The importance of foreign language in business will be among the topics discussed during a workshop on cross-cultural communication and the translation of foreign languages today, Nov. 12, at 4 p.m. in Tribble Hall’s DeTamble Auditorium. Among the panelists are: Michael Doyle, an expert on Spanish for business and international trade, and Muriel Jerome-Okeefe, an expert in the use of technology in translating foreign languages.
On Friday, Nov. 13, daring participants will spill salt, walk under ladders and put other superstitions to the test during a “Friday the 13th Bash” in Benson University Center’s lower-level lobby from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Refreshments will be available during the free event. The lighthearted bash is the first event for the Triad Area Skeptics Club (TASC), a recently formed group of Wake Forest faculty and students interested in investigating supernatural and extraordinary claims that contradict science as it is currently understood. For more information about TASC, call 758-4994.
Documentary photographer Bill Bamberger will give an 8 p.m. lecture and slide presentation titled, “Closing: the Life and Death of an American Factory,” today, Nov. 12. His talk, based on a book by the same title by Bamberger and writer Cathy N. Davidson, will focus on the closing of the family-owned White Furniture Company. The lecture will be held in Olin Physical Laboratory, Room 101.
The nuclear capabilities of India and Pakistan and the western perceptions of each country will be the focus of a program on Sunday, Nov. 15, from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Benson University Center’s Pugh Auditorium. The free and public event will feature experts such as Charles Kennedy, a professor of politics and the director of the American Institute of Pakistan Studies at Wake Forest, and Abijit Sen, an assistant professor of mass communications at Winston-Salem State University whose expertise focuses on international communication.
Camelia and Sorin Pascu, a Romanian couple who immigrated to Winston-Salem, helped students prepare for the University Theater production of “Mad Forest,” a Caryl Churchill play depicting Romanian life before, during and after the 1989 overthrow of dictator Nicolae Ceausescu. The Pascus were actual participants in the revolution and shared their experiences with students to bring the story to life. The play runs through Nov. 15.
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