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Curzan at TEDxUofM

Posted: 4/17/2014 7:38:22 AM

Anne Curzan was a recent presenter at TEDxUofM. You can watch the talk below:


http://youtu.be/UVDgemuZdho

2014 BEN Prize

Posted: 3/25/2014 3:27:21 PM
We are delighted to announce the 2014 winners of the BEN Prize for outstanding teaching of writing:
  • Angela Berkley
  • Jamie Jones
The BEN Prize, funded by an endowment in honor of alum and English Advisory Board member Larry Kirshbaum, is awarded each year to two Lecturers who have achieved a high level of excellence in the teaching of writing.
 
Angie and Jamie bring remarkable insight, enthusiasm, skill, and creativity to the teaching of writing.  Please join us in congratulating them for their wonderful work.
 
We would also like to congratulate all of the excellent instructors who were nominated for the prize.  Our selection committee found it inspiring and humbling to read the nominees' materials, including the many glowing letters of support they received from their students and colleagues. 


Moscow Prize 2014

Posted: 2/13/2014 8:39:49 PM

It is a pleasure for us to announce the three recipients of this year’s David and Linda Moscow Prize for Excellence in Teaching Composition:

Justine Neiderhiser

James Pinto

Rebecca Scherm

Justine, James, and Rebecca bring a remarkable level of insight, enthusiasm, skill, and creativity to the teaching of writing.  Please join us in congratulating them for their wonderful work.

We would also like to congratulate all of the excellent instructors who were nominated for the prize.  Our selection committee had to make difficult decisions in choosing from such an impressive pool of applicants.  We found it inspiring and humbling to read all of the nominees' materials, including the many glowing letters of support they received from their students and colleagues.  

David and Linda Moscow make this prize possible, and we are grateful for their ongoing generosity to the Writing Program. 



Eileen Pollack Essay in NYT

Posted: 10/3/2013 12:03:29 PM

Essay on women in science by Eileen Pollack feature in New York Times.

From the article:

Why Are There Still So Few Women in Science?

Last summer, researchers at Yale published a study proving that physicists, chemists and biologists are likely to view a young male scientist more favorably than a woman with the same qualifications. Presented with identical summaries of the accomplishments of two imaginary applicants, professors at six major research institutions were significantly more willing to offer the man a job. If they did hire the woman, they set her salary, on average, nearly $4,000 lower than the man’s. Surprisingly, female scientists were as biased as their male counterparts.

Read the full article...


http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/06/magazine/why-are-there-still-so-few-women-in-science.html

Anne Curzan's "Mini-Lecture" Part XX

Posted: 9/27/2013 1:07:38 PM

Anne Curzan was recently featured in the "Mini-Lectures Series" section on LSA's website. In this segment of the feature, Curzan continues her look at the finer points of the English language.

Previous editions can be view on the LSA YouTube channel.


http://www.youtube.com/user/UMichLSA

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