Services and resources available through the LMC Studio are made available through the generous support of the LMC and the Division of World Languages, Literatures, and Cultures. We also want to thank those who give financial gifts to the DWLLC. While the positive feedback below may mention specific staff members. We’re all part of a team, and the credit really goes to all who make this possible. Thanks!

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20150313fr-david-r-barker-uiowaI needed to convert the format of a very large file, and no commercial services in the area were able to do it.

I tried on my own reasonably high-end computer, but had no luck – even if my system didn’t crash, which it did, the job might have taken weeks to complete.

Greg Johnson of the DWLLC and LMC used a state of the art system and was able to get the job done in just a few days.

Many thanks to Greg and the pleasant and efficient staff at the LMC and DWLLC!

David R. Barker — Former economist for the Federal Reserve and Professor of Economics and the University of Iowa

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Sam Farzaneh, BBC

“My name is Sam Farzaneh. I am a BBC journalist based in Washington DC. I want to say thank you for helping us, gathering material from some old VHS tapes. With what you did, we were able to air the report about Magda Montiel Davis at the anniversary of her meeting with Fidel Castro. Thank you for your time and for converting those footage in the best way possible.” ~ Sam Farzaneh, 5 May 2015

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10418521_10203865514942968_8446606115878293147_n“Greg Johnson and the staff at UI Capture (Panopto) spent a great deal of time with me as they explained the new technology and uploaded it to my computer. In addition, Mr. Johnson went beyond his job description when he helped me to save all of the data on a corrupted external hard drive and transfer it to a new one. His helpfulness, combined with his willingness to work beyond his job description, made me feel fortunate to be part of the UI community.”

Stephen Warren, Associate Professor, Department of History (19 Jan 2015)

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20150205th-michael-w-ohara-professor-psychology-university-of-iowa-uiowa“I was asked by the leadership of one of my scientific societies to produce an educational video. I had no knowledge of how to proceed. Fortunately, I found out about Greg Johnson and the Language Media Center. Greg worked very closely with me over a period of several months, helping me with every detail of video production. The final product turned out exceptionally well. I would certainly come back to Greg and LMC for a similar project in the future.”

Michael W. O’Hara, Professor and Starch Faculty Fellow, Director of Clinical Training, Department of Psychology (5 Feb 2015)

20150723th-lea-hagoel21 July 2015

Dear Becky and Greg,

I’m writing to thank you both for the hospitality and professional help you so generously provided, with me being just a visiting guest here at the University of Iowa.

All the best to you

Lea Hagoel, Ph.D.
Medical Sociologist, Department of Community Medicine and Epidemiology
Faculty of Medicine, Technion, & Carmel Medical Center
Haifa, Israel

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Thank you very much for assisting us with the Japanese speech contest, which was again a great success.

Your kind attention really makes the rather daunting process of event preparation easier and more pleasant, and I just wanted to take a moment to thank you all.

Best wishes,

Yumi, on behalf of the Japanese Program (11 March 2015)

20150213fr-Philip-A-Lutgendorf-uiowa-professor-hindi-indiain-studiesI always receive excellent service from the staff of the Language Media Center, especially in all aspects of technical support.

In recent months, Brianna Janssen Sánchez provided invaluable assistance (sometimes, at night, from her home) with ICON support for a large, General Education lecture class I taught.

Greg Johnson, Sue Otto, and Rebecca Bohde are unfailing courteous, responsive, and generous with their time and I often come to them with my hardware and software problems.

I am currently involved in the editing of a very large manuscript: a translation for Harvard University Press that exists in several recensions—my final draft, the copy-editor’s corrected version, and the original Hindi text in Devanagari script. To complete my work, I need to have all three documents open and visible at once, and this is not possible on my 13-inch laptop supplied by the College.

I was stymied as to how to move forward, and then Greg and Becky offered to lend me, not one, but two large external Apple monitors! —one for use at home and one for my Phillips Hall office. Greg gave me the technical help necessary to set these up, and I am now making good progress in my editing, without eye-strain. I am deeply grateful for all this service from the LMC!

 Philip Lutgendorf, Professor of Hindi and Modern Indian Studies (11 Feb 2015)

20141215mo-wenwen-fu-198x198“This studio is awesome! Lots of useful software for language learning and teaching are updated frequently as well as the hardware and computers. The staff who support the studio are awesome! Special thanks to Greg who assisted me in uploading my teaching video online, which helped me out of a difficult situation.”

Wenwen Fu, Chinese Instructor (15 Dec 2014)

Our Stories

For any organization, institution, or internal department, it’s important to go beyond the impersonal bulleted lists of ‘services we provide’ and have users tell their stories about how the facility is utilized and valued.

For a center providing support services, the value can’t always be conveyed through lists of equipment and a brief directory of staff. People want to know about the creative an innovative ways the center can be used.

So, this is why we share these testimonials and feedback — to give others an idea of how the facility can be used, and help people understand what we do. These stories help others imagine what it might be like to study, work, or teach in this environment. It also reminds us that we’re valued and appreciated.