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A screen capture of the Zoom screen during the alumni roundtable showing various faculty and former UWP students.

Writing Conference Features Alumni Roundtables

The UWP's spring University Writing and Research Conference spotlighted the work of over 20 former UW students as they presented research conducted in their fall 2020 UW1020 classes.

Challenges to Gender Equality virtual panel flyer showing participating speakers including UWP's Rachel Riedner

GW Debate Hosts Challenges to Gender Equality Forum with Participation from UWP Professor Rachel Riedner

Professor Rachel Riedner (Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies; Professor of Writing and of WGSS) participated in this year's "Challenges to Gender Equality in 2021: an intern

The CWPA's logo: four squares arranged with a W & P in top row, in the second row left square shows a hand & pencil, right an A.

CWPA statement on Jan. 6 Events and the Importance of Writing & Rhetoric

The Council of Writing Program Administrators issued the following statement on January 12, in response to the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.


Debate Director Weighs in on Muted Mics

Paul Hayes, GW debate director, argues that presidential debates are supposed to educate voters by allowing them to see how candidates perform in one of the campaign's few unmediated

Robin Marcus teaches a class

Robin Marcus Recognized for Innovative Teaching

Robin Marcus, a veteran teaching professor of writing in UWP, was recently recognized as the recipient of the 2020 Robert W. Kenny Prize for Innovation in Teaching of Introductory Courses. The prize is a well-deserved recognition of Marcus’s commitment to teaching and to her students, including her recent work employing antiracist labor-based grading in the classroom
(left to right) Reem Bahr, Isabella Rosa Guastaferro, Sofia Wahba, Ellie Flory

Student Writers Explore 'New World' in UW Class

How has the COVID-19 crisis changed the world for students and their families? First-year students in Assistant Professor of Writing Christy J. Zink’s seminar shared their journal reflections on the challenges of living in the current world, from confronting fears to finding new inspirations.
Jonathan Meiburg [Photo: Sarah Cass, courtesy Sub Pop]

WID Distinguished Lecture

Jonathan Meiburg, lead singer and songwriter of acclaimed band Shearwater (Matador/Sub Pop), is also a writer and researcher whose travels have led him to some of the world’s most remote places, including the Falkland Islands, the vanishing forests of Madagascar and Guyana, and the Chatham Islands of New Zealand.
Art Historian Arthur Wheelock sits in front of a UW1020 class giving a lecture.

Distinguished Art Historian Arthur Wheelock Visited UW1020 Class at the National Gallery of Art

Distinguished art historian Arthur Wheelock visited Rachel Pollack's UW1020 class Dutch Art at the National Gallery of Art.
Prof. Rachel Riedner (left) and prof. Bill Briscoe (right) in front of the "writing in physics" poster

GW Professors on Teaching With Writing in HigherEd

Rachel Riedner and William Briscoe were interviewed on a podcast on curricular changes made to support students’ writing development in the GW Department of Physics. They addressed the importance of teaching genres of writing in STEM subjects to prepare students for life after university.

Svoboda cited in New York Times

Professor Michael Svoboda discusses in the New York Times how Hollywood usually portrays climate change and solutions to it.

UWP Students Publish and Present UW1020 Research at Conferences

Professor Phillip Troutman's UW1020 students have had tremendous success publishing and presenting their UW1020 research. Congratulations to Joseph Hancuch, Jessica Kowalik, Muhammad Al-Amin and Helena Doms.

Former UWP Student Published UW1020 Research in Film Matters

Caroline Smith's former student, Isabella Luizzi, published a revised version of her UW1020 final paper in the undergraduate film journal, Film Matters. The article is titled "A Forced Silence: The Hidden Homonormativity Surrounding Carol."

UWP's Lowell Abrams Publishes Article

University Writing Program Associate Professor Lowell Abrams published "Word choice in mathematical practice" in Synthese: An International Journal for Epistemology, Methodology and Philosophy of Science.

Randi Kristensen Granted Fellowship

Randi Kristensen was granted a 2019 Summer Repository Research Fellowship with the Institute for Advanced Study at University of Indiana, Bloomington. She worked with the Caribbean films and materials at the Black Film Archive for two weeks in May.

Assistant Professor Kylie Quave Publishes New Workbook

Assistant Professor of Writing, Kylie Quave, has just published Quantitative Anthropology: A Workbook from Academic Press (with co-author Leslie Williams). The workbook is designed for introductory social statistics courses in which students use real data to ask timely research questions in biological anthropology, cultural anthropology, and archaeology. Students are guided through quantitative analysis, writing scientific reports, and data visualization.