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U.S. Department of State adds sign language to Gilman Scholarship’s Critical Need Language Award

The Education Abroad and International Fellowships (EA) unit within Gallaudet University’s Office of International Affairs is thrilled to share important news with deaf and hard of hearing U.S. students needing financial assistance to study or intern abroad. The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program now allows sign languages as part of its Critical Need Language...

June 25, 2021

Alumni tidbits

Gallaudet University alumni are constantly on the move! Here is a sampling of recent alumni accomplishments. Shayna Unger, ’14 & G-’17; and Scott Lehmann, ’12 & G-’15, reached the summit of Denali, the highest mountain peak in North America, in mid-June. They are believed to be the first deaf-led climbing team to scale the 20,310-foot...

June 25, 2021

Numeracy and Educational Neuroscience Lab Publishes Research Paper in the Journal for Numerical Cognition

Dr. Ilaria Berteletti, director of the Numeracy and Educational Neuroscience Lab, and doctoral students SaraBeth Sullivan (Program in Educational Neuroscience) and Lucas Lancaster (Hearing, Speech, and Language Sciences) have published a research paper in the Journal for Numerical Cognition titled “The unexplored role of handshape similarity in processing numbers on the hands”.  This paper investigates...

June 25, 2021

Evon Black Named Associate Director of the Center for Black Deaf Studies

Evon J. Black, ’87 & G-’96, has been named Associate  Director of the Center for Black Deaf Studies. Selected after a national search, Evon began her new role on Monday, June 21.  As Associate Director of CBDS, Evon will focus on Center events and initiatives; conduct and oversee outreach activities; coordinate grant activities and reporting;...

June 25, 2021

CREST Fest enters third week; more presenters scheduled

CREST Fest, a six-week virtual festival, is entering its third week. The festival celebrates sign language technologies and advances equity and deaf representation in the field. Hosted by Gallaudet’s CREST Network, a National Science Foundation-funded initiative, CREST Fest is free to students, researchers, academics and developers throughout the world. The CREST Fest website has been...

June 25, 2021

CREST Fest begins next week!

CREST Fest, a six-week virtual festival, begins on June 14. It celebrates sign language technologies and advance equity and deaf representation in the field. Hosted by Gallaudet’s CREST Network, a National Science Foundation-funded initiative, CREST Fest is free to students, researchers, academics and developers throughout the world.

June 10, 2021

Gallaudet Marks Juneteenth With Educational and Recreational Events

In June 2020, Gallaudet University officially recognized Juneteenth (June 19) as a permanent holiday for the first time. Since Juneteenth falls on Saturday, all employees will receive paid time off on Friday, June 18.  Juneteenth is an annual celebration of emancipation from slavery in the United States. President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation on...

June 10, 2021

Pride 2021

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) people celebrate pride annually in June, to commemorate the Stonewall riots in June 1969. Gallaudet takes pride in its support of the LGBTQ+ community.

June 10, 2021

World Deaf Leadership scholarship recipients announced

Phieter Angdika, of Jakarta, Indonesia, and Kwadwo Addo, of Mampong-Akuapem, Ghana, have been selected from a field of 425 applicants as the 2021 recipients of Gallaudet-Nippon World Deaf Leadership (WDL) scholarships, and will begin their studies at Gallaudet this fall.

June 10, 2021

Nick Gould wins CASE award for Macfadden Legacy Campaign

The Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) has announced its 2021 Circle of Excellence Awards. Nick Gould, ’09, Executive Director of Institutional Advancement, received a Bronze Award in the Fundraising category.

June 10, 2021

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