Monthly Archives: September 2012

Stuttering Expert to Lecture Sept. 20

The Burack President’s Distinguished Lecture Series will host Edward Conture, professor and director of graduate studies at Vanderbilt University, Thursday, Sept. 20 at 4 p.m. in North Lounge, Billings.

Conture, former Margaret O. Slocum Professor of Education at Syracuse University, will speak on “Children Who Stutter: Understanding and Helping Them.”

An internationally renowned expert in the field of stuttering, Conture has been conducting research and treatment in the field for more than 40 years. His talk will be focused on how his research reveals important aspects of childhood stuttering and how the findings can be applied to treatment.

The lecture is free and open to the public, and a reception will immediately follow in Billings Apse.

Information: Barry Guitar,, (802) 656-0207.

Improve Skin Pattern Recognition Skills

LearnDerm is a free interactive self-study tool designed to provide students with a foundation in terminology and help them improve their skin examination skills. Consisting of 5 lessons, the LearnDerm Tutorial covers the basic skin exam, lesion types, distribution and body location, configurations, and an introduction to disease variation. In addition, upon completion of the self-passed tests found in 2 of the lessons, students can print their scores as proof of completion for their instructors.