Prof. Dr. Loreta Ulvydiene

Dr. Loreta Ulvydiene is a Professor of Inter Cultural Communications & Studies of Translation at Vilnius University Kaunas Faculty of Humanities (VU KHF), Lithuania, former Vice-Dean at Lithuanian Academy of Arts Kaunas Faculty and Vice Dean at Vilnius University Kaunas Faculty of Humanities with special responsibilities in the area of Project Coordination.

In 2014 Prof. Dr. L. Ulvydiene was invited to become The Principal for Lithuanian & Baltic Operations at EuCrf  (European Center for Research and Financing) based in Israel where she worked until spring 2016. Since 1995 Prof. Dr. Loreta Ulvydiene has developed and taught courses in Translation and Cross-cultural Communication, History of American Culture, Audiovisual Translation, Literary Theory and Criticism, Academic Language and Research Methods, Mass Communication, American literature and more. She has been contributing to the Universal Lithuanian Encyclopaedia, published by the Science & Encyclopaedia Publishing Institute and has been the author of numerous papers and articles. Prof. Dr. Loreta Ulvydiene is a member of EAAS (European Association for American Studies) and EST (European Society for Translation Studies), ESSE (The European Society for the Study of English) and a member of Editorial Boards of Journal for Distance Education TOJDE, Respectus Philologicus and Black Sea Scientific Journal of Academic Research.

Prof. L. Ulvydiene’s project activities vary from those of Infrastructure and curriculum development to those of Marie Curie actions and “Pro-ecological restructuring for job”. In addition to her numerous publications within the field of social scieces and humanities Prof. L. Ulvydiene is a co-author of a monograph Population and Social Development (2015) where she discusses “Marital Status: Marriages and Divorces” ; “Urban and Rural Population. Density of Population in Certain Regions”; “Nationality, Ethnicity in the Country”, “Languages Spoken, Groups Recognized as Discriminated or Otherwise Suffering from Social Exclusion”.

Prof. Dr. L. Ulvydiene is the co-initiator and translator of Kaunas Old Town Strategy (Lithuania):  Revitalization of Kaunas Old Town: Strategies and Considerations published in 2015.

Among a number of public lectures and seminars Prof. Dr. L. Ulvydiene is recognized for her In service training and coaching seminars on Inercultural communication and English as a second language at different institutions locally and internationally, such as Kaunas Municipality and Hewlitt Packard.

Projects and publications[1]:

 

  1. “Pro-ecological restructuring for job” Marie Curie International Research Staff Exchange Scheme (IRSES) Grant Agreement Number: PIRSES-GA-2010-269251. Duration of the project: 48 months (2011-2015): http://mikroekonomia.net/projekt-prores/basic%20data
  2. “Vilnius University Kaunas Faculty of Humanities Buildings Muitinės St. 6, 6A, 8 Renovation” funded by EU Structural funds and The Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Lithuania by the measure VP3-3.4-ŪM-03-V Renovation of public buildings at the national level 2009-2011.
  3.  “The Renewal of the Infrastructure and Basic Equipment within the field of Philological, Social and Communication Science Studies in Vilnius University”. 2011-2014
  4. AHRC network project (Arts and Humanities Research Council, UK) “Key Cultural Texts in Translation”, hosted by University of Leicester, UK, Coordinator Professor Kirsten Malmkjaer 2013-2014.
  5. 5.     Curriculum Renewal in Social and Arts Scientific Fields. The project was financed by the measure VP1-2.2-ŠMM-07-K Improvement of study quality, increasing internationalization, administered by the Ministry of Science and Education of the Republic of Lithuania. Project of VU Kaunas Faculty of Humanities aimed to create two new Bachelor study programmes – Economics and Management and Audiovisual translation, as well as to renew Cultural Management study programme. Study programs were renewed by the end of 2012.
  6. “Development of environmental and ethical competence in leadership and management” (Nordplus) 2009-2010 –won the best quality awards in Lithuania and received additional funding funded by Nordplus Higher Education programme. HE-2012_la_29101. 2013-2014
  7. “The Development of Moral Competence in Leadership and Management” funded by Nordplus Higher Education programme. HE-2012_la_29101. 2013-2014
  8. SOCRATES Lingua 1 “Taste the Language” 2005-2007 Contract No 224681-CP-1-2005-1-BE-LINGUA-L1

 

Publications

  1. 1.     Loreta Ulvydienė Co-Author of a monograph Population and Social Development. Chapters: “Marital Status : Marriages and Divorces” ; “Urban and Rural Population. Density of Population in Certain Regions”; “Nationality, Ethnicity in the Country”. Languages Spoken. Groups Recognized as Discriminated or Otherwise Suffering from Social Exclusion” in a monograph Population and Social Development. Vilnius University, Lithuania; National University of Food Technologies, Ukraine; Institute of World Economy and International Relations.
  2. 2.     Loreta Ulvydienė “Psychology of Translation in Cross-Cultural Interaction”. Procedia – Social and Behavioristical Journal, ISSN: 1877-0428. Volume 84, July 2013. pp 1889-1898 The Johns Hopkins University Press 2013.
  3. 3.     Loreta Ulvydienė “The Theory and Practice of Transculturation: Translating Culture-Specific Concepts in Balys Sruoga’s Forest of the GodsPartial Answers - Journal of Literature and the History of Ideas, The Johns Hopkins University Press. 2013 Website - ISSN 1565-3668, pp 257-277.The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel.
  4. 4.     Loreta Ulvydienė. “Re-learning Higher Education in the Age of Convergence” International Journal on New Trends in Education and Their Implications (TOJDE) October 2012, ISSN 1302-6488, Volume: 13 Number: 4. pp. 320-332.
  5. 5.     Loreta Ulvydienė, Alison Dickens. “EU Socrates Lingua Projects: Alternative methods of language learning”; American Studies, Yearbook 2006-2007 vol. II, (ed. Yuri Stulov, the center of American Studies Minsk State Linguistic University, Belarusan Association for American Studies), Minsk 2008. pp.313-321, ISBN 978-985-6329-78-7

 



[1] A full list of projects and publications is available upon request.

 



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