D.K. Stanley Day at the University of Florida College of Health & Human Performance

Tuesday, March 26, 2024

The 2024 D.K. Stanley Day Committee and the College of Health & Human Performance invite the university and greater community to this special lecture and research symposium.


About D.K. Stanley Day

D.K. Stanley Day is held annually by the University of Florida College of Health & Human Performance. It was established in 1986 as a memorial to Dennis Keith “Dutch” Stanley, the first dean of the college, in recognition of his many contributions to the professions of physical education, health education and recreation.

The event is made possible through the generous support of the Frederick Family Endowment. See a list of past speakers.

The day's events will all take place on the historic "Alligator Ally" basketball court (Florida Gym, Room 105).

2024 D.K. Stanley Day

Tuesday, March 26, 2024

Join us in celebrating our first dean and HHP’s commitment to enhancing the quality of life. The day kicks off with the lecture, What’s a brain for: A moving story," from Daniel M. Wolpert, Ph.D., from 10:30-11:30 a.m.

A student poster symposium will be held from 1-4 p.m. The day's events will all take place on the historic "Alligator Alley" basketball court (Florida Gym, Room 105).


10:30-11:30 a.m.

“What’s a brain for: A moving story”

Daniel M. Wolpert, Ph.D.

Professor of Neuroscience, Principal Investigator at the Zuckerman Institute, Columbia University

Daniel Wolpert read medicine at Cambridge before completing an Oxford Physiology DPhil and a postdoctoral fellowship at MIT. He joined the faculty at the Institute of Neurology, UCL in 1995 and moved to Cambridge University in 2005 where he was Professor of Engineering and a Royal Society Research Professor. In 2018 he joined the Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute at Columbia University as Professor of Neuroscience. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society (2012) and has been awarded the Royal Society Francis Crick Prize Lecture (2005), the Minerva Foundation Golden Brain Award (2010) and the Royal Society Ferrier medal (2020). His research interests are computational and experimental approaches to human movement (wolpertlab.com).

R.S.V.P. by March 20 >


1-4 p.m.

Learn about student research projects in the College of Health & Human Performance spanning all disciplines: applied physiology and kinesiology; health education and behavior; sport management; and tourism, hospitality and event management. Prizes will be awarded to the best posters from each department, as well as the runner up.

The symposium is open to the public. R.S.V.P. by March 20 >

Participant Registration: Students and postdocs in the College of Health & Human Performance are invited to participate in the D.K. Stanley Day Research Symposium. Submit your abstract via Qualtrics by February 29 >


Research Symposium

Join us Tuesday, March 26 in FLG 105

R.S.V.P. by March 20

Guest parking details can be found at taps.ufl.edu/visitors.

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