Amy Irvine wrote Desert Cabal: A New Season in the Wilderness for the 50th anniversary of Edward Abbey's iconic conservationist book, Desert Solitaire. In it, Irvine conducts a posthumous conversation with Abbey about issues of climate disruption, white privilege, sexism, racism, and some possible solutions to the tribalism of our current political situation.
Dan Melzer's co-authored article with Michelle Cox and Jeff Galin, "Building Sustainable WAC Programs: A Whole Systems Approach," has been published in the most recent volume of The WAC Journal. The article can be accessed at https://wac.colostate.edu/journal/
This guide helps educators write for the rhetorical situations they will face as students of education, and as pre-service and practicing teachers. It provides clear and helpful advice for responding to the varying contexts, audiences, and purposes that arise in four major written categories in education: classroom, research, credential, and stakeholder writing.
Marit MacArthur has organized a lecture and performance by Sam Harnett from KQED and Chris Hoff from KALW that includes a live radio show and experiment in the art and science of sound, "The World According to Sound." Sam and Chris will talk about how they conceived the show at 12:10 in Hart 3201 and give a performance at 5:00 in Wright 120A on the UC Davis campus. The events are free and open to the public. For more information about the performance and podcast, visit theworldaccordingtosound.org/live
UC Davis emeritus professor and former UWP director Chris Thaiss spent three weeks in August as visiting professor in Argentina to lead workshops for faculty and graduate students. A consortium of universities (RAILEES) had received a grant from the Fulbright Commission and the U.S. State Department to bring in Thaiss to work with them in three areas of writing studies: writing program development, teaching writing across the curriculum and in disciplines (WAC/WID), and development of writing research projects.
Lawson Snipes, the founder of the monthly newsletter The Spare Changer, will give a presentation on helping the homeless as part of Writers Without Borders and Conversations with Writers. The presentation will take place on Wednesday, November 14th from 7:00pm to 8:30pm in Voorhies 126. The event is free and open to the public.