Areas of Study

The following events offer a wide array of choices to celebrate the rich legacy of the past 150 years of Gallaudet University’s history.

2013 Events


Visionary Leader: Jack Gannon

  • September 10-Sesquicentennial Lecture Series: Andrew Solomon, 12:30-1:45 p.m., Kellogg Conference Hotel, Swindells Auditorium
  • September 12-President Alan Hurwitz’s Welcome Back Address, 12:30 p.m., Elstad Auditorium


Visionary Leader: Arthur Kruger

  • October, 17-Sesquicentennial Lecture Series: Marilyn Smith, 12:30-1:45 p.m., Elstad Auditorium
  • October, 22-Campus 150 Photo, 1 p.m., Hoy Field (wear your buff and blue!)


Visionary Leader: Wilma Newhoudt-Druchen

November, 14-Sesquicentennial Lecture Series: Anindya (Bapin) Bhattacharyya, 12:30-1:45 p.m., Elstad Auditorium


Visionary Leader: David Peikoff

2014 Events


Visionary Leader: Alice Hagemeyer


Visionary Leader: Glenn Anderson

February, 4-Sesquicentennial Lecture Series: Andrew Manning, 12:30-1:45 p.m., Elstad Auditorium


Visionary Leader: Gertrude Galloway

March, 6-Sesquicentennial Lecture Series: Ritchie Bryant, 12:30-1:45 p.m., Elstad Auditorium


Visionary Leader: Olof Hanson


Visionary Leader: Andrew Foster

  • May 15-Graduate Hooding and Awards Ceremony
  • May 16-Commencement


Visionary Leader: Agatha Tiegel Hanson


Visionary Leader: George Veditz

July 9-13-Gallaudet Reunion


Visionary Leader: Jerald Jordan


Visionary Leader: John Lopez


Visionary Leader: Bernard Bragg


Visionary Leader: Boyce Williams

“Far From the Tree: Parents, Children & the Search for Identity”

Andrew Solomon, award-winning author, lecturer, activist, and philanthropist

September 10, 2013, 12:30-1:45 p.m., Kellogg Conference Hotel, Swindells Auditorium

About Andrew and his lecture

“The Anti-Domestic and Sexual Violence Movement in Deaf America 1986-2013”

Marilyn Smith, founder of Abused Deaf Women’s Advocacy Services

Thursday, October 17, 2013, 12:30-1:45 p.m., Elstad Auditorium

About Marilyn and her lecture

“The Power of Technology Leads to Self-Success”

Anindya (Bapin) Bhattacharyya, deaf-blind technology expert/consultant

Thursday, November 14, 2013, 12:30-1:45 p.m., Elstad Auditorium

More information

“The Interconnectedness of Wyatt Earp, Cinderella, Gollum, Ostriches, Tobacco, Terry Pratchett, London Eye, Star Trek, Coca Cola, Socks and Jonah Lomu OR Studying Climate Change with Atmospheric Measurements of Greenhouse Gases”

Andrew Manning, internationally-recognized environmental scientist

Tuesday, February 4, 2014, 12:30-1:45 p.m., Elstad Auditorium

About Andrew and his lecture

“From Pennsylvania to Trailblazing Agent for Change: How Dr. Nathie Marbury Influenced the Course of the American Sign Language/Deaf Studies Field”

Ritchie Bryant, professor in the American Sign Language and Interpreting Training Program at Austin Community College.

Thursday, March 6, 2014, 12:30-1:45 p.m., Elstad Auditorium

About Ritchie and his lecture

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Celebrating 150 Years!

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(202) 250-2235

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