An all MIIS team of interpreters just finished the Clean Energy Ministerial and Mission Innovation Meeting in San Francisco. Professors Laura Burian and Barry Olsen were interpretation team leaders for this event.
There was interpretation between English and Chinese, French, Korean, Japanese and Spanish. All interpreters either are faculty or graduates of MIIS, or both.
WE have attached a group photo taken at the conclusion of the event.
Here are a couple of links with more info:The interpreters (from left to right) are:Barry Slaughter Olsen, Christiane Abel, Koko Peters, Yoko Yamamoto, Laura Burian, Stephanie Cooper, Miryoung Sohn, Leire Carbonell Aguero, Sieun Lee, and Chuanyun Bao.
Faculty Cyril Flerov attended ATA 2015 and made a presentation on Remote simultaneous Interpretation. Check out the slides here!
Best to download it and listen to wearing a headset. Then you ll understand the difference in sound quality better.
Professor Flerov will be running a full day seminar in Washington DC on December 5, Saturday, for simultaneous interpreters. Topics will include both voice training for interpreters and developing simultaneous interpretation skills and strategies. There are limited spots so hurry up! Check out the website below for more information and registration.
A divided Congress seeks Papal approval amid ongoing debate on abortion financing
Tomorrow, Francis will be welcomed by a Congress that is in constant cultural war, with Democrats longing for a Pope’s wink in the right direction, and Republicans wrinkling their noses when topics like climate change, inequality and immigration come up
di Mattia Ferraresi | 23 Settembre 2015 ore 19:45
Papa Francesco (foto LaPresse)
Washington, DC. Tomorrow, Francis will be welcomed by a Congress that is in constant cultural war, with Democrats longing for a Pope’s wink in the right direction, and Republicans wrinkling their noses when topics like climate change, inequality and immigration come up. However, these days the debate is dominated by one issue: Planned Parenthood, i.e. abortion and contraceptives.
Last week, the House passed a measure to temporarily cut off public funding to the health services organization. This one-year measure would allow the investigation of the actions brought to light after a series of videos released by a Pro-Life association went viral. The activists showed footage of Planned Parenthood executives having lunch while they discussed the use of fetal organs and tissues for medical research.
When the Planned Parenthood scandal broke worldwide, the Cardinal of Boston, Sean O’Malley, took a strong stand against the culture of abortion and the “standard practice of obtaining fetal organs”, actions that “fail to respect the humanity and dignity of human life”. O’Malley was referring to the “throwaway culture” condemned by Francis, and he recommended these issues be “the center of attention in the present public controversy”. And so it was.
Some Republicans in Congress have introduced a bill to defund Planned Parenthood, and have made this vote conditional to the passing of the budget, threatening a government shutdown, which would take effect on October 1st if no agreement is reached. This is the same strategy used in 2013 to defund Obamacare. That attempt failed, and this one risks failing too, since the divided Republicans do not have the 60 votes in the Senate necessary to pass the bill.
In the Church’s reconciling embrace so dear to Democrats, there is room for the New York Times editorial, intended to convince Pope Francis to open up to contraceptives, based on the pill’s popularity among Catholics. However, there also seems to be room for the left’s vote that has recently blocked a Senate bill, which would have banned abortions after 20 weeks.
traduzione a cura di Chiara Salce
MIIS Alum David Chiesa, who is currently working on a doctorate at Georgia State University, was recently featured in an article published on the website of the US Embassy in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. He was recognized as the first English Language Specialist to be hosted by Mongolia as he led a month-long TESOL training for Fulbright English Teaching Assistants (ETAs). You can read the full story here.
Adjunct faculty member Cyril Flerov will be conducting a one-day seminar on Saturday October 24 from 9am to 5pm (lunch included) in Vancouver, BC. Topics will include voice training and deconstruction of simultaneous interpretation skills as well as strategies in simultaneous interpretation.
For information on tickets and registration please check out the following website!