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May 5, 2022
Hello Readers, The editors of the Undergraduate Research Journal want to share with you all the wonderful work that the students of UC Merced are producing. We have officially published the Spring 2022 edition of the journal and welcome you all to share in the work of our student body. It...
December 20, 2021
Merritt Writing Program Good News Congratulations to: The Merritt Writing Program for receiving the inaugural Equity & Justice Award from the Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion. Estee Beck, PhD, for being officially tenured and promoted to Associate Professor Step...
December 7, 2021
The MWP Program and its faculty have been hard at work this semester. Congratulations for the following achievements!   Merritt Writing Program Good News The Merritt Writing Program received the inaugural Equity & Justice Award from the Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion...
December 2, 2021
Congratulations to the Vernal Pool for the launch of Volume 8, Issue 1, featuring Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Poetry, and Visual art from nearly 20 UC Merced Undergraduate students, including contest winner Ying Wei Zhang, for her story "Upside-Down Swing." Opening Excerpt from...
December 2, 2021
We are excited to announce that the new issue of the Undergraduate Research Journal has been published for the Fall 2021 semester (Volume 13, Issue 2).  Read the issue here: https://escholarship.org/uc/ucm_mwp_ucmurj This issue features 10 research articles by UC Merced Students...
November 24, 2021
Elizabeth Norris and Ed Campos will be speaking about their work with student voice, Hip Hop culture, and system-impacted youth, which would be broadly applicable to many educational contexts and writing assignments. Ed Campos is a consultant for the Kings County Office of Education and the...
November 2, 2021
The edited collection, “Learning from the Lived Experiences of Graduate Student Writers” picked up an outstanding book award from the 2021 International Writing Centers Association. Merit Writing Program Amy Fenstermaker and Writing Studies Anne Zanzucchi’s book chapter...
May 21, 2021
Co-edited by William J. Macauley Jr., Leslie R. Anglesey, Brady Edwards, Kathryn M. Lambrecht & MWP's Phillip Lovas, Standing at the Threshold articulates identity and role dissonances experienced by composition and rhetoric teaching assistants and reimagines the TAship within a larger...
May 4, 2021
We are happy to announce the winners for the 2021 Creative Writing Contest. First, a huge THANK YOU to everyone who entered. Your work was carefully read and considered by our judges, and the high quality of this creative work made decisions very difficult.  Second, thank you to the...
April 19, 2021
Co-written by Alexandria L. Lockett, Iris D. Ruiz, James Chase Sanchez, and Christopher Carter,  RACE, RHETORIC, and RESEARCH METHODS explores multiple antiracist, decolonial forms of study that are relevant to 21st-century knowledge production about language, communication, technology, and...

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