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Get lost in translation

Friday is International Translation Day, and here is a perfect way to celebrate.

By Lindsey Coulter

September 27, 2018

Students at translation week eventHaving already honored quirky “holidays” such as National Eat an Extra Dessert Day (Sept. 4) and National Talk Like a Pirate Day (Sept. 19), Metropolitan State University of Denver rounds out the month by celebrating the art and science of translation.

Sept. 28 is International Translation Day, which aims to raise awareness of the translation and interpretation professions. The event was first honored on the Auraria Higher Education Campus in 2017 with the inaugural Translation/Interpreting Colloquium, which attracted dozens of students and faculty as well as language aficionados from across metro Denver.

This year’s event promises to be better and broader. Certified translators, interpreters and leaders in the global translation and interpreting industry will share their experiences, and sessions will focus on topics such as subtitling, Japanese anime and conference interpreting. The keynote address, “Careers for Translators, Interpreters and Other Language Lovers in the 21st Century,” will be delivered by Corinne McKay, president of the American Translators Association, at 1 p.m.

“Presentations are in English, and anyone interested in languages is encouraged to attend,” said Wendy Gallagher, coordinator of the Translation Certificate Program. “It’s going to be a lot of fun!”

Additionally, the Colorado Translators Association will honor three MSU Denver Spanish Major + Translation Certificate students with a financial award to attend the national ATA Conference in October.

All Translation/Interpreting Colloquium sessions are free and open to the public. The event runs from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Multicultural Lounge (Tivoli Student Union 261).

Questions about the event can be directed to Gallagher.

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