News Archive

Updates on what our Faculty in the University Writing Program are accomplishing.



Professor Robin Marcus is shown being honored during the 2020 Commencement Ceremony.

Professor Marcus recognized for innovative teaching

May 21, 2020

Robin Marcus, a veteran teaching professor of writing in the UWP, was recently recognized as the recipi

Student writers explore 'new world' in UW class

May 21, 2020

How has the COVID crisis changed the world for students and their families? First-year students in Assistant Professor of Writing Christy J.

Riedner and Briscoe interviewed on Physics Writing Initiative

February 04, 2020

Prof. Rachel Riedner, Director of the University Writing Program at GWU, and prof.

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

February 04, 2020

Distinguished art historian Arthur Wheelock visited Rachel Pollack's UW1020 class Dutch Art at the National Gallery of Art.

Writing Education Initiating Identity Transformation in Engineering Students-The Wri2tes Project

September 03, 2019

The UWP's Rachel Riedner, along with Professors Royce Francis (SEAS) and Marie Paretti (Engineering Edu

Svoboda cited in New York Times

September 03, 2019

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

UWP's Lowell Abrams Publishes Article

July 09, 2019

University Writing Program Associate Professor Lowell Abrams published "

GW President Thomas Leblanc stands with WID award winners Murray Snyder, Jocelyne Brant, & Joshua Benson as they display awards

2019 WID Award Winners Celebrated at GW's Faculty Honors Ceremony

July 09, 2019

2019's WID Award winners are Murray Snyder (Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and International Affairs) who received the WID Distinguished Teaching Award, Jocelyne Brant (Assistant

Randi Kristensen Granted Fellowship

July 09, 2019

Randi Kristensen was granted a 2019 Summer Repository Research Fellowship with the Institute for Advanced Study at University of Indiana, Bloomington.

Remembering WID Distinguished Teaching Award Winner Joe Dymond

July 09, 2019

Joe Dymond, celebrated professor of Georgraphy and winner of the WID Distinguished Teaching Award passed away in January. Joe was a long time partner of the WID program.

UWP Professor Rachel Riedner and her research partner Maria Jose Gonzolez smile after workshop

Rachel Riedner facilitated a workshop at the DIT Focas Institute

July 09, 2019

Professor Rachel Riedner, Executive Director of the University Writing Program at The George Washington University in Washington, DC and her research partner Maria Jose-Gonzolez facilitated a works

Erica Armstrong Dunbar delivers keynote address to room of WID faculty and students

Erica Armstrong Dunbar leads WID Spring Symposium

July 09, 2019

Erica Armstrong Dunbar, renowned author of Never Caught: The Washingtons' Relentless Pursuit of Their Runaway Slave, Ona Judge visited GW in February to give the keynote address for the WI

Three WID faculty pose for picture after presentation in Antwerp

WID Faculty Present in Antwerp

July 09, 2019

Three WID faculty presented

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UWP Executive Director Elected to CCCCs Selecting Committee

July 09, 2019

Rachel Riedner, Executive Director of the University Writing Program, was elected and served on the 2019 Conference on College Composition and Communication's Selecting Committee.