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Diane Wiener Appointed Director for new Disability Cultural Center

The Division of Student Affairs has appointed Diane R. Wiener as the first director of SU’s new Disability Cultural Center. Wiener will begin on Oct. 17. “Dr. Wiener is to fill an...
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Disability Cultural Center to open on SU campus in Fall 2011

Syracuse University continues to be a national leader in higher education as it will open the doors to a Disability Cultural Center in the fall of 2011. This groundbreaking center...
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Michael Gill: Change Doesn’t Come Overnight

But it certainly happens more quickly if you surround yourself with revolutionary thinkers. That’s one of the reasons Michael Gill, associate professor of disability studies, decided to take his teaching...
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Syracuse Symposium to Host Disability, Transformative Justice Organizer Feb. 7-8

Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha explores ‘Belonging’ theme through storytelling, social activism Syracuse Symposium continues its yearlong examination of “Belonging” with a mini-residency by acclaimed writer, educator, and disability and transformative justice organizer Leah...
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‘Imaging Disability in Film’ series to be presented as part of SYRFILMFEST’11, Oct. 15

As part of the internationally renowned Syracuse International Film Festival (SYRFILMFEST), the Syracuse University Center on Human Policy, Law and Disability Studies will sponsor a series of disability-themed films and discussions on...
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Center on Human Policy celebrated its 40th anniversary during a two day conference event

On November 11-12, 2011, the Center on Human Policy (CHP) celebrated its 40th anniversary with a two day symposium held at Syracuse’s Crown Plaza Hotel. The Center was established in...
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Syracuse University School of Education Announces New Faculty Appointments

Syracuse University’s School of Education announces the appointment of five new faculty members, who officially began their new positions in August 2015: Michael Gill (disability studies) Eunjung Kim (cultural foundations...
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Deep Roots in Disability at Syracuse University

Since the 1940s, Syracuse University has been a leader in research, training, and advocacy efforts in disability Rights and Disability Studies. “If we have learned one thing from the civil...
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Being Fat, Being Disabled and Doing Things That Feel Good

In his research, Mike Gill, associate professor of disability studies in the department of Cultural Foundations of Education in the School of Education, references an episode of the public radio...
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Student Author Challenges Perceptions in ‘I, Too, Am a Dancer!’

Kanisha L. Ffriend ’16 tells the story of “Anika” in her new book, I,Too, Am a Dancer! Anika is a young girl of color who is hard of hearing and...
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