News & Events

  • The Institute for Writing and Rhetoric extends its congratulations to the winners of the 2017 Albert I. Dickerson 1930 Freshman Writing Prizes and the 2017 Arthur Feinstein 1955 Memorial Fund First Year Excellence in Writing Award.

    Arthur Feinstein 1955 Memorial Fund First Year Excellence in Writing Award

    • Alyssa Gao, "Determining the Existence of Interdisciplinary Individuals in the Field of Environmental Studies" 

    2016-17 Albert I. ...

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  • Students who have come to rely on the Student Center for Research, Writing, and Information Technology (RWIT) have a surprise this fall: RWIT will now have its own website

    This important student service has long had its online home within the website of the Institute for Writing and Rhetoric at Dartmouth. However, RWIT's broad menu of services, programs, and online resources have outgrown its current space on the Institute’s website...

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  • Along with his longtime Australian collaborators, Ben Jackson and James Dimmock, Dartmouth Speech professor Josh Compton has published a new edited volume entitled Persuasion and Communication in Sport, Exercise, and Physical Activity.

    The book features essays from renowned international experts in the fields of sport and...

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  • The Institute's Mark Koch and Megan McIntyre presented research at meetings of the Conference on College Composition and Communication this year.

    Mark Koch presented at the New England CCCC, held at Boston University this past May. His presentation on map-making and multimodal composition stems from his longstanding interest in maps and critical cartography, which often find their way into his Writing 2-...

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  • The Institute for Writing and Rhetoric is pleased to announce that the Benjamin F. Barge and Class of 1866 Prizes for Oratory speech contest was held on Thursday, May 18, 2017, at 4:30 pm in the Treasure Room (Baker Library). A reception and award presentation followed in the Ferguson Room (Baker Library Room 206).
     
    Eight Dartmouth students presented original persuasive speeches to a public audience and a panel of judges. At the conclusion of the event, Titus Kabega '17 was...

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  • Adedoyin Ogunfeyimi joined the faculty this winter for a one-year position. Ogunfeyimi earned bachelor's and master's degrees in English at the University of Lagos in Nigeria, where he focused on discourse analysis and the relationship between language and power. After completing his studies in Nigeria, Ogunfeyimi earned a doctorate in English at the University of Wisconsin at Madison where he was a Fulbright scholar and Walter J. Vollrath distinguished fellow.

    Director Christiane...

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  • The Institute's Josh Compton has won a “Top Paper” distinction from the Communication Apprehension and Competence Division of the National Communication Association.

    The paper, “Re-thinking anxiety: Using inoculation messages to reduce and reinterpret public speaking fears,” authored with Ben Jackson (University of Western Australia-Perth), Ashleigh Thornton (University of Western Australia-Perth), and James Dimmock (University of Western Australia-Perth) tested inoculation-based...

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  • The Institute for Writing and Rhetoric is pleased to announce the winners of the Dickerson and Feinstein writing awards. For more information about these awards, please visit our Prizes page.

    Arthur Feinstein 1955 Memorial Fund First Year Excellence in Writing Award

    2013-14Benjamin Prudhomme, “...

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  • Dartmouth’s Melissa Herman has been awarded a prestigious Fulbright teaching fellowship. She will teach academic writing at Alecu Russo Balti State University in the Republic of Moldova during the winter of 2017.

    While Moldovans largely speak Romanian and Russian, the graduate students and teachers professor Herman will work with speak English and will benefit from her expertise in the writing and publishing of various academic genres. Herman states that her work will largely consist...

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  • The Dartmouth News features a news story on our recent conference celebrating the 1966 Dartmouth Seminar.

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