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17 Apr 2017    By Kelcey Buck

Three SECD students among poster winners at Spring Research Fair

Two undergraduate students and one graduate student from the Department of Special Education and Communication Disorders were selected as winners for their research poster presentations at the 2017 UNL Spring Research Fair April 4-5.

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Reece Peterson

06 Apr 2017    By Kelcey Buck

Reece Peterson set to retire after 39 years at SECD

A lot has changed in the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Department of Special Education and Communication Disorders since 1978, but there has also been one constant during that time –Reece Peterson. A professor in the special education program, Peterson will walk out of the Barkley Memorial Center May 15 and into a new chapter – retirement – ending his 39-year career at the university.

The department will host a farewell reception to celebrate Peterson’s retirement from 3:30-5:30 p.m. Friday, April 28, at the Nebraska East Union. A short program is scheduled to begin at 4 p.m.

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04 Apr 2017    By Kelcey Buck

Barkley Clinic launches Aphasia Community Partners program

A new program aiming to help people with aphasia remain socially active is underway through the Barkley Speech Language and Hearing Clinic.

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Kristy Weissling

20 Mar 2017    By Kelcey Buck

Brain Awareness: Weissling leads efforts in AAC and treatment of aphasia

In conjunction with Brain Injury Awareness Month and Brain Awareness Week, SECD is highlighting the work of three faculty members whose research and expertise focuses on brain development, injuries and disorders - assistant professor YingYing Wang, professor Karen Hux and associate professor of practice Kristy Weissling.

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Karen Hux

20 Mar 2017    By Kelcey Buck

Brain Awareness: Hux devoted to helping individuals with traumatic brain injuries

In conjunction with Brain Injury Awareness Month and Brain Awareness Week, SECD is highlighting the work of three faculty members whose research and expertise focuses on brain development, injuries and disorders - assistant professor YingYing Wang, professor Karen Hux and associate professor of practice Kristy Weissling.

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YingYing Wang

20 Mar 2017    By Kelcey Buck

Brain Awareness: Wang brings brain imaging expertise to SECD

In conjunction with Brain Injury Awareness Month and Brain Awareness Week, SECD is highlighting the work of three faculty members whose research and expertise focuses on brain development, injuries and disorders - assistant professor YingYing Wang, professor Karen Hux and associate professor of practice Kristy Weissling.

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Steve Graham & Karen Harris

08 Mar 2017    By Kelcey Buck

Arizona State professors headline writing research mini-conference April 7-8 on East Campus

Steve Graham and Karen Harris, professors in the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College at Arizona State University, will be the keynote speakers during a mini-conference on writing research at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln April 7-8.

The first day of the conference will focus on research-oriented topics, and is open to all faculty and students at Nebraska. The second day will be a teacher- and practice-oriented day, and is open to all faculty and students at Nebraska, along with teachers from Lincoln Public Schools and other area schools.

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06 Mar 2017    By Kelcey Buck

Student Academy of Audiology to host fifth annual Huskers for Hearing 5K April 22

The Student Academy of Audiology at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln will host its Fifth Annual Huskers for Hearing 5K Fun Run Saturday, April 22, on East Campus.

Online registration for the 5K is open until April 5 by visiting http://go.unl.edu/huskersforhearing. Cost is $35 for individuals ages 8 and older, and includes an event T-shirt. Children ages 7 and under are free. Participants may also register the day of the fun run with cash or check payments. In addition to the 5K, the event will also include a silent auction.

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03 Mar 2017    By Kelcey Buck

Audiology at Nebraska: Helping the world hear, one individual at a time

In celebration of World Hearing Day March 3, the Department of Special Education and Communication Disorders highlights the many ways faculty and students in the audiology program contribute to improving hearing for people throughout Nebraska and beyond.

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Anne Thomas

01 Mar 2017    By Kelcey Buck

Anne Thomas prepares for dissertation defense

Q-and-A with Anne Thomas, a lecturer in SECD, who is also a Ph.D. candidate in educational studies. She will present information from her dissertation research at a brown bag session March 3, before defending her dissertation March 6.

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