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January 25, 2017

 

Effective Responses to Student Writing Workshop (AM and PM)

January 25, 2017

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From Ear to Open Mind: Rhetorical Listening (A “Great Debates” Workshop by Professor Daniel Gross)

January 31, 2017

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UCI Great Debates — The Future Role of California under the Trump Administration: Force of Resistance (Sponsored by the Advisory Council on Campus Climate, Culture, and Inclusion)

February 7, 2017

The Fractal Geometry of Storytelling: A Screenwriting Study Group Info Session (with Ricardo Barretto)

February 8, 2017

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Beyond Pro/Con: Complexity and Nuance in Argument (A “Great Debates” Workshop by Amber Clontz)

February 16, 2017

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Getting Graphic with Keith McCleary: An Interactive Workshop in Making Comics

February 22, 2017

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Getting Personal: When and How the Personal Matters in Argumentation (A “Great Debates” Workshop by Kerri McCanna)

February 23, 2017

The WRITE START Workshop: Preparing to Teach a “W” Course

February 23, 2017

OC College Writing Teachers’ Reception: A Gathering for Writing Teachers across the Region’s Colleges

February 27, 2017


Doing Transnational Circulation Studies in a Digital Age (A UCI RCGC Event Featuring Professor Laurie Gries)

March 1, 2017

A Lunch-Time Stroll through the Blogosphere (with Jana Remy and Jeff Wasserstrom)


Winter 2017 Events and Workshops

Effective Responses to Student Writing Workshop
Wednesday, January 25, 2017 — 10:30 to 11:30 am (Humanities Gateway 1010) and 2:30 to 3:30 pm (Humanities Gateway 1010)

This workshop will offer tips and guidelines for maximizing the impact of your responses to written assignments. Workshop facilitators will present and discuss different strategies for responding to student work that will both get your students’ attention and challenge them to take ownership of their learning and writing.

RSVP to attend one of the workshop sessions at http://tinyurl.com/uci-cwc-01-25-17 by Monday, January 23, 2017.


From Ear to Open Mind: Rhetorical Listening (A “Great Debates” Workshop by Professor Daniel Gross)
Wednesday, January 25, 2017 — 4:00 to 5:30 pm (Center for Excellence in Writing and Communication, Ayala Science Library 193)

Dr. Daniel Gross, Associate Professor of English and Director of Composition, opens our workshop series by asking us to listen carefully to one another as a way to cultivate good communication skills.

For more information about the Great Debates workshop series, visit the series website here.


UCI Great Debates — The Future Role of California under the Trump Administration: Force of Resistance (Sponsored by the Advisory Council on Campus Climate, Culture, and Inclusion)
Tuesday, January 31, 2017 — 6:00 to 7:30 pm (Crystal Cove Auditorium)

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The inaugural “Great Debate” will feature Professor of Political Science Charles “Tony” Smith and former California Attorney General Bill Lockyer.

The Great Debates Series is designed to develop proactive, informed and conscientious citizens and future leaders by providing a forum for respectful and substantive discussion of contentious issues relevant in today’s world. The series will exemplify civil discourse within our campus community through organized debates, hosted by an academic school or administrative unit. The topics selected for debate will be relevant and interesting for students, staff and faculty. A post-debate reception will follow each event so participants can delve deeper into the topic, explore communication styles, or simply enjoy good conversation.

For more information about the UCI Great Debates workshop, and to RSVP to this debate, visit the series website here.

The Fractal Geometry of Storytelling: A Screenwriting Study Group Info Session (with Ricardo Barretto)
Tuesday, February 7, 2017 — 6:00 pm (Center for Excellence in Writing and Communication, Ayala Science Library 193)

All narrative work is a contrivance. How do we as writers minimize that initial given condition? What is the one thing that writers in film and television strive for? What does it mean to write from a deterministic and non-deterministic frame of mind? Do three-acts really exist and how do they fit into this new perspective? How seeing the events in your story as probabilistic can be a freeing experience.

Join us as we explore these questions and the tools available for writers aspiring to create narrative fiction in different verticals. If you’re interested in a career in screenwriting, or simply are a screen aficionado, apply to join our weekly study group, limited to five people, starting the following week!

Beyond Pro/Con: Complexity and Nuance in Argument (A “Great Debates” Workshop by Amber Clontz)
Wednesday, February 8, 2017 — 4:00 to 5:30 pm (Center for Excellence in Writing and Communication, Ayala Science Library 193)

Arguments about important issues are rarely just two-sided.  In this workshop, writing and communication specialist Amber Clontz introduces us to the nuances of multi-sided arguments and debates.

For more information about the Great Debates workshop series, visit the series website here.

Getting Graphic with Keith McCleary: An Interactive Workshop in Making Comics
Thursday, February 16, 2017 — 2:30 to 4:00 pm (Center for Excellence in Writing and Communication, Ayala Science Library 193)

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The Office of the Campus Writing Coordinator welcomes graphic novelist, author, and writing teacher Keith McCleary for an afternoon of chatting and drawing. Find out about this professional author’s writing process, learn about how to turn ideas into comic scripts, and try your own hand at sketching out a few comic frames. (No experience or artistic skills necessary!)


Getting Personal: When and How the Personal Matters in Argumentation (A “Great Debates” Workshop by Kerri McCanna)
Wednesday, February 22, 2017 — 4:00 to 5:30 pm (Center for Excellence in Writing and Communication, Ayala Science Library 193)

In this interactive workshop, writing and communication specialist Kerri McCanna focuses our attention on the personal investments people often have as they argue, debate, and attempt to persuade one another.

For more information about the Great Debates workshop series, visit the series website here.


The WRITE START Workshop: Preparing to Teach a “W” Course
Thursday, February 23, 2017 — 12:00 to 1:30 pm (Humanities Gateway 1010)

This workshop is ideal for those PREPARING to teach an upper-division writing course, for those THINKING about teaching an upper-division writing course, and for those considering PROPOSING an upper-division writing course. Topics will include low-stakes writing, writing that best supports your content, peer-review strategies, and writing portfolio design and assessment.

RSVP by Friday, February 17, 2017 here.

OC College Writing Teachers’ Reception: A Gathering for Writing Teachers across the Region
Thursday, February 23, 2017 — 4:00 pm meeting & 5:00 pm reception (Center for Excellence in Writing and Communication, Ayala Science Library 193)

We cordially invite you to a meeting and reception for local community college writing and English faculty.  This short meeting will provide you an opportunity to know more about UCI’s writing programs and what your students can expect if they matriculate to UCI.  We will present recent assessment and demographic data.  Hosted by the UCI Office of the Campus Writing Coordinator, the meeting will be an interactive and informative way to discuss ways to facilitate our mutual students’ success.  A wine and cheese reception will follow.


Doing Transnational Circulation Studies in a Digital Age (A UCI RCGC Event Featuring Professor Laurie Gries)
Monday, February 27, 2017 — 2:00 to 3:30pm (Humanities Gateway 1010)

In this lecture, Laurie Gries (CU Boulder) explores how digital visualization techniques can support transnational visual research by showcasing her recent efforts to code one-thousand pictures from around the world and to develop eight different data visualizations to map out a single image’s global circulation, global activities, and rhetorical transformation.

This event is offered by the UCI Rhetoric and Composition Graduate Collective and sponsored by the Composition Program, the Campus Writing Coordinator, Humanities Commons, and the Department of English.

To RSVP, visit http://sites.uci.edu/rhetoric/gries.


A Lunch-Time Stroll through the Blogosphere
Wednesday, March 1, 2017 — 12:00 to 1:30pm (Center for Excellence in Writing and Communication, Ayala Science Library 193)

Long-time bloggers Jana Remy and Jeff Wasserstrom joins us to talk about where and why they blog; how they got started; and how you too can find a home in the blogosphere. Whether you’re an avid blog reader, an active blogger, or someone who’s just curious about blogging, we invite you to stop by, grab a bite, and bring questions!

Find out more about Jana Remy–a PhD in History, the Associate Director of Digital Scholarship at Chapman University, and a self-described cyborg–at www.janaremy.com. Jeff Wasserstrom is Chancellor’s Professor of History at UCI; you can find his blog posts on The Huffington Post and at www.thechinabeat.org.

To RSVP for this event, please visit this link.

 


To see an archive of past events and workshops, click here.