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2:5 Monday, May 8, 2000

Memorial Service for William C. Stokoe

As many of you know William C. Stokoe, founder of the modern study of sign language and Professor Emeritus at Gallaudet University, passed away last month after a long illness. A memorial service for Dr. Stokoe will be held Wednesday, May 10, 2000 in Chapel Hall on the Gallaudet University campus from 4-6 p.m. Click here to read an obituary written by Dr. Stokoe's colleague David Armstrong. All are invited to attend the ceremony.

Harry Lang's A Phone of Our Own is the recipient of distinguished recommendations on two fronts. Publisher's Weekly calls Lang's book "inspiring" in its March 13 edition while Booklist's April 15 issue states "this account chronicles a most important leap for deaf communication from the 1960s through the 1990s, of which many of the hearing population are unaware." Read Chapter One: A Chance Encounter.

Editor Irene Leigh's recent collection of essays and research by leading psychologists, Psychotherapy with Deaf Clients from Diverse Groups, was favored by a very strong review in the March 2000 issue of Readings: A Journal of Reviews and Commentary in Mental Health: "A wealth of valuable information is provided by 26 creative clinicians in this compilation, which successfully conveys the needs and therapeutic experiences of deaf people from different groups who have a variety of problems." Read this review.

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