Upcoming Events

October 12th at 5:00 pm: A Conversation with an Alumnus presented by UIOWA Japanese Program and CAPS

  • Grier Patterson, Vice President of TBS International, Inc. will speak about his global professional experiences from his earlier career to the present. Seats are limited, so contact Professor Yumiko Nishi if interested.

October 13th at 5:30 pm: Not Your Grandfather's Renaissance: Rethinking the Early Modern World

  • Ricardo Padrón, professor of Spanish at the University of Virginia, will speak about what happens when we consider the time of the Renaissance from a global perspective, expanding our understanding past the boundaries of Europe to include areas of the world often underdiscussed.

October 13th at 7:00 pm: Deaf Gain: How Being Difference Can Be a Benefit

  • Dr. Joseph J. Murray will discuss the benefits of navigating the world differently from what is considered "normal" and how students of sign languages can feel these benefits, as well.

October 14th at 2:30 pm: Snap Judgements: The Soviet Journal Sovetskoe Foto & De-Westernizing Photography Theory

  • Dr. Jessica Werneke will speak about the development of Socialist Realist photography and its origins in 1950s' and 1960s' Soviet photography. 

October 19th at 6:00 pm: Fragments and Wings: An Evening of Poetry and Collaging

  • Oriette D'Angelo will read from Inquietud (2021) and Enza García Arreaza will read from Cosmonauta (2020). Books and art will be available for purchase.

October 21st at 12:00 pm: VR for Language and Culture Learning

  • Attendees will learn about the CLCL's new Oculus VR technology and three ways to use it in the language classroom.

Professional Development

Upcoming Conferences

  • The American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL)'s 2023 conference is in Boston, Massachusetts (November 18th-20th, 2022). The deadline for registration is October 26th, 2022.

  • The International Studies Association (ISA)'s 2023 conference is in Montreal, Quebec, Canada (March 15th-18th, 2023). Though the call for proposals is past, the deadline for registration is Oct. 26th, 2022 for those who wish to attend.

  • The Computer Assisted Language Instruction Consortium (CALICO) has an open call for proposals for their 2023 conference at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, Minnesota (June 6th-10th, 2023). The deadline for proposal submissions is October 28th, 2022.

  • The International Association of Language Learning Technology (IALLT) has issued a call for proposals for their 2023 conference in New Orleans, Louisiana (June 14th-17th, 2023). The deadline for proposal submissions is November 4th, 2022 and the theme is "Language and Technology at the Crossroads."

  • The National Heritage Language Resource Center (NHLRC) has an open call for abstracts for their Fourteenth Heritage Language Research Institute (June 5th-8th, 2023). The deadline for abstract submissions is December 15th, 2022 and the theme is "Heritage languages and communities in the post-pandemic world."

Teaching Technology

Virtual Reality Tech in the Classroom

  • Before or after attending the CLCL's VR for Language and Culture Learning event (see above), read Reimagining Language Lessons for Immersive Learning in Virtual Reality to learn more about virtual reality technology and its uses in the classroom. Amelia Ijiri of the Kyoto Institute of Technology discusses the usefulness of VR technology and describes her own experience with it in an elementary Japanese course.

Supporting Students

Multilingualism Moves Our World

  • The Joint National Committee for Languages (JNCL) has a series of interviews on how multilingualism is critical to various fields. You may find it helpful to include them in your discussions on postgraduate success.

Global Seal of Biliteracy

Opportunities for Collaboration

Food Studies @ UIowa

  • Faculty, staff, and students meet regularly to discuss teaching food studies courses and sharing resources across disciplines. If you're interested in joining, feel free to fill out this Doodle poll to give your input and get updates on meetings times.
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