Mary Stewart and Jenae Cohn's article accepted for publication in Journal of Response to Writing

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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 Publishing with Colorado Review and Ploughshares

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. 


Melissa Bender and Karma Waltonen's Writing Assignments in Context Accepted For Publication

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. 


Associate Professor Sarah Perrault's article on language use and bioethics published in the American Journal of Bioethics

Associate Professor Sarah Perrault and four other members of the UC North Bioethics Collaboratory have had an article published in the American Journal of Bioethics in December. The article, “Editing" genes: A case study about how language matters in bioethics," argues for more precise language use in discussions of genome modification technologies.

Emily Alameida Awarded Competitive Technical Communication Scholarship

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.


Once again UC Davis is in the list of top Writing in the Disciplines programs in the US

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 2015, 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