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T&T Student,Kendra Auberry, Won the 2016 Florida Campus Compact Engaged Scholarship Research Award

November 2016

photoT&T student Kendra Auberry recently won the 2016 Florida Campus Compact Engaged Scholarship Research Award in the Florida College System Sector for her research on collective impact. Collective impact refers to a collaborative, inter-organizational effort to effect social change. Auberry, who is the STEM librarian at Indian River State College (IRSC), researches and supports faculty who are teaching service learning courses. Her recent research project focused on service learning evaluation methods which go beyond the traditional focus of reflective exercises for students but seek to solve complex problems (mostly social justice or public health issues) in more collaborative ways (via collective impact) between higher education and community based organizations. She began her research in a T&T course taught by Dr. Bruce Janz.

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T&T Student Published in Xchanges

November 2016

photoCongratulations to T&T student, Jennifer Miller, on her recently published article in Xchanges! Her article may be viewed here: "Multiliteracies for Inclusive Technologies: A Case Study on Location-Based Services and Domestic Violence Survivors."

Three T&T Students Have Been Named 2016-2018 HASTAC Scholars

November 2016

photoThe Texts and Technology program is pleased to announce that three of its students, Nick DeArmas, Jennifer Miller, and David Morton, have been named 2016-2018 HASTAC Scholars (pronounced Haystack: Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Alliance and Collaboratory). The HASTAC Scholars fellowship program is an innovative student-driven community of graduate and undergraduate students that represents dozens of disciplines and 145 colleges and universities in an effort to build a community of students working at the intersection of technology and the arts, humanities and sciences. HASTAC Scholars blog, host online forums, develop new projects and organize events, and much of their work centers on rethinking pedagogy, learning, research and academia for the digital age.

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Student-led Inquiry Project Becomes Expanded Research Project

September 2016

photoCongratulations to Texts & Technology students Brandy Dieterle and Landon Berry on the publication of their article in Computers in Composition on the Writing Center Digital Workspace they designed for our University Writing Center. Brandy previously worked as a peer tutor in the University Writing Center and teaches composition for our department. She also contributes to the department by teaching ENC 3417-Literacy and Technology. Landon was also a peer tutor in the University Writing Center and has worked with UCF’s Writing Across the Curriculum Program. Landon also teaches composition for the department.

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Historical Agricultural News Wins 2nd Place in NEH Data Challenge

July 2016

photoHistorical Agricultural News, a project by Amy Giroux, Marcy Galbreath, and Nathan Giroux, recently won second place in the NEH Chronicling America Historic Newspapers Data Challenge. Drs. Giroux and Galbreath are both 2014 graduates of UCF's Texts and Technology doctoral program.

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Digital Humanities 2016 Conference

July 2016

photoT&T student, Tricia Carlton, and T&T alum, Amy Giroux, traveled to Poland to attend the Digital Humanities 2016 Conference in Kraków. The theme of the conference was “Digital Identities: the Past and the Future.” Pictured is Tricia at her poster session. The conference was hosted by the Jagiellonian University and the Pedagogical University of Kraków.

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UCF Graduate Research Forum Winner

April 2016

photoCongratulations to Texts & Technology student, Jennifer Miller, who won First Place in the Fine Arts & Humanities category at UCF’s 2016 Graduate Research Forum. In addition to a cash award, Jennifer is off to compete in at the State-level research forum to be held in Gainesville at the end of the month.

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T&T Student Jardaneh Successfully Defends Dissertation

March 2016

photoCongratulations 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.

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T&T Students Miller & Dieterle lead terrific interactive workshop

March 2016

photoT&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.

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From Ashes to Ashé: Carlton Successfully Defends Dissertation

March 2016

photoCongratulations to Tricia Carlton who successfully defended her dissertation, From Ashes to Ashé: Memorializing Traumatic Events through Participatory Digital Archives.

Pictured with Tricia are members of her dissertation committee (left to right): Dr. Bruce B. Janz, Dr. Barry Mauer, Dr. Jeffrey Bedwell (Psychology), and Dr. Mark Kamrath (Chair). Dr. Natalie Underberg-Goode, also a member of the committee, is not pictured.

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Dining with the Cyborgs: Cotto Successfully Defends Dissertation

March 2016

photoCongratulations 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.

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T&T Student Mitchell Successfully Defends Dissertation

March 2016

photoCongratulations 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.“

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T&T 2015-16 CAH Award Winners

February 2016

Congratulations to T&T alum Leandra Preston-Sidler on being chosen for the College of Arts and Humanities 2015-2016 Award for Outstanding Dissertation for her dissertation, "Watch Me Disappear: Gendered Bodies, Pro-Anorexia, and Self-Injury in Virtual Communities."

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Success of Women Faculty & ProQuest Academic: Baker Successfully Defends Dissertation

February 2016

photoT&T student, Carissa Baker, attended the UCF Dissertation Forum, a one-day event hosted by the UCF Libraries and the UCF College of Graduate Studies, in collaboration with the UCF Center for Success of Women Faculty and ProQuest Academic.

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Digital Humanities Workshops by Brian Blackburne

January 2016

photoOn Tuesday, January 26, 2016, the T&T Guest Speaker Series brought T&T Alum Brian Blackburne (2008) to campus. Dr. Blackburn shared lunch with T&T students, faculty, and staff and discussed his experience with the hiring and tenure process. That evening, Dr. Blackburne conducted a lecture titled, "2 kewl 4 skool: Examining Students' E-Mail Habits in a Socially Mediated Culture." The lecture was attended by T&T students, alumni, faculty, and staff who enjoyed learning about the interactions between professors and students in e-mail correspondence collected between 2003 and 2013 from Dr. Blackburne’s students. Dr. Blackburne is currently an Associate Professor of Technical and Professional Communication at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas.

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