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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

September

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

October

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!)

November

Visionary Leader: Wilma Newhoudt-Druchen

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

December

Visionary Leader: David Peikoff

2014 Events

January

Visionary Leader: Alice Hagemeyer

February

Visionary Leader: Glenn Anderson

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

March

Visionary Leader: Gertrude Galloway

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

April

Visionary Leader: Olof Hanson

May

Visionary Leader: Andrew Foster

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

June

Visionary Leader: Agatha Tiegel Hanson

July

Visionary Leader: George Veditz

July 9-13-Gallaudet Reunion

August

Visionary Leader: Jerald Jordan

September

Visionary Leader: John Lopez

October

Visionary Leader: Bernard Bragg

November

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

Sesquicentennial Theme

In order to provide direction for sesquicentennial planning, the President and Steering Committee developed the theme Gallaudet University: Celebrating 150 Years of Visionary Leadership. This theme will guide decisions on all activities planned in recognition of Gallaudet University's sesquicentennial. The year-long celebration will recognize the...

Celebrating 150 Years!

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Gallaudet’s 150th celebration Sponsors

Gallaudet's 150th celebration is made possible by generous support from: Platinum Because of its many innovations and firsts, including Internet relay, wireless relay, mobile communication apps, real local 10-digit number access for video and text relay customers and interpreting services, Purple continues to be a...

Celebrating 150 Years!

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Sesquicentennial Lecture Series

"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 Watch the lecture Read more about Solomon's presentation at Gallaudet University. Andrew Solomon is a writer...

Celebrating 150 Years!

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