Monthly Archives: March 2016

T&T Student Jardaneh Successfully Defends Dissertation

Congratulations to T&T student Kevin Jardaneh for successfully defending his dissertation,Building a Foundation for Goal-Attainment and Problem-Solving in Interdisciplinary Studies: Reimagining Web-Based Core Curriculum Through a Classical Lens, on March 31. Pictured from left to right are Dr. Stephen Fiore (Institute for Simulation & Training), Dr. Bruce Janz (Chair), Kevin, Dr. Mark Kamrath, Dr. Rudy… Read more »

T&T Students Miller & Dieterle lead terrific interactive workshop

T&T students Jennifer Roth Miller and Brandy Dieterle led a terrific interactive workshop, From Strategic Objectives to Digtial Tools: Using Social Media for Activism, at the Department of Writing & Rhetoric’s Annual Symposium. They are pictured here with DWR’s Jacob Stewart who helped lead the workshop. T&T faculty Dr. Angela Rounsaville, Dr. J. Blake Scott,… Read more »

Bertolt Brecht’s Dramatic Structure

For Bertolt Brecht, the dramatic structure underlying any situation reflects the structure of social forces at work in society. Since Brecht was a Marxist living in an industrial capitalist nation, he understood these social forces as competing classes (although he also dealt with historical struggles, such as “science versus church,” in his play Galileo). For… Read more »

Dining with the Cyborgs: Cotto Successfully Defends Dissertation

Congratulations to T&T student Maggie Cotto for successfully defending her dissertation, Dining with the Cyborgs: Disembodied Consumption and the Rhetoric of Food Media in the Digital Age, on March 22. Maggie is pictured here with members of her Dissertation Committee (L to R): Dr. Barry Mauer, Dr. J. Blake Scott, Maggie, Dr. Martha Brenkle (Chair),… Read more »

T&T Student Mitchell Successfully Defends Dissertation

Congratulations to T&T student Cynthia Mitchell for successfully defending her dissertation, ”Exploring Repurposing Across Contexts: How Adolescents’ New Literacies Practices Can Inform Understandings about Writing-Related Transfer.“ Cynthia’s dissertation explores how middle school students engage in new literacies practices and how they repurpose across contexts. With the use of screencast software and interviews, this project analyzes… Read more »