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July 30, 2012

Final Oral Examination by David Kmiec

Ph.D. in RHETORIC and SCIENTIFIC and TECHNICAL COMMUNICATION

Final Oral Examination by David Kmiec

"Displacement and equilibrium: A cultural history of engineering in America before its golden age"

Bernadette Longo, Advisor


Tuesday, July 31, 2012
11:00 a.m.
235 Nolte

Everyone is welcome. Please attend if you can!

Final Oral Examination by Olga Menagarishvili

Ph.D. in RHETORIC and SCIENTIFIC and TECHNICAL COMMUNICATION

Final Oral Examination by Olga Menagarishvili

"Dictionaries of Science as Participants in Scientific Knowledge Economy"

Bernadette Longo, Advisor


Tuesday, July 31, 2012
1:00 p.m.
235 Nolte

Everyone is welcome. Please attend if you can!

July 5, 2012

Written Communication Impact Factor and Ranking Up

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Written Communication raised its Impact Factor in 2011 to 1.0062 (from .939 in 2010) and ranking to 23 out of 72 in Communication (from 27 of 67 in 2010.)

The Impact Factor of a journal is an evaluation tool frequently used to measure the importance of a journal within its field. The Impact Factor and Rankings are done by Thompson and Reuters' Journal Citation Reports (JRC). Journals are divided into "subject categories" and given a ranking within each category based on a metric for measuring citation activity known as the "impact factor".

Written Communication (WC), peer-reviewed and published quarterly, is a broad, interdisciplinary, and essential journal for research on the study of writing in all its symbolic forms. It reports on what writing is, how writing gets done, and what writing does in the world, consistently providing readers with new research findings, new theoretical concepts, and new ways of understanding how writing is practiced in schools, workplaces, and communities.

Congrats to Written Communication Editor, Professor Christina Haas, and
Editorial Assistant, Joe Bartolotta on their fabulous work!