Sep. 23rd, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM: Composition Program Brown Bag Lunch: "Places to Start: Moving Towards Universal Design in the Classroom"@ Memorial Hall, 3rd floor lounge:
For the first brown bag of the 2014-15 academic year, Jay Dolmage, professor of rhetoric, composition, and disability studies at the University of Waterloo, will facilitate a conversation about the concept of “Universal Design” (UD) as a means of creating more accessible and inclusive ways to move pedagogically. The starting point of the conversation will be a “list” of Universal Design suggestions across teaching modes and student engagements. Light snacks and beverages will be provided.
Sep. 24th, 12:30 PM to 1:10 PM: Material Culture of War Speakers Series: "War in the Age of the Supercomputer" with Mark Bowden@ 222 ISE Lab:
On the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I, UD’s Center for Material Culture Studies will offer a series of talks on the topic “The Material Culture of War” through the fall semester on Wednesdays, Aug. 27 through Dec. 3, 2014. On Sept. 24, Distinguished Writer in Residence Mark Bowden will speak on the topic of “War in the Age of Supercomputers.”
Sep. 24th, 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM: Banned Book Read-Out Day@ South Green side of Memorial Hall and Morris Library:
Have You Seen Us? The Department of English and Sigma Tau Delta, the English Honor Society, invite you to celebrate Banned Books Week at our 2nd Annual Read-Out on Wednesday, Sept. 24, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., on the South Green (between Memorial Hall and Morris Library). Students and faculty will read passages from their favorite books that have been banned or challenged in the U.S. If you’d like to read at the event, please contact April Kendra in the Department of English. ENGL205 will present for the first hour, but we invite you to claim a time between 12:05 and 4 p.m. Individual time slots are 5-10 minutes, but longer periods are available for groups and classes. We will have some texts available on site, but we encourage you to choose a book from one of the attached lists. The official motto of Banned Books Week 2014 is “Have you seen us? Find a banned book.” The rather grim image of a missing-person poster reminds us of all we would miss without the works of William Shakespeare, Mark Twain, Alice Walker, Judy Blume, John Steinbeck, Margaret Atwood, Dr. Seuss, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Harper Lee, Sherman Alexie, Shel Silverstein, Maya Angelou, George Orwell, Toni Morrison, and many others. You can find more information about Banned Books Week at www.ala.org
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.