By Selena Stevens
lectures will be held Oct. 11 and Oct. 18 in the Student
5, 2001 (Lexington, Ky.) --
A lecture series accompanying "History Through Deaf
Eyes" at the University of Kentucky will highlight
members of Kentucky's deaf community.
Through Deaf Eyes" features photographs, objects,
replicas, text and an interactive DVD that highlight
the little known history of deaf Americans. A section
specific to Kentucky's deaf heritage is part of the
exhibit was organized by Gallaudet University, a college
for the deaf and hearing-impaired, in Washington,
D.C. The exhibit is open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday
through Saturday through Nov. 3 in the UK Student
Center's Rasdall Gallery.
exhibit and lecture series are hosted by UK and the
Kentucky School for the Deaf in Danville. The lectures
will be held in the Student Center Theatre at 7 p.m.
each Thursday in October. The gallery will be open
additionally from 6:30 to 9 p.m. during the Thursday
scheduled lectures are:
Oct. 11: Robin Santa-Teresa, Jerri La Favers and Clyde
Mohan with Bobbie Beth Scoggins, executive director,
Kentucky Commission on the Deaf and Hard of Hearing,
Oct. 18: Interview with exhibit curator, historian,
special assistant to the Gallaudet University president
and author Jack Gannon, "Deaf Heritage by a Deaf Historian,"
with Harvey Corson, superintendent, Kentucky School
of the Deaf. o Oct. 25: Sam Sapulla, "Name Signs and
Their Role in the Deaf Community." Interpreters, assistive
listening devices and captions will be provided.
Through Deaf Eyes" was made possible by a major grant
from the National Endowment for the Humanities and
support from The Motorola Foundation, The John S.
and James L. Knight Foundation, The Rockefeller Foundation,
SBC Foundation and the BFGoodrich Foundation.