Organizing Dialogue, Experience and Knowledge for Complex Problem-Solving

Resilience Certification

by • November 26th, 2018

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We Are Water: Walking the Howsatunnuck for the 7th Generation

by • May 30th, 2018

Grandmother Carole Bubar-Blodgett, explaining aspects of the 220-mile Prayer Walk of the Howsatunnuck River (Housatonic).

Just another crazy old lady, Carole Bubar-Blodgett talks a lot. Her stories are personal, about the lessons, teachings, and experiences she’s had walking the Good Red Road. Emotion runs through her, especially gratitude. Grandmother Carole was at Standing Rock, where she gifted an Eagle Staff to the youth of the Seventh Generation. “It was always […]

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My First Risky Nonviolent Action

by • September 29th, 2017

Stellan Vinthagen holds the Endowed Chair in the Study of Nonviolent Direct Action and Civil Resistance at UMass Amherst.

Going to Boston to counterprotest white supremacy following the violence in Charlottesville did not turn out to be dangerous, but there was no way to know this in advance. Walking the Talk or keeping my plans? When I first learned of the antiracist rally in Boston, it did not cross my mind that I should […]

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The Plurilingual Advantage: Making the Business Case for Simultaneous Interpretation

by • September 28th, 2017

If culture is a tree, the health of the trunk is composed by the practices of codeswitching among languages.

Language has become a serious issue for multinational corporations. Research in this sub-field of international management has blossomed in the past decade, generating powerful data pointing to the need for interpreters within the daily operations of international business. However, there is a strong bias toward language standardization. Arguments in favor of ‘one corporate language’ rely […]

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Interpreting Eureka! The Possibilities of Plurilingualism

by • July 4th, 2017

Presented by co-author Jeffrey A Kappen in Copenhagen, Denmark at GEM&L 2017
“Revisiting Multilingualism at Work:
New Perspectives in Language-Sensitive Research in International Business”
GEM&L, Groupe d’Etudes Management &am…

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Resources on Whiteness

by • July 17th, 2016

A continuum of character development from white fragility through white fog toward appropriate whiteness.

These articles informed a recent talk on the topic of whiteness for sign language interpreters. “White people [must move] from an individual understanding of racism—i.e. only some people are racist and those people are bad—to a structural understanding [of white privilege].” ~ Dr Robin DiAngelo ~ White People: Stop Microvalidating Each Other, Stephanie Jo Kent […]

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Interpretation and Translation

by • June 15th, 2016

Kent, Stephanie Jo and Kappen, Jeffrey A. “Interpretation and Translation” in The International Encyclopedia of Organizational Communication. Craig R. Scott and Laurie Lewis (General Editors), Jim Barker, Joann Keyton, Tim Kuhn, and Paaige Turner (Associate Editors).  © 2017 John Wiley & Sons, Inc. Published 2017 by John Wiley & Sons Inc.

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Awakening Interpretation: Broadway Sets the Stage for Linguistic Equality

by • June 15th, 2016

Kent, Stephanie Jo. Awakening Interpretation: Broadway Sets the Stage for Linguistic Equality. Street Leverage, June 2016. Reprinted in Auslan Stage Left, June 2016. Stephanie Jo Kent explores how Deaf West Theatre’s ground-breaking production of Spring Awakening cast a spotlight on the challenges and possibilities of sign language interpretation.

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Sign Language Interpreting’s Long Adolescence

by • December 15th, 2015

Kent, Stephanie Jo. Sign Language Interpreting’s Long Adolescence. Street Leverage, December 2015. The field of sign language interpreting has the opportunity to leave organizational adolescence behind. By connecting their emotions to the challenging tasks ahead, interpreters can foster growth and move the field to the next level.

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Using Interpreters for Intercultural Communication

by • December 4th, 2015

UmassAmherst Com397CE: Using Interpreters for Intercultural Communication and Other Purposes is a 3-credit Communication course, open enrollment, taught fully online by Stephanie Jo Kent, CI, PhD in Spring 2016. Spring classes at UMassAmherst run Janua…

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