Andy Jones' new book of poetry, In the Almond Orchard: Coming Home from War, represents the experiences of American veterans who have served overseas, and who are readjusting to life in the United States, especially California, after their service. The book was made possible by support from YoloArts and the California Arts Council. Profits from the sale of this book will fund the Charles Ternes Creativity Prize for Veteran Students at the University of California, Davis.
Greg Miller's reviews of the novels The Vegetarian by Han Kang and Death by Water by Kanzaburo Oe appear in the San Francisco Chronicle on 3/6/2016 and 11/12/2005 respectively.
Mary Stewart and Jenae Cohn's article, "Promoting Metacognitive Thought through Response to Low-Stakes Reflective Writing," discusses how the assignment of and response to low-stakes reflective writing can provide effective scaffolding to higher-stakes reflective writing tasks, such as the cover letter to the UWP 1 final eportfolio. The article will appear in the next issue of the journal Response to Student Writing.
Joe Horton's story "Shoot the Tiger" will appear in the Spring 2016 issue of the Colorado Review, and Joe will be a contributor to the Ploughshares literary journal blog in 2016. Joe was writer-in-residence with Dine' College in Tuba City, Arizona, on the Navajo Nation, and this past December he taught in classes and sponsored and judged a fiction contest.
Karma Waltonen's article "Loving the Other in Science Fiction by Women" was published in volume 1 of the MOSF Journal of Science Fiction. A link to the article can be found at http://publish.lib.umd.edu/scifi/article/view/250
Melissa Bender and Karma Waltonen's edited collection, Writing Assignments in Context, has been accepted by McFarland for publication in 2016. The volume includes twenty original, classroom-tested writing assignments, plus supplementary materials to help readers incorporate the assignments into their own courses.
Laurie Glover was one of 72 international poets chosen to attend the 2015 Squaw Valley Community of Writers Poetry Workshop, where she participated in workshops with poets such as Sharon Olds and Robert Hass.
Emily Alameida, who is completing an Individual Major in Technical Communication through the University Writing Program, has been awarded the Dr. Kenneth M. Gordon Memorial Scholarship sponsored by the Northern California Chapters of the Society for Technical Communication (STC). The scholarship includes a cash award and a complimentary student membership in the STC, the world's largest and oldest professional association dedicated to the advancement of the field of technical communication.