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Dr. Carol Padden, interim science director for the Science of Learning Center on Visual Language and Visual Learning (VL2) and a trustee emeritus, has become the first deaf person to be named a MacArthur fellow. She is one of 23 recipients this year of the prestigious award from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.
Padden, a professor in the Department of Communications at the University of California, San Diego, was recognized for her lifelong work in sign language linguistics, including a recent study of Al-Sayyid Bedouin Sign Language, which is used in a village in Israel’s Negev Desert.
To read more about Padden’s honor at the MacArthur Foundation website, The Washington Post, The New York Times and the VL2 website.
Roberto E. Wirth, E-’74 & H-’09, passed away on June 5 in Rome, Italy. Mr. Wirth was owner and managing director of the Hotel Hassler in Rome, one of the most prestigious family-owned hotels in the world, and owned several other hotels and resorts throughout Italy. He was a strong advocate for deaf people in...
Alumnus Timel Benton has signed a contract with the Bay Area Panthers of the Indoor Football League (IFL). Benton, who graduated last month, is the first Gallaudet Bison to sign a professional football contract since Tony Tatum signed on with the Utah Blaze in the now-disbanded Arena Football League (AFL) in May 2013. Benton was...
James Caverly, ’11, who plays Theo Dimas in Hulu’s Only Murders in the Building, will play Professor Harold Hill in the Olney Theatre Center’s summer production of Meredith Willson’s Tony-winning musical The Music Man, which opens tonight and runs through July 23. The show’s official opening is on Thursday, June 23. Sandra Mae Frank, ’13,...
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