New Electronics Smoothing Callier Communications
Oct. 24, 2008
Although 20 miles separate the two UT Dallas Callier Center locations in Dallas and Richardson, new, state-of-the art equipment is making it easier for students, faculty and staff to stay connected.
The University recently installed new equipment for five conference and meeting rooms at the two locations.
Callier faculty use many of the rooms to teach more than 170 UT Dallas graduate students each week.
“We have many lectures that include pictures of pathologies, and the difference in the picture quality is like night and day,” said Stuart Tomlin, a first-year student in the Doctor of Audiology program. “The clarity and color of the images on the screen are just like seeing the real thing.”
The new equipment provides additional capabilities for researchers housed at Callier to communicate with colleagues around the world. Plus, clinicians at the Dallas and Richardson locations can conduct virtual meetings with one another without leaving their respective locations.
“The improved sound and picture quality of the new equipment is truly remarkable,” said Suzanne Bonifert, Head of Speech-Language Pathology. “The upgrades have made a significant difference for our department through improved communications during staff meetings.”
The UT Dallas Callier Center for Communication Disorders is one of the nation’s preeminent educational, research and treatment centers focusing on communication and communication disorders. The center is part of the university’s School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences.