Events-Department of English - Carnegie Mellon University

Upcoming Events

Graduate Student Seminar

Date and Time: July 28, 2016, 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. EST

Location: Virtual

If you are a prospective graduate student interested in our programs, you won't want to miss this free webinar on Thursday, July 28, from 1-2 p.m. EST!

Hear from Carnegie Mellon University's Director of Professional and Technical Writing Programs, Necia Werner, and Associate Professor of English, Kathy Newman. Professor Werner will speak about our Master of Arts Programs in Professional Writing and Rhetoric and our Ph.D. Program in Rhetoric! Professor Newman will speak about our Master of Arts Program in Literary and Cultural Studies and our Ph.D. program in Literary and Cultural Studies. Learn about the CMU English experience and our application process. You'll have the opportunity to ask any questions you may have following the presentation.

Access is limited, so please register here!

Mark your calendar for July 28, 2016 and get ready to enjoy an interactive experience, all from the comforts of your home or office computer. A computer with an internet connection and speakers (or headphones) is all you need. Take a moment to test your system in advance. We will be in touch by e-mail with instructions on how to access the webinar.

Kristina Straub's Will & Jane Exhibit Opens

Date and Time: August 6 - November 6

Location: The Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington D.C.

Carnegie Mellon University Professor of English Kristina Straub and University of Texas at Austin Professor of English Janine Barchas open their much-anticipated exhibit, "Will & Jane: Shakespeare, Austen, and the Cult of Literary Celebrity" on August 6. Read more about the exhibit.

Fall 2016 New Teacher Orientation

Date and Time: August 15-19, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Location: Swank Room, Baker Hall 255B

This is an invite-only event for First-Year Writing instructors.

Returning Teachers Re-orientation

Date and Time: Wednesday, August 24, 2016, 9:30am – 5:00pm

Location: Various Locations

The morning activities (9:30a-12:00p) will be in Steinberg Auditorium, and the afternoon activities (1:00p-5:00p) will be in Baker Hall 145C and the Swank Room, Baker Hall 255B. This orientation is an invite-only event for our returning First-Year Writing instructors.

Graduate Student Orientation

Date and Time: Friday, August 26, 9:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Location: Various Locations Across Carnegie Mellon University

This daylong event welcomes incoming M.A. and Ph.D. students who will have the opportunity to meet our Department Head Andreea Deciu Ritivoi, your Graduate Student Assembly Rep, your Program Director, faculty, staff and new classmates! Learn what to expect in the coming academic year! You don't want to miss Graduate Student Orientation!

Questions? Contact the Assistant Director of Graduate Programs.

Welcome Back Reception

Date and Time: Friday, August 26, 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Location: Tartans Pavilion

Once again our graduate student orientation day will end with a department-wide Welcome Back Reception. Department of English faculty, postdocs, instructors, graduate students and staff are invited.
You and your significant others will be invited to join us on Friday, August 26th from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. at the Tartans Pavilion.
Please mark your calendars now—you’ll receive a more formal invitation early in August with a request for RSVPs.

LCS Colloquium Series Featuring Jason Moore

Date and Time: Thursday, September 15, 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Location: The Swank Room, Baker Hall 255B

Rhetoric Colloquium Series Featuring Patricia Roberts-Miller

Date and Time: Thursday, October 27

Location: TBD

Patricia Roberts-Miller is a professor in the Department of Rhetoric & Writing at the University of Texas at Austin. Read about her work.