News Archive

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



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, 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.