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Prof. Masha Belyavski-Frank Approved as Translator for UN's International Criminal Tribunal

June 22, 2006

Masha Belyavski-Frank.jpgJune 22, 2006, Greencastle, Ind. - Masha Belyavski-Frank, professor of modern languages (Russian) and director of Russian Studies at DePauw University, has been added to the United Nations' roster of translators for the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia. In the future, Dr. Belyavski-Frank may be called upon by the organization, which is also known as the War Crimes Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia in the Hague, to translate documents from Macedonian into English.

"This is quite an honor, not only for me, but for DePauw," the professor says. "It is even sweeter because Macedonian is only my sixthUnited Nations Flag.gif language of more than a dozen languages. While I am a good translator, I never thought of myself as having UN-caliber translating skills from Macedonian into English."

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Masha Belyavski-Frank translates and does linguistics research in several Slavic languages, including Russian, Croatian, Bosnian, Serbian, Macedonian, and Bulgarian. She was recently appointed a University Professor for 2006-2010. You'll find details in this previous story.