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Friday, May 12, 2017

The Country That Dines Together Stays Together

Two CMU English alumnae are advocating strength in communication over the dinner table.Two Dietrich College alumnae created Make America Dinner again to bring individuals with diverse ideologies in a non-threatening environment—the dinner table—to respectfully exchange views. MORE
Friday, May 5, 2017

Five CMU Friends Keep the Connection

Five CMU friends keep the connection.In 1964, five freshmen arrived at Carnegie Institute of Technology and became close friends. More than 50 years later, the women’s bond that was forged over studying and becoming young adults together remains strong…as does their connection to what is now Carnegie Mellon University. MORE
Friday, January 20, 2017

Using an English Degree To Do What You Love

Two English alumnae discuss what it means to use your english degree.

What can you do with an English degree? Plenty. Carnegie Mellon University graduates have built diverse careers doing what they love – from publishing to museum administration, children’s entertainment and entrepreneurship.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Startup Sparked By a Quest for the Truth

Luke Brindle-Khym is a CMU English alum.Luke Brindle-Khym is passionate about truth and justice. He has taken that passion and turned it into a career and viable business. In 2010, Brindle-Khym launched Quest Research & Investigations LLC (QRI), a firm that collects evidence for civil and criminal litigators and investigates corporate misconduct. MORE
Friday, September 9, 2016

Remembering 9/11

Regina Ress is a CMU English alum.As the country marks the 15th anniversary of 9/11, a CMU alumna continues to encourage hope and healing in a unique way. Regina Ress, an award-winning storyteller, actor, writer and educator, travels throughout the country to perform "Compassion, Generosity and Grace: Stories from 9/11." MORE
Thursday, August 25, 2016

With a Pogo Stick, the Sky's the Limit

Nick Ryan is a professional writing alum.Nick Ryan (DC’11) is forging his own path—by pogo stick. In 2010, while Ryan was still a student at Carnegie Mellon University, he co-founded Xpogo—an events, media and retail company dedicated to growing the sport of extreme pogo. MORE
Friday, August 19, 2016

Still Something Rattles

Terence Degnan is a CMU English alum.As a poet and spoken word artist, you could say that storytelling is in Terence Degnan’s blood. But it does not end there. Degnan, a former Carnegie Mellon University student who studied creative writing, is also interested in how the world around us makes us who we are. MORE
Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Q&A with City Theatre Company’s Clare Drobot

creative writing alumna clare drobot is the director of new play development at city theatre

The New York Times once described City Theatre Company as “Pittsburgh’s most innovative theater company.” As its Director of New Play Development, Clare Drobot (CW’05) is responsible for reading scripts submitted by writers and helping develop the company’s season of plays. We recently had a chance to ask Drobot about her work at City Theatre.

Friday, June 24, 2016

Creative Writing Alumna Wins National Fiction Prize

creative writing alumna anne ray has won the national danahy fiction prize

Anne Ray (CW'00) has won the national Danahy Fiction Prize for her short story, “Please Repeat My Name.” She received a $1,000 award for her story, which will be published in a forthcoming issue of the “Tampa Review," the faculty-edited literary journal of the University of Tampa. Ray received a $1,000 award for her story, which will be published in a forthcoming issue of the journal.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Alumni Make Pittsburgh A Better Place Through The Sprout Fund

english department alumni cathy lewis long and ryan coon lead the sprout fund.

Through their work at The Sprout Fund, English Department alumni Cathy Lewis Long (LCS, PW’91) and Ryan Coon (CW, English’06) are making Pittsburgh a better place to live, work and play. The 15-year-old non-profit organization has made its mark on the city by funding projects like Bike Pittsburgh and GTECH Strategies when they were just in their early stages of development.