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April 28, 2011

Today: Parlor & Colloquium

Rick Duque, "Mapping Digital Brain Drain"
Thurs. April 28 / 12:00 / Nolte 125
Professor Duque's research relates to an upcoming colloquium Professor Longo is planning for April 28-29. Two graduate students from Vienna will also present their related research at the Parlor. Below is a preview of Professor Duque's presentation followed by a description of the colloquium. Please see the call for participation for more details.

"Mapping Digital Brain Drain"
Are less developed nations with the most advanced Information and
Communication Technology (ICT) infrastructures at a greater risk of losing
their best and brightest due to the more efficient networking capabilities
of new ICTs? During the global diffusion of new ICTs, there have been
accelerated migration patterns of the highly educated professionals from
the less developed world seeking opportunities in the advanced nations of
the world. Given the unanimous global consensus, and large donor
commitment, insisting that the 'Third World' join the Digital Information
Society, this suggests that brain drain is an even more vital risk to
account for in the digital age.


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

The 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.
No fee to register.

Locations:
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

April 25, 2011

Mikelonis Award Recipient

Kristin O'Connor, a junior in the Scientific and Technical Communication major in Writing Studies, has been chosen as this year's recipient of the Victoria Mikelonis Memorial Award. Kristin is interested in technical writing, usability, and editing, and she will be studying abroad next year. This award offers a $200 award every year to an exceptional undergraduate student whose academic pursuits reflect a commitment to scientific and technical communication, rhetorical studies, and/or intercultural communication. (Suggested uses are books and a membership in the STC student chapter.) The award is presented in recognition of Professor Mikelonis's leadership, commitment, and her tremendous contributions to the University of Minnesota with the hope that the student will continue to build on Professor Mikelonis's work.

Congratulations, Kristin!

April 8, 2011

Congratulations to the recipients of the Coakley Ames Writing Excellence Award!

Congratulations to the recipients of the Coakley Ames Writing Excellence Award! The award recognizes excellent writing in 1xxx-level courses and 3xxx-/4xxx-level courses. We had many excellent submissions, and four awards were granted:

First place, 1xxx-level writing (cash award of $100): Andrea Daughtery, "Seventeen: Impact and Influence," WRIT 1301 University Writing, Instructor Timothy Olekskiak

Second place, 1xxx-level writing (cash award of $50): Alison Seacord, "Why We Should Look," WRIT 1301 University Writing, Instructor Joe Moses

First place, 3xxx/4xxx-level writing (cash award of $100): Micah Sandberg-Spieler, "Social Media Strategy for The Cedar," WRIT 3562W, Instructor Joe Holt

Second place, 3xxx/4xxx-level writing (cash award of $50): Jennifer Nicklay, "Consultant Guilt in the Writing Center Community," WRIT 3751W, Instructor Kirsten Jamsen

Their papers are available for viewing as PDFs at the links above. Congratulations to our winners!

Timothy Oleksiak published

Timothy Oleksiak's review of Gunther Kress's Multimodality has been accepted for publication in a forthcoming issue of Rhetoric Society Quarterly. Congrats Tim!

April 1, 2011

Timothy Oleksiak presenting

Timothy Oleksiak will be presenting a revised version his Parlor presentation called "Intergenerational Consubstantiality and the 'It Gets Better Project'" during the Department of Communication Studies' Wednesday Noon Research series.

Come join in the fun on April 6, 2011 at 12:15-1:15 in Ford B15.

Upcoming Writing Studies' Parlors


Wed. April 6 / 11:00 / Nolte 140
Anne Wolf, "Improvisation as a critical cultural practice of resistance in composition pedagogy"
Ed Hahn, "Composition at the Crossroads of Hip-Hop and Whiteness"
Jacqueline Schiappa, "Understanding the Jonestown Tragedy through Others"

Thurs. April 28 / 12:00 / Nolte 125
Rick Duque, "Mapping Digital Brain Drain"
Professor Duque's research relates to an upcoming colloquium Professor Longo is planning for April 28-29.
Below is a preview of Professor Duque's presentation followed by a description of the colloquium. Please see the call for participation for more details.
Two graduate students from Vienna will also present their related research at the Parlor.

"Mapping Digital Brain Drain"
Are less developed nations with the most advanced Information and
Communication Technology (ICT) infrastructures at a greater risk of losing
their best and brightest due to the more efficient networking capabilities
of new ICTs? During the global diffusion of new ICTs, there have been
accelerated migration patterns of the highly educated professionals from
the less developed world seeking opportunities in the advanced nations of
the world. Given the unanimous global consensus, and large donor
commitment, insisting that the 'Third World' join the Digital Information
Society, this suggests that brain drain is an even more vital risk to
account for in the digital age.

"Practicing Science, Technology and Rhetoric: The North-South Divide in an Emerging Global Order"
The 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.
No fee to register.
Locations:
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