Weekly Shorts | May 28, 2021

ZOO Digital Appoints New Head of Dubbing, EMEA

Ewa Zawadzka has stepped into the role of ZOO Digital’s head of dubbing for the company’s operations in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA). Zawadzka has more than 10 years of experience in the dubbing and localization fields, having worked with BTI Studios and Iyuno-SDI Group. ZOO Digital, which specializes in localization for streaming services and entertainment, has made a number of new appointments in the last year, indicative of the company’s recent growth.

United Language Group and Veeva Vault Announce Partnership

The international language services provider (LSP) United Language Group announced this week that it will be utilizing Veeva Vault’s true cloud enterprise content management system. Headquartered in Minneapolis, the United Language Group provides translation and interpretation services and will use Veeva Vault’s system to more efficiently localize and translate content for clients.


Cherokee Nation Breaks Ground on Major Language Revitalization Effort

The Cherokee Nation recently broke ground on its Durbin Feeling Language Center, a 50,000-square-foot facility that will house Cherokee language revitalization and education programs. The center, which will be located in Tahlequah, Oklahoma, has been in the works since 2019, after the Cherokee Nation’s legislature approved a $16 million investment in the center — this is the largest investment in language revitalization that the Nation has made in its entire history.

DIVERSIFY Act Introduced to Improve Education Accessibility

Currently, undergraduate and graduate students who commit to teaching in high need fields — such as bilingual education — may be qualified to receive up to $4,000 in TEACH grants, a program which incentivizes students to pursue a career in education. In an effort to improve diversity in the field and provide an even stronger incentive to future teachers, Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) Congressman Jesús García (D-IL) and Congresswoman Jahana Hayes (D-CT) have introduced the DIVERSIFY Act, which would increase the maximum grant size to $8,000.

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