Deaf Studies Division in the News

2012-2013

  • Deaf celebration month draws back pride (PDF), September 20, 2012, Ohlone College Monitor - September has long been marked as Deaf Celebration Month. What started out as a Deaf Awareness week over time has increased to a month long celebration.
  • Professor unveils his new Deaf culture book (PDF), May 2, 2013, Ohlone College Monitor - The latest edition to ASL Professor Thomas K. Holcomb's list of books is "Introduction to American Deaf Culture," for which he held a book signing April 25. The signing also acted as a fundraiser for the ASL Club with the books being sold at a 20 percent discount.

2011-2012

2010-2011

  • Ohlone opens Deaf Studies Lab - September 21, 2010, Inside Bay Area - After two decades of having students practice American Sign Language using clunky VHS cassettes, Ohlone College fast-forwarded to the digital age Monday, officially opening its new Deaf Studies Lab.
  • Announcement: Grand Opening of the Deaf Studies Lab - September 20, 2010
  • Ohlone College Opens New Deaf Studies Lab - September 20, 2010 Ohlone College press release - A state-of-the-art computer lab and classroom for the Deaf Studies Division at Ohlone College officially opened its doors on Monday, September 20, 2010. Ohlone operates one of the largest and most highly respected Deaf Studies programs of any community college in the US, with almost 200 Deaf students and an additional 600 American Sign Language (ASL) students.
  • Grand Opening! Evelyn Henderson Deaf Studies Lab - September 17, 2010 Ohlone College press release - A state-of-the-art computer lab and classroom for Deaf Studies Division at Ohlone College officially opens its doors on Monday, September 20. Ohlone College has one of the largest populations of Deaf students outside of Gallaudet University, with almost 200 Deaf students plus an additional 600 ASL learners.

2009-2010

  • Ohlone gets grant for Deaf Studies Lab - March 6, 2010, Inside Bay Area - Ohlone College soon will have a new computer laboratory where American Sign Language will be the lingua franca. The college, which is home to about 200 deaf students and a 650-student Deaf Studies division, expects to open the lab by the end of this summer with a $200,000 grant from the East Bay Community Center.
  • Ohlone College Gets Grant for Deaf Studies Lab; $200,000 from EastBay Community Foundation - March 3, 2010, Ohlone College press release - A $200,000 grant from the East Bay Community Foundation (EBCF) to Ohlone College will furnish and equip a newer, more fully developed Deaf Studies/American Sign Language (ASL) Computer Laboratory at Ohlone College.
  • Deaf Taiwanese’s Photography Displayed in Deaflympics Stadium - September 7, 2009, Deaf Nation - … His goal was to become a professional photographer, so he went overseas to the United States to attend two different colleges, Ohlone College and the Academy of Arts located in the greater San Francisco bay area in California.

2008-2009

  • Genie Gertz leads workshop: Teenagers discuss ‘deafhood’ - Northwest: Students from Washington, Oregon not defined by lack of hearing - May 20, 2009, The News Tribune - "Instead of looking at what deaf people can't do, we need to look at ourselves as people who are visual, and who have a community," deaf poet and educator Ella Mae Lentz signed through an interpreter. "We need to look at ourselves in a very positive view to confirm who we are as deaf individuals." Lentz and Genie Gertz, dean of the Center for Deaf Studies at Ohlone College in Fremont, Calif., have led workshops for deaf adults around the country since 2005. Deafhood Youth Northwest on Tuesday at Mount Tahoma was their first presentation tailored to teenagers.
  • Genie Gertz: a new vision for the center - September 11, 2008, Ohlone College Monitor

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