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Liz Dayton and Judy Casey have had their paper “The Development of Peer Tutor Language Awareness (TuLA) in Peer Tutors in a Writing Center at the University of Puerto Rico” accepted by Southern Discourse, the publication of the Southeastern Writing Center Association (SWCA), of which Puerto Rico is a member. SWCA is a member of The International Writing Centers Association, an NCTE Assembly. Drs. Dayton and Casey first presented their research on TuLA, a new concept that they initiated and are developing for Puerto Rico, in June 2008 at the 9th International Association for Language Awareness Conference in Hong Kong. In February 2009, Dr. Casey presented this work at the SWCA conference “The Writing Center’s Role in Student Success: 21st Century Strategies for Empowerment Rooted in Culture and Diversity.” As the first representative of PR ever to attend this annual conference, she was welcomed and asked to serve on a panel discussion entitled “Where Do We Go from Here?” which had a focus on code-meshing, an issue of great importance to the Arts and Sciences Writing Center at UPRM. Dr. Casey, the Administrator of the WC, and Dr. Dayton, the Associate Administrator, will continue their research on TuLA in F09.

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