Dr. Nobutaka Kamei, a visiting researcher with the Office of International Programs and Services and a research fellow in anthropology at the Center for African Area Studies, Kyoto University, Japan, presents, "The Deaf in Central Africa: Anthropological Attempts in Cameroon and Gabon." Kamei gave the results of his anthropological fieldwork in Cameroon and Gabon and documentation on sign languages and education at the September 17 presentation in the Student Academic Center. His lecture also included overviews of the school projects established by Dr. Andrew Foster and his colleagues; the introduction of ASL and its consequences in French-speaking areas; the arrival of oralism in the 1980's; the capabilities of African Deaf communities; and suggestions for future development.
Author Mark Kurlansky, the first Schaefer Distinguished Speaker of the academic year, signs a copy of his book, Cod: A Biography of the Fish that Changed the World, for President Jordan while Honors Program Director Shirley Shultz Myers looks on. Kurlansky discussed food and overfishing, the importance of food to history, and detailed the consequences of ecological mismanagement, on September 25 in the Kellogg Conference Hotel’s Swindells Auditorium. Cod was read by incoming Honors students in preparation for the first-year Honors learning community’s theme, “‘It’s not easy being green’: Environmental Studies and Social Policy.” Kurlansky also wrote the popular books, The Basque History of the World, and SALT: A History of the World. A new book, 1968: The Year That Rocked the World, will be published in January. Following the presentation to the campus community, Kurlansky lead an Honors seminar. The Schaefer Distinguished Lectureship Series is supported by the William and Ruth Schaefer Endowment Fund.
Dr. H. David Snyder, a professor in the Chemistry and Physics Department, presents the topic, "Using 1960's Spy Satellite Images to Map Bolivian Vegetation," at a September 24 Scholar's Forum sponsored by the Office of the Associate Dean, Academic Departments, CLAST. Snyder discussed the historical and scientific importance of the Bolivian rainforest park and explained his processing of the Corona Program filmstrips. He concluded with an explanation of discrepancies or anomalies between Corona images from the 1960s and Landsat images of the 1980s.
Frances Itani discusses her new novel, Deafening, September 23 in Merrill Learning Center. Deafening is the highly acclaimed story of a young deaf woman, her hearing husband, and the impact of World War I on their lives. The central character is based on Itani's grandmother, who was deaf. Her talk was sponsored by the Gallaudet University Library. The Library has several copies of Deafening.
Dr. Nancy Shapiro (second from right), associate vice chancellor for academic affairs for the University System of Maryland, presented the topic, "Expanding and Sustaining Learning Communities," in the Student Academic Center on September 23. Shapiro is the founding director of the College Park Scholars Program at the University of Maryland. She designed and developed the first interdisciplinary living-learning programs at the university and currently serves as a fellow of the National Learning Communities Project and consults broadly on topics related to undergraduate learning communities. As the principle investigator for a FIPSE grant, she created the Discovery Projects which became the basis for the undergraduate research curriculum at the University of Maryland. Her presentation was sponsored by the Center for Academic Programs and Student Services. Pictured with Shapiro are (from left) Carie Palmer, director of Developmental Program, Eileen Matthews, associate dean of CAPSS, and Dr. Catherine Andersen, director of the First Year Experience.
Julia Pitt (second from right) equal employment opportunity/affirmative action officer, is congratulated for 30 years of service to the University by President Jordan, Lindsay Dunn, special assistant to the president for diversity and community relations, and Vanessa Slade-Bratcher, executive secretary. The award was presented at a September 30 recognition lunch for Pitt hosted by Dr. Jordan and Linda Jordan.
Nancy Goodman (left), director of financial aid, congratulates Marian Dickson, assistant director of financial aid, for 30 years of service to the University following a tribute to Dickson for her contributions to the office and her dedication to Gallaudet. Dickson received the award during a September 24 luncheon in `Ole Jim’ given in her honor by Office of Enrollment Services staff.
President Jordan talks with Dr. Donna Ryan, a professor in the Department of History and Government, and Sam Sonnenstrahl, director of Alumni Relations, following a September 17 Town Hall meeting in Ely Auditorium on the Campus Climate Process. Dr. Jordan’s presentation can be found on the CCP website: campusclimate.gallaudet.edu/Information_030917.asp. In a campus e-mail, Jordan encouraged the community to read his comments. "They offer a clear picture of where the CCP is today and where it is headed in the coming months," he said. "The President's Council and I are working hard to address the issues that emerged from the Climate Process, but as you know, its ultimate success is the responsibility of the entire campus community."
President Jordan greets the Class of 1978 during Friday's Homecoming Pep Rally.
Wilton McMillan, '78, performs the Gallaudet Bison Song during Friday's Homecoming Pep Rally.
Peikoff Alumni House "Ole Jim" was hopping Homecoming weekend during one of the many events hosted by Alumni Relations.
Patricia Shutter Jacobs,'68, hugging an old friend during Homecoming, is wearing the preparatory cap presented to her during her prep year by the then freshman Class of 1967.
The class of 1968, poses on the steps of Chapel Hall for the tradional Homecoming reunion photo. They are joined by the University's sentimental mascot, Iron Dog.
Laurie Anderson and Dan Girard perform the traditional Bison Song during the Homecoming football game halftime.
Spirited Bison fans at Homecoming.
The Bison led the Men's Soccer game during Homecoming but in the final minutes they gave up four points and lost to Bluefield College. Sophomore goalie, Daniel Wathen, reaches for the save.
The Bison unsuccessfully take on Walter Reed, losing 7-2.
Sondra Tessmer is crowned Homecoming Queen of 2003.
The Bison women lose to Meredith College, 7-0 in their Homecoming game. Fara Wilson,senior, connects with the ball.