Dr. Mary Jo Kane, director of the Tucker Center and professor in the School of Kinesiology, will be giving two presentations at Harpeth Hall School in Nashville, TN on February 12 (see flier). The first presentation, “Exploring Elite Female Athletes’ Interpretations of Media Coverage from On-court Competence to ‘Sexy Babes’,” will be given to an assembly of students of the renowned all-girls college preparatory school. The second lecture, “Women Play Sports, Just Not in the Media: The Good, the Bad & Strategies for Change,” is an invited keynote to a general audience and invited guests. The keynote is sponsored by the Local Organizing Committee for the 2014 NCAA Women’s Final Four basketball tournament, to be held there this April.
In the runup to her keynote, Professor Kane has a guest editorial published in The Tennessean and is interviewed on Nashville radio’s 104.5 PrimeTime Show’s radio segment “Legacy Spotlight” [mp3], both on Wednesday, February 5. The radio show speaks to women’s athletics, Title IX, current players and coaches and legends.