Academic Writing

October 2, 2014
School of Music Music Scholars Lecture Seriespresents Sean Williams The Evergreen State College, Olympia, Washington "Irish-Speaking Regions as a Locus of Musical Exile" Leah Smith Lecture Hall (room 2200, School of Music, Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center)
October 2, 2014
Jonathan AuerbachWeapons of Democracy: How Social Reformers Became Propagandists for World War IThursday, November 13, 4:00 pmUlrich Recital Hall, Tawes Hall
April 25, 2014
UMD has officially joined the Committee on Institutional Collaboration (CIC) as a part of its broader integration with the Big Ten. Nearly every member institution offers a department or program in linguistics or speech-language pathology. We have invited a speaker from each CIC institution to speak to what extent can theoretical research inform experimental practice, and vice versa? In particular, we have invited speakers from two major focuses of CIC language science research: prosody and language acquisition. This event is funded in part by your Graduate Student Activities Fee and is therefore open to the entire Graduate Student Community.
April 1, 2014
Thursday April 3, 4:00-5:30 PMMcKeldin Library, Room 6137Special Events Room  
March 13, 2014
ACCESS2ALUMNI Tuesday, April 8 4:00 p.m. Riggs Alumni Center Keynote speaker will be John Kelly '84, columnist for the Washington Post! Since 2004, "John Kelly's Washington" has been shining the light on Washington's less-famous side, celebrating its citizens, bemoaning its irritations and ferreting out quirky bits of local history. Come to A2A this year to hear from John on how his English degree helped him succeed in his professional life. Read more about John here:
January 31, 2014
When: February 27, 2014 What time: 3:30 pm Where: 2212B Benjamin Building
December 10, 2012
On Monday, December 17, from 10:00 to 12:00 in 0223 Tawes, the Academic Writing Program will host an instructional session on how to use Canvas in the classroom. Canvas is the new ELMS platform, replacing Blackboard in spring 2013. This workshop will be hosted by the director of the Academic Writing Program, Linda Macri, and several instructors who piloted Canvas in their Blended Learning English 101 courses in fall 2012.
December 3, 2012
 The spring 2013 semester will see the inaugural session of the UTA/Lecturer Reading Group, supported by a CLCS grant. The group brings together advanced English majors who have been Undergraduate TAs in the Writing Programs with writing faculty to discuss pedagogy and teaching writing. All writing faculty—TAs and instructors, from any program—are welcome to join the group. If you are interested, please contact Linda Macri at
March 29, 2012
From March 7 to May 9, Joscelyn Langholt, Liaison to the Academic Writing Program and a librarian with User Education Services, will conduct office hours to assist students with every aspect of their research for English 101.
April 4, 2011
The Office of Undergraduate Studies is seeking nominations of University of Maryland faculty members for two teaching awards.
September 2, 2014
Jeanne Fahnestock was a keynote speaker at the meeting of the International Society for the Study of Argumentation in Amsterdam, July 1 through 4, 2014. Title of address: "Arguing in the Grooves: Genre and Language Constraints in Scientific Controversies." She also received the "Distinguished Scholarship Award" for 2014 in recognition of "a lifetime of scholarly achievement in the study of argumentation."
July 17, 2014
Heather Lindenman's ENGL 292/388C was recognized in the Capital News Service  as well as other news outlets for the course's efforts to build confidence and promote college as an option for high school students.
May 7, 2014
On May 24, Cameron will deliver a paper, titled “Managing Fear and Anger in Climate Change Discourse,” at the Rhetoric Society of America Conference. Keep reading to learn more!
May 7, 2014
Doctoral candidate Oliver Brearey's article "Understanding the Relationship Between First- and Second-Semester College Writing Courses" was accepted for publication in Teaching English in the Two-Year College. It is expected to be published in the March 2015 issue of the journal.
May 6, 2014
Several Writing Center tutors represented the English Department at Undergraduate Research Day on May 1:  Jillian  DiNardo , “Expanding Horizons: Cultural Awareness in the Writing Center:” Lena Stypeck, “Expanding Our Own Thinking: Using Analogies in Tutoring Sessions;” and Brittany Whetzel, James Gray, and Edward Lo, “Cultural Awareness for Writing Center Tutors.” 
April 8, 2014
On April 4-5, 2014, Writing Center administrators and tutors presented at the Mid-Atlantic Writing Centers Association conference at Salisbury University.
March 25, 2014
Congratulations to Pamela Gerhardt for receiving the 2014 American Society of Journalists and Authors (ASJA) Outstanding Book Award for Memoir or Biography for her memoir memoir Lucky That Way: Rediscovering My Father's World (University of Missouri Press, 2013).
March 14, 2014
Win a free iTunes gift card! Play Sound+ Bingo by listening to sounds that will be played in Tawes Hall on the television monitor in the lobby during the week leading up to the conference. Write the date you hear the sound on the corresponding square. Get five in a row (horizontal, vertical, or diagonal) to get Bingo! Turn in your completed Bingo sheets at the Sound+ registration table in Tawes Hall. Winners will be entered into a drawing for an iTunes gift card on Saturday March 29th! 
March 5, 2014
Doug Kern, Writing Center Assistant Director, and Brittany Boyd, Writing Center tutor, presented at the Northeast Writing Center Association (NEWCA) conference in Smithfield, RI on March 1.
January 31, 2014
When: February 27, 2014 What time: 3:30 pm Where: 2212B Benjamin Building