|JoAnn Benfield Selected as Director of Gallaudet University Regional Center-South|
JoAnn Benfield, '06, '09, & G-'11, has been named director of the Gallaudet University Regional Center-South, hosted at Austin Community College (ACC), Riverside Campus, effective June 10, 2016.
[ 17 Jun 2016]
|Center for Deaf Documentary Studies working to educate, document, and present Deaf life stories|
With a small but energetic staff led by Dr. Brian Greenwald, ’96, CDDS works across many academic disciplines to document and present the experiences of deaf people.
[ 15 Jun 2016]
|Gallaudet to host month-long celebration of Visual Shakespeare|
Gallaudet won a competitive selection process to be the D.C. host site of "First Folio! The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare" from October 7 to 29, 2016. The University will celebrate with exhibits, performances, a lecture series, and festivals featuring both local and national talent.
[ 14 Jun 2016]
|Ann Cassell, ’74, rides the Iditarod Great Sled Race's ceremonial start|
Dog lover Ann Cassell, the first-ever Miss Deaf America, enjoyed an authentic Alaskan experience with legendary Iditarod musher Jeff King by participating as an IditaRider on March 5, 2016.
[ 10 Jun 2016]
|Rachel Rose, ’10, selected as 2016 Rappaport Fellow in Law and Public Policy|
The Rappaport Center for Law and Public Policy at Boston College Law School announced the selection of its 2016 Fellows. This year’s group includes Rachel Rose, ’10, a J.D. candidate at Boston University School of Law.
[ 10 Jun 2016]
|Nyle DiMarco, ’13, congratulated by many following DWTS victory|
Throughout social media, online publcations, and television, Nyle DiMarco, ’13, received many congratulatory comments after winning the "Dancing with the Stars" Mirrorball Trophy.
[ 2 Jun 2016]
|Gallaudet MPA program admitted to NASPAA|
Gallaudet’s Master of Public Administration program was admitted to the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration, an accrediting body of the MPA in April 2016.
[ 1 Jun 2016]
|Gallaudet establishes fifth community college collaboration to benefit interpretation students |
Partnership allows interpretation students from John A. Logan College to transfer into Gallaudet's Bachelor of Arts in Interpretation program.
[ 28 May 2016]
|President Cordano congratulates alum Nyle DiMarco, '13 on his "Dancing With the Stars" victory|
For Nyle, this was his second win on a reality television show in just under six months, as he also won "America's Next Top Model" last December. This feat is unprecedented in reality television history.
[ 26 May 2016]
|Notes from Human Resources Services for April 2016|
The Office of Human Resources Services announces faculty and staff members who reached employment milestones in April.
[ 25 May 2016]
|Nyle goes for the Mirrorball Trophy on "Dancing with the Stars"|
Gallaudet's own Nyle DiMarco, '13, goes for the Mirrorball Trophy during the two-night finale of "Dancing with the Stars" (DWTS), Season 22, airing May 23-24, 2016.
[ 22 May 2016]
|Gallaudet University Celebrates 146th Commencement|
University confers 227 undergraduate and 180 graduate degrees
[ 17 May 2016]
|Notes from Human Resources Services for March 2016|
The Office of Human Resources Services announces faculty and staff members who reached employment milestones in March.
[ 9 May 2016]
|Notes from Human Resources Services for February 2016|
The Office of Human Resources Services announces faculty and staff members who reached employment milestones in February.
[ 9 May 2016]
|Gallaudet alumnae Dr. Nancy Hlibok Amann, ’93 & G-’96, and Annette Reichman, ’83, to become superintendents|
Gallaudet alumnae Dr. Nancy Hlibok Amann, '93 & G-'96, and Annette Reichman, '83, have each been selected as superintendents of schools for the deaf.
[ 4 May 2016]
|"Spring Awakening," featuring Gallaudet alumni, earns three Tony Award nominations|
"Spring Awakening," the Broadway revival musical produced by Deaf West Theatre and involving Gallaudet University alumni and current student Joshua Castille, earned three Tony Award nominations on May 3, 2016.
[ 4 May 2016]
|Maryland Governor Larry Hogan signs two senate bills supporting financial aid, bilingualism for deaf students|
Gallaudet University applauds Maryland Governor Larry Hogan (R) for signing two senate bills, 272 and 781, on April 26, 2016, both of which will directly benefit the deaf community.
[ 4 May 2016]
|Research conducted by Drs. Maddux and Nicodemus to appear in academic journal|
Dr. Laura Maddux, PhD '15, a freelance interpreter, and Dr. Brenda Nicodemus, associate professor in the Department of Interpretation, co-authored an article, focusing on interpreter self-talk, due for publication in the journal, "Translation and Interpreting Studies," in July 2016.
[ 2 May 2016]
|Gallaudet University selected as winner in the 37th annual "Telly Awards"|
The Telly Awards has named Gallaudet University as a Bronze winner in the 37th Annual Telly Awards for their piece titled "60 Years of Gallaudet Dance Company" on April 27, 2016.
[ 29 Apr 2016]
|Gallaudet University Technology Access Program plays key role in transition from TTY to real-time text|
The Technology Access Program (TAP), along with partners Trace Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Omnitor in Sweden, have played a key role in the Federal Communications Commission's process of transitioning from TTY to real-time text communications.
[ 28 Apr 2016]
|Emilia Chukwuma, ’85, and students give back to community with annual tax prep workshops|
For over a decade, Emilia Chukwuma, chair of the Department of Business, has organized student-run tax workshops to serve both the Gallaudet community and residents living in nearby neighborhoods.
[ 28 Apr 2016]
|Rockville High School wins the National Academic Bowl for Deaf and Hard of Hearing High School Students |
Texas School for the Deaf from Austin, Texas, won second place, California School for the Deaf, Riverside from Riverside, Calif., won third place, and Starr's Mill High School from Fayetteville, Ga., won fourth place.
[ 28 Apr 2016]
|RMI students connect with insurance professionals during "Lunch and Learn" event|
Students of the new Maguire Academy of Risk Management Insurance (RMI) attended a "Lunch and Learn" event at a Marsh & McLennan Companies office in northwest D.C. on Friday, April 15, 2016.
[ 27 Apr 2016]
|Nyle DiMarco comes home|
Taking a break from his busy schedule with "Dancing with the Stars," Nyle DiMarco, ’13, visits Kendall Green for a public appearance and to highlight the Academic Bowl opening ceremony.
[ 26 Apr 2016]
|Dr. Bobbie Beth Scoggins selected as 2016 Commencement speaker|
President Roberta J. Cordano announced on April 22, 2016 that Dr. Bobbie Beth Scoggins will be the honorary degree recipient and speaker for the 2016 Commencement. Scoggins will receive a Doctor of Humane Letters (litterarum humaniorum doctor, honoris causa).
[ 25 Apr 2016]
|Rhode Island School for the Deaf, California School for the Deaf, Fremont, and Phoenix Day School for the Deaf win national Battle of the Books competition |
Battle of the Books was established in 2012 with the goal of promoting literacy among deaf and hard of hearing middle school students.
[ 20 Apr 2016]
|Student speakers announced for 146th annual Commencement Exercises|
Provost Carol Erting announced that Ardavan Guity, undergraduate, and Tong Song, graduate, will serve as student speakers for the 146th annual Commencement Exercises, to be held Friday, May 13, 2016.
[ 19 Apr 2016]
|Second annual Out of the Darkness Campus Walk to take place on April 21|
Walk aims to involve students in the effort to prevent suicide, spread mental health awareness, and raise funds for research, create educational programs, advocate for public policy, and support survivors of suicide loss.
[ 16 Apr 2016]
|Using typography as a visual representation of fingerspelling styles|
A person's voice can be distinctive, enabling another person to hear and immediately identify the speaker. But does the same concept apply to sign language users? The Motion Light Lab (ML2) set out to answer that question.
[ 8 Apr 2016]
|Gallaudet's President Cordano Dispels the Myths of Language Acquisition|
Through his tremendous success on the runway and participation in Dancing With the Stars, Nyle DiMarco follows in the footsteps of numerous Gallaudet University alumni who have shown that deaf people can achieve any dream. President Cordano wholly endorses his commitment to guaranteeing full access to language.
[ 6 Apr 2016]
|Gallaudet to Host Month-long Celebration of Visual Shakespeare|
Shakespeare's First Folio will be on display at the Washburn Arts Center, October 7-31, 2016. The University will celebrate with exhibits, performances, a lecture series, and festivals featuring both local and national talent.
[ 6 Apr 2016]
|Dancing with DiMarco: back on top after third week on DWTS|
Nyle DiMarco and professional dance partner Peta Murgatroyd earn the highest score on Week Three of Dancing with the Stars.
[ 5 Apr 2016]
|Examining Race, Class, and Human Rights through Documentary Film Study|
The Center for Deaf Documentary Studies (CDDS), collaborating with several campus units, co-hosted "The Central Park Five" panel discussion at the Kellogg Conference Hotel's Swindells Auditorium on March 10, 2016, bringing together one of its filmmakers, David McMahon, and two of the five men featured in the film: Raymond Santana and Kevin Richardson.
[ 5 Apr 2016]
|Neuroscience fellowship offers rich opportunities|
Adam Stone, a Ph.D. in Educational Neuroscience (PEN) student, was awarded a two-year fellowship in the prestigious Society for Neuroscience Scholars Program (NSP) in July 2015.
[ 4 Apr 2016]
|Uniting together to create pathways to leadership|
Gallaudet forms collaboration with the National Association of State Agencies of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.
[ 2 Apr 2016]
|Gallaudet partners with Ohlone College to advance educational opportunities for future sign language interpreters|
Students will transfer credits to Gallaudet’s Bachelor of Arts in Interpretation program to live and study in a bilingual, immersive environment.
[ 1 Apr 2016]
|Notes from Human Resources Services for January 2016|
The Office of Human Resources Services announces faculty and staff members who reached employment milestones in January.
[ 26 Mar 2016]
|Dancing with DiMarco: Nyle steps into first place on DWTS|
Nyle DiMarco, '13, and dance partner Peta Murgatroyd receive rave reviews and top scores during the first epsiode of Season 22 of "Dancing with the Stars," which aired Monday, March 21 on the ABC network.
[ 22 Mar 2016]
|Reshaping Our Vision: Inaugural Research Expo to be held March 24, 2016 |
The Expo features a panel discussion involving prominent faculty members, 17 student presentations, and 23 poster presentations. It is open to the public.
[ 21 Mar 2016]
|Visual Music from My Soundless Mind: an art exhibit created by Dr. Paul Johnston|
On February 18, 2016, Dr. Paul Johnston, professor of the Art, Communication and Theatre Department, debuted 64 new pieces of abstract paintings, revealed for the campus community to see at the Linda K. Jordan Gallery in the Washburn Arts building.
[ 17 Mar 2016]
|Monroe #1 BOCES wins the Northeast Regional Academic Bowl |
Monroe #1 BOCES won the Northeast Regional Academic Bowl held March 10 to 13, 2016, held at the New York School for the Deaf in White Plains, N.Y. The team will advance to the National Academic Bowl for Deaf and Hard of Hearing High School Students, to be hosted by Gallaudet, April 23-26, 2016.
[ 16 Mar 2016]
|Dawn Jani Birley, ’99, earns top acting honor in Sweden|
Birley was the honored as the 2015 Riksteatern’s Artist of the Year, a prestigious acting award in Sweden, for her performance in the leading role of "When Winter Stars Shine Here."
[ 14 Mar 2016]
|Dr. Laura-Ann Petitto to present at Second Annual Georgetown University Free Neuroscience Public Lecture at Georgetown University|
Dr. Laura-Ann Petitto, co-principal investigator and scientific director of the National Science Foundation and the Gallaudet University Science of Learning Center for Visual Language and Visual Learning (VL2), will be a distinguished speaker at the lecture on Wednesday, March 16.
[ 11 Mar 2016]
|Nyle DiMarco, ’13, chosen as one of 12 celebrity contestants for ABC's Dancing With the Stars|
Nyle DiMarco, '13, winner of Cycle 22 of the CW network's competition television show "America's Next Top Model," will give his dancing shoes a go as he and 11 other celebrities were officially announced to be contestants for Season 22 of "Dancing with the Stars."
[ 9 Mar 2016]
|Michelle Banks, E-'90, adds to successful career, directs performance at Baltimore Theatre Project|
Veteran actress Michelle Banks, E-'90, directs the solo performance of Mervin Primeaux-O'Bryant in Look Through My Eyes, onstage at the Baltimore Theatre Project, March 10-13, 2016.
[ 8 Mar 2016]
|California School for the Deaf, Riverside wins the Western Regional Academic Bowl |
Indiana School for the Deaf won the Midwest Regional Academic Bowl, Texas School for the Deaf won the Southwest Regional Academic Bowl and Rockville High School from Rockville, Md., won the Southeast Regional Academic Bowl.
[ 8 Mar 2016]
|Jodee Crace, '84 and G-'89, chosen as Deaf Life's 2015 Deaf Person of the Year|
Crace was recognized as the magazine's Deaf Person of the Month for September 2015 and chosen among the 12 monthly recipients for Person of the Year.
[ 6 Mar 2016]
|Storm Smith, ’10, surging towards success|
Storm Smith, '10, has carved out a name for herself as acclaimed visual storyteller and filmmaker within the deaf community.
[ 4 Mar 2016]
|Newly released SAGE Deaf Studies Encyclopedia is a valuable resource on Deaf Culture and aims to increase mainstream knowledge of the deaf community|
Dr. Genie Gertz, dean of the Gallaudet University College of Arts and Sciences, and Dr. Patrick Boudreault, associate professor in the Department of American Sign Language and Deaf Studies, and program coordinator of the Master's in Sign Language Education, co-edited the three-volume set SAGE Deaf Studies Encyclopedia, which was published by SAGE Publications in January 2016.
[ 2 Mar 2016]
|Rockville High School wins the Southeast Regional Academic Bowl|
Team joins Indiana School for the Deaf which won the Midwest Regional Academic Bowl and Texas School for the Deaf which won the Southwest Regional Academic Bowl.
[ 2 Mar 2016]
|2016 Charter Day Awards announced|
The Laurent Clerc Cultural Fund of the Gallaudet University Alumni Association will hold its 47th Charter Day Brunch and Awards Program on Saturday, April 9, 2016, at Peikoff Alumni House.
[ 1 Mar 2016]
|Sharing the life and legacy of Andrew Foster, the "Father of Deaf Education in Africa"|
Dr. Isaac Agboola and Bumni Aina have shared the story of revered alumnus Andrew Foster through presentations and writing.
[ 24 Feb 2016]
|Gallaudet Alumni pair up to start up drone business venture|
Hector Brual, '88, and Anthony Mowl, '06, of Austin, Tex., have teamed together to enter the unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) industry, forming a start-up company, Aerial Productions.
[ 23 Feb 2016]
|DeafSpace-inspired renovations to third and fourth floors of HMB completed|
Come take a photo tour of the completed Hall Memorial Building's third and fourth floor renovations, a year-long, $17 million project that incorporates DeafSpace design principles.
[ 22 Feb 2016]
|Texas School for the Deaf wins the Southwest Regional Academic Bowl |
The team now advances to the national competition held at Gallaudet in April
[ 16 Feb 2016]
|Visual Language and Visual Learning, VL2, Participating in Prestigious National Science Foundation Event|
Event commemorates a decade of supporting revolutionary research about the brain and how humans learn.
[ 9 Feb 2016]
|Students welcome President Cordano to Kendall Green|
President Roberta "Bobbi" Cordano received a warm welcome from a large crowd of students at the JSAC Multipurpose Room during the Student Body Government's (SBG) welcome reception for her on January 28, 2016.
[ 5 Feb 2016]
|President Cordano gives State of the University address |
President Roberta "Bobbi" Cordano, speaking to a packed audience at Elstad Auditorium, focused on a strategic plan that concentrates on diversity, equity, and inclusion; bilingualism, and the Sixth Street Development project.
[ 4 Feb 2016]
|Striving for equal footing: "Social Justice Sneakers" art on display at D.C.'s Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library|
Last semester, students in the GSR 240: Ethical Evaluations and Action class, taught by Art Professor Amy Stevens, created an exhibit, "Social Justice Sneakers: Walk in Someone Else's Shoes," using themes focusing on civil rights.
[ 4 Feb 2016]
|Student volunteers shovel heaps of snow, provide heaps of kindness towards D.C. community|
Student and staff volunteers helped dig out Kendall Green and the surrounding neighborhoods following the Blizzard of 2016.
[ 2 Feb 2016]
|President Cordano profiled in two Minnesota newspapers |
"Pioneer Press" wrote an in-depth personal profile and "Star Tribune" conducted a brief Q & A.
[ 27 Jan 2016]
|President Cordano teams up with students to create "Snowzilla Fireside Chat" vlogs during winter storm|
During the January 2016 winter storm, affectionately known as "Snowzilla," President Cordano created two vlogs to keep the campus community updated on the storm's impact on Kendall Green.
[ 27 Jan 2016]
|Notes from Human Resources Services for November 2015|
The Office of Human Resources Services announces faculty and staff members who reached employment milestones in November.
[ 19 Jan 2016]
|Human Resources Services notes for December 2015|
The Office of Human Resources Services announces faculty and staff members who reached employment milestones in December.
[ 19 Jan 2016]