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News and Announcements


  • Did you know that CMD has approximately 250 declared undergraduate majors? We also have 53 graduate students in our M.S. Speech-Language Pathology degree program, including 17 new students and eight who are on track to finish their M.S. degrees in December! Welcome one and all. We are looking forward to a challenging and rewarding year ahead!

  • The Department of Communicative Disorders is pleased to announce that it has been re-accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association through November, 2021. The re-accreditation process went smoothly thanks to the hard work of faculty, staff, and students. Note that we were one of only two graduate programs of the 22 reviewed last spring that were in full compliance with all ASHA standards!

  • The first meeting of the local chapter of the National Student Speech-Language-Hearing Association (NSSLHA), URISSLHA, will take place on Monday, September 8th at 7:15 p.m. in the Galanti Lounge on the third floor of the Carothers Library. Dr. Bethany Milner will return as chapter adviser.

    New officers for the AY ’14-’15 are:

    Undergraduate President: Mary Lovely

    Graduate President: Paige Clarkin

    Undergraduate Vice President: Alyssa Carroll

    Graduate Vice President: Lauren Benevides

    Treasurer: Katie O'Hara

    Secretary: Nicole Scafura

    Historian: Carissa Jackson

    Social Chair: Elizabeth Marr


The local chapter of the National Student Speech-Language-Hearing Association, URISSLHA, will hold a meeting on Monday, October 27th at 7:15 in the Galanti Lounge of the main library (3rd floor). All students with interests in a career in speech-language pathology or audiology are encouraged to attend.


Amber D. Franklin, Assistant Professor at Miami University (Ohio), will be giving a talk titled, "Pronunciation Proficiency in Adult English Language Learners: What do we measure and how do we measure it?" on Thursday, October 23rd from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in CBLS 100. All students and faculty are invited to attend. Attendance is mandatory for graduate students in CMD.


Welcome to new and returning students


2014 NSSLHA meeting announced


Congratulations are in order


Leslie Mahler featured as one of URI's Big Thinkers