Minal 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!
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!
Congratulations 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.
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