Professor Tobey Is Named Distinguished Lecturer

Dec. 21, 2007

Dr. Emily A. Tobey, a professor in the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences, has been named a Distinguished Lecturer for Sigma Xi, the international Scientific Research Society.

The Distinguished Lecturers were announced in the January edition of The American Scientist, the official magazine of the Sigma Xi.

Dr. Emily Tobey holds the Nelle C. Johnston Chair in Early Childhood Communication Disorders at the University of Texas at Dallas.

She heads the Dallas Cochlear Implant Program and was named the Polykarp Kusch Lecturer for UT Dallas, the highest honor granted by the University to an individual faculty member.

Sigma Xi uses the Distinguished Lectureships as a platform for promoting the leading edges of science to universities.

Dr. Tobey's speaking topics include:

• “Frankenstein: How Physics, Literature and Theatre led to a Scientific Success.”

• “The Bionic Ear: Intersection of Technological Advances, Communication and Societal Change.”

• “Breaking the Sound Barrier.”

• “Communication Through Electrical Hearing.”


Media contact: Meredith Dickenson, UT Dallas, (972) 883-2293, meredith.dickenson@utdallas.edu

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