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Women's sports injuries about more than hormones

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¢ The belief that women have more sports injuries than men because of a difference in hormones isn't true, according to a [KU professor][1]. Kimberly J. Templeton says it's more about musculoskeletal differences.Dr. Templeton points out how men land differently than women after taking that basketball shot. "Men flex their hips and knees when they land. Women tend to land with their hips and knees straight - causing increased tension on the ACL. That's one of the reasons why women have more ACL ("anterior cruciate ligament') injuries than do men."¢ KU professor Nancy Baym's blog, [OnlineFandom.com][2], gets a plug at [wired.com][3].Nancy Baym's blog about online fandom, with a focus on weird new permutations of fan communities -- especially how companies are harnessing fan power to help them advertise and produce various bits of pop culture. Baym is a professor at the University of Kansas, an author, and apparently hangs out with R.E.M. once in a while.¢ The interim president of Haskell Indian Nations University praised a $17.5 million grant from the Lilly Foundation to fund scholarships at the nation's 32 tribal colleges, the [Denver Post][4] reports."Tribal colleges unlock potential in ways that mainstream institutions are unable to," Venida Chenault said. "When you feel that you belong and you feel that you relate ... you can use that energy to accomplish what it is you're capable of, and that's important, I think, in students' success."When you see another brown-skinned person who's accomplished or earned their Ph.D. and is successful, it sparks this flame in you that 'I can do this, I can be successful,'" she said.¢ Chuck Crider, a business professor at KU, has been involved in teacher contract negotiations at the school district in Altamont, the [Parsons Sun][5] reports. He was a fact-finder for the negotiations process. Krider recommends a base salary increase of $700 for teachers; an increase in the step increment of $25; and a reduction in the stipend for teachers at the maximum step from $500 to $250."This is a modest increase of 2.16 percent that is intended to allow the board to address concerns in the district's budget in addition to teacher salaries," Krider stated. [1]: http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/medicalnews.php?newsid=63178 [2]: http://www.onlinefandom.com [3]: http://blog.wired.com/tableofmalcontents/2007/02/erratic_thought_8.html [4]: http://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_5237632 [5]: http://www.parsonssun.com/news/articles/usd021507.shtml

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