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August 23, 2012

Congrats Trent!

Trent Kays was one of 50 PhD students selected to participate in the Summer Social Webshop at the University of Maryland, a week long workshop focused on social media, social computing, HCI, and research methods. He was the only writing studies/rhetoric person in attendance.

Trent was also selected as a Osher Lifelong Learning Scholar and will be teaching a course for the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute this winter: "Social Media: Practice and Critique."

And, he was appointed to the editorial board of Hybrid Pedagogy: A Digital Journal of Teaching and Technology.

Congrats Trent!

August 21, 2012

Larson to present at 2013 4Cs

PhD student Brian Larson will present his paper "Examining a Twitter-Based Discourse Community of Composition Scholars" at the 2013 Conference on College Composition and Communication in Las Vegas in March 2013. The presentation is part of a panel titled "Web 2.0 as Public Writing: Composition, Collaboration, and Discourse Community in Social Media," that will present case studies in public and scholarly social media use, suggesting theory models that better account for the dynamics of social media use, and applying these theory models to social media in scholarly settings.

August 17, 2012

Kays and Larson to participate in 2013 MLA Roundtable

PhD students Trent Kays and Brian Larson will take part in a roundtable at the 2013 Modern Language Association conference in Boston in January 2013. MLA President Michael Bérubé has decided to include the roundtable, titled "Building Bridges within Digital Humanities," in the brochure on this year's presidential theme, Avenues of Access. The purpose of the roundtable is to bring together digital humanities scholars working in a variety of languages and approaches. It seeks to find ways to build bridges between the "Anglo-American" center of DH with the rest of the world of DH, both within and outside of the US borders. Kays is one of two presiders for the roundtable; Larson is one of five speakers.

August 16, 2012

Breuch and Larson to present at Council for Programs in Technical and Scientific Communication

Dr. Lee-Ann Kastman Breuch and PhD student Brian Larson will present a talk titled "Analysis and Impact of Student Research Writing in a Technical and Professional Writing Course" at the conference of the Council for Programs in Technical and Scientific Communication at Michigan Technological University in September 2012. Their project focuses on "research writing," or the ways in which undergraduate students interpret, evaluate, and communicate research findings in a written report. They will share preliminary findings of an analysis of 30 student research reports in a technical and professional writing course at a large public institution.

August 14, 2012

Oleksiak to present at 2013 4Cs

Timothy Oleksiak has been invited to present his paper "This Text is Not For You: Rhetorical Eavesdropping and Multimodal Composition" at the 2013 4Cs convention in Las Vegas, NV. This paper is part of a panel presentation called "Composer Agency and Multimodal Composition." The chair of the panel will be Anne Wysocki. Professor Wysocki will also serve as a respondent to the panelists. Congrats Timothy!