Join Comp PhD Candidate CE Mackenzie for a talk at the Pitt Humanities Center on Oct 6, 12:30-2pm ET! With responses from Julie Beaulieu (GSWS) and Shalini Puri (English). Full details here:
The Pedagogy Committee welcomes you to a Course Innovation Showcase on Monday, April 25 from 10:30am to 12 noon via Zoom. This showcase will feature brief presentations from faculty teaching innovative course designs (new courses or reinterpretations of longstanding courses).
The Digital Media and Design Showcase is finally here! Stop by this Friday from 9:00am-1:00pm on the fifth floor of the Cathedral of Learning.
Dr. Benjamin Miller and team win Year of Data and Society Grant for work on "Redressing Whiteness in a Crowdsourced Space"
Dr. Benjamin Miller was the lead author on a grant from the Year of Data and Society entitled "Redressing Whiteness in a Crowdsourced Space: Networks of Support in Writing Studies." The funds will be used for a series of related initiatives: to bring Dr.
This year's first-year writing Koloc Awards yielded three first place winners and eight honorable mentions. Thank you to graduate student judges Oscar Enriquez, Apala Kundu, Annie Martin, and Briana Wipf for deliberating over the submissions!
Dr. Jen Keating awarded Year of Data Grant for her place-based digital storytelling program in the Hill District.
The Politics of Power and Place: Giving Voice Through Curated Digital Storytelling asks students to consider the influence of place on how an organization functions and how compelling storytelling can deepen the work of an organization in their community.
The Composition Department would like to congratulate Dr. Ellen Smith on winning the Tina & David Bellet Teaching Excellence Award. The Bellet is awarded to Pitt educators demonstrating the highest levels of commitment to teaching, educators who prove highly effective in helping students achieve meaningful goals.
2022 Reading Series
Stephen Quigley and his co-collaborator, Cassie Quigley (Science Education), along with graduate students Holly Plank (Learning Sciences) and Hillary Henry (Learning Sciences), have been awarded a Year of Data and Society grant for their science communication project titled My Nature Outing. My Nature Outing provides middle and high school students an ingress into environmental education and computer science.
Comp Program faculty member Dr. Ben Miller is celebrating the launch of a collection, Composition and Big Data, coedited with Dr. Amanda Licastro. (A double celebration since it’s also a Pitt Press book, in the series edited by Jean Ferguson Carr and Dave Bartholomae!)
DBLAC (Digital Black Lit and Composition), co-founded and directed by faculty member Dr. Khirsten Scott is a learning community committed to Black knowledge-making and sharing. Our signature programs create spaces that promote free and undisciplined communication. We offer writing support, mentorship, networking, and resource-pooling that model Black feminist and communal practices.