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Translingualism & Student Writing

 A Translingual Approach to Error in Student Writing

Please join us for an engaging presentation-working session

Monday, 7 May 2012, 4 - 6 PM

Wilson Library  4 Central Reading Room

“We call for a new paradigm: A translingual approach. This approach sees difference in language not as a barrier to be overcome or a problem to manage, but as a resource for producing meaning in writing, speaking, reading, and listening. (Horner, Lu, Royster, and Trimbur, 2011)

 

 Bruce Horner
Endowed Chair of Rhetoric and Composition,
University of Louisville

 Min Zhan Lu
Professor of English and University Scholar,University of Louisville

 From 4-5 PM - a presentation-workshop about ways to respond to perceived errors in students’ writing

From 5-6 PM - a more focused discussion of the concepts and theories of translingualism, the teaching of writing, and the politics of style. 

 Preparatory readings:

 “Resisting Monolingualism in ‘English’: Reading and Writing the Politics of Language”

“Language Difference in Writing: Toward a Translingual Approach”

RSVPs appreciated to writinginstructionsupport@wwu.edu

Sponsored by the Department of English & the Writing Instruction Support Program, WWU

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Masters of Japanese Cinema: Pale Flower @ Pickford

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Masters of Japanese Cinema is a new series for Pickford Film Center, shining a light on the rich history of Japanese cinema, from old masters such as Ozu, Akira Kurosawa and Naruse, to modern masters such as Miyazaki, Kore-eda, and Kiyoshi Kurosawa. Curated by Jeff Purdue, a librarian and professor at Western Washington University.

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Pale Flower

Masahiro Shinoda's brilliant film opens with mobster Murakami just getting released from prison for murdering a member of a rival clan, only to learn that during his internment, the two syndicates arranged a truce.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Date: May 8, 2012

Time: To be announced. Visit  http://pickfordcinema.org/page/PlayingPFC.aspx

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Piracy & Plagiarism & Ethics

Academic Literacy Series

A happy hour of bite-sized academic events with an informal bent, brought to you by Western Libraries


What are the ethics of copying and reusing another’s work? What are the differences between disciplines and views on issues of copyright and plagiarism?

Join us Tuesday, April 24, 4 - 5 PM in the Learning Commons,
Wilson Library 270
for lightning round presentations,
followed by refreshments fueled discussion of
this issue.

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WWU MAP Collection Give -Away

WWU MAP Collection Give -Away April 17th & 18th

Western Libraries is consolidating the Map Collection
and will be giving away surplus maps!

The giveaway will be held at the Commissary at
781 25Th St
on April 17 and April 18 from 12 to 4.

These maps were received through depository or similar agreements and therefore Western cannot sell them, but they are free for the taking.  They have already been offered to other libraries. The maps are mostly of the eastern United States, or other countries. They include topographic, nautical and aeronautical maps, among many
others.

 Members of the public who expect to spend more than fifteen minutes looking at the maps need to purchase a parking permit at Parking Services in the Campus Services Facility at 2001 Bill McDonald Parkway.  For more information contact Rob Lopresti at 360-650-3272  or mapcollection@wwu.edu.

   The WWU Libraries permanent Map Collection is
   located in Wilson Library 170 and is open to the
   public from 11 to 2, Tuesday through Friday. 
   It contains more than 100,000 maps with an
   emphasis on the Pacific Northwest. 

 

 


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EBSCO databases down!

All of our EBSCO databases are currently down. 

They’re experiencing a problem on their end that they’re trying to resolve...
a rough estimate is it will take 1-2 hours for resolution of the problem.

Please check in with the Reference Desk for other options, we do have many other databases which remain accessible!

CONTACT: Reference @ 650-3094

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Masters of Japanese Cinema-Yojimbo

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Masters of Japanese Cinema is a new series for Pickford Film Center, shining a light on the rich history of Japanese cinema, from old masters such as Ozu, Akira Kurosawa and Naruse, to modern masters such as Miyazaki, Kore-eda, and Kiyoshi Kurosawa. Curated by Jeff Purdue, a librarian and professor at Western Washington University.

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Yojimbo

 

Yojimbo Toshiro Mifune portrays a Samurai who finds himself in the middle of a feud-torn Japanese village. Neither side is particularly honorable, but Mifune is hungry and impoverished, so he agrees to work as bodyguard (or Yojimbo) for a silk merchant (Kamatari Fujiwara) against a sake merchant (Takashi Shimura). He then pretends to go to work for the other, the better to let the enemies tear each other apart. Imprisoned for his "treachery," he escapes just in time to watch the two warring sides wipe each other out.

 

 

 

 

Date: March 13, 2012

Time: To be announced. Visit  http://pickfordcinema.org/page/PlayingPFC.aspx

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Publish your academic writing

 

 

Have you worked hard on a scholarly paper & would like to share your research with others?

Occam's Razor, a student run journal that publishes academic writing, is looking for student submissions in any discipline.


Submissions due by March 17th.

 

Send submissions to: occam.wwu@gmail.com

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Communication workshop today!

Communication Across Differences:

A Focus on Speakers
of Other Languages

 Mon. Feb. 27, 2012
3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Learning Commons, Wilson 270 

(Behind Wilson Circulation)

Join us for an interactive dialogue and hands-on workshop with guest panelists Maria Timmons Flores (TESOL), Roberta Kjesrud (Writing Center), and Xiao Xiao (Writing Center)  to address issues inherent in  speaking English as a Second Language. 

Learn how to partner with students, staff, and faculty to create an inclusive learning environment and to provide support  for speakers of other languages at WWU.

The Academic Literacy series is an on-going dialogue on selected topics related to reading and writing in the academy. Carmen Werder (Director, of the Learning Commons) and Rebecca Marrall (Diversity Resident  Librarian) are pleased to present the latest chapter in Communication Across Differences.

Faculty, staff and students welcome at this academic happy hour!!

 To attend please RSVP to Rebecca Marrall at rebecca.marrall@wwu.edu
by Fri. Feb. 24th, noon.

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