WorldCanvass: Translation and Global Literacy

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On this WorldCanvass, we explore the long and storied history of translation at the University of Iowa and learn how a $1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education is helping students, educators, and community members across Iowa build translation and global literacy skills.  

The grant establishes the UI as a national resource for translation and global literacy and is not only a feather in the cap for the UI but a game-changer for those working throughout our state to reduce linguistic and cultural barriers between people.

Our guests will reflect on the history and current environment for translation at Iowa as well as the concept of global literacy which is intertwined with language study and cultural fluency in an interconnected world.

Join us on Dec. 8 for WorldCanvass from 5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m., at MERGE in downtown Iowa City. WorldCanvass, produced by UI International Programs, is free and open to the public. All are invited to enjoy a pre-show reception from 5 - 5:30 p.m.

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WorldCanvass programs are recorded as audio podcasts and are available on Apple Podcast, the Public Radio Exchange (PRX), and the WorldCanvass website. University of Iowa International Programs produces the series in partnership with MERGE, 136 South Dubuque Street. Audio production is provided by Kyle Marxen. 

Thursday, December 8, 2022 5:00pm to 7:00pm
136 South Dubuque Street, Iowa City, IA 52240
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