Spring semester schedule announced for brown bag sessions


Spring semester schedule announced for brown bag sessions

26 Jan 2017    By Kelcey Buck

The Department of Special Education and Communication Disorders announced seven upcoming brown bag sessions for the spring semester to be held at the Barkley Memorial Center. The brown bags are intended primarily to allow graduate students to present and respond to research topics, while receiving feedback from those in attendance. 

The brown bag sessions for the spring semester are listed below, beginning with the first sessions scheduled for Friday, Jan. 27. All presentations are held from 1:30-2:30 p.m. in room 131 of the Barkley Memorial Center, except for the March 3 session, which will begin at 1 p.m. 

Jan. 27: Bahar Shahsavarani – “Effects of stimulating electrode site and pulse rate on adaptation recovery function of the auditory nerve” 

Feb. 10: Bahar Shahsavarani – “How amplitude envelope and spectral resolution interact with word predictability to facilitate speech intelligibility” 

Feb. 24: Rebecca Bernthal – Various library topics, including online citation supports, self archiving and one-button studio

March 3: Anne Thomas – “Assessment of infant babble and speech milestones with parents of children with hearing impairments” *1-2 p.m.*

March 31: Julia Roehling – Literacy topic with title to be determined

April 21: Carly Dinnes – “Writing skills in adults with TBI”

April 28: Amber Jara – “Phonological characteristics of babbling in infants with and without disabilities”

Individuals interested in learning more about the brown bag sessions may contact Cynthia Cress, the Alan T. Seagren Associate Professor of Education, at ccress1@unl.edu. Those interested in presenting at future brown bag sessions are encouraged to attend an organizational meeting held the first Friday of the semester, where the brown bag sessions schedule is usually set for the upcoming semester.


Special Education and Communication Disorders
College of Education and Human Sciences