About the Department
In July, 2014 the University Writing Program became the Department of Writing and Rhetoric Studies, making it one of several high-profile institutions in the country to better identify its role locally and nationally. We now offer a growing major and minor while still offering essential writing courses to undergraduate and graduate students across campus. Our interdisciplinary Ph.D. in Writing and Rhetoric Studies is currently offered through three partnering departments; students take courses with us and complement their scholarly interest through the partnering department.
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Shauna Edson named Digital Inclusion Fellow
Shauna Edson was named one of a small handful of national Digital Inclusion Fellows. The program is a partnership between Google and the Nonprofit Technology Network that focuses on increasing digital inclusion in cities where Google Fiber is providing Internet infrastructure. Shauna will work with the Salt Lake City Public Library to increase adult digital literacy.
Congratulations to our outstanding students and instructors for the 2015-2016 academic year!
Congratulations to Heather Stone on being awarded the U's 2016 Thomas G. Stockham Medal for Conspicuously Effective Teaching! Heather is a doctoral candidate with dual appointments in Communication and Writing and Rhetorical Studies.