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Translators bringing more people to School Committee meetings

Monday, May 17, 2021

Check out the article: Somerville School Committee meetings have translators for non-English speakers (

Jeff Diteman will become a BILTC faculty member this summer

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Jeff Diteman delivered a fabulous presentation as part of our Spring 2021 Translation Close-Up Series a few weeks ago. Now, he is on to become a faculty member at the Banff International Literary...

One of the benefits of studying Interpreting at UMass Amherst is that you get to practice on campus!

Monday, March 29, 2021

Online Interpreting Students Collaborate with UMass Amherst Dining Services on Service Learning Project...

Translation Center Launches Workshop Series in Partnership with DESE to Train Public School Employees

Tuesday, March 2, 2021

In February, the Translation Center at UMass Amherst launched their second workshop series in partnership with the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE). During this...

7 Resources on Translating Blackness, Race, and Racism

Thursday, January 28, 2021

Five years ago, John Keene published “Translating Poetry, Translating Blackness,” a clarion call for more Afro-diasporic literature in English translation, noting the exclusion of Black writers...

A Statement from Dean Julie C. Hayes

Friday, June 5, 2020

I write to you today as I reckon with the sorrow and outrage brought on by recent unconscionable acts of racial violence and institutional racism. The deep anxiety already experienced by Black communities during the ongoing pandemic has been compounded by the killings of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna Taylor—only the latest in a centuries-long line of brutal acts of racial violence. As Chancellor Subbaswamy issued a statement to the larger campus community, I wanted our HFA community to know that we hear you and support you during this troubling time. Silence is not the answer.