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Liz Constable receives $6,500 Seed Grant from the Feminist Research Institute

Together with colleagues Corrie Decker and Jenny Kaminer, Liz Constable is the recipient of a Seed Grant from the Feminist Research Institute of $6, 500 for a collaborative interdisciplinary and comparative feminist research project that examines the relationship between discursive constructions of youth and policy decisions. Liz presented part of this work at a UC Berkeley Mini-Colloquium on April 14th in a presentation titled "'Too Old for Heidi, Too Young for Carrie': Catachresis and Affective Absorption in Breillat's Cinema."

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UWP Wins Picnic Day 2017 Exhibit Award

The University Writing Program’s Picnic Day exhibit won the Arts and Humanities Exhibit Award during this year’s Picnic Day! The award recognizes exhibits that highlight the university’s growth and showcase the vast diversity of UC Davis.

This was the Writing Program’s second-ever Picnic Day exhibit, and it featured a handmade, playable, 8-foot-tall Scrabble board, a laminated-bookmark-making station, and a 50-foot-wide, writing-on-the wall display.

Congratulations, UWP!

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Conversations with Writers: Frank Waln and "Indigenous Storytelling through Hip Hop"

Frank Waln, an award winning Sicangu Lakota storyteller and Hip Hop artist and music producer from the Rosebud Reservation in South Dakota, will present “Indigenous Storytelling through Hip Hop”on Tuesday, April 25th from 5:00-6:30pm in the Student Community Center Multi-Purpose Room (2nd floor). The event is sponsored by the UWP's Conversations with Writers, the Native American Retention Initiative, the Cross Cultural Center, and the Native Community.

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Lindsay Sabotka and Cassie Hemstrom Partner with Yolo County Animal Services Shelter

Lindsay Sabotka and Cassie Hemstrom have partnered with the local Yolo County Animal Services Shelter to create service learning opportunities for their 104A business writing students. Shelter representatives have visited their classes and discussed the different rhetorical situations the shelter encounters in social media and promotional writing, and their students were able to analyze these situations, as well as the shelter's audiences and purposes in writing.

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