Category Archives: Research

On paragraph 2: a speech for the centennial

Photo courtesy of Irene Levin Berman The program from the centennial Syttende Mai celebration in Rjukan.

Irene Levin Berman Bloomfield, Conn. I am assuming that most of you are familiar with Norway’s beloved and highly respected poet, Henrik Wergeland, and that he was the person who declared the May 17th celebration primarily a celebration in honor of children of all ages. He also wrote the text to a song which is called “The ...

A new interpretation

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Robert G. Johnson and Janey Westin offer a new theory on the presence of Norse explorers in North America Kelsey Larson Managing Editor The Kensington Runestone in Minnesota, the Spirit Pond runestones discovered in Maine, reports of Native American peoples with light skin and eyes...could there possibly be a historic explanation for these phenomena, or are they simply ...

New from Norway

The Canary Digital Radon Detector. The Canary is battery powered, about the size of a large cell-phone and can be easily placed in a test space. It uses a sensitive, electronic element to “actively” detect radon gas and display measurements in real-time. It was developed by Norwegian scientists and is manufactured in Norway by Corentium.

New Norwegian technology allows for quick and easy at-home radon tests John Erik Stacy Seattle, Wash. Norwegians are well aware of insidious health danger of naturally occurring radon gas. Radon can seep from the earth into homes and work-places, and the buildings of Norway – often built into living rock and well insulated against the winds of winter ...

A new resource

 Photo courtesy of Neil Hofland. Neil Hofland works on his website, www.norwayancestors.com.

Are your Norwegian ancestors from Inner Sogn? There is a new way to find them By Linda Sharp Finding your Norwegian ancestors just got easier if you are descended from the Inner Sogn. Neil Hofland’s website, www.norwayancestors.com, is the brainchild of a man who has made a 25-year hobby of a childhood dream that he recalls having ...

Norway’s naming game

Photo: Marte Kopperud-Visitnorway.com

Nora and Lukas top the list for 2012’s most popular names in Norway Statistics Norway Nora had been the “top ten” for 12 years before it finally was chosen as the most popular girl’s name in Norway last year. Lucas / Lukas has dominated the past five years, and was the most popular boy’s name in 2012. The ...

Norway tops prosperity index

Press Release Legatum Institute The Legatum Institute named Norway as the most prosperous country in the world for 2012, followed by Denmark and Sweden respectively. The index is a unique annual assessment of global prosperity based on both material wealth and personal wellbeing. The Prosperity Index benchmarks countries in eight categories: Economy; Education; Entrepreneurship & Opportunity; Governance; Health; ...

Join the conversation

Four translators who specialize in Norwegian – English translation work, from left: Irene Levin Berman, Erling Dugan, Tynlee Roberts and Vigdis Eriksen.

Four translators share their experiences of working in language as a profession By Christy Olsen Field Norwegian American Weekly In today’s increasingly globalized world, translators play an important role in technical and cultural communication. They move effortlessly from Norwegian to English (and often several other languages as well), keeping the lines of communication clear with clear, straightforward translations ...

We need the Swedes!

By Maalfrid Brath, Managing Director of ManpowerGroup If you’re in Norway and visiting a restaurant, hotel or kiosk, most likely you’ll meet a Swedish waiter, especially in Oslo and the other large cities. Swedes are a popular workforce in Norway, known widely for being service-minded, hard-working and loyal. This is not unlike Norwegian youth, but the latter ...

Norway to the world

Entrepreneur and philanthropist Fred Kavli strives to make the world a better place Larrie Wanberg Norwegian American Weekly The Kavli Prize will be presented in Norway on Sept. 4, with His Majesty King Harald bestowing the medals at the Kavli Prize Symposia that includes a week of Laureate Lectures. Six distinguished scientists are awarded funds for research by ...

Complexities of sovereign debt

Interview with Pål Børresen, Senior Sovereign Debt Expert in the Division of Globalization and Development Strategies for UNCTAD By Marit Fosse Geneva, Switzerland In an office high up on the 10th floor of the E-building at the United Nations Headquarters in Geneva, hidden far away out of sight, you will find a group of four working on guidelines ...