Author Archives: Jeffrey Fowler

Two Publications by Visiting Professor Scott Myers

Scott E. Myers, visiting professor for the Chinese Translation and Interpretation department has two publications (English translations of Chinese texts) that came out this Fall:

The first is “Practicing Cheer: The Diary of a Low-Level Supervisor at a Walmart China Store,” which appears in Walmart in China, an edited volume from ILR Press (an imprint of Cornell University Press). Practicing Cheer is an English translation of the diary of a Walmart employee in China. It appears alongside an introduction coauthored by Professor Myers and Anita Chan, the editor of the book.

The second publication is an excerpt of Scott Myers’ English translation of Beijing Comrades, a contemporary Chinese novel by Bei Tong. This translation appears in the current issue of UCLA-based Amerasia Journal. Written in 1998, Beijing Comrades is mainland China’s first modern gay novel as well as its first e-novel. This translation is also preceded by an introduction written by the translator (Professor Myers).

Congratulations to Professor Myers for these accomplishments.

MIIS Professors Present at Foreign Language Association Conference!

Our very own MIIS professors Pablo Oliva and Vicki Porras presented at The Foreign Language Association of North Carolina Conference in Winston Salem, NC on October 13th and 14th.

The topic of their workshop was content based instruction: the use of authentic materials, scaffolding activities and assessment in the foreign language class. Examples of activities were drawn from graduate school and summer intensive language programs (Spanish).

ATA 52nd Annual Conference Registration Begins

The ATA 52nd Annual Conference will be held at Marriott Copley Place in Boston, Massachusetts from October 26th-29th 2011.

More than 1,500 translators, interpreters, project managers, and company owners will attend ATA’s 52nd Annual Conference.

The opportunity to network with this many colleagues only happens once a year.  Don’t miss it!

Register now to SAVE!  Fees increase 17% on OCTOBER 15.


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TESOL Travel Grants

One more benefit to being a TESOL International Association member:

Did you know that the TESOL  International Association offers two awards that are specifically for graduate students? You are invited to apply! The recipient gets a stipend and free convention registration.

The Marckwardt Travel Grants assist graduate students traveling to a TESOL convention. The grants include $500 and free convention registration. All TESOL members who are graduate students in TESOL/TFL programs worldwide are eligible to apply.

The Ruth Crymes Fellowship supports recent or current graduate students who are developing projects with direct application to ESOL language classroom instruction. The recipient receives $1,500 and free convention registration for a subsequent year, when the project is presented. All TESOL members who are or have been enrolled within the past year in a TESOL or TEFL graduate program that prepares teachers to teach ESOL are eligible to apply for this fellowship.
For more information about eligibility and other TESOL awards, please go to the TESOL Awards and Grants Web page or contact

Deadline: November 1, 2011