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Oct
2
Fri
Translation & Interpretation Workshop Series 2020-2021 @ Online
Oct 2 @ 10:30 am – 3:00 pm

 Dear Members of MSU Language Learning Communities,

 

MSU has organized a Translation and Interpretation Workshop series with three sessions and an expert roundtable in FS20 and a faculty roundtable discussion in SS21. Each workshop includes a language neutral section where general aspects of translation and interpretation will be discussed and a section dealing with translation/interpretation of one of these languages: Japanese, French, or Spanish. Even if you do not speak those languages, everyone will be able to attend the language neutral portion of each workshop. Each workshop will be three hours long (1.5 hours for non-language specific audiences and 1.5 hours for target-specific languages).

 

The language neutral workshop will be organized around four key issues:

(1) Navigating the paths to becoming a professional translator/interpreter

(2) Scoping the field and its future

(3) Learning strategies and methodologies for translation and interpretation

(4) Identifying resources for the translating and interpreting profession.

 

The language specific workshop will be a hands-on workshop focusing mainly on translation and interpretation strategies and methodologies for those languages.

 

Series Overview (detailed information about each event available in the event flyer attached)

Workshop I with Dr. Lili Selden (Oct. 2, 2020): (Japanese)
Workshop II with Ms. Caitilin Walsh (Oct. 9, 2020): (French)
Conversation with Workshop Leaders (Oct. 16, 2020): Japanese, French, and Spanish
Workshop III with Dr. Kelly Washbourne (Nov. 6, 2020): (Spanish)
MSU Faculty Roundtable (Jan. 29, 2021)

Please take a look at the event flyer and register at your earliest convenience, but no later than September 25 for the first workshop. You can register for all the events now by clicking on the link below.

https://msu.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3rPgs5IOYdAsRGR

We will send out Zoom & D2L invitations to those who will have completed the registration by the suggested deadline.

 

If you have any questions, please contact the workshop organizers:

Catherine Ryu (ryuc@msu.edu) for the Oct. 2 workshop (Japanese)

Valentina Denzel (vdenzel@msu.edu) for the Oct. 9 workshop (French)

Miguel Cabañas (mcabanas@msu.edu) for the Nov. 6 workshop (Spanish)

We are looking forward to seeing you at the (virtual) events!

T & I Workshop Team
Catherine, Valentina, and Miguel
Oct
29
Thu
W.E.B. Du Bois on Latin America and the Caribbean – Live Event
Oct 29 @ 3:00 pm

W.E.B. Du Bois on Latin America and the Caribbean – Live Event

Join the event on Youtube or Facebook on Oct 29 @ 3:00 pm EST

Moderators: Leonora Paula (English) and Rashida Harrison (James Madison)

Speakers Agustin Lao-Montes (University of Massachusetts–Amherst), Juliana Góes (University of Massachusetts-Amherst), and Jorge Daniel Vásquez (Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador/University of Massachusetts-Amherst) will explore W.E.B. Du Bois’s relation to Latin America and the Caribbean, focusing on his research and writings about the Americas – specifically Brazil, Cuba, and Haiti, as well as his interventions as a public intellectual and political activist. The speakers will also engage the contemporary relevance of Du Bois’s epistemic and political legacies to current debates around Epistemologies of the Global South, Post/Decolonial Critique, Africana Critical Theory, Diaspora Studies, and the Du Boisian Turn in Sociology.

 

Shifting classroom goals and expectations @ Zoom
Oct 29 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Shifting classroom goals and expectations @ Zoom

Educators from all levels, backgrounds, and content areas are welcome to join a discussion on how they have had to change course objectives and expectations for  students during COVID-19 online teaching.  Time will be allotted for small group discussions for educators to share their own new practices and gain ideas from others. The last 15 minutes will be reserved to hear from attendees on new perspectives they will incorporate into their classrooms, lingering questions and doubts on online success, and comments from novice and veteran educators.

Please share within your networks! This event will not be recorded.

Register for Zoom link at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/shifting-classroom-goals-and-expectations-tickets-125047148387

Nov
4
Wed
La Intervención Conocida como Lenguaje Inclusivo: Recurso Retórico-discursivo de Varias Luchas – Santiago Kalinowski @ Online
Nov 4 @ 5:00 pm

Join invited speaker Santiago Kalinowski on Wednesday, Nov 4, 5:00 PM (EST) for a discussion on inclusive language. Dr. Kalinowski, is a faculty member of the Department of Philosophy and Letters at University of Buenos Aires and the Director of the Linguistics and Philological Research Department at Academia Argentina de Letras. His work focuses primarily on lexicography, corpus linguistics and language dissemination. This event will be in Spanish.

This event is part of the Inclusive Spanish Series, organized by RCS professors Alejandra Márquez and Silvina Bongiovanni and the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS). This series of 3 events will explore the development and use of inclusive language in Latin America, focusing on local debates, steps being taken, challenges, and ideas emerging from different Spanish speaking countries.

Nov
5
Thu
El genérico masculino nos incluye a todos… no, espera, a ti no. @ Online
Nov 5 @ 5:00 pm

 

Join invited speaker Tamara De Anda Prieto, also known as Plaqueta on Thursday, Nov 5, 5:00 PM (EST). Tamara is a journalist, feminist and activist. She participates in the feminist comedy collective “Standuperras”. She is the co-author of the books #AmigaDateCuenta (2018) and #TuBarrioTeRespalda (2020). This event will be in Spanish.

This event is part of the Inclusive Spanish Series, organized by RCS professors Alejandra Márquez and Silvina Bongiovanni and the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS). This series of 3 events will explore the development and use of inclusive language in Latin America, focusing on local debates, steps being taken, challenges, and ideas emerging from different Spanish speaking countries.

Nov
6
Fri
Workshop #3 of the Inaugural Interlingual Translation & Interpretation Series with Dr. Kelly Washbourne @ Online
Nov 6 @ 11:00 am – 3:30 pm

COMING UP! You can still register to our third workshop of the series in November!

Workshop III with Dr. Kelly Washbourne (Nov. 6, 2020): Spanish-English, 11:00 am-3:30 pm (lunch break 12:30-2:00 pm)

 Please register for this workshop at:

https://msu.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3rPgs5IOYdAsRGR

If you have not done so already, please self-enroll in our D2L page as soon as possible. We have materials and important information there.

For MSU Members with MSU email accounts: https://apps.d2l.msu.edu/selfenroll/course/1207136

Participants who are not part of the MSU community are invited to first visit the following website to create a guest account: https://community.idm.msu.edu/

It takes about 15 to 20 minutes to get your account activated. Once activated, please enroll in using the link to D2L provided above.

Nov
18
Wed
When they woke up, their génerx was still there – Ártemis López @ Online
Nov 18 @ 4:00 pm

Invited speaker Ártemis López (they/elle) is a PhD Candidate in Linguistics at the Universidade de Vigo.  Ártemis will review the current linguistic strategies for non-binary Spanish and they will discuss different ways these same strategies lend themselves to linguistic activism.

This event is part of the Inclusive Spanish Series, organized by RCS professors Alejandra Márquez and Silvina Bongiovanni and the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS). This series of 3 events will explore the development and use of inclusive language in Latin America, focusing on local debates, steps being taken, challenges, and ideas emerging from different Spanish speaking countries.

Nov
20
Fri
Crisis Conversations: ¿Qué está pasando en Perú? @ Online
Nov 20 @ 4:00 pm

 

Given the political crisis and social unrest in Perú, Bruno Takahashi (Journalism), Rael Silva (CLACS, Wayka Peru), Claudia Berríos-Brown (RCS) and Rocio Quispe-Agnoli have put together a panel to talk with three Peruvian experts about present and future of the country. The flyer’s photo was taken from one of last week’s protests.

It will be in Spanish and transmitted live in CLACS channels:

Viernes, 20 de noviembre de 2020, 4:00 PM (EDT/Perú)

Panelistas: Indira Huilca, Claudia Cisneros y Hugo Perea.

Moderan: Bruno Takahashi y R. Quispe-Agnoli

Enlaces

YouTube: youtu.be/knhUVnN5m5U

Los invitamos a este evento con los expertos analistas Indira Huilca (Socióloga y ex-congresista del Perú), Claudia Cisneros (Periodista y Comunicadora) y Hugo Perea (Economista Jefe, BBVA-Peru) quiénes hablarán de la situación política actual del Perú, un país que ha tenido cuatro presidentes en un mismo periodo presidencial (2016-2020), incluyendo a Manuel Merino, quien renunció al cargo de mandatario en menos de una semana de ser nombrado y Francisco Sagasti, el nuevo presidente elegido por el Congreso el 16 de noviembre del 2020.

Feb
25
Thu
Cultivating Early Multilingualism: A Global View of Advocacy and Research @ Online
Feb 25 @ 11:00 am

Cultivating Early Multilingualism: 

A Global View of Advocacy and Research 

Thursday, February 25 

11am EST / 5pm CET / 6pm SAST 

Free registration 

Join us for a panel disucussion with Johanna Barrantes, Isabelle Barth, Annick De Houwer, and Lisa Treffry-Goatley on their association work, research, and advocacy in early multilingualism and multilingual education. The panel will be held on Thursday, February 25 at 11am EST/5pm CET/6pm SAST on Zoom, where speakers will discuss their association work and research in the European, South African, and U.S. contexts. Time will be reserved at the end for audience engagement through comments and questions.

Those interested can follow this link to register for free or contact Meagan Driver at driverme@msu.edu to receive the Zoom link. The event is sponsored by the Department of Romance and Classical Studies and the Second Language Studies Program. The full flyer can be viewed and downloaded here. Please share within your networks!

Cultivating Early Multilingualism: a Global View of Advocacy and Research. Happening 2/25/2021 at 11am EST.
Cultivating Early Multilingualism: a Global View of Advocacy and Research. Happening 2/25/2021 at 11am EST.
Panel Presentations & Discussion: Cultivating Early Multilingualism: A Global View of Advocacy and Research @ Panel Discussion
Feb 25 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

The Department of Romance and Classical Studies and the Second Language Studies Program at Michigan State University are pleased to welcome Johanna Barrantes, Isabelle Barth, Annick De Houwer, and Lisa Treffry-Goatley for a panel discussion on their association work, research, and advocacy in early multilingualism and multilingual education. The panel will be held on Thursday, February 25 at 11am EST/5pm CET/6pm SAST on Zoom, where speakers will discuss their association work and research in the European, South African, and U.S. contexts. Time will be reserved at the end for audience engagement through comments and questions. Those interested can follow this link to register for free or contact Meagan Driver at driverme@msu.edu to receive the Zoom link.

CultivatingEarlyMultilingualismMSU2021