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The Black ASL research team received the Linguistics, Language, and the Public award during the Linguistic Society of America annual meeting last week. According to the LSA website, this award honors an individual or group for work that effectively increases public awareness and understanding of linguistics and language. In its announcement, LSA said that “The Black ASL Project is exemplary in increasing public awareness and understanding of linguistics and to sociohistorical factors contributing to BASL. The work effectively increases public awareness of language use in African American communities, and it inspires communities to work to continue to celebrate and maintain BASL. That work inspires movement from awareness to action—the kind of impact linguistics should have in communities all over the world! In a word, it is an excellent example of work by linguists that informs the public.”
Dr. Ceil Lucas, professor emerita at Gallaudet University, and Dr. Joseph C. Hill, G-’04 & PhD ’11, a professor and administrator at Rochester Institute of Technology, accepted the award on behalf of the team. Other team members are Dr. Carolyn D. McCaskill, ’77, G-’79, & PhD ’05, Professor of Deaf Studies and Director of the Center for Black Deaf Studies; and Dr. Robert Bayley, professor of linguistics at the University of California at Davis.
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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