News and Events

Autism Awareness Logo Join UMARC for our upcoming talk in support of parents of children with autism! Free childcare is available for pre-registered attendees. Please spread... Read more
LEAP Preschool Wishlist Interested in supporting our LEAP Preschool going forward? Click below for our "Wish List" -- a list of new toys and materials that could use some freshening... Read more
Congratulations to Allison Catalano for her Meritorious Poster Submission recognition! Allison's poster submission, entitled "The Use of Prosody to Infer Discourse Status in Degraded Speech", received the "Meritorious Poster Submission"... Read more
Speech Pathology and Audiology Students 2013-2014 Friday, July 11th marked the clinic's last day for the 2013-2014 academic year. Thank you to every client, student clinician, and faculty member who made this... Read more
Dr. Samira Anderson Dr. Anderson received a Hearing Health Foundation Emerging Research Grant for her project entitled:  “Neural adaptation in new hearing aid users.” ... Read more
Dr. Deb Berndtson
Rebecca Sherman The BSOS Summer Scholars awards are part of a collaboration between the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences Dean's Research Initiative and the Maryland... Read more
Dr. Matt Goupell The title of his project is: "Age-induced decline in audition and cognition in people with and without cochlear implants". 
Yankee Candle Fundraiser The HESP chapter of the National Student Speech Language Hearing Association (NSSLHA) is doing a fundraiser with Yankee Candle to raise money for their trip to... Read more
Maya Freund The BSOS Summer Scholars awards are part of a collaboration between the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences Dean's Research Initiative and the Maryland... Read more
University of Auckland Logo Congratulations to HESP students Chris Heffner and Alessandro Pressaco, two of three students selected by the Graduate School to represent the University of... Read more
Dr. Nicole Li Dr. Li's grant is entitled "Design, construction, and evaluation of implants for vocal fold alteration and reconstruction" and is funded by the National... Read more
Concussion Drawing This proposal is to help fund a series of studies investigating the effect of sports-related concussion on children’s language skills, and to support... Read more
Giovanna Morini Giovanna Morini successfully defended her dissertation on May 15, 2014!
University of Maryland Logo   Margaret McCabe, Au.D., CCC-A Vivian Sisskin, M.S., CCC-SLP, BCS-F... Read more
MayFest 2014 was a success! The Department of Hearing and Speech helped sponsor a 2-day conference on language science across the Big 10 schools.  Our own Chris Heffner was one of... Read more
Alex Presacco Alex Presacco has been awarded an International Graduate Research Fellowship, and he is going to Australia to work with cochlear implants in the spring of 2015... Read more
Dr. Catherine Torrington Eaton Catherine Torrington Eaton successfully defended her dissertation today!
Dianne Handy with LEAPsters Dianne Handy, who served as the LEAP preschool director for many years, has entered retirement. She and her husband are currently living in Rappahannock County... Read more
News Article Photo The ASHA Leader has just profiled the work that our department does along with Children's National Medical Center! The research explores problems in... Read more