March 2017
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Stanford University                                                                                       Program in Writing and Rhetoric
"Getting Played": Kathleen Tarr's Third Annual Symposium on Equity in Entertainment
PWR lecturer Kathleen Tarr organized a variety of thinkers from Hollywood to academia to come together to interrogate the ways insiders and viewers alike can fight for equal opportunity in entertainment media. Click here to read more.
From the Margins to the Center: Students Edit Wikipedia to Tell Stories of Women in Science
Meg Formato's Fall Advanced PWR class, “In the Margins: Race, Gender and the Rhetoric of Science,” explored the complex relationships between gender, race and science as they engaged in changing the ways that research gets told by editing Wikipedia. Read more here.
Putting Rhetoric in Action: PWR Student Writers for the Stanford Daily
Recently, PWR Faculty Director Professor Adam Banks and Associate Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education Marvin Diogenes sat down with Daily staff editors to discuss expanding journalism opportunities for our students. Read about current PWR students writing for the Daily here.
Writing Specialist Confidential:
Mary Stroud, Public Policy
In this post, Mary Stroud discusses her collaboration with Kathleen Cassidy, the Assistant Director of Career Communities at BEAM, in getting Public Policy students to become more critically and rhetorically aware of how their audience of employers would see them as potential leaders and problem solvers. Read more here.

Winter 2017 Committee Updates
The PWR committees have been hard at work over the last few months, sometimes in very visible ways, but also often working behind the scenes on projects and initiatives that support our program.  Click here to get a sense of what they've been up to.

Below: Shannon Hervey's PWR 2 class, "The Rhetoric of Activism," on a field trip to the Oakland Peace Center's Activist Resource Fair.
Dates and Events:
Mar 13-15: Hume Director Candidate campus visits
Mar 15-18: CCCCs, Portland
Mar 17: Last day winter classes
Mar 28: Winter grades due
Mar 31: Adv. PWR proposals due
April 3: Spring quarter begins
April 10: Career-Track Annual Review Narratives due
April 14: Reserved Committee Meeting time (11:00-12pm)
April 14: Writing Specialist meeting (11:45-12:45pm)
April 14: Prog. Meeting (1-3pm)
April 24-May 8: Career-Track Annual Review meetings
April 24: Leadership Opportunity Applications due
April 28: Admit Weekend Home Sweet Home event
Click here for more dates.
Program Announcements:

Thanks to everyone for your participation in the Lecturer and Hume searches!  We especially appreciate that you took the time at such a busy part of the quarter to help give your input on these very important decisions.

The Program Meetings for Spring Quarter will be Friday, April 14 (end of week 2) and Friday, May 5 (end of week 5).  Our Year-End Party will be held at the end of Finals Week.

Instructor News
Clara Lewis's article has just been published in Symbolic Interaction. The article, "Crisis Rhetoric: Stigma Play: The Contested Status of Humanities Majors on an Elite University Campus," draws from work she did as part of her PWR Research Award.

The edited collection, Transnational Writing Program Administration (2015), has won a 2017 CCCC Outstanding Book Award. Christine Alfano and former PWR lecturer Alyssa O’Brien have a piece in the collection: "Tech Travels: Connecting Writing Classrooms across Continents" that focuses on pedagogical innovations and outcomes from their Cross-Cultural Rhetoric Project.

Read about what other PWR Instructors are up to here.
Activity Showcase 
Erica Cirillo-McCarthy's last day of class activity, "The Art of Reflection," asks students to reflect on all of the term’s activities and align those activities with the course goals. Students must engage with their processes from this term in order to formulate claims and present effective evidence. Read more here.
Student Spotlight:
This issue spotlights Chandler Mores and Taylor Taweel, two students from different PWR courses who are deeply invested in raising awareness around sexual assault on college campuses. Chandler and Taylor recently developed powerful and timely research projects that focused on the issue, tapping into current national and local conversations. Read more here.
Student Award Winners:
Winners of the Fall 2016 Boothe Prizes and Lunsford Awards:
Xinlan Emily Hu, "
Endangered Languages: Rescuing the World's Invisible Libraries";
Vienna Kuhn, "Fighting for Choice";
Juliana Chang, "Heritage Language Loss in Second Gen East Asian Americans";
Sophia Pink, "How the NRA Shot Down the Ivory Tower."

Read more here.
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