Questions I Dare Ask: Andrea Ross Interviews Author Amy Irvine

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.


Katie Arosteguy, Alison Bright, and Brenda Rinard's book will be published by Teachers College Press this Spring

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.


The World According to Sound Lecture and Performance

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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


Chris Thaiss Leads WAC/WID Workshops in Argentine and Chilean Universities

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.