The interdisciplinary Writing Ambassadors (WA) program provides K-12 classrooms with UCD undergraduate student interns from a range of majors, many of whom plan on becoming K-12 teachers themselves.
Stephen Magagnini was interviewed by Beth Ruyak for her show Insight on May 16th. Stephen discussed his long career as a journalist and what changes in the media mean for journalists and reporters. You can listen to the interview at http://www.capradio.org/news/insight/2018/05/16/insight-051618b/
Karma Waltonen has been elected President of the Margaret Atwood Society. The Margaret Atwood Society is an international association of scholars, teachers, and students who share an interest in Atwood’s work. The main goal of the Society is to promote scholarly exchange of Atwood’s works and cultural contributions by providing opportunities for scholars to exchange information.
The 2018 UC Davis Undergraduate Research Conference poster sessions featured five students from UWP1: Rachel Nicole Yee, "Rhetorical Analysis of the Nutrition Discourse Community"; Sharani Ramesh, "Amtrack Travel Research Podcast"; Jihan Eter, "Automated Machine Grading of Writing"; Meyhaa Buvanesh, "Addressing Health Communication in Nutrition," and Ratnapala Gamage, "Different Cultural Styles of Writing Organization vs. the American Style of Organization."
Dan Melzer's book Sustainable WAC, coauthored with Michelle Cox and Jeff Galin, has been published by NCTE. The book draws on theories of complexity, systems, and sustainability to present a methodology for building sustainable WAC programs.
Dana Ferris and Kendon Kurzer have articles published in the most recent issue of TESOL Quarterly. Dana's article, co-authored with former DE Education graduate student Grant Eckstein, is titled "Comparing L1 and L2 Texts and Writers in First-Year Composition." Kendon's article, which is based on research done in the UWP ESL program in 2014-15, is titled "Dynamic Written Corrective Feedback in Developmental Multilingual Writing Classes.