(HPER) presented three papers at the XXII International Society
of Biomechanics in Sport meeting in Ottawa, Canada in August. He
is the lead author of "Effects of static stretching on maximal
isokinetic torque," which indicates that static stretching
before peak knee extension may reduce performance and might not
be recommended before high-strength activity. A second paper, "Electromyographic
quadriceps/hamstring ratios during drop jumps," is based on
Jensen's research with NMU graduate student John Lawrence and August
graduate Mike Koskiniemi. Their results showed that hamstring muscles
might decrease muscle activity in deep squats, indicating the possibility
of knee damage in deep squats.
Jensen also presented
a paper he wrote with two coauthors from the University of Limerick
in Ireland. It is titled, "The effects of sand dune and hill
running on lower limb kinematics and running speed in elite sprinters"
and indicates that running up sand dunes may be a useful training
adjunct because it requires different motions and additional power
compared with regular hill running. All three papers were published
in Proceedings of the XXII International Symposium of Biomechanics
Sotiropoulos (Modern Languages and
Literatures) presented a paper titled, "Importing and Exporting
the 'Other': Strategizing Educational Reform in Didactic Fiction,"
at the 2004 conference of the American Society for Eighteenth-Century
Studies (ASECS) in Boston.
(Chemistry) and undergraduate student Gwen Panian gave
a poster presentation on their protein chemistry research at the
9th International Conference on Alzheimer's Disease and Related
Disorders in Philadelphia. The poster was titled, "Isothermal
titration calorimetry analyses of ligand binding to alpha-2-macroglobulin."