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March 28, 2011

Next Writing Studies Parlor is Wednesday, March 30th

The next Writing Studies Parlor is scheduled for Wednesday, March 30th at 11:30am, in Wesbrook 320. We hope to see you there!

Joe Bartolotta
"Twelve Bars and a Pen: Improvising and Writing as Sidepeople"

Josh Welsh and Drew Virtue
"The Book and E-Reader: Contesting the Space Between Learning and Technology"

March 21, 2011

Practicing Science, Technology and Rhetoric: The North-South Divide in an Emerging Global Order

Colloquium on Technology, Culture, & Communication

Description. This colloquium will highlight work being done at the University of Minnesota exploring the interdependent and global nature of contemporary science and technology practices. Participants will explore how those who work within institutions of science and/or employ emerging technologies, like (but not limited to) new information and communication technologies (ICTS), frame political, economic, cultural, and environmental arguments about the impacts of their practices on "others". In particular, we will focus on how the diffusion of contemporary science and technology practices plays out in transnational projects that span the divide between countries in the global North and South.

See full description and call for participation

No fee to register.

Thursday, April 28: Institute for Advanced Study Thursday at Four presentation in Nolte 125
Friday, April 29: Interdisciplinary Center for Global Change sponsored in Studio E Rarig Center

Please contact Bernadette Longo (blongo@umn.edu) for additional information.

March 16, 2011

Undergraduate scholarship application deadlines: March 21st

Don't forget to apply for these scholarships--money is available: March 21 is the deadline to apply for the Medtronic scholarship ($2000.00) and The Victoria Mikelonis Fund ($200).

More information: http://www.writ.umn.edu/ugrad/scholarships.html.

March 11, 2011

Joe Holt Published

Joe Holt had an article titled "The Textual Condition of Hemingway's African Book" appear in North Dakota Quarterly 76.1&2 (Winter 2009). The article defines the textual and editorial circumstances of one of Hemingway's final manuscripts, which appeared posthumously in three different versions: Sports Illustrated's "African Journal" (1971-72), True at First Light (1999) and Under Kilimanjaro (2005). Joe also has a book review in the same issue of North Dakota Quarterly.

Schuster and Propen win John R. Hayes Award

Congratulations to Writing Studies professor Mary Schuster, and RSTC alumna Amy Propen. Their article, "Understanding Genre Through the Lens of Advocacy: The Rhetorical Work of the Victim Impact Statement" won the John R. Hayes Award for Excellence in Research for 2010 from Written Communication.

The award was presented February 17th at the Writing Research Across Borders conference in Fairfax Virginia.

Propen, A. D. & Schuster, M. L. (2010). Understanding genre through the lens of advocacy: The rhetorical work of the victim impact statement. Written Communication, 27(1), 3-35.