of $500,00 for quick translation
University of Georgia received
a $500,000 donation from an individual that
was impressed with how quickly a letter was
translated from Croatian language to English.
Lawrence Phillips, a doctor from
Virgina, asked his daughter, a professor of
German and Slavic at the University of Georgia,
to find him somebody who would be able to translate
a letter written in Croatian.
The letter was sent to his mother,
a native of Croatia and born in Zalok, Croatia,
in the early 1900s by a friend from her birth
One hour after receiving the letter,
University of Georgia professor Keith Langston
Impressed with quickness which
the letter was translated with, Phillips decided
to donate an amount of $500,000 to the university.
The funds are to be used in science projects
in cooperation with Croatia.
“This is maybe the most expensive
piece of Croatian translation in history of
mankind”, joked Phillips.
University of Georgia is offering
aid to Croatia through International Institute
Programs in Croatia, funded by
University of Georgia, include economical development
projects in rural Croatia, as well as exchange
programs with University of Zagreb.