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Physical activity benefits community

How can communities offer physical activity programs to best benefit the public’s health? Dr. Greg Heath, professor and head of health and human performance, has examined interventions representing several strategies, including: community-wide campaigns, individually adapted health behavior change, community social-support, and the creation of enhanced access to physical activity information and opportunities. “We tend to be more inactive and less active than Western Europe and the rest of the world, except Eastern Europe (former Soviet satellite countries).

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Sustainability by the numbers

Mark Kilgore, lecturer in the College of Engineering and Computer Science and doctoral candidate, plans to develop a new measure to evaluate sustainability. He is developing a numerical system as part of his doctoral research. Currently, environmentally sound design earns LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification in Platinum, Gold, and Silver awards, but there is no numerical rating system for the sustainability of a building project. “I

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Research addresses heat-related illnesses in athletes

When scorching summer temperatures create dangerous conditions for athletes, Dr. Brendon McDermott is often asked to share his findings in the field. “My goal in the research that I do is to prevent sudden death in sports. Death is 100 per cent preventable with exertion heat stroke, even if it ends up happening. My goal is to get that out to people,” said McDermott, associate professor and clinical coordinator

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Clarinet studies coordinator performs at 2010 Piccolo Spoleto Festival

Music faculty member Nikolasa Tejero was selected to perform recently in the 2010 Spotlight Concert series of the Piccolo Spoleto Festival.  Tejero, who serves as coordinator of clarinet studies and directs the UTC Clarinet Ensemble and UTC Professional Accompanist Tim Hinck were covered in The Charleston Post and Courier Spoleto Festival edition, which stated “Tejero and Hinck… played expressively, with technical and musical mastery.” Festival planners requested at least

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Social work program receives national accreditation

The University’s social work program has been approved for full accreditation status from the Council on Social Work Education, the national accrediting body for undergraduate and graduate social work programs.

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