News tagged


New Course for Fall 2018! Rhetoric 189A: Science & Public

We are introducing a brand new special topics course for Fall 2018 entitled, "Science & Public," taught by Professor Nasser Zakariya! This course counts toward the Public Discourse concentration for Rhetoric Students.   Special Topics in Rhetoric : Science and Public Rhetoric 189A | CCN: 32905 Instructor: Nasser Zakariya 4 Units T/TH 9:30-11:00am, 222 Wheeler   Science in public takes different shapes. It is defended as universal knowledge essential to …    read more



Rhetoric Undergrad, Nicholas Lawson wins 2018 AC Student Essay Award

 Nicholas Lawson, Rhetoric and Political Science Double Major and Junior Transfer is this year's recipient of the American Cultures Student Prize for his submission  one of his  Rhetoric 152AC essays titled, "Frederick Douglass, 'poor whites,' and the rhetoric of opposites,"     read more


Natalia Reyes, B.A. Rhetoric, Class of 2016, Wins 2018 Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans

Natalia Reyes wins a 2018 Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans, a graduate school fellowship for outstanding immigrants and children of immigrants in the United States, to support an MFA in English at the Iowa Writers' Workshop. At UC Berkeley, Natalia earned a BA in rhetoric with a concentration in public discourse and a minor in creative writing. Motivated by her belief in a more just world, Natalia became a Communications Fellow with the Haas Institute for a Fair and …    read more


Summer 2018 Featured Course - Rhetoric 2: Confronting Arguments

Back by popular demand, the Rhetoric Department's dynamic public speaking course is open for Summer 2018 enrollment! In Rhetoric 2: Confronting Arguments, students explore how everyday interactions -- from small talk at the grocery store to televised political debate -- are opportunities to persuade (or be persuaded), and they'll practice techniques for speaking up when it really matters. This unique, interactive class is a fun way for students to prepare for personal, political, and …    read more


Rhetoric PhD Alum - Annie Hill Accepts Faculty Position with Dept of Rhetoric & Writing at University of Texas at Austin

Congatulations to Annie Hill,  former Rhetoric PhD graduate joins the faculty of the Department of Rhetoric & Writing at the University of Texas at Austin in Fall of 2018         read more



PhD student Yael Hacohen published in Treehouse

Yael Hacohen's short story, "A Letter to Whoever is Wearing My Boots," has been published in the online literary publication Treehouse. Read her story here.  Yael Hacohen is a first-year PhD student in the Rhetoric Department. Congratulations, Yael!     read more


David Bates to give the Stephen Straker Memorial Lecture

  University of British Columbia, Vancouver, B.C. Canada STS Program’s Annual Straker Lecture 2018                                                    David Bates        Professor, Department of Rhetoric, University of California, Berkeley   “Thinking outside the body: on the technical evolution of …    read more


New! Freshmen & Sophomore Seminar: Writing About the Humanities

Spaces still available, enroll now! Freshmen and sophomores welcome.  Rhetoric 84, CCN 41035 - Spring 2018 - Thurs 3-5pm (2 units) Sophomore Seminar: Writing About the Humanities With Ramona Naddaff, Rhetoric Professor and Art of Writing Director - The Townsend Center for the Humanities is an internationally renowned venue for arts, culture, and intellectual and scholarly life. This seminar offers undergraduates the change to attend and write about the Center's events. Read the …    read more