The digital revolution is making an impact on another traditional sport: tennis. GMC professor of communication studies and tennis enthusiast Jason Schmitt recently had a chance to test out new technology that provides immediate feedback to improving a backhand, or increasing the velocity of a serve. “Tennis could be witnessing one the most important technological evolutions in its history: connected tennis. The connected tennis environment is an exciting merge for a sport with such longstanding traditions . . . we are definitely in-line for a stream of continual upgrades and technological evolution,” Jason writes. Read his full Huffington Post story.
Basil Tangredi, DVM presented two papers at the American Veterinary Medical Association Convention in July. “Ten-Year Study of Antibiotic Resistant Isolates From Seals” is part of ongoing research at the Pacific Marine Mammal Center, Laguna Beach, Cal. “Laboratory of Reform: The New England Experiment to Control Bovine Tuberculosis 1894-1900” was part of the Veterinary History session. Both papers reflect his work in the One Health initiative (the intersection of human, animal and environmental health).
Prof. Valorie Titus (Natural Resources Management) spent a week at the Max McGraw Wildlife Management Institute in July training to become an instructor for the Conservation Leaders for Tomorrow program. Conservation Leaders for Tomorrow (CLfT) is a professional development program designed for student and professional leaders within the natural resource sciences. CLfT focuses on hunting awareness and conservation education among academic programs and government agencies. She will help with instructing courses at the Kehoe Conservation Camp in Bomoseen, Vt. Valorie also attended the Society for the Study of Reptile and Amphibians Conference July 30-August 3 where she presented a portion her research titled: “An Assessment of Reptiles and Amphibians in the Bronx River: Urban Herpetology from a Historic Perspective.”