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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.
Roberto E. Wirth, E-’74 & H-’09, passed away on June 5 in Rome, Italy. Mr. Wirth was owner and managing director of the Hotel Hassler in Rome, one of the most prestigious family-owned hotels in the world, and owned several other hotels and resorts throughout Italy. He was a strong advocate for deaf people in...
Alumnus Timel Benton has signed a contract with the Bay Area Panthers of the Indoor Football League (IFL). Benton, who graduated last month, is the first Gallaudet Bison to sign a professional football contract since Tony Tatum signed on with the Utah Blaze in the now-disbanded Arena Football League (AFL) in May 2013. Benton was...
James Caverly, ’11, who plays Theo Dimas in Hulu’s Only Murders in the Building, will play Professor Harold Hill in the Olney Theatre Center’s summer production of Meredith Willson’s Tony-winning musical The Music Man, which opens tonight and runs through July 23. The show’s official opening is on Thursday, June 23. Sandra Mae Frank, ’13,...
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