This is an invitation to see Marit MacArthur speak on "Poetry Reading, Performative Speech, and Sound Studies" at the LASER // Conversations in Art and Science.
Former UWP120 student Ellen M. Street's article from UWP120, "Epistemic Certainty Surrounding DietaryRecommendations for Meat," was published in the journal Xchanges at http://www.xchanges.org/epistemic-certainty-surrounding-dietary-recommendations. Ellen also presented her research at the regional Conference on College Composition and Communication in June.
Scott Herring’s essay, “When the Water Meets the Road: The Return of the Westslope Cutthroat,” was published in the Fall 2017 issue of Western American Literature. The essay tells the story of Herring’s hunt for a rare and extraordinarily elusive fish hidden in the backcountry in Yellowstone National Park. The photograph of the fish on the University Writing Program website is a photo of the very same fish described in the journal, a westslope cutthroat trout, just before it swam away.
Marit MacArthur is a co-leader of a sound recordings archiving project that has received a $75,000 NEH grant. The project focuses on developing open-source tools for scholars to mine new knowledge from archives of sound recordings, including Orson Welles' radio plays, the Talking Book collection for the blind, and thousands of hours of poets reading their works.
Melissa Bender presented on "WAC Practices for Inclusive Education" at the Association for Academic Language and Learning Conference in Geelong, Australia on November 2, 2017.
Teachers on the Edge: The WOE Interviews, 1989–2017 collects the voices of 39 significant figures in modern writing studies, forming an accessible survey of the modern history of rhetoric and composition. This remarkable group of teachers and scholars tell the stories of their influences and interests, with scholarly introductions that trace their varied contributions to the field. Invaluable for writing students, writing teachers, and scholars of writing studies. http://bit.ly/toerout
Marit MacArthur was invited to speak on the panel "Digital Tools for the Analysis of Spoken Recordings" as part of the Canadian government's SpokenWeb project at Concordia University in Montreal.
In August, Rebekka Andersen chaired SIGDOC 2017, the Association for Computing Machinery’s Special Interest Group on the Design of Communication Conference, held in Halifax, Nova Scotia. SIGDOC 2017 featured keynotes by Dr. Karel Vredenburg, lead designer at IBM, and Rigo award winner Dr. Karen Schriver, President of KSA Communication Design & Research, and author of the foundational text Dynamics in Document Design.