On October 4, 2010, UW-Madison’s Center for Russia, East Europe, and Central Asia (CREECA) presented Andrei Codrescu, NPR commentator and prolific writer and editor. He gave a free, public lecture at the Wisconsin Union Theater. Please view the CREECA photo gallery from the event.
The Daily Cardinal – October 5, 2010
As a speaker of many languages, Codrescu strongly advocates college students learning as many as possible.
“It is a world where many languages are spoken and many students will travel all throughout the world,” he said. “It is also important to know people in their heart [through their first language] despite English becoming the main language of the world.”
The Badger Herald – October 4, 2010
“Swimming between languages is something we do,” Codrescu said. “Translation is something else that happens; it’s something outside the language. Whether you come from Romania or you are actually born here, you are always translating, translating from feelings to language and actions. We live in a world of translations.”