Month: April 2015

Katlyn Salvador featured in Inside CLAS

SLHS undergraduate, Kate Salvador, has been featured in this month’s Inside CLASkatlyn-salvador-2, which highlights outstanding students from the Class of 2015. She is a double-major (with PSYC) and an Honors student who completed her research in the UConn SLaP Lab (Dr. Rachel M. Theodore, PI). Congratulations to Kate and all of our other graduating seniors!

Sayako Earle awarded the Ruth L. Kirshchstein National Research Service Award (NRSA)

Sayako Earle was awarded the Ruth L. Kirshchstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) through the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD). The NRSA is a 2-year fellowship that supports doctoral dissertation research relevant to the mission of the NIH.

Her project is entitled “Phonetic learning in adults with and without language impairment.” This work stems from an ongoing line of research with her mentor, Emily Myers (myerslab.uconn.edu), on the 24-hour time course of encoding non-native speech sounds in memory.  Her proposal extends this investigation into adults with a history of language impairment, in order to examine how acoustic-phonetic features are retained over time in this population.  Congratulations and well done!

M.A. defense: Anne-Marie Lieser

ANNE MARIE LIESERAnne-Marie Lieser successfully defended her M.A. thesis. The title of her thesis is “A Pilot Study Investigating the Comprehension of Miranda Rights by Adolescents with Language Impairment.” She completed her thesis work under the direction of Dr. Tammie Spaulding.

M.A. defense: Jessica Pandolfe

JESSICA PANDOLFEJessica Pandolfe successfully defended her M.A. thesis. The title of her thesis is “Comprehension of Driving Vocabulary by Adolescents with Language Impairment.” She completed her thesis work under the direction of Dr. Tammie Spaulding.

SLHS undergraduates present at Frontiers

Congratulations to SLHS undergraduates for their excellent performance at the annual Frontier in Undergraduate Research symposium (sponsored by the UConn Office for Undergraduate Research). We commend them for their engagement in laboratory research and for putting together such top-notch presentations!

The student presenters were John Gerrity, Jr., Emily Thompson, Lisa Brody, Katlyn Salvador, Nicole Mui, Torri Ann Woodruff, and Sarah Camera. The faculty advisors for these students are Dr. Erika Skoe, Dr. Kathy Cienkowski, Dr. Rachel M. Theodore, and Dr. Marie Coppola (LING/PSYC).

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Language for All a cappella fundraiser

Language for All, a UConn student organization for promoting education and advocacy for underrepresented language groups, will be presenting A Cappella for All. This concert will feature three very talented groups including the Conn-Men, A Minor, and Rolling Tones.

The concern is Friday, April 10 at 6:30 PM and will be held at Saint Mark’s Episcopal Church (42 North Eagleville Road) in Storrs, CT. A $2 entrance fee will be collected. All proceeds will be given to the 2016 scholarship fund for deaf children in Nicaragua to attend the Nicaraguan Sign Language Boarding School.

Language for All is advised by Dr. Marie Coppola (PSYC/LING) and Dr. Rachel M. Theodore (SLHS).