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  • Call for Artwork

    Proposals for the next Translation Art exhibition at the UMass Amherst Translation Center (Herter Annex 17) are due Monday, February 12, 2024.  Click here to submit a proposal.
     
    Currently on view is Moving Sketches, Moving Translations (2022) by Sarah Aldawood (Comparative Literature).

  • 2024 Workshops for School Interpreters and Translators

    Since Fall 2018, the Translation Center has provided workshops for almost 800 public school staff members on the foundational skills of interpreting and translation. These educational opportunities are for districts, schools, and individuals. Read about our work with the MA Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. Learn about our Spring 2024 workshop series.

     

  • Celebrating 40+ Years

    Since 1979, the Translation Center has been providing multilingual services to clients and partners locally and beyond. We work with translators, interpreters, and other language professionals at the University, in the region, and from all over the world. Our experienced project managers oversee assignments and supervise university student assistants. Proceeds support educational and outreach initiatives to bring awareness to issues of language related to inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility.

  • 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. 

     

  • Celebrate Translators

    A celebration of literary translators and Dr. Edwin Gentzler's enduring dedication to and continued support of translation featuring Massachusetts translators Catherine Ciepiela, Michael Favala Goldman, and Marc Vincenz.

News

The Translation Center Continues to Help Public Schools Improve Language Access Services

February 24, 2023

This winter, more than 100 bilingual public-school employees successfully completed either the Interpreter and Translator in Education Workshop Series or the Interpreting for Special Education...

Ukrainian War Poem Poster Project Supports Language Services for Newcomers | UMass Amherst

January 24, 2023

Regina Galasso, director of the Translation Center and associate professor in the Spanish and Portuguese Studies Program, partnered with John Hennessy, senior lecturer in English, to create a...

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Since 1979, the Translation Center has been providing multilingual services from a research university connected to scholarship, professional organizations, and an international community. We work with translators, interpreters, and other language professionals at the University, in the region, and from all over the world to create solutions that serve the needs of our partners locally and beyond. Our experienced project managers oversee assignments and supervise university student assistants. Students also work with our leadership on special projects. Students gain invaluable exposure to the fast-growing language services industry. Proceeds support educational and outreach initiatives to bring awareness to issues of language related to inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility.

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Events

Mar
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Translation Close-up Series: Curating a Catalan Special Issue of Metamorphoses

Herter 17 (Herter Hall Annex, Lower Level)
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

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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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