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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


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.
Prof. Rachel Riedner (left) and prof. Bill Briscoe (right) in front of the "writing in physics" poster

GW Professors on Teaching With Writing in HigherEd

Rachel Riedner and William Briscoe were interviewed on a podcast on curricular changes made to support students’ writing development in the GW Department of Physics. They addressed the importance of teaching genres of writing in STEM subjects to prepare students for life after university.