Cassie Hemstrom Publishes Chapter in Teaching Information Literacy and Writing Studies

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 to Appear on C-SPAN Debate

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


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

Chris Thaiss leads workshop on teaching writing across disciplines for faculty and graduate students at the University of Córdoba.

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.


Rebekka Andersen Receives $5,000 Grant to Study Professional Writing Internships Abroad

UWP Professor Rebekka Andersen received a $5,000 grant from the C.R. Anderson Foundation, an affiliate of the Association for Business Communication, to fund a study of professional writing internships abroad. The foundation supports innovative business communication research that explores how people communicate effectively within and outside business organizations to get work done.

Karma Waltonen Elected President of the Margaret Atwood Society

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.