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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

Dr. Poorna Kushalnagar awarded NIH grant to address cancer health equity in deaf and hard of hearing populations

Poorna Kushalnagar, Ph.D., Professor and Director of the Center for Deaf Health Equity, is the contact principal investigator on a new five-year, $4,422,938 collaborative grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Common Fund’s Transformative Research to Address Health Disparities and Advance Health Equity initiative for her project titled “Using technology-enhanced approaches to advance cancer...

October 14, 2021

Deaf Studies professor named to Norwegian commission

Dr. Joseph Murray, a professor in the Deaf Studies program, has been appointed to an official commission to study the situation of Norwegian Sign Language and write a Norwegian Official Report, a cross-sector plan of action for successive Norwegian governments with regard to Norwegian Sign Language. This commission emerges from the Language Act, the March...

August 20, 2021

Brain and Language Laboratory (BL2) seeks research subjects

Are you interested in how children learn? We at the Brain and Language Center for Neuroimaging (BL2) are too! We are part of the National Science Foundation and Gallaudet University’s Science of Learning Center on Visual Language and Visual Learning (VL2). In our BL2 Center, we are conducting a study on how deaf and hearing...

August 6, 2021

President Cordano advocates for sign language from birth

President Cordano has written a thoughtful article, Connecting Visually through Sign Language and Dreams for a Post-Covid World, in the Concordia Language Villages WorldView blog.  she writes that humanity thrives on connection, and at the core of that connection is language. She then says that while many deaf, hard of hearing, and deafblind people experienced...

July 23, 2021

Brad Hermes named Chief Financial Officer

Brad Hermes has been named the first Deaf senior financial leader in Gallaudet’s 157-year history, in the newly-formed role of Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer. Said President Cordano in her announcement on July 14, “Brad brings to Gallaudet an impressive and proven track record, as well as an enthusiastic commitment to Gallaudet’s mission.” Brad comes...

July 23, 2021

Community members in the media

Dr. Poorna Kushalnagar, ’93, Special Assistant to the Provost for Research and Engagement, is one of three authors of a research letter in the July 15 edition of the Journal of Internal Medicine. They propose that there is a second pathway to COVID-19 infection: self-infection to the lungs via one’s one speech. An NIH researcher...

July 23, 2021

HSLS professor Chizuko Tamaki joins American Academy of Audiology board

Dr. Chizuko Tamaki, Au.D., Ph.D., has been selected to join the 2021 American Academy of Audiology board of directors. She will serve a three-year term, beginning October 1, 2021 and ending September 30, 2024. Dr. Tamaki earned a B,S, in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Plattsburgh State University of New York before earning her Au.D....

July 23, 2021

Dr. Kristin Mulrooney Named SCUP Fellow

Dr. Kristin Mulrooney, G-’00 & PhD ’06, Senior Project Manager in the Office of Planning, has been selected as a member of the 2021-2022 Emerging Leaders cohort of the Society for College and University Planning (SCUP). This program is an initiative created by the SCUP Membership Committee to provide those new to planning with guidance,...

July 23, 2021

Passing of Finance Office employee Kevin W. Peacock

Kevin W. Peacock, ‘17, passed away on Saturday, July 17. Kevin was a Senior Accountant in the Gallaudet University Finance Office. He graduated from Gallaudet University in 2017 with a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting, and earned a master’s degree in accounting from the University of Minnesota in 2019.  Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)...

July 23, 2021

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