Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Mali Signs Project Graduate/Aide in the News!

Deaf Student from Mali Overcomes Obstacles to Education



Washington — One student entering Gallaudet University this fall already has accomplished the near-impossible. Mali’s Dana Benjamin Diarra overcame daunting obstacles, his hard work and persistence opening the door to a university education. Diarra is now a student at Gallaudet, the world’s only university designed specifically to provide equal access to education for the deaf.

Read more at America.gov.

Friday, May 28, 2010

CGI U 2010 Meeting

Three UT for REED Commitments were accepted to the CGIU 2010 Meeting in Miami, FL:
Eight REED members traveled to Miami for the conference and the Mali Signs Project was recognized in a Progress Report video!

CGI U 2010 Progress Report: Mali Signs Project from Clinton Global Initiative on Vimeo.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Daily Texan Article


Clinton forum spurs youth to create positive change
By Madeeha Khursheed, Daily Texan Staff

This weekend, several UT students will attend the third annual Clinton Global Initiative University conference, which seeks to help youth make a positive difference in the world.
The conference will be held April 16-18 at the University of Miami and will bring together more than 1,000 college students and nearly 100 university presidents, along with professors, activists, business leaders, political figures and celebrities. The conference will encourage action by today’s youth on global challenges, such as accessibility to education, poverty alleviation, the environment, public health, and peace and human rights. Student attendees pledged to take specific actions to solve a problem when they applied to participate

UT for Rural Enhancement through Education and Design, a student group that facilitates health care in developing countries, is sending eight members as University representatives and hopes to gain ideas and resources for its cause. ...[read the rest of the article here]