Oct. 8th, 11:15 AM to 12:15 PM: Composition Program Brown Bag Lunch: "Don't Wait: Remediate!"@ Memorial Hall, 3rd floor lounge:
Over the past few years, “remediation” assignments have sprung up in first-year composition courses, both at UD and nationally. Such assignments challenge students to rewrite their research papers in new modes and genres and for new audiences. This brown bag lunch will be run as a roundtable, in which Michael McCamley, Janel Atlas, and Caitlin Larracey talk about their remediation assignments, how they engage students in multimodal writing, and what E110 course outcomes these assignments support. Come learn about “rewriting” research papers as video projects, magazine articles, and Tumblr posts, and share some of your own ideas and experiences! Light snacks and beverages will be provided.
Oct. 8th, 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM: Writing a Personal Statement for Law School@ Career Services Center - Workshop Room:
UD students interested in applying to law school are invited to attend this one-hour workshop with Professor Phillip Mink, J.D. in which he will outline the essentials of a compelling personal statement: how to identify the best topic, seize the readers’ attention, revise until you get it right, and create clear, concise, error-free prose. Admissions committee members read thousands of statements every year, so you have only a few seconds to catch their attention. Make sure that yours stands out!
Oct. 15th, 12:30 PM to 1:15 PM: University Museums' Perspectives Series: P. Gabrielle Foreman on "Renderings: New Narratives and Reinterpretations"@ Mechanical Hall Gallery:
Professor P. Gabrielle Foreman will present a discussion on the exhibition Renderings: New Narratives and Reinterpretations, which features a selection of prints from the Brandywine Workshop in Philadelphia and focuses on contemporary artists whose works question, define, and reconsider the historic role of memory in image making. Viewed together, the works accent the multiple and varied ways in which the ritualized politics of remembering, a key cultural practice of African American and African Diaspora artists, may be visualized. The talk is part of the University Museums’ Perspectives series and also of the Department of Black American Studies’ Black Studies: Every Day, Every Night program. Perspectives is a series of informal afternoon discussions led by curators and invited faculty about the objects, exhibitions and ideas on display in University Museums galleries. Scheduled for the lunch break, these varied, short and informal noontime talks offer an introduction to each exhibition as well as time for discussion.
Oct. 29th, 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM: Fleda Brown Poetry Reading@ Memorial Hall, Room 111:
Fleda Brown will be giving a poetry reading from her eighth collection of poems, “No Need of Sympathy,” which was published by BOA Editions, LTD in 2013. Her collection of essays, with Vermont Poet Laureate Sydney Lea, “Growing Old in Poetry: Two Poets, Two Live,” also came out in 2013 from Autumn House Books. Her memoir is “Driving With Dvorak,” (University of Nebraska Press, 2010). Fleda’s work has appeared in “Best American Poetry,” has won a Pushcart Prize, the Felix Pollak Prize, the Philip Levine Prize, and the Great Lakes Colleges New Writer’s Award. She has won the New Letters and the Ohio State Univ/ The Journal awards for creative nonfiction. She is professor emerita at the University of Delaware, where she taught for 27 years and directed the Poets in the Schools program. She was poet laureate of Delaware from 2001-07. She and her husband Jerry Beasley now live in Traverse City, Michigan.
Free and open to the public – Reception to follow in the Dome, 3rd floor, Memorial Hall