Month: March 2015

M.A. defense: Minal A. Kadam

minal_websiteMinal Kadam successfully defended her M.A. thesis today. The title of her thesis is “Gradient effects of reading ability on native and non-native talker identification.” She conducted her thesis in theUConn SLaP Lab under the direction of Dr. Rachel M. Theodore. Congratulations!

Dr. Emily Myers receives AAUP Excellence in Research award

Congratulations to Dr. Emily Myers, Assistant Professor in SLHS and PSYC, who has been selected to receive the 2015 American Association of University Professors (AAUP) Excellence in Research and Creativity: Early Career award. This is a very prestigious award and we are delighted that Dr. Myers has been recognized in this way. Congratulations!

M.A. defense: Kelly A. Casey

casey_websiteKelly Casey successfully defended her M.A. thesis today. The title of her thesis is “Effects of auditory and visual variability on word learning in children: A pilot study.” She conducted her thesis in the UConn SLaP Lab under the direction of Dr. Rachel M. Theodore. Congratulations!

Nick Monto becomes IGERT Associate

monto_website1Congratulations to Nick Monto, who has just been accepted as an IGERT Associate!  The Language Plasticity IGERT at UConn is an interdisciplinary training program funded by the NSF designed to foster research and graduate training across cognitive (linguistics, psychology, communication disorders) and biological (behavioral and molecular neuroscience and genetics) approaches to language research. Nick is Ph.D. student in the UConn SLaP Lab, directed by Dr. Rachel M. Theodore.

SLHS Department Remembers Dr. Marie Love Johnson

Yesterday was International Women’s Day. As we reflect on the incredible accomplishments achieved by women across the globe, the Department of Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences would like to specifically take a moment to recognize and remember Dr. Marie Love Johnson who passed away last November at 88 years old. Dr. Johnson, an alumnus of the University of Connecticut SLP Ph.D. program, made significant and impacting strides in the field of speech pathology. Her accomplishments include the enhancement of the SLP program within the East Hartford public school system, as well as becoming the first African American to be elected as President of the Connecticut Speech and Hearing Association. Her lifelong commitment showcased her drive and determination to enhance the service of the SLP field.

For more information on her incredible lifetime accomplishments, please click on the following link: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/hartfordcourant/obituary.aspx?n=marie-love-johnson&pid=173313581&eid=sp_shareobit