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The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the District of Columbia Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency (DC HSEMA), and Gallaudet are discussing new inclusive emergency management education partnerships. This dovetails with our new graduate certificate program in Disability Inclusive Disaster Risk Reduction and Emergency Planning (DEP, headed by Dr. Audrey Cooper, interdisciplinary lead for the DEP program and program director for the International Development Master of Arts (IDMA) program.)
Heather Harker, Chief of Staff in the Office of the President; Caroline Solomon, Director of the School of Science, Technology, Accessibility, Mathematics, and Public Health; Poorna Kushalnagar, ’93, Chief Research Officer in the Division of Academic Affairs; and Robert Weinstock, ’76 & G-’83, Senior Public Relations Manager in the Office of University Communications attended a news conference and meeting on June 7 at FEMA Region 3 headquarters in Philadelphia.
The news conference focused on the beginning of the 2022 Atlantic hurricane season and what states within Region 3 (Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, and the District of Columbia) could do in response to adverse weather events. The follow-up meeting, which included FEMA and District of Columbia Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency staff, was far-ranging, and included discussion of collaborations with FEMA’s Higher Education and Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology offices, monthly newsletters and quarterly conference calls; summits, webinars, and an annual symposium; and internship and FEMA Corps opportunities for Gallaudet students and graduates.
More information will be shared this fall.
Gallaudet students, faculty, staff, and alumni played a prominent role in the 58th biennial conference of the National Association of the Deaf, held June 30-July 4 in Orlando. Florida. The Gallaudet University College Bowl team defended its championship on Saturday, July 2, defeating RIT/NTID and the University of Minnesota. This was Gallaudet’s tenth win overall...
Dr. Caroline Kobek Pezzarossi, Director of Institutional Effectiveness and Certification in the Office of Student Success and Academic Quality, is one of several people featured in Diverse Leadership for a New Era, a new Chronicle of Higher Education special report on diversity in administrative ranks in academia. The 48-page report, written by Chronicle senior editor...
On July 5, 2022, Congressman Mark Takano (D-CA) and Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) introduced House Concurrent Resolution 96, recognizing the historical significance of the 70th anniversary of Miller v. Board of Education of District of Columbia. This case, brought by Louise B. Miller on behalf of her deaf children, ended the practice of sending...
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