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Dr. Julie Hochgesang, ’07 & PhD ’14, an associate professor in the Department of Linguistics in the School of Language, Education, and Culture, will deliver a plenary address at the Linguistic Society of America annual meeting, to be held January 6-9, 2022 at the Washington Hilton. She is one of three announced plenary presenters, and is believed to be the second deaf plenary presenter in the organization’s history, after Dr. Carol A. Padden in 2007.
Dr. Hochgesang is a deaf linguist who studies the phonetics/phonology and the documentation of signed languages, with an interest in making linguistics accessible to the public. She also maintains the ASL Signbank, and chairs the university’s Institutional Review Board..The Linguistic Society of America (LSA) was founded in 1924 to advance the scientific study of language and its applications. The organization plays a critical role in supporting and disseminating linguistic scholarship both to professional linguists and to the general public.
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...
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...
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...
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