Moving to Zero
iROC - Investigating Research on Campus
Please be with us Thursday, February 15th when Elizabeth Harper, MSMC's Division of Natural Sciences, will present Moving to Zero.
This month we will all be witness to the amazing talent of world Olympians. Many will be inspired to set personal physical goals to swim faster, run longer, lift heavier, or maybe even try that afternoon yoga class over at Kaplan. But, what if you struggle with a body that has developmental issues, chronic disease, or old age that severely limits your ability to move? You are not thinking about how to go from zero to sixty, your challenge is to find ways to get to zero. Dr. Harper will discuss an overview of her work which started in the 1990's with individuals with Multiple Sclerosis. She will also provide insight into her report of her most recent study whicih focuses on the physical value of a resident senior population at Woodland Pond, New Paltz, N.Y. doing yoga in the pool.
Elizabeth Harper, Ph.D., is Assistant Professor of Biology at Mount Saint Mary College. Dr. Harper completed her Bachelors degree at New York University Gallatin School of Individualized Study, her Master of Science in Exercise Science at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and her Ph.D. in Therapeutic Recreation at New York University. Outside of her academic teaching duties, Dr. Harper has maintained a commitment to keeping people moving, particularly those who experience neuromuscular challenges due to chronic disease, or just old age. She finds yoga and therapeutic dance techniques to be her medium of choice when intervening with these populations. Her research looks to document the practical value of these types of interventions.
Moving to Zero will take place in Kaplan Library Room 218 of the Dominican Center. This event has been approved FYE credit as College Connection. Light refreshments will be served. We hope to see you there!
For more information about this or any of the iROC presentations, or to volunteer as or recommend an iROC speaker, please contact the coordinators of the iROC program - Dr. Evan Merkhofer, Assistant Professor of Biology, 845-569-3368, firstname.lastname@example.org or Jen Park, Assistant Librarian for Access and Outreach Services, 845-569-3546, email@example.com.