Professor Dana Ferris has recently published two journal articles, both co-authored with current or former students of the WRaCS Designated Emphasis. Both articles report upon primary research completed in the UWP. The first, "Placement of Multilingual Writers: Is There a Role for Student Voices?" was published in Assessing Writing, 32(1), 1-11, and is co-authored by 2017 graduates Dr. Katherine Evans (Linguistics) and Kendon Kurzer (Education).
Sarah Perrault and Lisa Ikemoto were featured in the UC Davis Researcher spotlight at http://research.ucdavis.edu/about-us/news-center/news-stories/ethics-cri... The Q and A discussed their work from their ongoing project, “Developing Feminist Frameworks for Ethics of Genome Modification.”
Tori White has received a 2016-17 Outstanding Graduate Student Teaching Award. Tori’s summer UWP101 students produced a textbook, collaboratively choosing a topic, creating an annotated bibliography, selecting primary sources to include, and writing an introduction and discussion questions for each reading.
Together with colleagues Corrie Decker and Jenny Kaminer, Liz Constable is the recipient of a Seed Grant from the Feminist Research Institute of $6, 500 for a collaborative interdisciplinary and comparative feminist research project that examines the relationship between discursive constructions of youth and policy decisions. Liz presented part of this work at a UC Berkeley Mini-Colloquium on April 14th in a presentation titled "'Too Old for Heidi, Too Young for Carrie': Catachresis and Affective Absorption in Breillat's Cinema."
Julian Elias gave a talk, "Should Grammar be Taught in University ESL Writing Courses?" at the CATESOL Conference in Pacific Grove on April 1st.
On April 10th Katie Rodgers presented at the 2017 UCD Science Communication Workshop, a full day event
The University Writing Program’s Picnic Day exhibit won the Arts and Humanities Exhibit Award during this year’s Picnic Day! The award recognizes exhibits that highlight the university’s growth and showcase the vast diversity of UC Davis.
This was the Writing Program’s second-ever Picnic Day exhibit, and it featured a handmade, playable, 8-foot-tall Scrabble board, a laminated-bookmark-making station, and a 50-foot-wide, writing-on-the wall display.
Karma Waltonen has published the article "Modern Hero in a Postmodern Age" in the book The X-Files and Philosophy: The Truth is in Here. The article explores postmodernism through the episode "Jose Chung's From Outer Space."