Medical Sociologist Expresses Gratitude for Assistance Received

21 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 Lea Hagoel, Ph.D. Medical Sociologist Department of Community Medicine and Epidemiology Faculty of Medicine,… Read More

BBC Commends Media Services of LMC and DWLLC on Cuba Story

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. Read More

100 GB Database Converted Using 8-Core Computing System

I 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… Read More

2015 Japanese speech contest a great success!

Every year at the University of Iowa the Japanese Program hosts a speech contest that has been a very well organized and popular event. Support for the event comes from multiple sponsors, and coordinating the event is a team effort that includes assistance from many people in the Division. The Language Media Center helps provide… Read More

In Praise of Excellent Service

We’re grateful for the following feedback received this week from Professor Philip Lutgendorf: I 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… Read More

Critical Data Recovered

At the start of the Fall 2014 semester, I had the opportunity to work with Steve Warren in the Department of History as he was developing some exceptional multimedia presentations in the process of ‘flipping’ his course. This would allow students to listen to lectures according to their own schedules and at their own pace, with the… Read More

Fulbright FLTA Videos Produced

In the spring of 2014, we recorded some video footage with plans to produce several short segments that convey the IOWA experience through the stories of three visiting Fulbright FLTA instructors. Below are the videos that were ultimately produced. Amira Rammah – Fulbright – Arabic Pius Nambuta – Fulbright – Swahili Maged Nofal – Fulbright – Arabic Yiseul Yu… Read More

Video Produced for the Department of Psychology

A long-term project that we worked on in 2014 was a video on the prevention of postpartum depression produced in collaboration with Michael O’Hara of the Department of Psychology for use by the Marcé Society. Much of the recording and groundwork for this project was completed in the Language Media Center facility of the Division of World Languages,… Read More

WorldCanvass: Food for Thought Event (Video)

The three videos below, produced by UI Media Production, are from the WorldCanvass Food for Thought event on 20 January 2015.   Topic: Food, Imagination, and the Power of Memory Participants Linda Snetselaar, UI associate provost for outreach and engagement Lauren Rabinovitz, UI professor, Department of American Studies Chuck Swanson, executive director, Hancher Auditorium  … Read More

Upgraded and Expanded Technology for 2015

In previous years, the studio was limited to four computers (two Windows and two Apple computers). As we head into 2015, we now have six high-end computers in the studio. Windows Computers The three Windows computers are the latest touch-screen-enabled Dell OptiPlex All-In-One computers with huge displays. Dell Optiplex 9020 AIO Computers (2) Dell Optiplex AIO 9030 Computer (1)… Read More