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Kinesiology professor speaks at Berlin symposium

Philip Tomporowski, a professor of kinesiology in the College of Education, was an invited speaker at a symposium held Sept. 25-27 in Berlin, Germany. His presentation provided a history and description of the Physical Activity and Learning project, which involves a multidisciplinary team of UGA faculty who are partnering with the Clarke County School District this fall to provide a new after-school enrichment program for about 60 students in two elementary schools aimed at improving the children’s health and stimulating their learning in reading and mathematics.

The symposium, “Move and Improve? A Neuroscientific Rationale for Physical Activity and Exercise as a Means of Enhancing Academic Performance,” was organized by the International Council of Sport Science and Physical Education.