Pamela Demory's article, "Hedwig Queers Hollywood Romance," has just been published in The Journal of Popular Culture (volume 49, April 2016). It was originally presented at the 2013 PCA Conference in Washington DC.
Karma Waltonen presented on a panel with Melissa Bender and Heather Milton at the 5th Annual Health Humanities conference in Seville, Spain and on a panel with Melissa Bender at the Swedish Association for American Studies conference. Karma has also published a celebration of Star Trek's 50th anniversary at http://psychodrivein.com/first-frontier-celebration-fifty-years-star-trek/
Sasha Ambrasky has published an article in the current issue of Nation about refugees in Denmark and Sweden. Sasha is also writing on affordable housing in California for an online publication called Capitol & Main. He's written on Trump's anti-Muslim proposals for the American Prospect, and he's writing a feature article for the New Statesman, in UK, on American Rage -- everything from Trump to guns, police brutality to Black Lives Matter.
These colleges typically make the writing process a priority at all levels of instruction and across the curriculum. Students are encouraged to produce and refine various forms of writing for different audiences in different disciplines. In spring 2016, we invited college presidents, chief academic officers, deans of students and deans of admissions from more than 1,500 schools to nominate up to 10 institutions with stellar examples of writing in the disciplines. Colleges and universities that were mentioned most often are listed here, in alphabetical order.
The Sacramento Bee has published Steve Magagnini's eleven month investigation of Afghan refugees who served in the war on terror but face poverty and violence in Sacramento. The article can be found at http://www.sacbee.com/news/investigations/afghan-refugees/article84312717.html
Joseph Horton's collaborations between his UWP course and students at Dine College in the Navajo Nation in Arizona were featured in a recent article on the College of Arts and Letters website at http://ls.ucdavis.edu/news-events/harcs-news/navajo-uwp.html
Katie Arosteguy published "Bridging the Gap Between Writer and Reader: The Benefits of Considering Audience" in the peer-reviewed blog Teachers, Profs, Parents: Writers Who Care at https://writerswhocare.wordpress.com. The piece gives teachers strategies they can use to teach students about the importance of audience awareness in the composing process.
You are invited to a presentation by award-winning author Sam Freedman, Dying Words: The AIDS Reporting of Jeff Schmalz. The presentation will be on Thursday, May 12, from 5:00-6:30pm in Sproul Hall 912. More information about the Dying Words Project can be found at http://dyingwordsproject.com.
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.