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Recent PWR News

By Jenae Cohn & Ruth Starkman  For Autumn 2018, PWR’s Emily Polk teamed up with Sibyl Diver, a research scientist who works with indigenous communities on water governance issues, to teach PWR 194EP, a unique Advanced PWR that examines the ways that the rhetoric of race, class and gender shape environmental battles including Standing Rock and Flint, Michigan.  Entitled... Read More

Instructor News

Jenae Cohn published a book chapter, "Talking Back to Texts: An Introduction to Putting the 'Social...

Activity Showcase

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Overview: This activity has two main goals. The first is to situate conclusions as much more than...

Student Spotlight

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For this issue, PWR had the opportunity to interview our very own student assistant, Khuyen Le. You...

Up Close with Student Winners

In this issue, we're spotlighting the winners of the Spring 2018 Lunsford Awards. They will be...

Coordinator's Corner

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Writing Specialist Confidential

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One of the most exciting projects I’ve had a chance to work on in my role as specialist for STS has...

Teachers, Writers, Scholars

The coming new year is going to bring a lot of wonderful things for Lindsey Dolich Felt—chief among...

Instructional Innovations and Inspirations

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Over the course of this past year, I have been on a mission to better understand the institutional...

Committee Updates

Since September, the PWR committees have been hard at work to support the lecturers, students, and...

Rhetoric from the Field

“If we look closely and engage in rhetorical listening, we can find precarious spaces located in...

Spotlight on WIM

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In History 209S: American Political History , Professor Jennifer Burns hopes that her students “...

Beyond the Farm

The chickens are disappearing. There is always a slow attrition of our feathered egg machines, but...