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From left to right: Cricia Lee (CI 2008), Prof. Laura Burian, Céline Colvin (CI 2007 and adjunct in TIFR last year), Prof. Christiane Abel, Prof. Barry Olsen

MIIS T&I Faculty at the GLACIER Conference

Prof. Christiane Abel, Prof. Laura Burian, and Prof. Barry Olsen are currently interpreting for the GLACIER Conference in Anchorage, Alaska, with Secretary Kerry and President Obama among the speakers.

The Conference on Global Leadership in the Arctic: Cooperation, Innovation, Engagement and Resilience, or GLACIER, will highlight international and domestic priorities in the Arctic. The Department of State hosted GLACIER in Anchorage, Alaska on August 31st.

From left to right: Cricia Lee (CI 2008), Prof. Laura Burian, Céline Colvin (CI 2007 and adjunct in TIFR last year), Prof. Christiane Abel, Prof. Barry Olsen.

MIIS Professor Jinhuei Dai published


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.

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Congratulations Professor Dai!


You can read some of Professor Dai’s book (in Chinese) here.

MIIS Faculty Lisa Donohoe published

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. 

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Lisa’s article was published by the journal, Nationalities Paper: The Journal of Nationalism and Ethnicity, and can be found at this link:

Congratulations Lisa!


Prof. Holly Mikkelson and Prof. Barry Olsen in INTERSECT e-newsletter

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

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MIIS Professor meets with President of Costa Rica

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.