Dr. Francisco Marmolejo, director of CONAHEC, a tri-national consortium promoting academic collaboration among post-secondary institutions in Mexico, Canada, and the United States, opened Gallaudetís recognition of International Education Week with a November 12 presentation, "International Education: Challenges, Lessons Learned, and Opportunities," sponsored by the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures. Marmolejo is pictured with (from left): Dr. Cristina Berdichevsky, associate professor in Foreign Languages and Literatures; Dr. Donalda Ammons, professor in Foreign Languages and Literatures; Dr. Constantina Mitchell, professor in Foreign Languages and Literatures; Dr. Thomas Baldridge, interim associate dean of Professional Programs; Mark Weinberg, chair of Foreign Languages and Literatures; and interpreter Sherry Hicks.
James Dellon, Television and Media Production manager, congratulates department staff members Barry White (left), coordinator of academic productions, and Patrick Harris (right), media technical designer, for 15 years and 10 years of service to the University, respectively.
Denise LaRue, executive director of services, receives her 30-year service award from Vice President for Administration and Finance Paul Kelly, and congratulations from President Jordan, at a November 6 Service Award Appreciation Luncheon held by Administration and Finance for 34 staff members in the division who have reached employment milestones at the University.
George Sampson, Jr., mechanic III with Maintenance Services, and Dr. Cynthia King, executive director of Academic Technology, listen as Diane Mustard of Aetna Health Services explains changes in the groupís plans for 2002 at the annual health fair, held November 14 in ĎOle Jimí and sponsored by the Personnel Office.
Iosif Schneiderman, a professional deaf theater artist and former member of the Moscow Theatre of the Deaf, gives an informal presentation about his career and present work with Cleveland Signstage Theatre to theater majors and the Gallaudet community in the Elstad Annexís Lab Theatre, on October 30. Schneiderman is collaborating with Willy Conley, associate professor in Gallaudetís Theatre Arts Department, on Goyaís Dream of a Universal Language, the departmentís winter production about the life and art of Spanish artist Francisco Goya. Schneidermanís appearance was part of the Dramatic Moments series, sponsored by the Theatre Arts Department.
Winchester signs a copy of his book for Dr. Rosemary Weller, chair of Communications Studies, following his presentation.
Dr. Arlene Kelly, assistant professor in the Department of Deaf Studies, explains how sign language models would pose for various signs during video recording of the Gallaudet Dictionary of American Sign Language at a November 8 panel discussion. Kelly was a project consultant. Also pictured are (from left) Dr. John Van Cleve, executive director of Gallaudet University Press and Marketing and panel moderator; Jill Hendricks, production coordinator of the Gallaudet University Press; Jean Gordon, instructor/evaluator for the Center for ASL Literacy and project consultant for the dictionary; and Rosalyn Gannon, sign master for the dictionary.
President Jordan presents Frank Wu a Presidentís Scholars T-shirt at the November 13 Scholars Dinner Program. Wu, who was guest speaker for the event, is a member of Gallaudetís Board of Trustees, an associate professor and clinic director at the Howard University School of Law, chair of the D.C. Human Rights Commission, and a noted author. "I was only a `Bí student when I took the intensive sign language class last summer [at Gallaudet], so I donít know if I deserve to wear the shirt!" Wu joked. Dr. Jordan told the audience that Wuís
wife, Carol Izumi, also took the course, and "I believe she got an `Aí!" The scholars dinner for the fall semester recognized 406 undergraduate and graduate students who have met Deanís List, Presidentís Cum Laude Scholar, or Graduate Presidentís Scholar criteria. The large number of students who have accomplished this is "remarkable," Jordan said. In light of the national disasters that took place on September 11, Wu addressed the scholars and their guests on another act of terror that shook the nation in 1941óPearl Harboróand the suspicion and hostility that Japanese Americans were subjected to both before and after the devastating event. Wu spoke of the detainment of Japanese Americans in internment camps during World War II and how many of these citizens assumed two schools of thoughtóin one, thousands of Japanese Americans displayed unsurpassed valor fighting for their country, while another group practiced civil disobedience and became draft resisters. As the United States again struggles to balance national security and civil rights of U.S. citizens of Middle Eastern descent, Wu asked the audience what each person would do today, under similar circumstances.
Simon Winchester, author of The Professor and the Madman, A Tale of Murder, Insanity, and the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary, opened the Gallaudet University Pressí two-day international conference, "Dictionaries and the Standardization of Languages" November 7 with a presentation on Dr. W.C. Minor, a brilliant but paranoid schizophrenic surgeon who, while serving a life sentence for murder in a London asylum, teamed with a professor to create the Oxford English Dictionary in the late 19th century. Winchester, holding volumes from various editions of the Oxford English Dictionary, is shown with (from left): Dr. John Van Cleve, executive director of Gallaudet University Press and Marketing; Dr. David Armstrong, Budget Office director and editor of the journal Sign Language Studies; and Dr. Michael Karchmer, director of the Gallaudet Research Institute.
(From left): Mathematics and Computer Science Chair Fat Lam congratulates professors Camy Lange (15 years), George Ivey (20 years), and Howard Egan (30 years) for their service to the University.