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Roger Baines

, about tensions between global and local identity, and about fluency and the visibility of the translator and translation. In the soccer industry, exceptionally diverse professional communities interact with global audiences, yet the challenge of communication across languages has received very little

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John H. Challis

contribute 66% and student indices 34% of the total score. The weighting of these indices to the overall rank remained the same as in the previous round of the review ( Ulrich & Feltz, 2016 ). The faculty-related indices can be divided into three categories (productivity, funding, and visibility): their

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Jason R. Carter, Nancy I. Williams, and Wojtek J. Chodzko-Zajko

Building departmental visibility and support is essential to the success of any kinesiology unit. This paper provides an overview of different strategies taken by three American Kinesiology Association member departments to advance their respective units. Each program was faced with unique institutional goals and structures, yet each institutional example highlights the shared theme of building strategic partnerships and cultivating a culture of entrepreneurship and innovation. Common strategies across the three institutions included a genuine understanding of university priorities and politics, chair and faculty leadership, strong internal and external communication, a willingness to lead and think creatively, and maintaining a focus on academic and educational excellence.

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Raimey Olthuis, John van der Kamp, Koen Lemmink, and Simone Caljouw

By assessing the precision of gestural interactions with touchscreen targets, the authors investigate how the type of gesture, target location, and scene visibility impact movement endpoints. Participants made visually and memory-guided pointing and swiping gestures with a stylus to targets located in a semicircle. Specific differences in aiming errors were identified between swiping and pointing. In particular, participants overshot the target more when swiping than when pointing and swiping endpoints showed a stronger bias toward the oblique than pointing gestures. As expected, the authors also found specific differences between conditions with and without delays. Overall, the authors observed an influence on movement execution from each of the three parameters studied and uncovered that the information used to guide movement appears to be gesture specific.

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Jerry R. Thomas, Damon Andrew, Patricia A. Moran, Wayne Miller, and Amelia M. Lee

In today’s challenging economic climate at most universities, kinesiology administrators are becoming increasingly aware of the need to participate in activities that will generate alternative revenue sources related to their academic mission. The ways deans and development officers communicate with alumni, potential donors, upper administrative leaders, and legislatures will all impact how successful the efforts to develop funds and partnerships will be. Successful fundraisers are those who can generate strategic alliances, create and market a plan that relates needs to societal issues of public interest and university priorities, and are able to identify partnerships that will produce an increase in resources. This paper provides strategies for identifying and connecting with key donors, building partnerships, developing the plan and cultivating internal and external audiences, aligning needs with university priorities, and working with legislatures.

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Nicolas Delorme and Amy Pressland

The media coverage of sport events in relation to athletes’ sex has been extensively analyzed in the scientific literature. Apart from sports mega-events such as the Olympic Games, the findings of these studies seem consistent in that female participants are systematically underrepresented in sports media coverage. However, much of the research in this area relates to North America. Therefore, the aim of this study was to examine sex equity in the coverage of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics by French, British and Spanish newspapers to provide new insights in this research field from a different cultural perspective. A content analysis was carried out and mixed results were found. French coverage shows significant discrimination of female athletes on most of the variables analyzed. Conversely, British coverage shows significant discrimination of male athletes on most of the variables studied. Finally, Spanish coverage is fair. These mixed results show the value of conducting such studies in geographical areas outside North America.

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Danielle Peers, Timothy Konoval, and Rebecca Marsh Naturkach

within competitions, there has emerged a movement toward integrating parasport into mainstream sport competitions and organizations to enable greater visibility, equal treatment, and resources for parasport, while still maintaining separate competitive opportunities ( Bailey, 2008 ; Steadward, 1996

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Dawn E. Trussell

. Examples of our tentative themes included “Heightened Visibility and Perceived Stigma,” “Building Relationships,” and “Creating Inclusive Programming.” During Phase 4, we continued to work through a reflexive process wherein we sought to ascertain whether the tentative themes worked in relation to the

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Duane Knudson and Karen Meaney

of facilities, active-learning exercises, and philosophy of the learning process. The initiative was effective in stimulating interested faculty to implement active-learning experiences in their classes, engaging in additional SoTL, and in enhancing the visibility of the department as a leader in

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R. Saylor Breckenridge and Pat Rubio Goldsmith

We examine the effect of the visibility of African American, Latino, and Jewish baseball players on attendance at Major League Baseball games between 1930 and 1961. We invoke the sociological concepts of “social distance,” “spectacle,” and “group threat” and incorporate data focusing on the era of integration to expand on previous research in this arena. Notably, African American and Latino player visibility—but not that of other groups—is revealed to increase attendance at games. This effect weakens for losing teams and in cities with relatively larger minority populations. The findings suggest a synthesis of theories is possible.