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Professor Qi Wang awarded National Science Foundation grant

Videos are a popular medium for online learning, and captions are essential for increasing the accessibility of videos to students for effective learning. Dr. Qi Wang, who teaches in the Department of Business, and professors from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the University of Notre Dame, were recently awarded a $133,918 grant from...

October 28, 2021

NTD, CDT, and Gallaudet Theatre Arts and Dance Program workshop Deafenstein begins streaming on Halloween

An adapted classic with a deaf twist: the story of Frankenstein transformed. Tickets just went on sale for the streaming of Deafenstein, an original play written and directed by Anna Wood-Jacobowitz, ’21.  Deaf sisters Danielle and Gabrielle produce a film inspired by their favorite childhood tale, Frankenstein, but are faced with their division by language...

October 28, 2021

Disney/Marvel partners with Gallaudet University for private advance showing of Eternals

The Angelika Pop-Up Theatre at Union Market has not seen the last of deaf talent on the silver screen. In August, the Angelika was the chosen theatre for the local Apple TV+ premiere of CODA, featuring veteran actors Marlee Matlin and Troy Kotsur, and Spring Awakening Broadway star Daniel Durant. And with the coming November...

October 28, 2021

Dr. Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, executive director of United Nations Women, visits Gallaudet

This fall, Gallaudet hosted Dr. Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, outgoing executive director of United Nations Women, along with Bulelani Ngcuka, human rights advocate; South African Ambassador to the U.S. Nomaindiya Cathleen Mfeketo; Charlotte Vuyiswa McClain-Nhlapo, World Bank Disability and Inclusivity Advisor; and Andrew “Pioneer” Nhlapo, South African Embassy staff member. Special thanks to Lindsay Dunn, ’85, manager...

October 28, 2021

Doctorate in Critical Studies in the Education of Deaf Learners program reopens

Gallaudet University’s Department of Education houses faculty who are committed to growing future teachers every step of the way. The department offers bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral programs. However, in 2013, the doctoral program was paused due to capacity. Additional reasons for the program hiatus included limited faculty bandwidth and necessary adjustments to specific elements of...

October 28, 2021

Descendant of Agatha Tiegel Hanson visits campus

Within the history of Gallaudet University, some names are nearly impossible to forget. The name appears here on a plaque or there on a building, and you are reminded again and again of the impact of a single life. One such life is that of Agatha Tiegel Hanson, 1893, whose great-grandchild, Cameron Brown, visited campus...

October 28, 2021

Gallaudet University President Cordano to Present at South by Southwest in March 2022

Gallaudet University President Roberta J. Cordano believes everyone should learn sign language from birth — and in March 2022, she will have the opportunity to tell everyone exactly why at one of the largest educational conferences in the world: South by Southwest EDU, or SXSW EDU.  South by Southwest (SXSW), an annual festival hosted in...

October 28, 2021

Senior Mbisana Kgakgamatso meets artist Oree Originol who inspired his work

Mbisana Kgakgamatso, a senior from Tutume, a village in Botswana, took faculty member Amy Stevens’ summer course, GSR 300: Art of Protest. During this course, Stevens taught her students about the medium of art and channeling important political and social messages through various creative outlets.  One of the examples Stevens presented to her students was...

October 14, 2021

Sex and Gender Studies Certificate program launches

Sexuality within the deaf and hard of hearing community has always been a fascinating subject. It is shown anecdotally that there is a proportionally larger population of LGBTQIA+ identifying deaf and hard of hearing people than among the hearing population. While not fully proven yet, this phenomenon shows the need for the deaf community to...

October 14, 2021

President Cordano was keynote presenter at National Diversity Council’s Disability Inclusion Summit, wins award; attends and speaks on a Fortune Most Powerful Women panel

President Cordano had the honor and privilege of speaking at the National Diversity Council’s Disability Inclusion Summit on September 30. President Cordano was the keynote speaker and was awarded the Disability Inclusion Leadership award. She also attended Fortune Magazine’s Most Powerful Women Summit, which describes itself as “the world’s premier annual gathering of the preeminent...

October 14, 2021

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