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October 2016

Visual Shakespeare comes alive; three presenters share their perspectives on visually translating ShakespeareVisual Shakespeare comes alive; three presenters share their perspectives on visually translating Shakespeare
On October 13, 2016, three proclaimed presenters came to Gallaudet and participated in the First Folio! lecture series activities by explaining the visual nature of Shakespeare's works and offering different perspectives.
[ 14 Oct 2016]
“Titus Andronicus” to be translated by Howie Seago and students into ASL “Titus Andronicus” to be translated by Howie Seago and students into ASL
Howie Seago, current William H. and Ruth Crane Schaefer Distinguished Faculty who is teaching in the theater program during the 2016 fall semester, is working with students to translate William Shakespeare's "Titus Andronicus" into ASL
[ 11 Oct 2016]
President Roberta J. Cordano officially installed on September 30, 2016President Roberta J. Cordano officially installed on September 30, 2016
The highly anticipated installation of President Roberta J. Cordano took place in front of a huge, enthusiastic crowd at the Field House.
[ 7 Oct 2016]
Pigmental Studios opens new animation headquarters at Gallaudet UniversityPigmental Studios opens new animation headquarters at Gallaudet University
The ribbon-cutting event was part of the "Mayor Muriel Bowser Presents: 202Creates Initiative."
[ 5 Oct 2016]
September 30, 2016, declared as “Roberta J. Cordano Day” by Minnesota Governor Mark DaytonSeptember 30, 2016, declared as “Roberta J. Cordano Day” by Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton
The declaration was made at the request of the Commission of Deaf, DeafBlind and Hard of Hearing Minnesotans to recognize President Cordano's inauguration.
[ 4 Oct 2016]
Ron Burdett, ’70, honored at Sorenson naming ceremonyRon Burdett, ’70, honored at Sorenson naming ceremony
On September 29, 2016, Gallaudet hosted an event in honor of Ron Burdett, '70, as a room in the Sorenson Language and Communication Center (SLCC) was named after him - the Ron Burdett, '70, Seminar Room, which is located on the second floor of the building.
[ 3 Oct 2016]

September 2016

“The Daily Moth” to cover President Cordano’s inauguration, collaborate with student reporter Thinaja Nadarajah“The Daily Moth” to cover President Cordano’s inauguration, collaborate with student reporter Thinaja Nadarajah
Gallaudet is thrilled to welcome Alex Abenchuchan, '10, producer of The Daily Moth, to join the campus for President Roberta J. Cordano's inauguration ceremonies. Abenchuchan will be covering the installation with Thinaja Nadarajah (Mississauga, Ontario), who will represent Gallaudet's student body.
[ 29 Sep 2016]
New deaf and deaf-blind retirement community opens; Gallaudet alumna on Board of DirectorsNew deaf and deaf-blind retirement community opens; Gallaudet alumna on Board of Directors
Alder Springs Deaf & Blind Community, a private non-profit independent-living retirement community, has recently opened its first phase in Morganton, North Carolina. Barbara Palmento, '72, serves on the board of directors, and documented the phases of construction and opening of the facility on YouTube and other social media.
[ 28 Sep 2016]
Sixth President’s Challenge Campus Gathering commences at GallaudetSixth President’s Challenge Campus Gathering commences at Gallaudet
Leaders, educators, and college students of interfaith and community service from across the nation and from countries throughout the world are gathered at Gallaudet University for the sixth annual President's Interfaith and and Community Service Campus Challenge.
[ 22 Sep 2016]
Dr. Ronald J. Stern, ’73, becomes vice president of  Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education CenterDr. Ronald J. Stern, ’73, becomes vice president of Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center
Stern, who brings 40 years of experience in deaf education to the position, will serve as part of President Roberta J. Cordano's executive team.
[ 13 Sep 2016]
Russell Harvard, ’07, cast as lead of upcoming "The Who's Tommy” productionRussell Harvard, ’07, cast as lead of upcoming "The Who's Tommy” production
Open Circle Theatre (OCT) announces the casting of Russell Harvard, '07, Broadway, film, and TV star, to play the lead in its upcoming production of "The Who's Tommy".
[ 7 Sep 2016]

August 2016

Budding inventors attend unique camp at MSSDBudding inventors attend unique camp at MSSD
Camp Invention, intended for children ages 6-11 who communicate in American Sign Language, welcomed campers from across the nation, including North Carolina, New York, Maine, and Texas.
[ 30 Aug 2016]
"Play the Knave" at Gallaudet during First Folio!"Play the Knave" at Gallaudet during First Folio!
Gallaudet University will have an installation of "Play the Knave" at the Washburn Arts Building during the month of October 2016, coinciding with the exhibition of First Folio! The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare and Homecoming 2016.
[ 25 Aug 2016]
New students welcomed to Kendall GreenNew students welcomed to Kendall Green
President Roberta J. Cordano, beginning her first full academic year at Gallaudet, opened the 2016 New Student Orientation's University Welcome to a packed, enthusiastic audience at Elstad Auditorium on August 25, 2016.
[ 25 Aug 2016]
Newest chapter of Gamma Iota Sigma to be established at GallaudetNewest chapter of Gamma Iota Sigma to be established at Gallaudet
Gallaudet University's Gamma Iota Sigmia chapter will be advised by James Bruner, executive director of the Maguire Academy of Risk Management and Insurance.
[ 24 Aug 2016]
Raymond Rodgers, ’90, named executive director of California's DCARARaymond Rodgers, ’90, named executive director of California's DCARA
Rodgers was recently hired as executive director of the Deaf Counseling, Advocacy and Referral Agency in the San Francisco Bay area, bringing 23 years of work-related experience.
[ 22 Aug 2016]
Eric Raff, ’90, hired as Deputy Director for Virginia’s deaf resource centerEric Raff, ’90, hired as Deputy Director for Virginia’s deaf resource center
Eric Raff, '90, newly hired as deputy director of the Virginia Department for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (VDDHH) in July 2016, brings twelve years of directing experience from the Washington State Office of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.
[ 22 Aug 2016]
Gallaudet welcomes three new Board of Trustees members Gallaudet welcomes three new Board of Trustees members
Gallaudet University's Board of Trustees announced the appointment of three new members on August 17: Linda Campbell, Ph.D., Jose “Pepe” Cervantes, ’05, and Gregory J. Hlibok, Esq. ’90.
[ 19 Aug 2016]
Sixth President’s Interfaith Community Service Campus Challenge to be held at Gallaudet University Sixth President’s Interfaith Community Service Campus Challenge to be held at Gallaudet University
Gallaudet will host the 6th Gathering of the President’s Interfaith Community Service Campus Challenge this Sept. 22-23.
[ 11 Aug 2016]
RMI student Jake Grindstaff earns internship with D.C. Department of Insurance, Securities, and BankingRMI student Jake Grindstaff earns internship with D.C. Department of Insurance, Securities, and Banking
Jake Grindstaff earned a summer internship with the D.C. Department of Insurance, Securities, and Banking (DISB). Grindstaff is the first Gallaudet student to declare Risk Management and Insurance as a major and earn an internship with DISB.
[ 4 Aug 2016]

July 2016

Nine Gallaudet students attended the 2016 Democratic National Convention in PhiladelphiaNine Gallaudet students attended the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia
Laurel Peterson and Kerie Scurry-Burns interned with cable news outlet CNN; Doris Alcantara, Maggie Kopp, and Ethan Sonnenstrahl worked with Fox News; and Jehanne McCullough, Irisa MacAulay, Michael Snyder, and Mary Harman interned with the Democratic National Convention Committee (DNCC).
[ 22 Jul 2016]
Lynn Ray Boren, ’96, leads USA deaf women’s volleyball to first world championship since 1993Lynn Ray Boren, ’96, leads USA deaf women’s volleyball to first world championship since 1993
Team USA defeated two-time defending champion Ukraine in straight sets, 25-19, 25-11, and 25-21 to clinch its first gold medal since 1993.
[ 21 Jul 2016]
Suzy Rosen Singleton, E-’88, becomes chief of Disability Rights Office at FCCSuzy Rosen Singleton, E-’88, becomes chief of Disability Rights Office at FCC
As of June 26, 2016, Suzy Rosen Singleton serves as the Chief of the Disability Rights Office of the Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau of the Federal Communications Commission.
[ 18 Jul 2016]
Biology student Kiel Callahan participates in inaugural STEMSEAS voyageBiology student Kiel Callahan participates in inaugural STEMSEAS voyage
Kiel Callahan was one of nine students selected from nearly 900 applicants to participate in the STEM Student Experiences Aboard Ships (STEMSEAS) experience.
[ 15 Jul 2016]
Gallaudet Innovation and Entrepreneurship Program Holds First Annual Business Pitch CompetitionGallaudet Innovation and Entrepreneurship Program Holds First Annual Business Pitch Competition
On June 10, 2016, the Gallaudet Innovation and Entrepreneurship Program (GIEP) held its inaugural business pitch competition for deaf and hard-of-hearing entrepreneurs, with eight teams of deaf entrepreneurs presenting their business proposals to a panel of judges.
[ 14 Jul 2016]
Department of Interpretation to host symposium, summit on March 29-April 2, 2017Department of Interpretation to host symposium, summit on March 29-April 2, 2017
The Symposium on Signed Language Interpretation and Translation Research will be held at Gallaudet University, March 31-April 2, 2017, preceded by the Signed Language Translation Global Summit, March 29-30.
[ 11 Jul 2016]
Cynthia Weitzel, E-’88, establishes first American deaf art residency programCynthia Weitzel, E-’88, establishes first American deaf art residency program
This year, the month-long residency accepted five deaf students for the summer of 2016, including Gallaudet English professor, Dr. Jennifer Nelson.
[ 11 Jul 2016]
Kat Brockway, ’93, writes second book for "Images of America" seriesKat Brockway, ’93, writes second book for "Images of America" series
Kat Brockway, ’93, author of "Baltimore's Deaf Heritage," released June 2014, wrote a second book, "Detroit's Deaf Heritage," released June 20, 2016. Both are part of the "Images of America" series, books that focus on America’s regional histories.
[ 5 Jul 2016]
Five common questions about Ramadan and fastingFive common questions about Ramadan and fasting
Over 1.6 billion Muslims come together to fast during the month of Ramadan. Here are answers to some common questions about Ramadan and the etiquette of fasting in Islam.
[ 1 Jul 2016]

June 2016

"The Beacon of Hope" linocut presented to President Cordano by the NorCal Chapter of GUAA"The Beacon of Hope" linocut presented to President Cordano by the NorCal Chapter of GUAA
The NorCal Chapter of GUAA, during a Gallaudet Club event jointly hosted by Gallaudet University and the chapter in Fremont, California, presented President Roberta J. Cordano a linocut print on March 4, 2016.
[ 30 Jun 2016]
Crisis Text Line aims to break barriers for the deaf communityCrisis Text Line aims to break barriers for the deaf community
As part of an ambitious project to break barriers for the deaf community, Crisis Text Line, a non-profit organization that aims to answer texts from people who need emotional support during times of crisis, joined collaboration efforts with Gallaudet's Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) department.
[ 30 Jun 2016]
Tactile Mind gives presentation at White HouseTactile Mind gives presentation at White House
Dr. Clifton Langdon, PhD in Educational Neuroscience Program, and Jelica Nuccio, founder of Tactile Communications, attended the White House at an event co-hosted by Stanford Medicine X on partnerships in research on June 2, 2016.
[ 29 Jun 2016]
"The Daily Moth" delivers daily content to large viewing base"The Daily Moth" delivers daily content to large viewing base
Alex Abenchuchan, '10, is making waves with a news commentary show, using vlogs featuring news, humor, and discussion related to issues within the deaf community as well as current events. In creating this program in August 2015, Abenchuchan has modeled it after a typical radio talk show, but presents the content in ASL.
[ 29 Jun 2016]
Gallaudet University represented at NCORE Gallaudet University represented at NCORE
Gallaudet University was heavily represented at the 29th annual iteration of the National Conference on Race and Ethnicity in American Higher Education (NCORE), held May 31-June 4, 2016, in San Francisco, California.
[ 27 Jun 2016]
Inspiring messages provided during fifth annual Lavender Graduation ceremonyInspiring messages provided during fifth annual Lavender Graduation ceremony
The fifth annual Lavender Graduation ceremony, a celebration featuring the 2016 graduates from the LGBTQA community, including allies, was held May 11 at the cafeteria's second floor.
[ 27 Jun 2016]
JoAnn Benfield Selected as Director of Gallaudet University Regional Center-SouthJoAnn Benfield Selected as Director of Gallaudet University Regional Center-South
JoAnn Benfield, '06, '09, & G-'11, has been named director of the Gallaudet University Regional Center-South, hosted at Austin Community College (ACC), Riverside Campus, effective June 10, 2016.
[ 17 Jun 2016]
Center for Deaf Documentary Studies working to educate, document, and present Deaf life storiesCenter for Deaf Documentary Studies working to educate, document, and present Deaf life stories
With a small but energetic staff led by Dr. Brian Greenwald, ’96, CDDS works across many academic disciplines to document and present the experiences of deaf people.
[ 15 Jun 2016]
Gallaudet to host month-long celebration of Visual ShakespeareGallaudet to host month-long celebration of Visual Shakespeare
Gallaudet won a competitive selection process to be the D.C. host site of "First Folio! The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare" from October 7 to 29, 2016. The University will celebrate with exhibits, performances, a lecture series, and festivals featuring both local and national talent.
[ 14 Jun 2016]
Ann Cassell, ’74, rides the Iditarod Great Sled Race's ceremonial startAnn Cassell, ’74, rides the Iditarod Great Sled Race's ceremonial start
Dog lover Ann Cassell, the first-ever Miss Deaf America, enjoyed an authentic Alaskan experience with legendary Iditarod musher Jeff King by participating as an IditaRider on March 5, 2016.
[ 10 Jun 2016]
Rachel Rose, ’10, selected as 2016 Rappaport Fellow in Law and Public PolicyRachel Rose, ’10, selected as 2016 Rappaport Fellow in Law and Public Policy
The Rappaport Center for Law and Public Policy at Boston College Law School announced the selection of its 2016 Fellows. This year’s group includes Rachel Rose, ’10, a J.D. candidate at Boston University School of Law.
[ 10 Jun 2016]
Nyle DiMarco, ’13, congratulated by many following DWTS victoryNyle DiMarco, ’13, congratulated by many following DWTS victory
Throughout social media, online publcations, and television, Nyle DiMarco, ’13, received many congratulatory comments after winning the "Dancing with the Stars" Mirrorball Trophy.
[ 2 Jun 2016]
Gallaudet MPA program admitted to NASPAAGallaudet MPA program admitted to NASPAA
Gallaudet’s Master of Public Administration program was admitted to the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration, an accrediting body of the MPA in April 2016.
[ 1 Jun 2016]

May 2016

Gallaudet establishes fifth community college collaboration to benefit interpretation students Gallaudet establishes fifth community college collaboration to benefit interpretation students
Partnership allows interpretation students from John A. Logan College to transfer into Gallaudet's Bachelor of Arts in Interpretation program.
[ 28 May 2016]
President Cordano congratulates alum Nyle DiMarco, '13 on his "Dancing With the Stars" victoryPresident Cordano congratulates alum Nyle DiMarco, '13 on his "Dancing With the Stars" victory
For Nyle, this was his second win on a reality television show in just under six months, as he also won "America's Next Top Model" last December. This feat is unprecedented in reality television history.
[ 26 May 2016]
Notes from Human Resources Services for April 2016Notes from Human Resources Services for April 2016
The Office of Human Resources Services announces faculty and staff members who reached employment milestones in April.
[ 25 May 2016]
Nyle goes for the Mirrorball Trophy on "Dancing with the Stars"Nyle goes for the Mirrorball Trophy on "Dancing with the Stars"
Gallaudet's own Nyle DiMarco, '13, goes for the Mirrorball Trophy during the two-night finale of "Dancing with the Stars" (DWTS), Season 22, airing May 23-24, 2016.
[ 22 May 2016]
Gallaudet University Celebrates 146th CommencementGallaudet University Celebrates 146th Commencement
University confers 227 undergraduate and 180 graduate degrees
[ 17 May 2016]
Notes from Human Resources Services for March 2016Notes from Human Resources Services for March 2016
The Office of Human Resources Services announces faculty and staff members who reached employment milestones in March.
[ 9 May 2016]
Notes from Human Resources Services for February 2016Notes from Human Resources Services for February 2016
The Office of Human Resources Services announces faculty and staff members who reached employment milestones in February.
[ 9 May 2016]
Gallaudet alumnae Dr. Nancy Hlibok Amann, ’93 & G-’96, and Annette Reichman, ’83, to become superintendentsGallaudet alumnae Dr. Nancy Hlibok Amann, ’93 & G-’96, and Annette Reichman, ’83, to become superintendents
Gallaudet alumnae Dr. Nancy Hlibok Amann, '93 & G-'96, and Annette Reichman, '83, have each been selected as superintendents of schools for the deaf.
[ 4 May 2016]
"Spring Awakening," featuring Gallaudet alumni, earns three Tony Award nominations"Spring Awakening," featuring Gallaudet alumni, earns three Tony Award nominations
"Spring Awakening," the Broadway revival musical produced by Deaf West Theatre and involving Gallaudet University alumni and current student Joshua Castille, earned three Tony Award nominations on May 3, 2016.
[ 4 May 2016]
Maryland Governor Larry Hogan signs two senate bills supporting financial aid, bilingualism for deaf studentsMaryland Governor Larry Hogan signs two senate bills supporting financial aid, bilingualism for deaf students
Gallaudet University applauds Maryland Governor Larry Hogan (R) for signing two senate bills, 272 and 781, on April 26, 2016, both of which will directly benefit the deaf community.
[ 4 May 2016]
Research conducted by Drs. Maddux and Nicodemus to appear in academic journalResearch conducted by Drs. Maddux and Nicodemus to appear in academic journal
Dr. Laura Maddux, PhD '15, a freelance interpreter, and Dr. Brenda Nicodemus, associate professor in the Department of Interpretation, co-authored an article, focusing on interpreter self-talk, due for publication in the journal, "Translation and Interpreting Studies," in July 2016.
[ 2 May 2016]

April 2016

Gallaudet University selected as winner in the 37th annual "Telly Awards"Gallaudet University selected as winner in the 37th annual "Telly Awards"
The Telly Awards has named Gallaudet University as a Bronze winner in the 37th Annual Telly Awards for their piece titled "60 Years of Gallaudet Dance Company" on April 27, 2016.
[ 29 Apr 2016]
Gallaudet University Technology Access Program plays key role in transition from TTY to real-time textGallaudet University Technology Access Program plays key role in transition from TTY to real-time text
The Technology Access Program (TAP), along with partners Trace Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Omnitor in Sweden, have played a key role in the Federal Communications Commission's process of transitioning from TTY to real-time text communications.
[ 28 Apr 2016]
Emilia Chukwuma, ’85, and students give back to community with annual tax prep workshopsEmilia Chukwuma, ’85, and students give back to community with annual tax prep workshops
For over a decade, Emilia Chukwuma, chair of the Department of Business, has organized student-run tax workshops to serve both the Gallaudet community and residents living in nearby neighborhoods.
[ 28 Apr 2016]
Rockville High School wins the National Academic Bowl for Deaf and Hard of Hearing High School Students Rockville High School wins the National Academic Bowl for Deaf and Hard of Hearing High School Students
Texas School for the Deaf from Austin, Texas, won second place, California School for the Deaf, Riverside from Riverside, Calif., won third place, and Starr's Mill High School from Fayetteville, Ga., won fourth place.
[ 28 Apr 2016]
RMI students connect with insurance professionals during "Lunch and Learn" eventRMI students connect with insurance professionals during "Lunch and Learn" event
Students of the new Maguire Academy of Risk Management Insurance (RMI) attended a "Lunch and Learn" event at a Marsh & McLennan Companies office in northwest D.C. on Friday, April 15, 2016.
[ 27 Apr 2016]
Nyle DiMarco comes homeNyle DiMarco comes home
Taking a break from his busy schedule with "Dancing with the Stars," Nyle DiMarco, ’13, visits Kendall Green for a public appearance and to highlight the Academic Bowl opening ceremony.
[ 26 Apr 2016]
Dr. Bobbie Beth Scoggins selected as 2016 Commencement speakerDr. Bobbie Beth Scoggins selected as 2016 Commencement speaker
President Roberta J. Cordano announced on April 22, 2016 that Dr. Bobbie Beth Scoggins will be the honorary degree recipient and speaker for the 2016 Commencement. Scoggins will receive a Doctor of Humane Letters (litterarum humaniorum doctor, honoris causa).
[ 25 Apr 2016]
Rhode Island School for the Deaf, California School for the Deaf, Fremont, and Phoenix Day School for the Deaf win national Battle of the Books competition Rhode Island School for the Deaf, California School for the Deaf, Fremont, and Phoenix Day School for the Deaf win national Battle of the Books competition
Battle of the Books was established in 2012 with the goal of promoting literacy among deaf and hard of hearing middle school students.
[ 20 Apr 2016]
Student speakers announced for 146th annual Commencement ExercisesStudent speakers announced for 146th annual Commencement Exercises
Provost Carol Erting announced that Ardavan Guity, undergraduate, and Tong Song, graduate, will serve as student speakers for the 146th annual Commencement Exercises, to be held Friday, May 13, 2016.
[ 19 Apr 2016]
Second annual Out of the Darkness Campus Walk to take place on April 21Second annual Out of the Darkness Campus Walk to take place on April 21
Walk aims to involve students in the effort to prevent suicide, spread mental health awareness, and raise funds for research, create educational programs, advocate for public policy, and support survivors of suicide loss.
[ 16 Apr 2016]
Using typography as a visual representation of fingerspelling stylesUsing typography as a visual representation of fingerspelling styles
A person's voice can be distinctive, enabling another person to hear and immediately identify the speaker. But does the same concept apply to sign language users? The Motion Light Lab (ML2) set out to answer that question.
[ 8 Apr 2016]
Gallaudet's President Cordano Dispels the Myths of Language AcquisitionGallaudet's President Cordano Dispels the Myths of Language Acquisition
Through his tremendous success on the runway and participation in Dancing With the Stars, Nyle DiMarco follows in the footsteps of numerous Gallaudet University alumni who have shown that deaf people can achieve any dream. President Cordano wholly endorses his commitment to guaranteeing full access to language.
[ 6 Apr 2016]
Gallaudet to Host Month-long Celebration of Visual ShakespeareGallaudet to Host Month-long Celebration of Visual Shakespeare
Shakespeare's First Folio will be on display at the Washburn Arts Center, October 7-31, 2016. The University will celebrate with exhibits, performances, a lecture series, and festivals featuring both local and national talent.
[ 6 Apr 2016]
Dancing with DiMarco: back on top after third week on DWTSDancing with DiMarco: back on top after third week on DWTS
Nyle DiMarco and professional dance partner Peta Murgatroyd earn the highest score on Week Three of Dancing with the Stars.
[ 5 Apr 2016]
Examining Race, Class, and Human Rights through Documentary Film StudyExamining Race, Class, and Human Rights through Documentary Film Study
The Center for Deaf Documentary Studies (CDDS), collaborating with several campus units, co-hosted "The Central Park Five" panel discussion at the Kellogg Conference Hotel's Swindells Auditorium on March 10, 2016, bringing together one of its filmmakers, David McMahon, and two of the five men featured in the film: Raymond Santana and Kevin Richardson.
[ 5 Apr 2016]
Neuroscience fellowship offers rich opportunitiesNeuroscience fellowship offers rich opportunities
Adam Stone, a Ph.D. in Educational Neuroscience (PEN) student, was awarded a two-year fellowship in the prestigious Society for Neuroscience Scholars Program (NSP) in July 2015.
[ 4 Apr 2016]
Uniting together to create pathways to leadershipUniting together to create pathways to leadership
Gallaudet forms collaboration with the National Association of State Agencies of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.
[ 2 Apr 2016]
Gallaudet partners with Ohlone College to advance educational opportunities for future sign language interpretersGallaudet partners with Ohlone College to advance educational opportunities for future sign language interpreters
Students will transfer credits to Gallaudet’s Bachelor of Arts in Interpretation program to live and study in a bilingual, immersive environment.
[ 1 Apr 2016]

March 2016

Notes from Human Resources Services for January 2016Notes from Human Resources Services for January 2016
The Office of Human Resources Services announces faculty and staff members who reached employment milestones in January.
[ 26 Mar 2016]
Dancing with DiMarco: Nyle steps into first place on DWTSDancing with DiMarco: Nyle steps into first place on DWTS
Nyle DiMarco, '13, and dance partner Peta Murgatroyd receive rave reviews and top scores during the first epsiode of Season 22 of "Dancing with the Stars," which aired Monday, March 21 on the ABC network.
[ 22 Mar 2016]
Reshaping Our Vision: Inaugural Research Expo to be held March 24, 2016 Reshaping Our Vision: Inaugural Research Expo to be held March 24, 2016
The Expo features a panel discussion involving prominent faculty members, 17 student presentations, and 23 poster presentations. It is open to the public.
[ 21 Mar 2016]
Visual Music from My Soundless Mind: an art exhibit created by Dr. Paul JohnstonVisual Music from My Soundless Mind: an art exhibit created by Dr. Paul Johnston
On February 18, 2016, Dr. Paul Johnston, professor of the Art, Communication and Theatre Department, debuted 64 new pieces of abstract paintings, revealed for the campus community to see at the Linda K. Jordan Gallery in the Washburn Arts building.
[ 17 Mar 2016]
Monroe #1 BOCES wins the Northeast Regional Academic Bowl Monroe #1 BOCES wins the Northeast Regional Academic Bowl
Monroe #1 BOCES won the Northeast Regional Academic Bowl held March 10 to 13, 2016, held at the New York School for the Deaf in White Plains, N.Y. The team will advance to the National Academic Bowl for Deaf and Hard of Hearing High School Students, to be hosted by Gallaudet, April 23-26, 2016.
[ 16 Mar 2016]
Dawn Jani Birley, ’99, earns top acting honor in SwedenDawn Jani Birley, ’99, earns top acting honor in Sweden
Birley was the honored as the 2015 Riksteatern’s Artist of the Year, a prestigious acting award in Sweden, for her performance in the leading role of "When Winter Stars Shine Here."
[ 14 Mar 2016]
Dr. Laura-Ann Petitto to present at Second Annual Georgetown University Free Neuroscience Public Lecture at Georgetown UniversityDr. Laura-Ann Petitto to present at Second Annual Georgetown University Free Neuroscience Public Lecture at Georgetown University
Dr. Laura-Ann Petitto, co-principal investigator and scientific director of the National Science Foundation and the Gallaudet University Science of Learning Center for Visual Language and Visual Learning (VL2), will be a distinguished speaker at the lecture on Wednesday, March 16.
[ 11 Mar 2016]
Nyle DiMarco, ’13, chosen as one of 12 celebrity contestants for ABC's Dancing With the StarsNyle DiMarco, ’13, chosen as one of 12 celebrity contestants for ABC's Dancing With the Stars
Nyle DiMarco, '13, winner of Cycle 22 of the CW network's competition television show "America's Next Top Model," will give his dancing shoes a go as he and 11 other celebrities were officially announced to be contestants for Season 22 of "Dancing with the Stars."
[ 9 Mar 2016]
Michelle Banks, E-'90, adds to successful career, directs performance at Baltimore Theatre ProjectMichelle Banks, E-'90, adds to successful career, directs performance at Baltimore Theatre Project
Veteran actress Michelle Banks, E-'90, directs the solo performance of Mervin Primeaux-O'Bryant in Look Through My Eyes, onstage at the Baltimore Theatre Project, March 10-13, 2016.
[ 8 Mar 2016]
California School for the Deaf, Riverside wins the Western Regional Academic Bowl California School for the Deaf, Riverside wins the Western Regional Academic Bowl
Indiana School for the Deaf won the Midwest Regional Academic Bowl, Texas School for the Deaf won the Southwest Regional Academic Bowl and Rockville High School from Rockville, Md., won the Southeast Regional Academic Bowl.
[ 8 Mar 2016]
Jodee Crace, '84 and G-'89, chosen as Deaf Life's 2015 Deaf Person of the YearJodee Crace, '84 and G-'89, chosen as Deaf Life's 2015 Deaf Person of the Year
Crace was recognized as the magazine's Deaf Person of the Month for September 2015 and chosen among the 12 monthly recipients for Person of the Year.
[ 6 Mar 2016]
Storm Smith, ’10, surging towards successStorm Smith, ’10, surging towards success
Storm Smith, '10, has carved out a name for herself as acclaimed visual storyteller and filmmaker within the deaf community.
[ 4 Mar 2016]
Newly released SAGE Deaf Studies Encyclopedia is a valuable resource on Deaf Culture and aims to increase mainstream knowledge of the deaf communityNewly released SAGE Deaf Studies Encyclopedia is a valuable resource on Deaf Culture and aims to increase mainstream knowledge of the deaf community
Dr. Genie Gertz, dean of the Gallaudet University College of Arts and Sciences, and Dr. Patrick Boudreault, associate professor in the Department of American Sign Language and Deaf Studies, and program coordinator of the Master's in Sign Language Education, co-edited the three-volume set SAGE Deaf Studies Encyclopedia, which was published by SAGE Publications in January 2016.
[ 2 Mar 2016]
Rockville High School wins the Southeast Regional Academic BowlRockville High School wins the Southeast Regional Academic Bowl
Team joins Indiana School for the Deaf which won the Midwest Regional Academic Bowl and Texas School for the Deaf which won the Southwest Regional Academic Bowl.
[ 2 Mar 2016]
2016 Charter Day Awards announced2016 Charter Day Awards announced
The Laurent Clerc Cultural Fund of the Gallaudet University Alumni Association will hold its 47th Charter Day Brunch and Awards Program on Saturday, April 9, 2016, at Peikoff Alumni House.
[ 1 Mar 2016]

February 2016

Sharing the life and legacy of Andrew Foster, the "Father of Deaf Education in Africa"Sharing the life and legacy of Andrew Foster, the "Father of Deaf Education in Africa"
Dr. Isaac Agboola and Bumni Aina have shared the story of revered alumnus Andrew Foster through presentations and writing.
[ 24 Feb 2016]
Gallaudet Alumni pair up to start up drone business ventureGallaudet Alumni pair up to start up drone business venture
Hector Brual, '88, and Anthony Mowl, '06, of Austin, Tex., have teamed together to enter the unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) industry, forming a start-up company, Aerial Productions.
[ 23 Feb 2016]
DeafSpace-inspired renovations to third and fourth floors of HMB completedDeafSpace-inspired renovations to third and fourth floors of HMB completed
Come take a photo tour of the completed Hall Memorial Building's third and fourth floor renovations, a year-long, $17 million project that incorporates DeafSpace design principles.
[ 22 Feb 2016]
Texas School for the Deaf wins the Southwest Regional Academic Bowl Texas School for the Deaf wins the Southwest Regional Academic Bowl
The team now advances to the national competition held at Gallaudet in April
[ 16 Feb 2016]
Visual Language and Visual Learning, VL2, Participating in Prestigious National Science Foundation EventVisual Language and Visual Learning, VL2, Participating in Prestigious National Science Foundation Event
Event commemorates a decade of supporting revolutionary research about the brain and how humans learn.
[ 9 Feb 2016]
Students welcome President Cordano to Kendall GreenStudents welcome President Cordano to Kendall Green
President Roberta "Bobbi" Cordano received a warm welcome from a large crowd of students at the JSAC Multipurpose Room during the Student Body Government's (SBG) welcome reception for her on January 28, 2016.
[ 5 Feb 2016]
President Cordano gives State of the University address President Cordano gives State of the University address
President Roberta "Bobbi" Cordano, speaking to a packed audience at Elstad Auditorium, focused on a strategic plan that concentrates on diversity, equity, and inclusion; bilingualism, and the Sixth Street Development project.
[ 4 Feb 2016]
Striving for equal footing: "Social Justice Sneakers" art on display at D.C.'s Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial LibraryStriving for equal footing: "Social Justice Sneakers" art on display at D.C.'s Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library
Last semester, students in the GSR 240: Ethical Evaluations and Action class, taught by Art Professor Amy Stevens, created an exhibit, "Social Justice Sneakers: Walk in Someone Else's Shoes," using themes focusing on civil rights.
[ 4 Feb 2016]
Student volunteers shovel heaps of snow, provide heaps of kindness towards D.C. communityStudent volunteers shovel heaps of snow, provide heaps of kindness towards D.C. community
Student and staff volunteers helped dig out Kendall Green and the surrounding neighborhoods following the Blizzard of 2016.
[ 2 Feb 2016]

January 2016

President Cordano profiled in two Minnesota newspapers President Cordano profiled in two Minnesota newspapers
"Pioneer Press" wrote an in-depth personal profile and "Star Tribune" conducted a brief Q & A.
[ 27 Jan 2016]
President Cordano teams up with students to create "Snowzilla Fireside Chat" vlogs during winter stormPresident Cordano teams up with students to create "Snowzilla Fireside Chat" vlogs during winter storm
During the January 2016 winter storm, affectionately known as "Snowzilla," President Cordano created two vlogs to keep the campus community updated on the storm's impact on Kendall Green.
[ 27 Jan 2016]
Notes from Human Resources Services for November 2015Notes from Human Resources Services for November 2015
The Office of Human Resources Services announces faculty and staff members who reached employment milestones in November.
[ 19 Jan 2016]
Human Resources Services notes for December 2015Human Resources Services notes for December 2015
The Office of Human Resources Services announces faculty and staff members who reached employment milestones in December.
[ 19 Jan 2016]
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