Karma Waltonen presented "Chronic Pain: A Comedy" at the Storytelling for Health Conference in Wales on June 16th. She also performed "Chronic Pain" in Davis and a recorded version is at http://ats.ucdavis.edu/ats-video/?kmid=0_2woig6nv
Katie Arosteguy has been awarded an Office of Academic Affairs Professional Development grant. She will continue work on a book project that she, Brenda Rinard, and Alison Bright are engaged in tentatively titled: A Student’s Guide to Writing in Education.
Melissa Bender's book project, La Caricature 1830-1835, is now in print. La Caricature 1830-1835 is a collection of 19th century French political cartoons. Melissa translated and wrote the English language descriptions of the cartoons. They were originally published in a satire newspaper (La Caricature), which is now considered to be the precursor of Charlie Hebdo. The book is under consideration for a fine arts publication award in France.
Karma Waltonen's article, "My First Frontier--A Celebration of Fifty Years of Star Trek," has been published in Time Lords & Tribbles, Winchesters & Muggles: The DePaul Pop Culture Conference. All proceeds for the book go to Global Girl Media, an organization dedicated to empowering high school age girls from under-served communities around the world through media, leadership and journalistic training to have a voice in the global media universe and their own futures.
Professor Dana Ferris has recently published two journal articles, both co-authored with current or former students of the WRaCS Designated Emphasis. Both articles report upon primary research completed in the UWP. The first, "Placement of Multilingual Writers: Is There a Role for Student Voices?" was published in Assessing Writing, 32(1), 1-11, and is co-authored by 2017 graduates Dr. Katherine Evans (Linguistics) and Kendon Kurzer (Education).
Sarah Perrault and Lisa Ikemoto were featured in the UC Davis Researcher spotlight at http://research.ucdavis.edu/about-us/news-center/news-stories/ethics-cri... The Q and A discussed their work from their ongoing project, “Developing Feminist Frameworks for Ethics of Genome Modification.”
Tori White has received a 2016-17 Outstanding Graduate Student Teaching Award. Tori’s summer UWP101 students produced a textbook, collaboratively choosing a topic, creating an annotated bibliography, selecting primary sources to include, and writing an introduction and discussion questions for each reading.