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Rhetoric Program Leadership Team (2016-2017)


Upcoming Events

April All-Instructor Meeting

4/28/2017 | 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm

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Program News

Congratulations to Rhetoric Conference 2016 Winners!

Sadie Potvin-First Prize Winner, Spoken Presentation

Annie Xia-Honorable Mention, Spoken Presentation

Nalin Gadihoke-Honorable Mention, Spoken Presentation

Iaroslav Ekimtcov-Honorable Mention, Spoken Presentation

Haley Inyart-First Prize Winner, Poster Presentation

Zifan Feng-Honorable Mention, Poster Presentation



Fall 2016

On October 24, 2016, Dr. Mya Poe of Northeastern University gave a presentation entitled "From Vexing Questions to Intended Consequences: A Sociocultural Study of Writing Assessment." Her lecture argued for fairness as a pillar of sound writing assessment and expanded notions of how students form what she called "theories of writing." She also met with small groups of Rhetoric instructors to share her expertise and provided consulting to Engineering faculty through the AE3 program.


Fall 2015

Congratulations to the presenters at the Annual Rhetoric Conference! Students presented on a diverse array of topics to their peers and audience members from across campus. Many thanks to the instructors who volunteered to judge the presentations. Here's to next year's conference!

For more information, including a list of winners' names, please visit the Conference page.

2015-2015 Annual Rhetoric Conference Oral Presentation Second Place Winner

2015-2016 Annual Rhetoric Conference Poster Winner


Fall 2014

Professor Sandra Jamieson visited from Drew University to present her work on "Rereading Student Papers: How Citation Project Research Can Help Us Strengthen Reading and Writing Skills."

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