It’s Not Liberal Arts And Literature Majors Who Are Most Underemployed

Although it’s a popular target of those who insist that a college education should connect to a good job, majors in “Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies, and Humanities” left a scant 18,824 underemployed grads after five years. “English Language and Literature/Letters” had just 16,422 similarly underemployed. And the major with the fewest underemployed graduates, according to the report, was “Foreign Languages, Literature, and Linguistics.

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International Translation Day 2018

In the run-up to the UN’s designation of 2019 as the Year of Indigenous Languages, the International Federation of Translators (FIT) chose Translation: Promoting Cultural Heritage in Changing Times as the theme for this year’s International Translation Day.

The theme highlights a rapidly changing world where communities long separated by language and culture suddenly find themselves face-to-face. Translation and interpreting promotes the understanding of these cultural heritages so necessary to mutual respect.

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Here is the announcement on the FIT website.

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