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Public Talk on the Persona of the Scientist in the Stories We Tell!

world-war-z-0031The UAH Business and Technical Writing Program is excited to announce a free public lecture from Dr. Leah Ceccarelli, professor of communication at the University of Washington, discussing the way scientists are presented in public narratives like zombie films and presidential speeches.This event is free and open to the public! Join us for the talk and a Q&A session on Thursday, April 14 at 4:00 in Charger Union 227 on the UAH campus. 

The talk, “The Persona of the Scientist in the Stories We Tell,” reveals a contested persona for the modern scientist. The figure of the scientist in the public imaginary occupies the rolececcarelli of both hero and fool, responsible citizen and morally blind outsider. A better understanding of the rhetorical possibilities available for
representing the character of the scientist in various public texts, from presidential speeches to popular movies to judicial decisions, should help us to better select those depictions that are most likely to benefit society and reject those depictions that are most likely to do harm. This event is sponsored by the UAH English Department and the UAH Humanities Center.


STC Rocket City Technical Communication Conference, Saturday, April 21!

Please join the Society for Technical Communication at the first Rocket City Technical Communication Conference: Techniques and Trends. The event will be held Saturday, April 21 from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm in the Shelby Center on the UAH campus. Topics covered include soft skills for technical communicators, grant and proposal writing, and trends in the Huntsville area. Admission is $25 for non-STC members and FREE for STC members and students. Contact Cynthia Brasher at to register. More information is available on the STC website.

Eminent Scholar Lecture Wednesday, March 7

The UAHuntsville Business and Technical Writing Program and the Humanities Center present an Eminent Scholar Lecture on Wednesday, March 7 at 7:00 pm in the Chan Auditorium. Dr. Herndl, a Professor of English at University of South Florida, is a nationally recognized technical communication scholar. He will speak on the importance of rhetoric in uniting diverse groups of experts, politicians, and citizens to solve large-scale societal problems. The event is free and open to the public.

Photoshop Workshop Saturday, March 3!

The Society for Technical Communication will offer a Photoshop workshop Saturday, March 3 in Salmon Library Room 211. Sue Barbara, who has been teaching Photoshop to all age groups for over eleven years, will present an introductory and advanced session:

9:30-12:30: Introduction to Photoshop – This session focuses on editing images using the Crop, Magic Wand, Brush, Eyedropper, Type and Move tools.
1:30-4:30: Advanced Photoshop – This session focuses on using the Clone, Lasso, Quick Mask, Layers, Healing Brush and Layer Styles.

Participants can enroll in the workshop at the following rates:
Students: $15 one session/$25 both sessions
STC Members: $30 one session/$55 both sessions
Non-Members: $40 one session/$75 both sessions

The workshop requires pre-registration by Wednesday, February 29. Please contact Cynthia Brasher at to register. Contact Sue Barbara at or 256.653.6489 with questions about the workshops.