MIIS Professor Cyril Flerov has recently published an article on the AIIC webpage. The article is titled “The mirror is originally clean”: Simultaneous interpreting as a form of dynamic mediation. To read the article visit: http://aiic.net/page/6993
MIIS Professor Jinhuei Dai has recently published a book. It is titled Life, Cognition and Teaching Chinese. The book has 17 chapters: (1) Life, Cognition and Teaching Languages, (2) Categorization, (3) Prominence, (4) Perspective, (5) Instantiation, (6) Cognition and Grammar Instruction: BA Construction, (7) Cognition and Semantics, (8) Cognition and Pragmatics, (9) Metaphor and Cognition, (10) Cognition and Mental Space Theory, (11) Eastern and Western Ways of Thinking, (12) Personhood and Human Rights, (13) Cognition and Teaching Chinese Characters, (14) Cognition and Curriculum Design, (15) Cognition and Digital Instructional Design, (16) Chinese Heritage Language Education: Motivation and Cognition, and (17) The Journey to the Way. Each chapter starts with a photo or picture in life and a quote in English to relate our life to teaching and theories, then followed a section of relating teaching to cognitive linguistics and cognition in general.
Congratulations Professor Dai!
You can read some of Professor Dai’s book (in Chinese) here.
MIIS Faculty Lisa Donohoe Luscombe has recently been published. The article is called Language and identity in a post-Soviet world: language of education and linguistic identity among Azerbaijani students.
Lisa’s article was published by the journal, Nationalities Paper: The Journal of Nationalism and Ethnicity, and can be found at this link: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/.VADD89JdXcg#.VADH8tJdXcg
Professor Anthony Pym will give two lectures next month.
Ohio State University
Lecture and workshop on translation as a model for the revitalization of the humanities
Shanghai University of Finance and Economics
Lecture on cognitive research on translation processes
Professor Holly Mikkelson and Professor Barry Olsen were mentioned by Marjory Bancroft in INTERSECT of their translation of From Paris to Nuremberg: The Birth of Conference Interpreting by Jesús Baigorri-Jalón (translated by Holly Mikkelson and Barry Olsen), John Benjamins, 2014.
View the e-newsletter here http://archive.constantcontact.com/fs193/1103067601986/archive/1117763365315.html
MIIS Prof. Sabino Morera met with his former professor and friend, Luis Guillermo Solís, who is now the President of Costa Rica.
The newly elected President of Costa Rica was in San Jose, California, June 9th to speak about how his country has evolved into a high technology leader in Latin America. The title of his talk was “A Competitive Hub for High-Tech Manufacturing and Services in Latin America.” He touched upon the priorities that his administration will undertake to continue to provide and enable the right business climate in Costa Rica while fostering foreign direct investment.
Professor Barry Olsen and Professor Laura Burian demonstrate the power of human cognition as they explain the subtle but important differences between professional translators and interpreters with assistance from Miguel Garcia (French), Weihao Zhang (Chinese) and Beatriz Rodriguez (Spanish). Click here to watch the video clip.
MIIS Professor Michel Gueldry has had, and continues to have, a very busy semester. As a French language studies professor at MIIS, Gueldry specializes in international relations and sustainability studies. Just this year, Gueldry has completed and submitted three articles for publication: a new research paper entitled “Energy and Climate Change: The Emergence of an Overarching Security Nexus,” an essay entitled “Personal Transformation and Worldly Engagement: When Mindfulness Meets the Market,” and a paper entitled “Ecological Economics: An Alternative Grand Narrative for Capitalism and a Blueprint for a Sustainable Economy.”
Besides submitting three papers for publication, Gueldry will participate in Peter Fordos‘ student weekend workshop, “Intercultural Competence for Sustainability,” on March 29. His contribution to this workshop is a segment called “How to Communicate Climate Change for Diverse Audiences: Engaging Stakeholders across Professional Cultures.” On April 8, Gueldry will also co-teach a workshop for students with CACS Advisor Edy Rhodes. The workshop is called “Emotional Intelligence: The Tip of the Iceberg.”
Gueldry’s busy schedule will continue into the summer. He will teach three panels at the University of Leipzig, Germany, in July 2014: one on energy policy, one on narratives of capitalism, and one on personal transformation and professional growth.
Professor Anna Vassilieva was interviewed on Al Jazeera America for her thoughts on the current situation in Ukraine. Click here to watch the news clip.
Prof. Laura Burian of the Chinese T&I Program spent her spring break interpreting for the First Lady Michelle Obama on a visit to China. Click here to read more.