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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 $5,638 at current exchange rates).
Goldschmidt was cited for excellence in teaching German sign language, or Deutsche Gebärdensprache (DGS), at the University of Hamburg’s Institut für Deutsche Gebärdensprache und Kommunikation Gehörloser. He also teaches Deaf studies courses.
Goldschmidt majored in sociology and minored in Deaf studies at Gallaudet. A three-sport athlete, he was a member of the International Students Club, and was involved in the Gallaudet University Theatre production of The Firebugs during his senior year. After returning to Germany, he received a master’s degree in sociology and sign language at the University of Hamburg in 2001, and became a certified Deaf interpreter in 2011. He is very involved with Deaf youth in Germany, and was instrumental in the founding of the first German Deaf Youth Camp in 1997 and the German Deaf Youth Association in 2004.
Dr. Nancy E. Kensicki, a long-time faculty member at Gallaudet University, passed away on April 16, 2022 in Bowie, Maryland. She was 83 years old. Dr. Kensicki taught English from 1967 to 2004, and served multiple terms as chair of the Department of English. She was involved in the faculty governance system and advised student...
Kathryn P. Meadow Orlans, an internationally renowned scholar and researcher, passed away on April 16, 2022, at age 92. She was a research professor at Gallaudet from 1975 to 1997, and was named professor emerita after her retirement. During her time at Gallaudet, Dr. Meadow Orlans published numerous scholarly articles and books including Deafness and...
Watch the official news release in American Sign Language. The United States Department of Education, through its Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA), has awarded $2.1 million to Elizabeth Schniedewind, ’90 & G-’92, clinical associate professor for sign language interpreting at Idaho State University in Meridian, Idaho. The grant funds will support ISU and Gallaudet University in...
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