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15 Dec 2011    

Sherri Jones to chair Department of Special Education and Speech Disorders

Sherri Jones has been selected as the new chair of the Department of Special Education and Speech Disorders. Jones is currently a faculty member in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at East Carolina University.

While at ECU, Jones developed a significant research program focused on vestibular and balance function. She is also recognized as an outstanding teacher, both with undergraduate and graduate students.

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08 Nov 2011    

Rasmussen 2011 CEHS Distinguished Alumnus

Jessie Kerry Rasmussen is the new president of the Buffett Early Childhood Fund, where she manages a $20 million annual portfolio for the purpose of promoting high quality birth to five experiences for children at risk in the United States. Her entire professional career has focused on improving outcomes for children, families and adults, especially vulnerable populations such as people with disabilities and families of low income.

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09 Oct 2011    

Green uses Hollywood technology to aid the speech impaired

Jordan Green is featured in a new Husker Vision video, which appears on YouTube.

Green uses Hollywood motion capture technology to help people with speech impairments. His research will help make clinical decisions for patients with ALS, a disease of the nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord. Green is a University of Nebraska-Lincoln professor of special education and communication disorders.

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07 Sep 2010    

Barkley Memorial Center celebration September 9, 2010

Barkley Memorial Center will celebrate the completion of a major renovation and improvements to its facilities. Escorted tours of the building will be availale, and  refreshments will be served after the program.

The celebration is Thursday, September 9, 2010 at 4:40 p.m. Barkley Memorial Center is located on UNL's East Campus.

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23 Aug 2010    

SECD students and faculty pitch in at Special Olympics

The Audiology Doctoral students (SECD) worked long hours the week of July 19-23 at the Special Olympics as part of the Healthy Hearing Program.  All the audiology students pitched in, working 30 hours during the week.  The students screened about 950 athletes. Nearly 130 hearing aids were provided to the athletes.

Kelly Wacker, as Lead Clinical Director, coordinated the event, including ordering equipment, registering volunteers, and training audiologists from across the nation who will establish Healthy Hearing Programs for their own state Special Olympics.

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05 Apr 2010    

Vitevitch to speak at Barkley Memorial Center April 13

Michael Vitevitch, University of Kansas, will speak at Barkley Memorial Center April 13.  The presentation is scheduled for 12:00 P.M. and will be held in 313 Barkley Memorial Center.

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