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Vol 40  No 1
August 9, 2007


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The fellowship of the Behm
by Deborah Inkpen

Dr. David Behm, School of Human Kinetics and Recreation, was named a Senior Research Fellow of the Faculty of Social Sciences of the University of Kassel, Germany on July 4.

The fellowship is awarded to promote and foster an international exchange in academic teaching and research and is awarded to researchers from cooperative partner universities who have engaged in teaching at the University of Kassel, carry out continuous research cooperation with a member of the Faculty of Social Sciences, and have an international reputation for scientific competence.

Dr. Behm began working with the University of Kassel in 2005 and has been visiting professor with teaching duties at the university and a coordinator and guide for research and teaching cooperation between it and Memorial University. He has also given several presentations at the University of Kassel on various research issues in the field of exercise science.

Dr. Behm has gained an international reputation for his research on muscle activation in athletic performance, the effects of muscle stretching on subsequent physical performance, the influence of instability strength training and its effect for subsequent athletic performance, and research on muscle fatigue.

The results of Dr. Behm’s research have implications not only for the scientific community but also for fitness professionals, enthusiasts as well as athletes and coaches. He is also known for his studies on the effects of noise on physical performance as well as cognitive performance.

The University of Kassel, founded in 1971, is the newest university in the state of Hessen. At present, it has about 16,748 students. The number of staff is more than 2,120, including 327 professors, about 900 other academic staff and 1,100 technical and administrative staff. For more information about the University of Kassel, visit: http://cms.uni-kassel.de/index.php?id=1.

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