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2022 Midwest University Chinese Speech Contest

Three students from Chinese program at the University of Iowa participated in the 2022 Midwest University Chinese Speech Contest on May 14 and won a First Prize, a Second Prize, and a Third Prize. The contest consisted of two components: an original speech delivered in Chinese and a performance of a talent related to Chinese language and culture. Competing against 51 contestants from Mid-west universities across six states, the UI students demonstrated their Chinese speaking ability as well as their knowledge and passion of Chinese culture and tradition. Congratulations on their wonderful achievement! 

The 2022 IOWA Chinese Teaching and Research Symposium

The 2022 Iowa Chinese Teaching and Research Symposium was held at the University of Iowa on April 23rd, 2022. It was organized by the Chinese program at the Department of Asian and Slavic Languages and Literature and sponsored by the Center for Asian and Pacific Studies. The symposium provided a platform for Iowa Chinese educators to exchange their Chinese teaching and research perspectives and products as well as to facilitate academic dialogue between secondary and college educators in the State of Iowa.

Russian Language Olympiada Winners

Eight University of Iowa students of Russian participated in 8 in the University of Pittsburgh's recent Russian Language Olympiada. Competing in three categories –poem recital, culture project presentation, and an interview– with students from around the country, our students earned medals.

Korean Speech Contest - Zoom Links

Levels and times for the Korean Speech Contest held on April 16, 2022 via Zoom.

Student Spotlight: Ala Mohamed

“You never know who you might meet or what you might learn,” said Mohamed. “I went into my study abroad experience thinking I would just go into international business after I graduated and figure out my next steps in life from there, but I came back from my experience confident knowing I want to go into modeling and use my degree to inspire.

Chinese Spring Festival 2022

This year, Chinese program host a Lunar New Year Celebration webinar on Thursday, February 10, 2022 to celebrate the year of Tiger. The webinar brings together students, faculty members, and friends of Chinese program to enjoy students' performance and short cooking demonstrations.

UIowa Alumna Susannah Morris (B.A., Russian) Named UCLA Assistant Dean of International Programs

UCLA Extension is pleased to announce that Susannah (Susie) Morris has been appointed as Assistant Dean of International Programs, effective January 3, 2022. Morris is an accomplished international administrator with a history of developing strategies for strengthening and integrating experiential, intercultural, and immersive programming.

Katelyn Wu accepted into the UI STARTALK Chinese Learning Program

CCA 8th grader, Katelyn Wu, is one of only 20 students accepted into The University of Iowa STARTALK Chinese Learning Program. The program, funded by a National Security Agency Grant, is specially designed for Iowa junior high and high school students who wish to learn Chinese.