Deaf, Hard-of-Hearing, DeafBlind Education and Research at UConn

April 13th, 2022

Konover Auditorium at the Dodd Center for Human Rights

UConn, Storrs, CT

The ASL Studies program with the Department of Literatures, Cultures and Languages and the Department of Linguistics will host an event on April 13th, 2022.  We will showcase our diverse community of ASL scholars here at UConn and the many accomplishments and contributions made to field of Deaf studies, cognitive and linguistic research, interpreting and the teaching and research of ASL.  The community is invited to engage in a series of conversations as we capitalize on current strengths at UConn, promote and expand our recently introduced ASL Studies program, and address critical needs in a distinctive and uniquely collaborative way.  This event will address ways in which we can foster greater inclusion and accessibility in higher education for people who are Deaf, hard of hearing, DeafBlind, as well as discuss the many challenges regarding recruitment and retention of highly talented faculty, graduate students including a diverse pool of Deaf, hard of hearing, DeafBlind undergraduates.

Keynote speakers:  Dr. Carrie Lou Garberoglio and Dr. Joseph Hill

Carrie Lou Garberoglio, PhD

Entertainment provided by Patrick Fischer

Panel members:

Anna Lim Franck, Boston University PhD student.
Picture of Franklin Jones Franklin Jones Jr., Faculty, Boston University

Jeff Bravin, Executive Director of the American School for the Deaf.
Luisa Gasco-Soboleski, former principal at the American School for the Deaf, President of the Connecticut Association of the Deaf, and proud parent of a Deaf UConn alum.
Christopher Hayes, UConn PhD Student.

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