Marit MacArthur is a co-leader of a sound recordings archiving project that has received a $75,000 NEH grant. The project focuses on developing open-source tools for scholars to mine new knowledge from archives of sound recordings, including Orson Welles' radio plays, the Talking Book collection for the blind, and thousands of hours of poets reading their works.
Melissa Bender presented on "WAC Practices for Inclusive Education" at the Association for Academic Language and Learning Conference in Geelong, Australia on November 2, 2017.
Teachers on the Edge: The WOE Interviews, 1989–2017 collects the voices of 39 significant figures in modern writing studies, forming an accessible survey of the modern history of rhetoric and composition. This remarkable group of teachers and scholars tell the stories of their influences and interests, with scholarly introductions that trace their varied contributions to the field. Invaluable for writing students, writing teachers, and scholars of writing studies. http://bit.ly/toerout
Marit MacArthur was invited to speak on the panel "Digital Tools for the Analysis of Spoken Recordings" as part of the Canadian government's SpokenWeb project at Concordia University in Montreal.
In August, Rebekka Andersen chaired SIGDOC 2017, the Association for Computing Machinery’s Special Interest Group on the Design of Communication Conference, held in Halifax, Nova Scotia. SIGDOC 2017 featured keynotes by Dr. Karel Vredenburg, lead designer at IBM, and Rigo award winner Dr. Karen Schriver, President of KSA Communication Design & Research, and author of the foundational text Dynamics in Document Design.
Karma Waltonen presented "Chronic Pain: A Comedy" at the Storytelling for Health Conference in Wales on June 16th. She also performed "Chronic Pain" in Davis and a recorded version is at http://ats.ucdavis.edu/ats-video/?kmid=0_2woig6nv
Katie Arosteguy has been awarded an Office of Academic Affairs Professional Development grant. She will continue work on a book project that she, Brenda Rinard, and Alison Bright are engaged in tentatively titled: A Student’s Guide to Writing in Education.