Lecture series: The Olympics: Knowledge Enhances Performance

published September 10, 2007

The Olympics: Knowledge Enhances Performance
A Kraemer Family Library Lecture Series



The Olympics: Then and Now. September 19, 3pm -- 4:30pm.

Dr. Michael Poliakoff, Vice President of Academic Affairs, University of Colorado System, will address the organization, impact and purpose of the original Olympics. Dr. Poliakoff has a doctorate in classical studies from the University of Michigan. Before coming to the University of Colorado he was president of the National Council on Teacher Quality and has led major strategic efforts at the National Endowment for the Humanities to strengthen the teaching and learning of the humanities in American schools, colleges and universities.
Ms. Glen Werner Roseboom, Director, US Olympic Training Center Colorado Springs, will address the modern day Olympic Movement. She received her bachelor of arts degree in social work from the College of St. Benedict in 1993 and a masters of education, sport management, from Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Ill., in 1998. She was appointed Director of the Olympic Training Center in August 2007. She has extensive experience with the Olympic movement and the Training Center, where she has been working since 1992.

Olympics and Politics; October 10 at 12:15
Rob Sackett (UCCS faculty 4079 CH2053) on 1936 Berlin Olympics
Aditi Mitra (UCCS faculty 4688 CH4005): Impact of Culture on International Gender Dynamics in the Olympics
Refreshments will be served.

Business of (Olympic) Sports; October 24 at 12:15
Matt Farrell, (Managing Director, Business Development, USA Swimming), The Changing Landscape of Promoting Olympic sports,
Erik Olson (UCCS faculty 3345 DH311C) Topic to be decided

Olympic Student Athletes; Fall 2007
Olympic athletes and UCCS students will talk about their experiences with sports and academics.

All events take place in the Kraemer Family Library, 3rd floor apse
Entry is free.

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