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


UWP Lecturer Edits Collection of Margaret Atwood Essays

University Writing Program Lecturer Karma Waltonen served as the sole editor for the recently-published collection of essays titled "Margaret Atwood’s Apocalypses," which features essays by established and new Atwood scholars on Atwood’s poetry, "The Handmaid’s Tale," and the famous MaddAddam trilogy. Through this collection, readers will encounter ways to trace the theme of apocalypse through decades of Atwood’s work, and lenses through which to view various fictional apocalypses, including disability studies, theology, and ecofeminism.


Assistant Professor Rebekka Andersen Joins Advisory Council of the Center for Information-Development Management

In January, Assistant Professor Rebekka Andersen joined the Advisory Council of the Center for Information-Development Management (CIDM), an organization of information-development, training, and support managers from around the world ( The Advisory Council is made up of a select group of members invited to advise the CIDM on the issues and activities that are most valuable and timely to professionals within the field of information development.