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.
Sasha Abramsky's article, "The Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting is the Inevitable Result of Trump's Vile Nationalism" has been published in The Nation at https://www.thenation.com/article/pittsburgh-shooting-result-trump-nationalism/.
Cassie Hemstrom has published a co-authored chapter in Volume 1 of Teaching Information Literacy and Writing Studies, published by Purdue. The chapter draws on Cassie's experiences teaching UWP1. Cassie co-authored the article with Dr. Kathy Anders, a librarian at Texas A&M University, and the title of the chapter is "Communities of Information: Information Literacy and Discourse Community Instruction in First-Year Writing Courses."
Sasha Abramsky will be one of two Nation debaters in a C-Span televised debate on immigration. from Georgetown University on November 29th. Sasha is also writing a twice-a-month Sunday column for the Sac Bee, and recently his articles have appeared in The Nation, The Los Angeles Times, and other venues. His latest article for The Nation can be found at https://www.thenation.com/article/trumps-latest-assault-on-immigrants-sh...
Erika Strandjord's article, “Making, not Curating, the Rhetorical Tradition: Ways through and beyond the Canon,” which was published in Rhetoric Review 35.4, has been selected to appear in the Best of the Journals in Rhetoric and Composition 2018 edition.
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.
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.