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November 2008 - High Honors for Hogan

CDD Co-Director Mike Hogan received two of the communication discipline's most prestigious awards at the November 2008 meeting of the National Communication Association.  The Douglas W. Ehninger Award recognizes scholars who "through multiple publications and presentations around a rhetorical topic or theme, demonstrates intellectual creativity, perseverance, and impact on academic communities."  Hogan also was elected an NCA Distinguished Scholar, NCA's highest award, recognizing a "lifetime of scholarly achievement in the study of human communication."

Mike Hogan and Madeleine Albright

February 2009 - African American Read-In

On Tuesday February 24th the Center for Democratic Deliberation held an African American Read-In inthe Grucci Room of the Burrowes Building. It was a nationwide movement through the National Council of Teachers of English for the month of February. Volunteers were asked to read a short piece of writing by an African-American and explain why they picked the piece. 

Former Secretary of State, Madeleine Albright, addressed the audience in Eisenhower Auditorium on February 5th. Discussing ongoing wars and economic crisis, Albright focused on the problems the country is facing while expressing confidence in President Barack Obama's administration; She stressed her hope for a better America. 

March 2009 - Fellowship Takes Cheryl Glenn to Cape Town

Cheryl Glenn, co-director of the CDD, has been awarded the first A.W. Mellon Fellowship in rhetorical studies at the University of Cape Town (UCT). Glenn will spend late spring and early summer in South Africa, where she will teach and lecture at UCT’s Centre for Rhetoric Studies. The A.W. Mellon Foundation’s major contribution to UCT’s Faculty of Humanities is designated for bringing in outstanding scholars who will enrich departmental research cultures and academic endeavors. Visiting fellows teach at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels, interact with doctoral and postdoctoral fellows, and participate in research projects in the UCT Faculty.