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    Spring 2017

    The editorial board of The Second Draft is pleased to announce the publication of our Spring 2017 issue titled "Themeweaver: A Tapestry of New

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    June 1, 2017

    LWI Lives is a regular electronic publication of the “Faces of LWI” Committee, which explores the emerging identity of LWI and its members. We have

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    Fall 2016

    Thank you to The Second Draft for focusing on the important topic of pedagogical innovation. The individual and programmatic developments showcased in this issue demonstrate

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    May 2015

    These guidelines for the LWI LRWPROF-list were adopted in May 2015.

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    May 2018

    The call for proposals for LWI 2018 is out, and due on Monday, June 12, 2017.

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    April 1, 2017

    LWI Lives is a regular electronic publication of the “Faces of LWI” Committee, which explores and communicates the emerging identity of LWI and its members.