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MS in Speech-Language Pathology: Summer 2016 Information Sessions

The Master of Science Program in Speech-Language Pathology offers the following Summer 2016 information sessions:

Friday, June 17 at 4:30
Friday, July 8 at 4:30
Friday, August 12 at 4:30

To RSVP, please contact Allie Michels.

Upcoming SLHS Distinguished Speakers

09/09/16:  Elin Roverud, PhD, postdoctoral associate at Boston University

10/07/16Laurence B. Leonard, PhD, Rachel E. Stark Distinguished Professor and Director of the Child Language Research Laboratory at Purdue University

11/04/16: Gina Kuperberg, MD, PhD, Principal Investigator, Department of Psychology, Tufts University and Department of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital

12/09/16: Gregory Lof, PhD, Department Chair, Professor, Communication Sciences and Disorders, MGH Institute of Health Professions

WBUR: Exercise Addiction: How To Know If You’ve Crossed The Line Between Health And Obsession

QUATROMONI(5/20/16) Associate Professor and Health Sciences Department Chair Paula Quatromoni quoted.

Expert quote:

“[Compulsive exercise is] more and more common and happening at rates that are alarming if people paid attention.”

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Salge Blake Quoted in Chicago Tribune: “Looking Beyond the Obvious Superfoods”

for-website-Joan-Salge-Blake(5/19/16) Clinical Associate Professor Joan Salge Blake quoted.

Expert quote:

“Don’t assume because it’s exotic and highly priced, it’s more nutritious than other produce in the produce aisle,” Blake warned. “Let’s not make these trendy foods nutritionally superior to things you’ve grown up with.”

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BU Today: Health Science Grad Finds Strength through Loss

(5/15/16) Commencement ends a bittersweet chapter for SAR grad Avion Cummings.

Read the story in BU Today.

WATCH: “Keeping Children and Adolescents with Down Syndrome Healthy: Medical Updates for Health Care Professionals”

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2016 Meredith E. Drench Lecture

“Keeping Children and Adolescents with Down Syndrome Healthy: Medical Updates for Health Care Professionals” was presented by Dr. Brian G. Skotko and Melissa J. Reilly.

Watch the 2016 lecture here.

Newsmax: “Low-Salt Diets: Do They Do More Harm Than Good?”

for-website-Joan-Salge-Blake(5/2/16) Clinical Associate Professor Joan Salge Blake quoted.

Expert quote:

“Salt has many functions in the body, including supplying the needed electrolytes to balance fluid both inside and outside of cells. But too much salt increases the rate of hypertension, stroke, and heart disease.”

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Washington Post Writer Alexandra Petri to Speak at 2016 SAR Commencement

PetriSargent College is thrilled to welcome Washington Post Opinion Writer Alexandra Petri as our 2016 convocation speaker. Petri is a columnist for the publication’s ComPost blog where her satirical wit offers a “lighter take on the news and opinions of the day.”

In addition to her work at the Post, Petri is a playwright, stand-up comic, O. Henry Pun Champion, and former Jeopardy! contestant.

In 2015, she released her memoir, “A Field Guide To Awkward Silences,” in which she embraces the awkwardness within, priding herself on never being afraid of “looking like an idiot.”

Petri has been a contributor to the Chicago Tribune, Newsday, and

She graduated from Harvard in 2010 with a Bachelor of Arts in English.

The Sargent College Commencement Ceremony is scheduled for Sunday, May 15, beginning at 9 a.m. at the BU Track and Tennis Center. Additional information about the All-University Commencement can be found here.

New Scientist: “Map of the Brain’s Word Filing System Could Help Us Read Minds”

cropped_Updated_Swathi_Kiran(4/27/16) Professor Swathi Kiran quoted.

Expert quote:

“We’re struggling with brains that are not this nice and neat and have got damage. This paper tells us what normal could look like.”

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7News: “Thin to Win”

QUATROMONI(4/26/16) Associate Professor Paula Quatromoni quoted.

Expert quote:

“There are so many things that are unique to the sport environment in terms of the pressures, the expectations, the pressure to perform, the pressure to win, scholarship dollars.”

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