10.8.2007: Gallaudet's new BoT members? Impressive!
Roblog I must say that I'm truly impressed with the 6 newest members of the Gallaudet Board of Trustees, just recently appointed by the Board chairperson Benjamin Soukup. The last Board of Trustees under the leaderships of Dr. I. King Jordan and Dr. Brenda Brueggemann have been truly egregious and ineffective, corrupted and easily manipulated to a point. Although, it had bee...
Mon, Oct 08 2007
10.1.2007: Ohio School for the Deaf on Good Morning America...
Roblog Last Saturday, I took the time to go visit Ohio School for the Deaf for the football game against a Tennessee deaf school football team. It was a really beautiful, sunny day for a football game anywhere. I was very recently aware of a ABC television crew who came to broadcast the entire event for its morning show series, Good Morning America. They came for the OSD's ...
Mon, Oct 01 2007
9.22.2007: Historic Day - Gallaudet vs Denison
Roblog Today, at 2 pm, Gallaudet University will play against Denison University at Granville. It will be a historic first for Gallaudet football team to visit Ohio, playing against the team that the current Gallaudet football coach used to coach for years ago. Final score will be posted later today. The deaf community of Ohio is set upon this game today, with pre-game tailg...
Sat, Sep 22 2007
9.12.2007: Ohio School for the Deaf Latest News on New...
Roblog Well, the people behind the decisions regarding the future merging of the Ohio School for the Deaf and the Ohio State School for the Blind are trying to keep this issue low-key and with little fanfare. But OSD's Superintendent Dr. Ed Corbett, with OSSB's Superintendent Dr. Lou Mazzoli, made the announcement today to keep the two schools separate but within the same [...]
Wed, Sep 12 2007
8.22.2007: Gallaudet Football against Denison, a first in...
Roblog Ever since Gallaudet University football program began in 1894, the team, over the years, played against a variety of big or small collegiate teams, JV or club teams in away games in states north or south of Washington, D.C., rarely ventured as westernmost Maryland or played against University of Alabama at Birmingham in 1992 (I was on that team, 15 hours bus trips [...]
Wed, Aug 22 2007
8.21.2007: WaPo Article on Gallaudet Football and Ed Hottle
Roblog There is a great Washington Post Sunday Magazine article about Gallaudet University football team, made up of many deaf and hard-of-hearing football players, being coached by a hearing man who have never learn or use sign language before and yet managed to take the deaf football team to two winning seasons in many years. Presenting "Sound and the Fury", (not to be [...]
Tue, Aug 21 2007
8.17.2007: Launching OhioVRS, courtesy of OAD and CSDVRS
Roblog Today is the introduction of a brand new video relay service for the deaf and HoH Ohioans: OhioVRS, courtesy of the Ohio Association of the Deaf and CSDVRS. I'd blogged about it last May. See the OhioVRS Kickoff Event PDF here.Now fire up your VP system and add this to your Speed Dial list: OhioVRS.tvPlease give OhioVRS a try. By using OhioVRS often, you'll be giving [...]
Fri, Aug 17 2007
8.11.2007: Huge Statue of Roman Emperor Hadrain Founded
Roblog It was said that the Roman Emperor, Hadrian, was so deaf that he had to cup behind his ear to listen to peoples or riding into battles. Or so it was said. However, there is nothing to substantiate Hadrian being deaf anywhere in the Internet searches other than a mere statement from the Earliest Known Deaf People. Contemporary court descriptions may mean it could from [...]
Sat, Aug 11 2007
7.22.2007: ADA Restoration Act of 2007 coming soon
Roblog "Deaf people can do anything but hear." These words, spoken from ex-president Irving K. Jordan in the victorious outcome of the Deaf President Now movement in 1988, still ring true to this day. Deaf people can do anything, even in the workplaces, but cannot hear in full capability that hearing people can do normally, easily or rapidly every day. You see [...]
Sun, Jul 22 2007
7.17.2007: Universal Sign Language in the far future?
Roblog Imagine. . . the year is 5007 A.D. The planet Earth have truly changed. Over a third of the world's land continents had been submerged, there are newly formed coastlines or lands and a new but smaller ice sheet is beginning to spread all over the northern hemisphere. Nation-states from the 20th and 21st centuries are long since gone, and there's only a hi-tech, [...]
Tue, Jul 17 2007
7.15.2007: Deaf History: Princess Alice of Battenberg
Roblog Thanks to a little bird who reminded me of another deaf princess that I've nearly forgotten about her: Princess Alice of Battenberg, born congenitally deaf, was the mother of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, the husband to Queen Elizabeth II. Born as Victoria Alice Elizabeth Julia Marie of Battenberg, in the presence of her great-grandmother, Queen Victoria, her [...]
Mon, Jul 16 2007
7.11.2007: Deaf History ~ Princess Katharine Plantagenet
Roblog Princess Katharine Plantagenet, born on Nov 25, 1253 in London, was the 5th and last child of King Henry III of England and Queen-consort Eleanor. By age two, she became deaf, perhaps congenitally. She died on May 3rd, 1257 at a very young age of 3 years, 8 months, being often sick and frail. Her parents were very grief-stricken over their daughter's death. She was [...]
Wed, Jul 11 2007
6.18.2007: Sorenson Genomics and Sorenson VRS: Who are...
Roblog A very recent news reported that the family history tree website, Ancestry.com partnered up with Sorenson Genomics for family researchers and amateur historians to add DNA results to Ancestry.com and other family tree sites after the initial DNA processing. The Sorenson name of the company specializing in DNA laboratory research and profiling for human relations [...]
Mon, Jun 18 2007
6.10.2007: Deaf Gamers Vs Entertainment Software Assocation?
Roblog I really sympathize with many deaf gamers out there. I play games with Playstation 2 or my computer, some games that doesn't have subtitles and text-based noise description and I get frustrated, too. It's an unfair advantage for deaf gamers for not hearing certain words or noises, even in low tone, while playing at certain levels in the game. A case in point with a [...]
Sun, Jun 10 2007
5.22.2007: OHIOVRS Coming to Ohio in August 2007
Roblog The Ohio Association of the Deaf recently issued a press release about the launching of OHIOVRS (the Ohio Association of the Deaf Video Relay Services) this coming August for the OAD's 25th Biennial Conference. Excerpt of the press release: Ohio Association of the Deaf (OAD) is pleased to announce the launching of the OAD Video Relay Services (OHIOVRS) at [...]
Tue, May 22 2007
5.12.2007: Flixster and the movies for the deaf
Roblog Check out the cool new website: Flixster. Make your own profile, create a listing of your favorite movies, actors; write reviews about them, scan for any deaf-friendly, deaf-themed or deaf-produced movie in Flixster's vast database and post them in your profile to spread awareness or tells why you like or don't like it. Children of a Lesser God and [...]
Sun, May 13 2007
5.7.2007: New Gallaudet Provost: Good Choice
Roblog Dr. Stephen Weiner has been selected to be the new Provost for Gallaudet University, according to Dr. Davila today.I don't know much about him or ever met him in person but other deaf people who know him by person or by academic reputation told me that he's very good at what he does and very smart at what he has done for the university (and for the corporation... [...]
Mon, May 07 2007
4.28.2007: DeafNation Expo in Columbus Today
Roblog The deaf communities in Missouri, Georgia, Massachusetts, Oregon, Illinois, California and New Jersey in the coming months are going to love and enjoy the DeafNation Expo 2007. Today in Columbus, Ohio is the first stop for the DeafNation Expo 2007 tour. Few thousands peoples from Ohio and the neighboring states came to the old Franklin County Veteran Memorial [...]
Sun, Apr 29 2007
4.11.2007: Letter from Ohio Deaf School Alumni Association...
Roblog Yesterday morning, there was a bunch of Sunday morning papers laying around in the breakroom at work and I just happened to read the front pages of the Columbus Dispatch for the news, then coursed through the papers for the OP-ED section for anything interesting. One article - a letter to the editors, printed as the main one of over other letters from the readers - [...]
Wed, Apr 11 2007
3.22.2007: Gallaudet's Robert Davila being...
Roblog Zena's blog posted a recent press release from Gallaudet University regarding the interim President Robert Davila. She pointed out the omission of the word, "interim" attached to the title of the President with Davila. But one key word actually stood out for me: It is with great pleasure that I invite you to join me and other members of the Board of Trustees at [...]
Thu, Mar 22 2007
3.21.2007: Joining Deaf School & Blind School...
Roblog Ann Fisher, the local columnist for the Columbus Dispatch (not deaf), wrote the today's column remarking the positive outcomes from the future merging of the Ohio School for the Deaf and the Ohio State School for the Blind. I do not read Ann Fisher's columns often but in this one, she puts a positive spin on the merging of the two schools in spite of angry or anxious [...]
Wed, Mar 21 2007
3.15.2007: "Deafness" the movie?
Roblog A recent news reported that Bond star, Daniel Craig is talking to the producers to star in a movie based on a novel by Pulitzer Prize winner Jose Saramago, titled "Blindness".Bond star Craig has eye on "Blindness". Excerpt from the article: The story chronicles an epidemic of blindness that sweeps through an unnamed contemporary city and pushes society to the brink of [...]
Thu, Mar 15 2007
3.5.2007: Through Deaf Eyes Preview Afterthought
Roblog Just came back from the Fawcett Center Auditorium for the tonight's event of Through Deaf Eyes. It was a very interesting presentation of the PBS documentary preview of "Through Deaf Eyes", soon to come on March 21st on PBS nationally. Although the documentary is actually 2 hours long, the preview was shortened to less than an hour, providing the attendees the whole [...]
Mon, Mar 05 2007
3.5.2007: Through Deaf Eyes Panel Discussion at Ohio State
Roblog Tonight, I'm attending a preview of a PBS documentary, "Through Deaf Eyes", which chronicles 200 years of deaf life in America, at the Ohio State University's Fawcett Center Auditorium. The documentary will air on March 21st nationally. The tonight's panel discussion, after the preview, will be consisted of Larry Hott, the film producer, Sara Robinson (history), [...]
Mon, Mar 05 2007
2.25.2007: For the love of 3D!
Roblog Back in 1993, in my third year at Gallaudet, I was browsing through a computer magazine and came across a very interesting article about computer-generated 3D imagery technology and its future, how it will going to revolutionize and inspire people to create 3D images themselves in the future. Of course, I was very interested in it, since I was a fine art major and [...]
Sun, Feb 25 2007
2.4.2007: Super Bowl commercials not captioned?
Roblog So far I've counted about 5 out of several Super Bowl commercials that have not been captioned since the game began, but not counting the customary network commercial promotions (usually never the case for the network promotions of TV shows). Very disappointing.The recent Coke commercial, which is a completely 3D computer generated animation, is not captioned. That's [...]
Sun, Feb 04 2007
2.2.2007: Jim Crane: Local deaf athlete in Winter...
Roblog Jim Crane, 22, a Bexley High School graduate and a Gallaudet student, is the captain of US ice hockey team playing in the 16th Winter Deaflympics 2007 at Salt Lake City, Utah. Columbus Dispatch interviewed Jim Crane not too long ago and published an article this morning: Hockey a gift for deaf athlete. I've never met Jim Crane in person but I wish him and his ice [...]
Fri, Feb 02 2007
2.1.2007: Ohio's Deaf School, Blind school as one campus?
Roblog There are plans afooting to merge Ohio School for the Deaf and the nearby Ohio State School for the Blind in the near future if state and school officials work out some deals and agree to it.Schools for deaf, blind may share new campusExcerpt:Deaf students and blind ones will share a campus if state and school officials can work out a $40 million plan to create a [...]
Thu, Feb 01 2007
1.18.2007: Deaf Anonymous Posters as Cowards? Not really.
Roblog Not too long ago, David Eberwein made quite a cheerful and thoughtful vlog about the problem with deaf/hoh anonymous posters slamming deaf bloggers and named posters. I remembered David E. from my days at Gallaudet: a cheerful, thoughtful leftist with a nice smile and a Prozac personality. I also remembered that he had a terrible tendency to go after some people, [...]
Fri, Jan 19 2007
1.16.2007: Deaf Pakistanis Run a KFC Restaurant
Roblog Thanks to Jamie Berke who discovered a rare gem today: a Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant is run by 30 deaf Pakistanis in Pakistan (although it is managed by two people who are not deaf). This is such a bright news to see coming out of Pakistan: deaf people fully capable and self-sufficient to run a busy KFC restaurant somewhere in Pakistan. I'm guessing it may be [...]
Tue, Jan 16 2007
1.10.2007: Best Roblogs of 2006
Roblog I went through most of my blogs in the past year and selected the best 13 out of 470+ blogs for your convenience or interest. Enjoy reading. 1.10.2006: A Stuffed Stromboli named Tommy DeVito3.12.2006: The Georgia Guidestones4.8.2006: Cheap Oil Ended Last Year5.11.2006: A Commentary on the Gallaudet Protest6.2.2006: How I personally selected the future President of [...]
Wed, Jan 10 2007
1.9.2007: Deafread's 2006 Blog Awards Nominations
Roblog Thanks to my old VAX nemesis, the DeafRead.com staff received his original Blog Awards and established the official DeafRead.com's 2006 Blog Awards, with a listing of nomination categories for anyone who wish to nominate a deaf-related blog. More info is there. Here's this listing of deaf blogs to start off with. The deadline for submitting the nominations is [...]
Wed, Jan 10 2007
1.5.2007: Old Deaf School to become apartment complex
Roblog Columbus Dispatch published an article this morning about Ohio's historic Deaf School becoming an upscale apartment complex soon, as a part of urban renewal plans in downtown Columbus. The old Ohio Deaf School is long since empty but the architecture and its adjoining park are too beautiful to be torn down, so the developers decided to leave the whole architecture and [...]
Fri, Jan 05 2007
12.19.2006: Web captioning software listing for deaf...
Roblog There are a growing number of deaf vlogs on the Web and it's gaining in popularity. Last May, I predicted a popular growth of deaf vlogs as a great medium of sign language communication on many different or deaf-related subjects via digital video-recording (like webcam or camcorder) instead of blogging. The rise of deaf vlogs sprung out of the nationwide protest [...]
Tue, Dec 19 2006
12.10.2006: Congratulations, Dr. Davila!
Roblog Gallaudet University Board of Trustees have selected Dr. Robert Davila to be the interim President of Gallaudet. Congratulations, Dr. Davila. I knew he is the obvious choice few days ago, but I took a wait-n-see approach to it, out of respect for Weiner and Marshall.Oops, did I let the cat outta the bag? No matter. Gallaudet got a good man with an impressive [...]
Sun, Dec 10 2006
12.6.2006: Three Finalists for the Interim Presidency of...
Roblog Gallaudet University made an official announcement today on the three finalists being considered by the Board of Trustees to become the interim president of Gallaudet while the search process for a full-time president is on-going. Of the three: Dr. Robert Davila, William J. A. Marshall and Stephen Weiner. My pick for the interim presidency of Gallaudet would be Dr. [...]
Wed, Dec 06 2006
Tent City... Hezbollah-Style, inspired by Gallaudet Tent...
Roblog In this link: Hezbollah militants and supporters set up an atypical tent city of their own to block roads that government leaders in Lebanon used for access to government offices in downtown Beirut.I wonder if Hezbollah have watched the news about Gallaudet students' protesting against Fernandes by blocking few crucial accesses to Gallaudet University and became [...]
Sat, Dec 02 2006
11.22.2006: Revelation: The Secret of Washington, DC
Roblog At last, please take the time to read and enjoy The Secret of Washington, D.C., created and written by Michael Dialessi.When I was a Gallaudet student in the early 1990s, I loved exploring certain parts of Washington, D.C. because of its unusual and very esoteric layout which was designed and engineered more than 200 years ago for the most discreet reasons only to [...]
Wed, Nov 22 2006
11.21.2006: Abrupt Climate Change
Roblog Abrupt Climate Change is something I'd read about briefly few years back until I was able to obtain a Global Business Network report published in PDF, written by Peter Schwartz and Douglas Randall, that which the Pentagon have endorsed with a certain degree of plausibility on these well-researched scenarios laid out in the report. Although, the report on abrupt [...]
Tue, Nov 21 2006
11.20.2006: It's the Sun, stupid!
Roblog To paraphrase a political quote from the early 1990s: "It's the Sun, stupid!"I am a global warming skeptic, I admit. I'm not ashamed of being a huge skeptic of human-induced global warming which I believed to be nothing more than just an inconvenient fear-mongering hoax designated to blame the reckless human race - or more squarely upon the "reckless" people of the [...]
Mon, Nov 20 2006
11.15.2006: Matt Daigle and his winning new symbol
Roblog UPDATE on the winner of the International Breast-feeding symbolDeaf artist Matt Daigle's finalist choice WON! Congratulations, Matt!Hm, when I received an email from a deaf-blind friend last week about 3 different artworks being the finalist choices for an international breast-feeding symbol, the deaf-blind friend mentioned a "deaf-blind artist" being one of the 3 [...]
Wed, Nov 15 2006
11.13.2006: David Simmons: Gallaudet's Hunger Striker
Roblog The leader of the united Gallaudet movement's hunger strikers, David Simmons, came to Columbus, Ohio last Friday evening (Nov. 10th) to speak about his experience of being on hunger strike for 17 days (with only water to drink) in a difficult protest against the former president-designate Jane K. Fernandes and the Board of Trustees. In spite of being in a [...]
Mon, Nov 13 2006
11.9.2006: The eyewitness of the tragic death of Carl Dupree
Roblog Sixteen years ago, an eyewitness saw the most tragic incident that ever happened in the history of Gallaudet University - the incident that resulted in a death of a deaf student-activist by the actions of the campus security on the scene. After learning all the facts of the incident, It had shaped the eyewitness' fundamental views of the world: ignorance begat murder. [...]
Thu, Nov 09 2006
11.8.2006: Dr. Brueggemann resigned, McCain left the BoT
Roblog This news is already out (and I still cannot blog any news or latest info from work) but here is it:The chair of the Gallaudet University board of trustees resigned last night [Tuesday], the day after Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) stepped down from the board because he disagreed with the decision to end the appointment of incoming president Jane K. Fernandes.In my [...]
Wed, Nov 08 2006
11.4.2006: Republic vs Democracy
Roblog "Democracy, in its best state, is but the politics of Bedlam; while kept chained, its thoughts are frantic, but when it breaks loose, it kills the keeper, fires the building, and perishes." ~ Fisher AmesFisher Ames was one of the founding fathers of the United States of America, a political giant and a great orator in his own right, had served as a Representative [...]
Sun, Nov 05 2006
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