27 October 2014
• Wikipedia, Ebola, and African Languages: Wikipedia Is Emerging as Trusted Internet Source for Information on Ebola
Beyond Niamey reports that an article in the New York Times, “Wikipedia Is Emerging as Trusted Internet Source for Information on Ebola” (26 Oct. 2014), mentions translations of a main article on ebola “into other languages” – from English being understood. Those translations are coordinated through the Medical Translation Project / Translation Task Force (MTP/TTF) of the WikiProject Medicine, the
University of Massachusetts in Amherst announced that four panelists will discuss “The Ebola Epidemic: How We Got Here, Current Preparedness, and Future Outlook” on Tuesday, 28 October at 6 p.m. in the Campus Center Auditorium at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
The speakers are:
- Martha Anker of the UMass Amherst School of Public Health and Health Sciences, a global surveillance and response expert in infectious disease
- George Corey, executive director and medical director, University Health Services
- Donna Gallagher, founding coordinator, UMass Medical School Office of Global Health
- Alpha Kabinet Kaba of the Pioneer Valley Performing Arts Charter Public School, a native of Guinea whose family has been affected by the Ebola outbreak
Wilmore Webley, associate professor of microbiology and an expert in infectious disease and immunology, will be moderator.