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December 16, 2009

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UT Tyler Department Chair Earns Noted Award for Published Essay


Dr. Hui Wu, Department of Literature and Languages chair at The University of Texas at Tyler, was recently recognized for her work published in a distinguished academic journal, Dr. Alisa White, College of Arts and Sciences dean, announced.

For her essay titled, “Lost and Found in Transnation: Modern Conceptualization of Chinese Rhetoric,” Wu received the 2009 Theresa J. Enos 25th Anniversary Award, which each year recognizes the best article in the scholarly journal, Rhetoric Review.

The Theresa J. Enos 25th Anniversary Award was established by Texas Christian University and the Ruper Redford Trust in honor of the journal’s 25th anniversary to recognize the best essay of the year published in the journal and is named for Threresa Enos, professor of English at University of Arizona, who established the journal and serves as its current editor.

Wu holds a Ph.D. in English with a specialization in rhetoric/composition and comparative studies of rhetoric and communication from Texas Christian University.

Her scholarship encompasses history of rhetoric, comparative studies of rhetoric, global feminist rhetorics and archival research in rhetoric and writing.

Other work appears in College English, College Composition and Communication and Rhetoric Society Quarterly, among other noted publications.

She joined UT Tyler earlier this year. Wu previously served as associate professor of rhetoric and writing and founding executive director of the Confucius Institute at the University of Central Arkansas.

For more information about Rhetoric Review, visit http://www.rhetoricreview.com.

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