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Fall for the Book Presentation by S. Scott Graham


This Fall for the Book, save the date for a presentation by S. Scott Graham.

Tuesday, September 27
6:30pm – 7:45pm
Johnson Center Meeting Room A
Mason Fairfax Campus

The George Mason University chapter of the Society for Technical Communication (GMU STC) invites you to learn why the study of rhetoric—including writing, composition, and technical communication—and Science and Technology Studies (STS) need each other.

Dr. S. Scott Graham is an associate professor at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and the director of the Scientific and Medical Communications (SAMComm) Laboratory. An award-winning researcher, he examines the interaction of science and the public in health and environmental policy-making. His latest study uses Systems Ethnography and Qualitative Modeling (SEQM) to investigate cancer-obesity comorbidity.

The Politics of Pain Medicine: A Rhetorical-Ontological Inquiry (2015), Dr. Graham’s first full-length publication, uses history, philosophy, rhetorical analysis, and findings from an ethnographic study to examine how a mind/body approach to pain science has impacted the study and treatment of pain. Drawing from theories by Bruno Latour, Annemarie Mol, and Martin Heidegger, Graham proposes overcoming the two-world problem with a combination of rhetoric and STS.


GMU STC is a student chapter of the STC, the world’s oldest and largest professional association for technical communicators.

As a student organization, we are dedicated to helping current and future professional technical communicators—writers, editors, illustrators, and more—achieve their career, education, and service goals.

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The UX Careers Handbook DC Launch Event


Networking, Learning, Pizza, Beer + you can get your own copy of the book at the event for 35% off by ordering with your event ticket!

Be a part of The UX Careers Handbook DC Launch Event and find out what you need to know about user experience careers from The UX Careers Handbook author Cory Lebson!

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Big thank you to CHIEF for providing pizza and beer to all attendees! (As well as an awesome venue for the event!)

In partnership with UXPA DC


Learn what it takes to succeed as a UX professional and if you're an employer or recruiter, find out how you can hire better!

You'll find out:

  • What kinds of UX career pathways are available to you
  • How to frame yourself solidly as a UX-er through learning, personal branding and networking
  • How to write/identify a good job description
  • How to successfully apply for a UX job
  • How to identify a good candidate and recognize a great UX portfolio
  • Ways to become a part of the UX community


  • 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM – Networking, pizza, beer and if you preorder here, pick up your copy of The UX Careers Handbook!
  • 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM – Author Cory Lebson speaks followed by Q&A
  • 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM – Additional networking and book signing

About the Book

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The UX Careers Handbook offers an insider's look at how to be a successful User Experience (UX) professional from comprehensive career pathway descriptions to learning, personal branding, networking skills, building of resumes and portfolios, and landing a UX job.

The book goes in-depth to explain what it takes to get into and succeed in a UX career, be it as a designer, information architect, strategist, user researcher, or a variety of other UX career specialties. It presents a wealth of resources designed to help readers develop and take control of their UX career success, including perspectives and advice from experts in the field.

  • Features interviews and personal stories from a range of industry-leading UX professionals to show readers how they broke into the industry, stayed with it, and evolved with it.
  • Accompanied by a companion website that provides readers with featured articles and updated resources covering new and changing information to help them stay on top of this fast-paced industry.
  • Provides worksheets and activities to help readers make decisions for their UX careers and build their soft business skills and portfolios.

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About Cory Lebson

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Cory Lebson has been a user experience consultant for nearly 20 years. He is the principal and owner of Lebsontech LLC, a successful small user experience consulting firm he established in 1997. Lebsontech focuses on user research and evaluation, user experience strategy, UX training, and mentoring.

Cory also greatly enjoys teaching topics related to user experience and technology. He regularly gives talks and workshops on topics related to UX career development, user experience, user research, information architecture, and accessibility. He has been featured on the radio and has published a number of articles in a variety of professional publications.

Cory has an MBA in marketing and technology management, as well as an MA in sociology and a BS in psychology. Cory is a past president of the User Experience Professionals Association (UXPA) International and is also a past president of the UXPA DC Chapter.

Connect with Cory on LinkedIn and follow Cory on Twitter @corylebson!

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ACM SIGDOC 2016 Conference in Silver Spring, MD, Sept. 23-24

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ACM SIGDOC is holding their annual conference in Silver Spring, MD, on September 23-24, 2016.

The conference venue and hotels are conveniently located off the Red Line of the Washington Metro:
Sheraton Silver Spring Hotel
8777 Georgia Avenue
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Phone: 1-301-589-0800

The program for SIGDOC 2016 is now available:

The program lists the times, dates, and rooms for all panels, talks, keynotes, and workshops. It's an exciting and diverse lineup but also a packed one, so please take a look and plan accordingly.

Early registration runs through September 6.

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