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2016 TOMODACHI Daiwa House Student Leadership Conference

UNC Charlotte Participants
November 29, 2016
2016 TOMODACHI Daiwa House Student Leadership Conference III held in Washington, D.C. October 20th-23rd. The U.S.-Japan Council and the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo, under the auspices of the TOMODACHI Initiative held the TOMODACHI Daiwa House Student Leadership Conference from October 20 to 23rd, 2016 at Washington D.C. The theme of the conference was "Exploring U.S.-Japan Relations...

Third Annual Multilingual Poetry Slam features Spanish, Hindi, Yiddish, and Spanish Translation

Svanny Wong wins Best Performance
November 2, 2016
If you're familiar with the concept of a "poetry slam," imagine the same with performances in languages other than English.  UNC Charlotte students performed original poems with in foreign languages at this year's Third Annual Multilingual Poetry Slam, held in the Cone After Hours space.  Over 100 students and faculty attended this year's event that was sponsored by the Department with...

Department holds its first International Translation Day Mini-conference

Presenters and Attendees for the 2016 International Translation Day Conference
October 6, 2016
The need for translators worldwide has not decreased.  There is a growing need for collaboration and interaction among translators worldwideIn a world where communication via many formats is ever-increasing.  It seems fitting that the Department of Languages and Culture Studies should recognize the importance of translators and of the profession by celebrating International Translation...

Translation in 2016: How UNC Charlotte prepares Translation Professionals

Dr. Rodriguez presents McKenzie Gatz from SDL
September 28, 2016
In a world where information flows so freely and via so many platforms, translation professionals have never been busier as the communication demands of a global economy increase.  The demand is clear, but how  do universities like UNC Charlotte play a role in meeting such needs?  What tools and experiences are necessary to prepare future translators and interpreters?  How...

Study Abroad Fair Invites Students to Explore the Global Classroom

View of 2016 Study Abroad Fair
September 22, 2016
While UNC Charlotte students gain great insight into world culture, politics, and economics from classes held on campus and online, the faculty in the Department of Languages and Culture Studies agree that nothing can compare to the lessons learned from study abroad experiences.  The Annual Study Abroad Fair was held in the Barnhardt Student Activity Center, and offered students...