News Briefs 02/20
| 2/19/17 9:44pm
Author/professor to speak on myths about translating Chinese
Fulbright Scholar and professor at the School of Interpreting and Translation Studies—Guangdong University of Foreign Studies, Chu Dongwei will be speaking in Grand Valley State University’s Kirkhof Center on Tuesday, Feb. 21 at 1p.m. on the difficulties and purposes of translating Chinese texts into English from modern day and ancient Chinese.
Dongwei has spent much of his life dedicated to the translation of Chinese texts and is the founder and editor-in-chief of a print and online journal of Chinese translated works called “Chinese Literature and Culture.” He has also published several book within in the past 15 years and is an international member of the American Literary Translators Association. The event is LIB 100 approved.
Passport fair to allow students to get or renew passports
Grand Valley State University will host a passport fair for any interested party who needs to get their passport or renew their existing passport Tuesday, Feb. 21, from 1p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Grand River Room in the Kirkhof Center.
The following list of items will be needed by those who are attending: A birth certificate, previous passport or naturalization certificate as proof of US Citizenship, a photo ID (Michigan I.D. driver’s license etc., no social security cards) as proof of identity, two separate checks or money orders totaling $135 (one to be made out to the Department of State for $110 and one to be made out to UPS for $25 if getting a passport for the first time or $6.45 if renewing) and a photo for the passport. If one does not have a photo, there will be an opportunity to get their photo taken at the fair for $3.
Students will also be opportunities to get their photo taken in the Padnos International Center during office hours. After filing and sending all documentation for one’s passport, please allow six weeks for processing.
Three minute thesis competition to highlight graduate student work
The second annual 3-Minute Thesis Competition is set to be held Wednesday, Feb. 22 at 3 p.m. in Grand Valley State University’s Loosmore Auditorium on the downtown Pew Campus. The event features graduate students from all fields of study presenting their thesis and research in three minutes and using the aid of only one slide.
The winner of the competition will receive a $500 cash prize as well as funding to represent GVSU at the Midwest Association of Graduate School’s own 3-Minute Thesis competition in April 2017. Those in second and third will receive $250 and $100 respectively. The audience will also get the opportunity to vote for the presentation they thought was the best.