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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.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

From Carnegie Mellon To Simon & Schuster

chloe fraboni is an editor and author at Simon & Schuster

Chloe Fraboni earned a bachelor’s degree in creative writing and English in 2011 and is now an editor and author at Simon & Schuster, which is home to acclaimed novelists, such as Stephen King, David McCullough, Jennifer Weiner and more. Fraboni has launched two children’s book series at the publishing company: “The Hidden World of Changers” and “Living in…”

Monday, June 6, 2016

Johns Hopkins University Accepts LCS Masters Alumnus Into Ph.D. Program

nathan doherty (lcs'15) was accepted into a ph.d. program at john hopkins university.

This fall, Nathan Doherty (LCS’15) will experience a few firsts. He’ll begin his studies in Johns Hopkins University’s Ph.D. in English Literature Program and his first journal article will appear in the leading interdisciplinary law journal, “Law and Literature.” The article started out as a paper for a course with Associate Professor of English Christopher Warren.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Ph.D. in LCS & Rhetoric Alumni Land Jobs at Civic Nonprofits

creative writing and professional writing alumna elisabeth finch is a writer for grey's anatomy

Non-academic career options are an increasingly exciting and fulfilling option for Ph.D. graduates. Take for example, recent graduates of Carnegie Mellon University’s English Department’s Ph.D. programs, Kurt Sampsel (LCS’15) and Matthew Zebrowski (Rhetoric’15), who are both pursuing nonprofit careers in civic engagement.

Friday, May 6, 2016

English & Professional Writing Alumna, Emily Dobler, Gets Political

emily dobler is an english and professional writing major who is now a copy editor at POLITICO pro.With 2016 being an election year, Emily Dobler (DC’13) says POLITCO Pro, where she is a copy editor, is more fast-paced and exciting than it already is. Dobler, a Carnegie Mellon University English and professional writing double major, recently joined the POLITICO Pro team, a subscription-based offshoot of the popular politics online magazine, POLITICO. 

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Grey’s Anatomy: Alumna’s Heart Is In the Work

creative writing and professional writing alumna elisabeth finch is a writer for grey's anatomy

It’s been over a decade since Elisabeth Finch graduated, yet she continues to live and breathe the university’s motto, “My heart is in the work.” Finch, who majored in creative writing and professional writing and minored in drama, is constantly working in various Hollywood writing roles. She’s a writer for “Grey’s Anatomy” and between seasons, Finch periodically works with IAMA Theatre Company writing one-act plays for the company’s 23 Hour Plays Fest and IAMAFest.

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

MA in Rhetoric Alumna Impacts Communities Through Arts Initiatives

ma in rhetoric alumna sarah york rubin impacts communities through arts initiatives.

As the Santa Barbara County Arts Commission's new executive director, Sarah York Rubin hopes to work with other members of the commission to make art increasingly accessible to diverse residents across Santa Barbara County. Even while she was studying in Carnegie Mellon University’s Master of Arts in Rhetoric program, Rubin demonstrated leadership potential—one of the characteristics that helped her earn a prestigious Fulbright Scholarship.

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Literary and Cultural Studies Alumni Carve Out Diverse Career Paths

matt ewalt and rachel delphia

From organizing museum exhibits to developing lecture series, two Carnegie Mellon literary and cultural studies (LCS) alumni are engaging communities into conversation in diverse ways. Rachel Delphia (LCS’03), the Alan G. and Jane A. Lehman curator of decorative arts and design at the Carnegie Museum of Art, is really excited to share with the public an untold story of design in Pittsburgh through the museum’s current exhibit.