Archive: On The Green

Back Issue: April 10, 2009

four men in police and gentlemen costumes perform
Scenes from Urinetown, the spring 2009 theater production. Urinetown opens TONIGHT and runs through April 19! See the Daily Digest announcement or visit the Theatre Arts department for more information.
four performers point dramatically to two other performers
Scenes from Urinetown, the spring 2009 theater production. Urinetown opens TONIGHT!
girl kisses boy under a red heart shaped lights
Scenes from Urinetown, the spring 2009 theater production. Urinetown opens TONIGHT!
Urinetown poster

URINETOWN, directed by Monique Holt, is a hilarious tale of greed, corruption, love, and revolution in a time when water is worth its weight in gold. In a Gotham-like city, a terrible water shortage, caused by a 20-year drought, has led to a government-enforced ban on private toilets. The citizens must use public amenities, regulated by a single malevolent company that profits by charging admission for one of humanity’s most basic needs. Amid the people, a hero decides he’s had enough, and plans a revolution to lead them all to freedom!

Performances are April 9-12 and 16-19 in Elstad Auditorium.
Williams presenting
Senior Research Engineer Norman Williams demonstrates the Real-Time IM feature of AOL Instant Messenger (AIM) 6.8 that he helped to develop at the Marketplace on March 25. Real-Time IM lets AIM “buddies” see each other’s text, letter by letter, as it is typed, rather than having to wait until the message is complete and one user has hit “send.” Williams created the feature as part of his work for the Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Telecommunications Access at Gallaudet, in collaboration with the Trace Center at the University of Wisconsin. Information Technology Services has updated AIM Messenger on most Gallaudet PCs. To see Real-Time IM, press Control-R during a chat. To get learn more about AIM 6.8 and how to download it on personal PCs, go to
presenters and audience
Dr. Daphne Bavelier, professor of brain and cognitive sciences at the University of Rochester, presents her research on brain plasticity and learning among deaf people to a Gallaudet audience on March 11. Past studies have indicated the possibility that following early auditory deprivation the remaining senses are enhanced. Bavelier and her colleagues investigated the change in visual attention and its impact on deaf individuals. She argued that they do not have better or worse vision than hearing individuals, but that their vision is different. She claimed that being deaf leads to changes in specific aspects of visual attention, such as focusing more attention on the periphery of the field of vision than to central areas. In line with this argument she posited that deaf individuals are more distracted by visual information in the periphery. She said that it is important for educators to understand and utilize visual learners’ useful field of view. Bavelier’s lecture was part of the 2008-2009 VL2 Presentation Series.
panel and interpreter
A panel of representatives from area universities discusses measures their institutions have taken to go “green” and comply with a sustainability pledge each of their presidents signed. The March 25 event was facilitated by Gallaudet student Jessica Frank (left), an environmental intern with Business Services. The panel included (from third left) Lindsay Modeira, sustainability coordinator at American University; Joshua Lasky, a presidential administrative fellow working in the Office of Sustainability at The George Washington University; and Colin Bennett, sustainability assistant in the Office of Sustainability at George Mason University. (Also pictured is interpreter Jeff Williamson.)
Pellerin points to artwork on the wall while visitors watch
Andre Pellerin (left), art gallery, laboratory, and equipment specialist for the Art Department, demonstrates to a group of art gallery and museum exhibit consultants how he gauges height when hanging paintings for an exhibition so that they can be clearly seen by tall people and wheelchair users alike. Also pictured are exhibit designers Becky Fong (left) and Mayura Deshpande. Also at the visit was exhibit coordinator Ja’Niene Mitchem (not pictured). The consultants were hired by Gallagher & Associates art gallery of Bethesda, Md., to meet with Pellerin and receive guidance on how to make their gallery more accessible.

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