We hope you have an okay finals week!

If you like a little ambiance for your grading and you also like snowy days and jazz music,
we offer you this video to help you grade!

If the CLCL can help you during finals, let us know!


PH 17 - Spring 2024

Our CALL Lab (PH 17) is a high-demand space and it's never too early to think about next semester! We've already made several reservations for PH 17 for next semester, so make sure to get your requests in using our reservation form on the Facilities page of the CLCL website.


PH 17 is reserved on a "first come, first served" basis with no preferential treatment. If you know when you will need the room for Spring 2024, send a reservation request as soon as possible!

CLCL Podcast

The CLCL will begin a podcast next semester! In one series, we will spotlight faculty and their contributions to the field (e.g., research, creative work, service). We will also focus on different languages taught in the Division to give students quick reference to language concepts and to provide additional resources for faculty.

We could always use help in generating ideas for this content. If you have interest in working with us to create these episodes or ideas on what you think would make an interesting episode, feel free to contact Andy in the CLCL to let him know!


The Midwest Association for Language Learning Technology (MWALLT) is seeking proposals for its 2024 multi-site conference on Saturday, March 2 at the University of Iowa, the University of Kansas and the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee. Presentations will be delivered in person at all three hosting institutions, which will be connected through simulcast. The deadline for proposals HAS BEEN EXTENDED to Jan. 15th, 2023.

Not just full-time faculty are encouraged to present. Pass along this information to interested graduate students as their registration fees will be waived if accepted.

UIowa Translation's Bruna Dantas Lobato Wins National Book Award in Translation

The University of Iowa’s Translation Program alumna Bruna Dantas Lobato has won the prestigious National Book Award in Translation. Lobato graduated in 2019 with an MFA in Literary Translation. She won the award for her translation of Stênio Gardel's debut novel The Words That Remain (New Vessel Press) from Portuguese. The National Book Award is one of the top annual literary prizes in the United States.

We enjoy being able to spotlight the accomplishments of our current students and alumni. If you have updates about current or former students, send the information to the CLCL and we can find space for them here!



Director Claire Frances works with faculty and staff to support language education throughout the Division. Recently, she has been working with faculty to ensure that websites represent the vision of the department, remain visitor-friendly, and adhere to University guidelines.

Claire also oversees three concierges who are assigned to a department and have additional special projects. They can help with tech and ICON issues, website updates, and event scheduling. Ultimately, we're all here to support you! If you have any questions, you can e-mail your (or just a) concierge at any time!

Jack Doden
Departments: Asian and Slavic Languages and Literatures, Linguistics
Projects: Virtual Reality, Podcasting, CLCL Spaces and Equipment

Andy Lewis
Departments: French and Italian, German, International Studies, Translation
Projects: Newsletter, Computer Labs, Directed Independent Language Study (DiLS)

Luke Whitaker
Departments: Spanish and Portuguese, Latin American Studies
Projects: Iowa Intersections

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