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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 »

Related to: Education Interpreters, Greater Minnesota, Legal Interpreters, Medical Interpreters, Translators, UMTIA Event

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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A Tale of Two Fields: Doing Research on Interpreting

Ever heard the term Practisearcher?  Deborah Giustini, is a practisearcher, who both interprets and researches. To learn more, see her article, “A Tale of Two Fields: Doing Research on Interpreting” on the ATA Interpreters Division page here.  … READ MORE »

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The Tenth Standard of Practice: Don’t Be Alone With the Patient

One of the major challenges for any professional interpreter is marrying the code of ethics with realities of life. Here is a blog by one interpreter who did it: “There is no tenth standard of practice, and there is no standard that explicitly states, “Don’t be alone with the patient.” But the way interpreters and interpreter… READ MORE »

Related to: Interpreter/Translator News, Medical Interpreters

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