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March 12, 2008

Writing Initiative featured in Washington Post

The University's Writing Initiative was recently featured in an article in the Washington Post. Balancing Academic Tradition and Skills Employers Demand

Reconfiguring Rhetorical Studies - Panel Discussion April 10th

UMTC RSTC Alum David Beard and Colleagues from UMD & UMC present "Reconfiguring Rhetorical Studies - Panel Discussion": A talk with Mark Huglen, David Beard, and David Gore

David Beard, assistant professor in the Department of Writing Studies at UMN Duluth, will discuss "Truth and Argument in the New Rhetoric: Toulmin, Richards, and the Epistemic Movement." In this excerpt from a chapter of his in-progress monograph on I. A. Richards and the Anglo-American Roots of the New Rhetoric, Beard demonstrates that the New Rhetoric needed to be fully interdisciplinary, integrating literary critics, philosophers of language, and speech teachers, to achieve its full bloom.

Thursday, April 10, 2008 4:00 PM
Room 125 Nolte Center for Continuing Education

All are welcome.

Sponsored by the Institute for Advanced Studies

The Rhetorical Tradition Meets the World Wide Web and Contemporary War Images

Richard Graff recently presented "The Rhetorical Tradition Meets the World Wide Web and Contemporary War Images": A Reconfiguring Rhetorical Studies event at UMD (with Marguerite Helmers).

Several dozen students and faculty from three departments were present.