Kent State University’s Translation Program Receives the Alexander Gode Medal from the American Translators Association

By: Erik Angelone

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We are very pleased to announce that Kent State University’s translation programs have been honored with the Alexander Gode Medal from the American Translators Association. As the most prestigious award offered by the association, the Alexander Gode Medal serves to highlight the outstanding service our faculty, alumni, and students have provided for translation and interpretation.

KSU’s Institute for Applied Linguistics has produced over 500 graduates since the Institute for Applied Linguistics was founded in 1988. IAL has made tremendous contributions to the translation and interpreting professions, particularly in regard to its unique emphasis on translation theory and practice, and translation as a profession and academic discipline.

Additionally, Kent State graduates and faculty members have made significant contributions to the ATA as board members, committee chairs, and division administrators.



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What Is the ATA?

Also known as the American Translators Association, the ATA is a nationally recognized group of professionals that fosters the professional development of those in the field. With over 10,000 members internationally, the ATA aims to provide guidance and insight for those wanting to learn and teach in the field. 

The ATA Annual Conference is the largest event for this association, with many workshops, educational sessions, exhibitions, job opportunities, and networking event showcases. To receive an award in this annual conference for the ATA shows commitment and distinguished character in the field.  


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