International Education Week

The University of Iowa celebrates International Education Week from November 14th-18th, 2022! IEW is a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education in partnership with universities around the country. The celebration is meant to prepare Americans for a global environment and this year the University of Iowa's theme is "Growing Global Hawkeyes!"

Events will take place around campus, some of which can be found below in Upcoming EventsNovember 16th is when many events are taking place in the CLCL (PH 120)! We encourage you to tell your students and for you to attend, as well!

9:00 am | learn about and practice the writing systems of various languages

12:30 pm | attend a food demo and talk with Dr. Ari Ariel (International Studies and History)

1:15 pm | attend an International Studies student panel moderated by Dr. Peter Gerlach (International Studies)

2:15 pm | listen as students from Iran, Ukraine, and Armenia share their experiences of home

3:30 pm | learn about Brazilian dance with Armando Duarte

4:30 pm | take part in a Bate-Papo Portuguese Conversation Hour with Brazilian music

5:30 pm | come sing your heart out at multilingual karaoke

ASL Club is having a fundraiser on November 15th at Cortado (25 S Clinton St.)! 10% of all purchases go back to ASL Club, so don't forget to stop buy for a coffee or food from 7:00 am to 4:00 pm!

Native American Heritage Month

November is Native American Heritage Month, showcasing the rich culture of the native people of this land as well as honoring the Native American and Indigenous People who have suffered injustices. It was initially celebrated in 1916 by the state of New York, but was established as a month-long celebration in 1990 by President George H.W. Bush.

The Latino Native American Cultural Center released the calendar of events, with events put on by various groups, including the Native American Student Association. While some of these events have passed, there are still many left to attend. If you are interested, click here to see a full list of events.

The following are testing dates for the Global Seal of Biliteracy. For more information, see the poster at event posting or contact Claire Frances in the CLCL.

  • November 14th: 3:00 - 6:00 pm
  • November 15th: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • November 17th: 8:00 - 11:00 am
  • November 18th: 1:00 - 3:00 pm

Professional Development Opportunities

The Midwest Association for Language Learning Technology (MWALLT) has an open call for proposals for their 2023 hybrid conference scheduled on Saturday, February 11th. The focus of this conference will be on praxis rather than on research, with the goal being to provide practical information about emerging technologies and approaches that can be easily implemented in the classroom. The deadline for proposal submissions is December 1st, 2022 and all are encouraged to submit.


The International Association for Language Learning Technologies (IALLT) has a webinar entitled Moving 'towards' the Metaverse, and the implications for language teaching scheduled for Thursday, November 10th. If interested, follow this link for a fuller summary and to register.

Upcoming Events

November 11th at 12:00 pm: Dr. Xavier Escandell: Ethnonational Diversity and Variation in Immigrant Deservingness Amidst Institutional Turmoil in Europe

  • Dr. Xavier Escandell from Grinnell College will talk on public and political elite discourses about immigrant populations in European contexts (BREXIT and the 2015 Syrian and European refugee crisis). This talk is put on by the European Studies Group in International Programs.

November 11th at 2:30 pm: Dr. Alyssa Park: Who was a "Refugee"?: Returnees, Northerners, and Relief Societies in Liberated South Korea, 1945-50

  • Dr. Alyssa Park will speak on the scattering of Korea's population during the Japanese Empire and the migration of Koreans back to South Korea after Japan's surrender in World War II.

November 14th at 6:30 pm: Janet Theiss at the University of Iowa ASLL Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Speaker Series

  • Janet Theiss, Associate Professor of History at the University of Utah, will give the talk "She Whistles Freely Shunning Companions: Independence and Entanglement in the Life of Eighteenth-Century Poet-Painter Wang Liang."

November 16th at 2:30 pm: "Art from the Land: Minohsaya 'Painted Hides' and Myaamia Cultural Reclamation" with George Ironstrack

  • George Ironstrack, Assistant Director of the Myaamia Center at Miami University, will summarize the work of a team of citizens of the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma and the Peoria Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma to reconnect with existing painted hides and reclaim the practice of hide painting in their communities.

November 17th at 3:30 pmMokppang and Korean Culinary Masculinity in Neoliberal South Korea

  • Dr. Jooyeon Rhee, Director of Penn State's Institute for Korean Studies, will present on mokppang, the cultural phenomenon of televised cooking and food-eating, and how neoliberalism has become the underlying force behind the formation of such a phenomenon. This virtual lecture is presented by the Korean Studies Research Network. If interested, register here or follow the link above.

November 17th at 3:30 pm: "Combatting Nationalism: Why the World Needs More Internationalization" with Bernie Burrola

  • Bernie Burrola, Vice President of the Office for International, Community and Economic Engagement at the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities, will explore the growing movement toward nationalism in many areas of the world and why the world needs greater engagement/integration and not less.
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