Humanities Center event: Wonder Drug: Needle Exchange as a Site of Care, Connection, and Renewal
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:
PPW and DNID Graduation Ceremony
Pitt's Public and Professional Writing (PPW) and Digital Narrative and Design (DNID) Programs held a joint graduation ceremony in the Cathedral of Learning. View the programs pre-recorded speeches on our 2022 DNID PPW GRADUATION CEREMONY VIDEO.
The Pedagogy Committee's Innovative Course Showcase
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).
Digital Media and Design Showcase on Friday, April 8th
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.
Sampsonia Way Magazine hosts "The Everyday Pandemic" reading series and discussion
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.
Koloc Award Winner Reading at the International Cafe on Friday, March 25, at 3:30
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.
Dr. Ellen Smith wins the Tina & David Bellet Teaching Excellence Award
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.
DBLAC launches Spring 2022 Reading Series
2022 Reading Series
Dr. Stephen Quigley and his research collaborators receive Year of Data and Society Grant
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.
Dr. Khirsten Scott and PhD student Elise Silva Awarded Year of Data and Society GrantProf. Khirsten Scott and PhD student Elise Silva recently won a Year of Data and Society grant. "Data and Information Equity in Homewood" brings together HYPE (Homewood Youth Power Engaged) Media, the Community Engagement Center in Homewood, and scholars and community members who are engaged in social work, Black rhetorics, information science, community-engaged learning, Wikipedia, and radical knowledge equity.
Dr. Annette Vee hosts Automating Writing Speaker SeriesAssociated with her graduate course in Automating Writing, Prof. Annette Vee hosted four guest speakers via zoom in Fall 2021, sponsored by the Pitt Composition Program. These were informal Q&A sessions focused on automating writing and computational writing and poetics.
New Faculty Book: Composition and Big Data
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 Virtual Writing Groups
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.