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The Office of Research has posted summaries of UNC students' research and creative works on its website. Profiled students have approached their work with inspiration, analysis with meticulous care and interpretation with insight. In each case, one or more faculty members encouraged students, behind the scenes, to ask big questions and to think optimistically about how they might integrate their interests into plans for the future.
Production crews filmed mock trials this month in Denver courtrooms as part of a legal interpreter training program that the University of Northern Colorado will distribute nationally.
The footage will be used in a presentation for participants of the Institute of Legal Interpreting Conference August 2014 in Denver. The presentation will offer the opportunity for participants to engage in the observation and analysis of team interpreting performance in the courtroom with a special focus on promoting the work of deaf-hearing interpreting teams.
"The final filmed work will also have a life beyond the conference in that it will be packaged and shared with other individuals and organizations who are involved in training and/or supervising the work of legal interpreters across the United States," said Leilani Johnson, director of UNC's Distance Opportunities for Interpreter Training (DO IT) Center.
The center is collaborating on the grant-funded project with professionals from around the United States, as well as the Colorado Commission of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Vocational Rehabilitation, and the Denver courts.
The mock trials present a civil case involving a child-custody dispute. The case involves four primary witnesses — each parent who is deaf, a psychologist, and a Guardian ad Litem. All of these witnesses will testify during direct and cross-examination. In addition, there is an out-of-court meeting between the Guardian ad Litem and a deaf child who is at the center of the custody dispute. These characters will be played by Denver community members from a script of an actual trial. The lawyers and judges are actual court personnel, and the interpreting teams are nationally recognized specialists coming in for the filming.
This project is one of several initiatives that is part of the Mid-America Regional interpreter Education Center funded by the Department of Education grant from the Rehabilitation Services Administration (2010: H160A100007), which is managed by Anna Witter-Merithew, the Assistant Director of the DO IT Center.
For more information about the center, visit http://www.unco.edu/MARIE/
Volunteers are needed for research projects being conducted at the University of Northern Colorado. Participation is open to anyone who meets the stated criteria and wants to help support discoveries in the public interest. Projects currently in need of subjects are:
Details are available at http://www.unco.edu/research/seeking.
The campus community and public are invited to open forums with finalists for the position of Director of Athletics. The forums, which begin at 11:45 a.m., will provide an opportunity to meet the finalists before their 12:15 p.m. presentations and Q&A sessions that follow. Lunch will be provided. Both forums will be held in the Panorama Room at the University Center. The schedule is as follows:
The University of Northern Colorado will host a variety of free Halloween activities that include a haunted house and safe trick or treating for children and families from the community.
For event locations, consult the campus map.
The Claw, a student-run magazine featuring arts, nightlife and entertainment, has released its first issue of the year, covering UNC's disc golf course, seasonal fashion and the winners of The Claw's Dorm Decor contest. Printed copies are available at select campus locations. Read the online version here.
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