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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

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, a workshop of 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...

October 14, 2021

New Board of Trustees member: Mindi Scroggs Greenland, ’04

The Gallaudet University Board of Trustees welcomed new Trustee Mindi Scroggs Greenland, ‘04, at its fall meeting this week. Greenland’s appointment was first announced on October 5. Welcome home, Mindi! Greenland is a long-time human resources leader. She is vice president of people and services with Georgia United Credit Union in Duluth, Ga. In this...

October 14, 2021

John-Samuel Atkinson appointed to NCAA Division III Women’s Volleyball Committee

Gallaudet University Associate Athletic Director for Communications John-Samuel Atkinson has been selected to serve as a member of the NCAA Division III Women’s Volleyball Committee, where he will help coordinate and oversee all aspects of the Division III Women’s Volleyball Championship. He began his responsibilities on September 1.  The NCAA Division III Women’s Volleyball Committee...

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

Au.D. student Samantha Espinal receives prestigious scholarship

Samantha Espinal, a third year student in our Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.) program, is one of six recipients of the American Academy of Audiology Foundation’s 2021 Empowering Students Scholarship. This is a competitive award that recognizes students who show exceptional promise as clinical audiologists. Says Dr. Chizuka Tamaki, Au.D. program director. “We are thrilled to...

October 14, 2021

USAID Launches New Activity to Empower Deaf in Nigeria Through Sign Language Based Education

Abuja  — On September 23, 2021, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Acting Mission Director Katie Donohoe, together with officials from Gallaudet University, the Nigerian National Association of the Deaf (NNAD), and other partners launched a new activity to empower deaf, hard of hearing, and deafblind children and youth through education, employment, and life...

September 30, 2021

Office of the Ombuds Expands: Navigating Conflict Resolution Through a Diverse Cultural Lens

In the September 17 issue of Hi5, we reported that the Office of the Ombuds had welcomed two new staff members. For today’s issue, we sat down with Elizabeth Stone, University Ombuds, and Norma Morán, Associate Ombuds, who together took us through the history of the office, the evolution of its role and function, and...

September 30, 2021

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