Melissa Bender and Karma Waltonen's book, Twenty Writing Assignments in Context: An Instructor's Resource for the Composition Classroom, has been published by McFarland. More information about the book can be found at http://www.mcfarlandbooks.com/book-2.php?id=978-1-4766-6509-2
When members of the University Writing Program learned that conservative pundit Milo Yiannopoulos would speak at UC Davis, they decided to help the kind of organization his writing attacks.
UWP members recently raised $400 to donate to the UC Davis Women's Research and Resources Center. They chose WRRC because of Yiannopoulos's widely publicized criticism of feminists in the video game and film industry.
Yiannopoulos has been accused of using his Breitbart News column to facilitate the online harassment of women, such as the all-female cast of 2016's Ghostbusters movie.
Kara Moloney and UCD alumni Chris Thaiss and Pearl Chaozon-Bauer have published the article "Freeing Students to Do Their Best" in a special issue of Across the Disciplines on WAC and high-impact practices.
Carl Whithaus and Chris Thaiss published "Independent Writing Programs Post Recession: Complexities and Discontents in an Achieved Utopia" in the CCC's Symposium on Independent Writing Programs in the September issue of CCCs. The link to the symposium is http://www.ncte.org/library/NCTEFiles/Resources/Journals/CCC/0681-sep2016/CCC0681Symposium.pdf
Karma Waltonen, Melissa Bender, and Heather Milton presented the panel "The Power of Metaphor in Teaching and Writing Case Studies" at the 5th Annual Health Humanities Conference in Sevilla, Spain.
Scott Herring has won a Professional Development Award to finish his book Yellowstone’s Lost Legend. The book tells the story of Thomas Hofer, the most accomplished backcountry guide and skier in the history of Yellowstone National Park.
Sasha Abramsky's The House of Twenty Thousand Books, which was published in the US last year by New York Review Books, has been published in German by DTV and is soon to be published in Spanish. It was widely reviewed in the American, Israeli, English, Indian, German and Austrian press. It is coming out in paperback in the spring in America and in Germany.