A member of the Piscataway Indian Nation Singers and Dancers, from Tayac Territory near Port Tobacco, Md., performs during a presentation about Piscataway culture and history. The event, held on campus November 12, was held in honor of Indian Heritage Month.
Students in the international development master’s program mingle with key supporters of human rights and international development at the Mental Disability Rights International (MDRI) 15th year anniversary celebration, held in Washington, D.C. on October 20. Pictured (from left) are student Amii Limpp, Congressman Patrick Kennedy (D-R.I.), and students Nicar Bocalan and Dayak Dashuwar. The students witnessed an impressive lineup of speakers, featuring Executive Director of MDRI Eric Rosenthal, entrepreneur and investment banker Ted Kennedy, Jr., and Ecuadorian Ambassador Luis Gallegos. Congressman Kennedy, who received the MDRI’s Human Rights Award, called for a united front against genocide, torture, and the abuse of people with disabilities.
Students Kelvin Lunn and Shentara Cobb chat with Myron Uhlberg (right), author of Hands of My Father: A Hearing Boy, His Deaf Parents, and the Language of Love, following Uhlberg’s October 22 presentation about his memoir. Uhlberg came to Gallaudet as a writer-in-residence during that month and, in addition to the public presentation, visited general studies classes for first-year students.
James Payne, an executive from Telcordia Technologies, Inc. of Alexandria, Va., addresses his fellow Board of Associates (BOA) members during a November 5 meeting at Gallaudet. During that gathering, Payne was welcomed as the next chair of the BOA, the University’s key business and philanthropy networking body. President Davila thanked outgoing chair John Yeh for his 18 years of service, and several board members made classroom presentations.