Save the Date: Roundtable Interview and Lunch with Dr. Jim Brown

Sarah Noble Frank

Alumni, Events, News

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The DWRL is pleased to welcome Dr. Jim Brown to campus for our first annual Alumni Network Event March 29-31, 2017. Dr. Brown is an Assistant Professor of English and the Director of the Digital Studies Center at Rutgers University. He is a 2009 alum of the Digital Writing & Research Lab. Dr. Brown conducts research in the areas of digital rhetoric, electronic literature, and software studies. His recently released book, Ethical Programs: Hospitality and the Rhetorics of Software, examines the ethical

Workshop Recap: Visualizing Rhetoric with Emojis and GIFs

Mac Scott

Events, Multimodal Writing

In the DWRL’s most recent workshop, staff members looked at two of the most apparent–but perhaps most easily dismissed–exemplifications of visual rhetoric: emojis and GIFs (Graphics Interchange Format). Although we’ve all no doubt interacted with both emojis and GIFs before–whether you see them as a mildly amusing (or annoying) novelty or an essential part of how you communicate with others–we wanted to do more than glance at these visual vehicles of expression, and instead explore their affordances and limitations. Splitting

Spring 2017 Speaker Series: Laurie Gries, “Doing Digital Visual Studies”

Jake Cowan

Events, News

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Please join the Digital Writing & Research Lab for Dr. Laurie Gries’ lecture, “Doing Digital Visual Studies,” on Friday, February 24th, at 3pm. The talk will be held at the Texas Union Eastwoods Room (UNB 2.102). This month, the Digital Writing & Research Lab is delighted to welcome Dr. Laurie Gries from the Department of Communication at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Dr. Gries will present a talk titled “Doing Digital Visual Studies,” drawing upon her extensive work in

Rhetorical Numbers: A Workshop with Dr. Joanna Wolfe

Sierra Mendez

Alumni, Data, Events, Pedagogy

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Across public and social media, there is a tendency to treat quantitative evidence as facts that are above argument. Most students, indeed most people, tend to say things like “numbers speak for themselves” when instead they should ask, “what are these numbers being used to say and how?” The University of Texas recently hosted a lecture and workshop with Dr. Joanna Wolfe, Professor and Director of the Global Communications Center and at Carnegie-Mellon University. A graduate of UT’s Department of

Eli Review at the DWRL

Jake Cowan

Events, Tools

Recently, Professor Bill Hart-Davidson from Michigan State University visited our spaces in the DWRL to discuss Eli Review, a software service for writing courses that he has helped co-develop. Whether you’re an instructor in an undergraduate composition classroom or a grade school teacher working with hormonal youths, Eli Review both simplifies and expands pedagogical possibilities. By analytically structuring peer review and revision, Eli Review provides students with well-defined objectives while giving instructors detailed information on the progress of their classes.

Workshopping Our Web Presence

Mac Scott

Events, Tools

DWRL staff member working on a lab computer with help from a DWRL assistant director.

If you’re reading this, it’s likely that you’ve already heard about the importance of managing your web presence. Often, the issue is presented as a warning about the damage “inappropriate” photos or posts on social media can do as you seek to enter (or remain in) a profession. In this sense, managing your web presence is approached as a negative. That is, it’s framed as the absence or the removal of information that could hurt your professional ethos. At the

Talk: “Supporting the Knowledge Work of Peer Learning with Eli Review”, 3.30pm 9/28

DWRL Staff

Events, Pedagogy

Photograph of open laptop on a plain gray background. Laptop screen displays Eli Review logo and text "Bettr feedback. Better revision. Better writers."

Join the Department of Rhetoric & Writing for Prof. Bill Hart-Davidson’s talk, entitled “Supporting the Knowledge Work of Peer Learning with Eli Review”, on at 3:30pm on Wednesday, 9/28 in Parlin 104. His presentation will talk about the Eli Review, an on-line peer review and writing support tool that he helped to invent. Read the talk abstract behind the cut. Here is Prof. Hart-Davidson’s abstract: “Work on the software service Eli Review started nearly ten years ago at the WIDE

Web Presence Workshop, Sept 23

DWRL Staff

Events

Flyer for web presence workshop hosted in the DWRL; stylised image of a brown-skinned woman against a purple background, with the words 'Develop your web presence'. Friday, Sept 23, 1-3pm, PAR 104

Join the Digital Writing & Research Lab for a Web Presence workshop on Friday, September 23 between 1 and 3pm in PAR 102. Whether you want to put the finer details on your existing professional website or need to start from scratch, we’ll give you the skills you need to create a professional web presence and showcase your accomplishments. If you have questions about the event or need to request accommodations, email Jake Cowan at cowan.jake@gmail.com 

Project Management Comes to the DWRL

Cole Wehrle

Events

Students working on computers in a computer laboratory

DWRL lab members wear a lot of different hats around campus. We are students and writers. We are teachers and mentors. We help write grant proposals and serve on planning committees. But, in all things, we are project managers. This is an easy thing to forget. Neither my undergraduate nor graduate coursework offered seminars on project management. The writing process was mostly a black box, and most of the advice I got about it followed a pretty simple formula: first

Workshop: Managing Long-Term Projects, 9/9/16

DWRL Staff

Events, News

Flyer for "Managing Long-term Projects" workshop, 1-3pm Friday Sept 9, PAR 102. Text layered over an illustration of a long road leading into mountains at dusk

Got a long road ahead? You don’t have to travel alone. Join us this Friday between 1 and 3pm in PAR 102 for our Managing Long-Term Projects Workshop, where you’ll learn project management strategies and digital tools to make your next major project a breeze. If you have questions about the event or need to request accommodations, email Jake Cowan at cowan.jake@gmail.com This is the first event in a semester-long series of digital skills workshops hosted by the Digital Writing