The soul of New Brunswick

Posted: 11 December, 2011 in Multimedia Reporting
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What defines the people from New Brunswick? What makes them different? Since I don´t know much about the city (although now the workers of George Street Camera and C. H. Martin greet me whenever they see me because of the previous project), I had to ask professor Steve Miller. He told me about an AIDS crisis that affected New Brunswick 30 years ago and suggested that the ability of the city and of Hyacinth Foundation to address the problem made it special. Want to know more about it?

Hyacinth AIDS Foundation, based in New Brunswick, was founded to educate the population about the disease.

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Gile: coping tactics

Posted: 5 December, 2011 in Interpreting
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Coping tactics:

  • Difficulties arise in interpreting all time: that’s why interpreters earn more money than translators!
  • Interpreters learn to calmly cope with problems and continue interpreting
  • Difficulties both in production and comprehension
  • Normally, they learn to apply the tactics or strategies needed:
  • Comprehension, prevention and reformulation tactics

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Project summary

Posted: 4 December, 2011 in ICPP
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Our project (click to see the Powerpoint presentation) was inspired by the Part Asian, 100% Hapa book that the students looked at in class.  The format of our project in Rutgers Identity is very much like the Hapa book in that it provides pictures of Rutgers students and it has them talk about their identity in a very free, unstructured way.  It is very different from the Hapa book in that the only thing our subjects have in common is that they attend Rutgers.  Besides that, their identities vary greatly. We believe this speaks for the tremendous diversity that exists at our university, and also the complexities that exist in identity itself.

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Have you ever heard of Daniel Radcliffe’s musical How to succeed in business… without really trying? Well, at least in New Brunswick, this sentence is not so true. With the economic crisis, many businesses have had to close. But some are still there – and if you are thinking about opening a retail in George Street or you are just curious, you might want to listen to how they are doing it.

Robin Gaby Fisher is the New York Times bestselling author of “After the Fire; A True Story of Friendship and Survival” (to read a summary click here) and “The Boys of the Dark; A Story of Betrayal and Redemption in the Deep South.” She is a two-time finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Feature Writing and a member of a Pulitzer Prize-winning team at The Star-Ledger. She teaches Journalism at Rutgers University in Newark, New Jersey. And she has come to our class to tell us what she knows about interviewing people…

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Under the copyright law of 1976 protection is granted to “original works of authorship”, including literary, dramatic, artistic, musical, pantomimes, pictorial, graphic and sculptural, motion pictures, audiovisual, architectural and certain other intellectual work such as sound recordings. It starts from the time the work is created in a fixed form (speech that was recorded.

Works which are not in a tangible form of expression, titles, anmes, short phrases and slogans, ideas, systems, methods are not protected. Coca-Cola is not copyrighted, it’s trademarked, which is an entirely different thing.

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Have you ever wondered who is the guy that uses a segway to go to college everyday? His name is Elias Tsang and he has been riding it for three years. During that time, many persons have asked him about this transportation, but none had made a journalistic story about him… until now.