the name of the discipline, expanded the scope of study to a broad range of physical activity, and reconceptualized relationships between theory, practice and performance. The Penn State graduate kinesiology program, under his leadership, has been ranked No. 1 in the country by the National Academy of Kinesiology."

Newell has authored more than 300 articles, eight books, 80 book chapters, and has received more than $25 million in grants and contracts.

Further informatin is available at kin@csueastbay.edu or by calling (510) 885-3444.


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