Connecticut Deaf Expo

Saturday, October 14, 2017
Greenwich Civic Center: 90 Harding Road, Old Greenwich, CT 06870

The second annual Connecticut Deaf Expo connects you to the products, people, and knowledge that will make a positive impact on your business, events, exhibits and demonstration as they happen!

The Importance of Being Earnest (ASL Interpreted Performance)

Saturday, October 14, 2017 from 2:00-4:00PM
Storrs Campus, Harriet S. Jorgensen Theatre

There is no wit quite like Wilde. In The Importance of Being Earnest, Oscar Wilde blends the absurdities of farce with the sharp critique of social satire, creating on of the most highly regarded comedies of all time. The play follows the double lives of Jack Worthing and Algernon Moncrieff, men who invest circumstances that give them excuses to escape the strictures of family, duty, and social responsibility. But once you begin lying, how do you know when to stop? As each man’s romantic interest becomes entangled in the web of fantasies and deceits, Wilde’s characters find themselves in a dizzying world in which “the truth is rarely pure and never simple.”
Tickets are available now.

Contact Information: Matthew Pugliese (860) 486-4799

Supporting the Language and Literacy Learning of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students

Friday, October 13, 2017 from 11:30AM-3:00PM.
Storrs Campus, Gentry 144.

The Neag School of Education’s Reading and Language Arts Center is hosting an afternoon with Dr. Susan Easterbooks, Co-PI Center for Literacy and Deafness. Dr. Easterbooks will provide an overview of research related to the following instructional approaches: foundations for literacy, vocabulary 4 success, and fingerspelling our way to literacy. The event being open to those interested in supporting the language and literacy development of Deaf and Hard of Hearing students using ASL and/or listening and spoken language. The event will also provide an opportunity for the teachers of the deaf to network and talk with each other.
The afternoon includes lunch, keynote, and discussion. The event is free for UConn faculty, staff, and students. Cost is $20 per person for community members. Deadline to register is Oct. 1. For information and to register, visit

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