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April 29, 2022

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.

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April 7, 2022

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). 

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April 7, 2022

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.

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March 25, 2022

Sampsonia Way Magazine hosts "The Everyday Pandemic" reading series and discussion

Join the student writers from Sampsonia Way Magazine for

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March 2, 2022

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.

February 24, 2022

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!

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February 24, 2022

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.

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February 14, 2022

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.

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February 2, 2022

DBLAC launches Spring 2022 Reading Series

2022 Reading Series

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February 2, 2022

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.

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November 12, 2021

Dr. Khirsten Scott and PhD student Elise Silva Awarded Year of Data and Society Grant

Prof. 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.
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November 12, 2021

Dr. Annette Vee hosts Automating Writing Speaker Series

Associated 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. 
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November 11, 2021

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!) 

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November 11, 2021

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.