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Dr. Jennifer Nelson, professor in the Department of English, has been appointed director of the Honors Program. Dr. Nelson succeeds Dr. Shirley Shultz Myers, long-time director of the Honors Program.
Dr. Nelson brings a wealth of knowledge to the Honors Program after decades of experience within the program itself, as former chair of the English department, and involvement in numerous committees including the Honors Council. Her deep commitment to interdisciplinary teaching and curiosity in various disciplines and connections between the fields, and creativity will continue to strengthen the Honors Program. This interdisciplinary work is evidenced in her publications in Shakespeare, British literature, modern culture, manual rhetoric, Deaf studies and disability studies. Service learning and community engagement with social justice and inclusivity are among the important values that Dr. Nelson brings to the program, along with fostering increased faculty connections with Honors students and how to create a robust social and intellectual community.
The selection committee for this position consisted of Dr Khadijat Rashid, Dr. Paige Franklin, Dr. Deborah Schooler, Dr. Geoffrey Whitebread, and Dr. Miako Villanueva.
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...
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...
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...
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