Biomechanics Team in Simmons to Study Basketball “Flopping”

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Peter Weyand, director, Locomotor Performance Lab

Biomechanics experts at Southern Methodist University have teamed with Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban to carry out a scientific study of the unsavory practice of player flopping in basketball and other sports.

Peter Weyand, associate professor of applied physiology and biomechanics, will direct researchers in SMU’s Locomotor Performance Lab to examine the forces in basketball collisions. Read more.

PBS NOVA Features Segment with Peter Weyand

DSC_8158David Pogue, host of PBS NOVA, visits with Associate Professor Peter Weyand, director of the Performance Locomotor Lab at SMU Simmons. Weyand is an internationally recognized expert in human velocity and NOVA features him in a segment called, “Making Stuff Faster,” which broadcasts fall 2013. For a slideshow with audio click here.

 

Simmons Welcomes Eric Bing, New Faculty Member and Bush Institute Fellow

DALLAS (SMU) – Global health researcher Eric G. Bing has joined the SMU faculty as professor of global health in a concurrent appointment with the George W. Bush Institute. At SMU Bing has been named a professor of global health in the Applied Physiology and Wellness Department in the Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education and Human Development and in the Department of Anthropology in Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences.  He remains the senior fellow and director of global health at the Bush Institute. Read more.

New Master’s Degree in Sport Management Launches

Michael Lysko, professor of practice, directs the new Master of Science in Sport Management.

SMU Simmons and Cox collaborate in offering a new graduate degree in sport management. For the latest coverage in The Daily Campus, read more here.

SMU’s Master of Science in Sport Management degree is a full-time, 12-month program designed for students who have a passion for the business of sport and who aspire to hold senior-management positions in the multi-billion dollar sports industry. The program is led by sport management professionals with decades of executive experience in a wide range of segments including professional leagues and teams, media and broadcasting, marketing and sponsorship, facilities and sports equipment and apparel. Students will learn important business skills from faculty at the SMU Cox School of Business, ranked nationally by leading business journals.