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Alumnus recognized for excellence in teaching German sign language

Stefan A. Goldschmidt, ’94, of Hamburg, Germany, has been awarded the Hamburg Teaching Prize by the Authority for Science, Research, and Equal Opportunities. The Authority receives nominations from students at each of the Hamburg state universities, and gives a total of 14 awards, one for each university. Goldschmidt’s prize included a €5.000 cash endowment (approximately...

December 16, 2021

Faculty member Annie Wiegand spotlighted by alma mater Boston University

Anne E. Wiegand, E-’99, a professor in the Theatre and Dance Program, was recently spotlighted in an article entitled “A Singular Light”, written by Andrew Thurston, which covered Wiegand’s journey in the theatre industry to where she is today.  Wiegand has been teaching at Gallaudet University since 2014—and full-time since 2019. As a working professional...

December 16, 2021

Robert J. Dole, H-’96, passes away

Robert J. “Bob” Dole, a politician, statesman, and friend of Gallaudet, passed away on December 5 at age 98. Dole, a Republican from Kansas, served in the U.S. House of Representatives for eight years and the U.S. Senate for 27 years. He led the Senate Republicans for eight years. He was also a candidate for...

December 16, 2021

Gallaudet University Archives and Dyer Arts Center announce pop-up exhibit

In this unique collaboration between the two largest collections of deaf art in the world, the Gallaudet University Archives and the RIT/NTID Dyer Arts Center have come together to create an exhibit for our community to explore the relationships between deafness, the natural world, and the construction of personhood. Featuring works by some of the...

December 16, 2021

Gallaudet University and AppTek Announce GoVoBo – the Universal Automatic Captioning and Translation Application Designed to Create Equality for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Users

Gallaudet University’s Technology Access Program (TAP) and AppTek, a global leader in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) applied to Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR), Neural Machine Translation (NMT), Natural Language Understanding (NLU) and Text-to-Speech (TTS) technologies, today announced the introduction of GoVoBo, a user-centric live captioning and translation application designed to provide members of...

December 16, 2021

VOCA’s ISM is running now at Atlas Performing Arts Center

ISM, conceived and directed by Michelle Banks, E-’89, is a collection of monologues by BIPOC Deaf individuals dealing with audism, ableism, racism, and other “-isms” in their lives. With a cast of Antines Davis, E-’91, Tricia Wenda Alleyne, ’02, Alberto Sifuentes, ’19, Stella Antonio, ’93, and Mervin Primeaux-O’Bryant, the conception of ISM was inspired by...

December 9, 2021

Gallaudet University Regional Center South at Alabama Institute for Deaf and Blind Names Candi Harbison to Newly Created Director Position

Gallaudet University and Alabama Institute for Deaf and Blind (AIDB) announced today that Candi Harbison has been named Director of the Gallaudet University Regional Center (GURC) South at AIDB North Campus in Decatur, Alabama. In this newly created position, Harbison is responsible for supporting the recent formation of a partnership between GURC South and AIDB...

December 9, 2021

Gallaudet featured in new guidebook

The iconic Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet-Alice Cogswell statue on the south end of campus is included in a new book, 111 Places in Women History in Washington, DC That You Must Not Miss, by Kaitlin Calogera and Rebecca Grawl. This book is a compilation of historic sites related to women, from the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sisterhood...

December 9, 2021

Dr. Khadijat K. Rashid Named Dean of the Faculty

At the request of faculty leadership and with the full support of President Roberta J. Cordano and Interim Provost Jeff Lewis, Dr. Khadijat K. Rashid, ’90, who has served as Interim Dean of the Faculty since April 2020, has had the Interim designation removed. Dr. Rashid is now Dean of the Faculty. During her three...

December 9, 2021

Alumni Relations to host Trivia Nights in 2022

Due to the overwhelming popularity of the Alumni Trivia competition during Gallaudet University’s Homecoming in October, the Office of Alumni Relations will be hosting its next trivia night — and more to come for 2022!  Trivia!  Join the webinar competition on Thursday, January 13, 2022 from 7-8 p.m. ET — spend the hour with Alumni...

December 9, 2021

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