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Happy International Translation Day from UMTIA!

This year, the United Nations celebrates for the first time International Translation Day. The celebration is meant as an opportunity to pay tribute to the work of language professionals, which plays an important role in bringing nations together, facilitating dialogue, understanding and cooperation, contributing to development and strengthening world peace and security. To read more… READ MORE »

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$600 UMTIA Scholarship Opportunity for Two Students

Dear Members, . UMTIA awards two scholarships each semester to individuals pursuing a post-secondary education degree in translation or interpreting in Minnesota (note that we give preference to students of languages of lesser diffusion). The deadline for fall semester applications is October 15th. . For more information, visit our Scholarship page here. . Any questions can be directed to [email protected] . Thank… READ MORE »

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When Hurricane Warnings Are Lost in Translation

When Hurricane Warnings Are Lost in Translation The Atlantic (DC) (09/08/17) Bell, Terena During the past three weeks, emergency management organizations have found their resources severely tested, especially when it comes to providing crucial information to those who do not speak English. For example, 2.6 million residents in Miami-Dade County, Florida, were in the path… READ MORE »

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My Accidental Transition from Interpreting to Translating

Check out this article on the ATA’s Interpreter Division about a Minnesota lady who attended the U of M and now works as a full-time Spanish to English translator specializing in the tourism, hospitality and airline industries.  … READ MORE »

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Summer 2017 Translators Cafe

Translators Café . UMTIA is happy to announce the continuation of our Translators Café, an opportunity for translators in the area to meet twice a year and share our experiences. This meeting of the Translators Café will have as a goal to provide the opportunity to discuss some of the issues, frustrations, and joys of being… READ MORE »

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