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News and Notes


Cortney Armitano

URI Kinesiology Alum Wins Research Award

Cortney Armitano, graduate class of 2013 was awarded the 2014 Graduate Student Research Investigator Award at the Eastern District Association of American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance Conference in Newport, Rhode Island on February 28th, 2014.

Cassie Catlow playing hockey

URI Big Thinker: Cassie Catlow

For junior Cassie Catlow, ice hockey is more than a sport – it’s a way of life. But she’s not just great at hockey. The kinesiology major has maintained a 3.85 grade point average at URI, and recently completed an internship at South County Orthopedics in South Kingstown.

Emily Clapham with a surfboard

URI Big Thinker: Emily Clapham

Determined to stop the epidemic of childhood obesity, Kinesiology Professor Emily Clapham is leading a fitness transformation and taking the “new” physical education to the next generation of PE teachers.

URI students working with children in a classroom in Tanzania

URI students learned as much as they taught at village school in Tanzania

URI kinesiology students went to Tanzania in August 2013 to teach and work with Maasai children at their village school. The group brought along school, art and medical supplies.

URI student teaching a child to surf

Surfs Up at Narragansett Beach for local children of varying abilities thanks to URI’s Surf Ocean Therapy Intervention

Local children of varying abilities are learning to surf at Narragansett Town Beach thanks to a community adapted physical education program called Surf Ocean Therapy Intervention offered by the University of Rhode Island Kinesiology Department.

URI student jumping on a turf mat

URI researcher evaluates how playing surfaces affect athletic performance, injury potential

A group of University of Rhode Island students have been jumping up and down for weeks on a variety of playing surfaces in a study to evaluate how each affects athletic performance and injury potential.

URI professor Tom Manfredi

URI kinesiology professor swims his way to fitness at 70

The fountain of youth is really a pool of chlorine. Just ask Tom Manfredi, a 70-year-old professor of kinesiology at the University of Rhode Island who looks 20 years younger thanks to decades of swimming.

Justin Resendes with Pele and another soccer player

URI Big Thinker: Justin Resendes ’13

As a boy, University of Rhode Island senior Justin Resendes dreamed of playing professional soccer, and as an all-state honoree and captain of his high school team, he seemed well on his way to achieving his goal. Now his big idea is coaching in Major League Soccer.

URI grad Maria Urso in a lab coat

Maria Urso (’97, M.S. ’00) receives top White House award for scientific excellence

Soldiers are constantly at risk for injury. That’s why research physiologist Maria Urso ’97, M.S. ’00 and her work finding the most effective means to help muscles recover after injuries is so valuable to our defense efforts.

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