THE NEW FORTY Cardiologists - what do you think about this?
On a recent drive to school with Cheyenne, I heard three songs use the term "heart attack" in regard to matters of the heart, but not to speak to the actual physical malady that would put one in a hos... Posted on 11/30/13 at 9:46 AM
HEALTHBEAT The language of health care
Awhile back, I wandered into an Internet discussion about the use of the word "non-compliant" to describe patients who didn't follow the doctor's instructions or take their medications as directed.
... Posted on 10/17/13 at 10:20 AM
THE PERIPHERY A Tiny Word That Makes a Huge Difference
Read the following two sentences:
He is black.
He is a black.
Hmm. We don't hear the latter much these days. It's old-fashioned if not out-dated if not off-putting. But deeper than the emotional... Posted on 1/8/13 at 8:12 AM
PARENT INFORMATION CENTER The 5 Love Languages
Every child has a different way of showing love and feeling love from others. For example, spending time with your child, leaving them a note, buying their favorite snack, talking to them, and so mu... Posted on 12/3/12 at 12:01 PM
A UND French professor whose career at the university effectively ended because colleagues felt she was not collegial enough should get to continue on her path to tenure, a faculty committee has determined.
In 2005, two volunteers set out on a mission to reconstruct a language native to the Bemidji area that had slowly deteriorated throughout the centuries. Nearly 10 years later, Michael Meuers and Rachelle Houle have come a long way in resurrecting the Ojibwe language in Bemidji.
North Dakota is too conservative to embrace language immersion programs in elementary school. North Dakota is too landlocked to embrace the programs in elementary school. North Dakota is too tightfisted, parochial, insular …
Stop right there.
Call up the “Directory of Foreign Language Immersion Programs,” click on Minnesota, and you’ll find a state that’s trying to make strides. But call up the directory and click on North Dakota, and you’ll find ... A state with seemingly no interest at all. “No records to display,” the directory reports.
Communicating from one language to another is nothing new. Centuries ago, the Rosetta Stone allowed scholars to use Greek to decipher ancient hieroglyphs. Today Google Translate can instantly change the languages of websites and emails. But those services help with the written word. A bigger challenge is how to instantly translate intense conversations, particularly when life or death hangs in the balance. A Minnesota start-up is out with a new device aimed at bridging the language gap.
Twice a week, Dri Maya Tamang, 37, waits outside her Grand Forks home for a small bus that will take her to English class at the Stanford Centre, an adult learning center affiliated with the public school system.
In hopes of boosting student achievement, Gov. Mark Dayton wants to boost funding for the state's English language learning programs by about $4.5 million a year, a 12 percent increase over current levels.
Adalberto Villalobos spends much of his day at the hospital or area clinics, helping bridge the communication gap between Spanish-speaking patients and English-speaking health care providers. He's part of the field of medical interpreters that is seeing increased demand as the St. Cloud area becomes more diverse, the St. Cloud Times reports.
Latin lives. Of all my causes espoused over the years here in the Herald, it has stood the test of time. And when I checked in with those who harbor Latin and the classics at UND, I decided it is an enduring cause.
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