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  • We are OPEN and working remotely!

    The Translation Center is open and working remotely during COVID-19 university-related closures. Please contact us via email at We will do our best to deliver translations related to COVID-19 announcements as fast as we can. Interpreters can work via phone, Zoom, and other remote connections. Thank you, be safe, and stay healthy!

  • Letter of Solidarity and Anti-Racism by Julie C. Hayes, former Dean of HFA

    Thanks to the work of the dedicated faculty and staff of the Translation Center, this message has been translated into eleven languages from English: Arabic, Cape Verdean, Chinese, Haitian Creole, Korean, Italian, Nepali, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, and Vietnamese. This selection of languages represents the languages most often requested by UMass HR and the most common languages in our area. (All translations available at the link above.)

  • Celebrating 40+ Years

    Since 1979, the Translation Center has been providing translation services to individuals, small businesses, large companies, non-profit organizations, educational institutions, museums and many others near and far. Thanks to our resources and networks, we work with over 80 languages. We are a non-profit and proceeds are reinvested in teaching, research, and other educational activities.

  • Interpreters and Translators in Education Workshop Series

    Since Fall 2018, the Translation Center has provided training to almost 200 school employees in our interpreter and translator in education workshop series. The workshop series is taught by UMass faculty and selected translators and interpreters with notable experience in school settings. The Daily Hampshire Gazette reported on the workshop series during our first Fall. We offer this training to districts, schools, and individuals.

  • 40 Years of Translation Scholarship (1979-2019)

    The exhibit "On and In Translation: A Display of Translation Scholarship by UMASS Faculty" was curated by one of our graduate students. It features the book covers and descriptions of 90 publications from 1979 to 2019 of translation scholarship at our university. The exhibit is available as posts on our Facebook page.

  • Student Engagement

    The Translation Center provides employment opportunities for students. They work closely with the Center's project managers on specific assignments and occasionally participate in the translation process as translators or reviewers. They also work with the Director on special projects and provide administrative support. Thanks to their time with us, students gain valuable professional experience and develop a deep awareness of responsible language use. 


  • Arts Night: Dickinson In Translation (November)

    On Thursday, November 5, the Translation Center, in partnership with the Emily Dickinson Museum, hosted an online presentation of multilingual readings and short discussions on translating Dickinson’s words. Our featured translators were Adalberto Müller (Brazil) and Marcel Riera (Catalonia)

    Watch a recording of the event.

Image of Herter Hall in autumn at sunset.

The Translation Center offers translation- and interpreting-related services that exhibit a deep understanding of and care for language. We benefit from being part of a rigorous academic setting that is connected to scholarship, professional organizations, a rich network of translators, and a unique international community. The Translation Center is a non-profit organization. Proceeds are reinvested in teaching, research, and other activities.

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Translation as Queer Methodology

7:05 pm to 8:45 pm

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For comprehensive resources and updates regarding the University's response to COVID-19, please visit the UMass Amherst Coronavirus website.

The Translation Center is part of a dynamic community. At the University of Massachusetts Amherst and the nearby colleges, many faculty either translate themselves or publish about translation phenomena. The same faculty usually offer undergraduate and graduate courses on translation. The Translation Center is proud to sponsor translation- and language-related activities at UMASS and the Colleges!

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