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.
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."