News Archive

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

Dr. Phillip Troutman

​​Presentation by Phillip Troutman on the Domestic Slave Trade, March 11

March 08, 2017

"The Second Middle Passage: the Domestic Slave Trade out of Virginia, 1790-1865"

Presentation by Dr. Phillip Troutman, 

Statement from University Writing Program Faculty on current political rhetoric

November 18, 2016

Message from University Writing Program Faculty
From: George Washington University’s University Writing Program Faculty
To: George Washington University Students and Community

Grace Musila delivers WID Distinguished Lecture

WID Welcomes Grace A. Musila as Distinguished Lecturer

November 17, 2016

The Writing Program welcomed Grace A. Musila to present the WID Distinguished Lecture on Nov. 17th. 

New writing award honors life of Marine, D.C. native

October 30, 2016

The Hatchet covers the first award ceremony for the Julian Clement Chase

Professor Phyllis Mentzell Ryder Publishes on “Teaching Serendipity”

September 21, 2016

Professor Phyllis Mentzell Ryder has published a chapter titled “Teaching Serendipity” with Jennifer Nutefall, a University Librarian at Santa Clara University.

Professor Randi Gray Kristensen Participates in NEH Summer Institute

August 12, 2016

Randi Gray Kristensen, University Writing, was invited to participate in the 2016 NEH Summer Institute "Arts of Survival: Recasting Lives in African Cities," at the University of Indiana, Bloomington, July 6-26, 2016.

Handbook of Music and World Christianities book cover

Book Release: Jonathan Dueck coedits Oxford Handbook of Music and World Christianities

March 30, 2016


Jonathan Dueck, Deputy Director of Writing in the Disciplines and Assistant Professor of Writing, has coedited the newly released Oxford Handbook of Music and World Christianities with Suzel Ana Reily.

Gordon Mantler receives Summer Fellowship from BMRC

March 02, 2016

The Black Metropolis Research Consortium (BMRC) has awarded Gordon Mantler, Assistant Professor of Writing and of History, a Summer Short­‐term Fellowship for the 2016 program cycle.

Michael Svoboda’s research cited in Environment & Energy article

February 26, 2016

Michael Svoboda’s research was cited in the Environment & Energy Publishing article "Ahead of Oscars, Some Stars Keep Focus on Climate Change."

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Rachel Riedner receives Fulbright Specialist Grant

February 01, 2016

Rachel Riedner, interim Executive Director of the University Writing Program, has received a Fulbright Specialist grant for Summer 2016. She will be working at the University of Tromsø – the Arctic University of Norway (UiT) in May.

Interview with Kathy Larsen about World Film Locations: Washington D.C.

January 26, 2016

Jessica P. Jackson of Film Matters interviews Teaching Assistant Professor of Writing Kathy Larsen about her new book World Film Locations: Washington D.C.

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Rachel Riedner publishes Writing Neoliberal Values: Rhetorical Connectivities and Global Capitalism

October 01, 2015

Rachel Riedner, Associate Professor of Writing and Women's Studies and Interim Executive Director of the University Writing Program, has published Writing Neoliberal Values: Rhetorical Connectivities and Global Capitalism with Palgrave Macmillan's series, Rhetoric, Politics, and Society.

Rachel Riedner wins 2013 Elizabeth Flynn Award

January 14, 2015

Rachel Riedner’s article “Lives of In-famous Women,” published in JAC: A Journal of Rhetoric, Culture, & Politics, won the 2013 Elizabeth Flynn Award for the best article on feminist theory.

WID Program Recognized For Excellence

January 03, 2013

George Washington University has been included on US News and World Report's breakout list of schools that are known around the country for particular excellence in Writing in the Disciplines. The list was produced by surveying college and university presidents, chief academic officers, deans of admissions, and deans of students about which institutions they consider to be the very best at supporting student writing across the curriculum.

Congratulations to Eckles Prize Winners

Congratulations to the 2016 Winners of the Eckles Prize, awarded to students who produce a research project in their freshman year that demonstrates significant and meaningful use of library services and collections at the George Washington University.