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Upcoming Events

In addition to community events like the annual University Writing and Research Conference, the University Writing Program (UWP) organizes workshops for faculty that promote teaching and research excellence on topics like course redesign and Institutional Review Board requirements. Upcoming events will be listed when scheduled.



University Writing Program News


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.
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.