News & Events

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


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