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2012 News

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Outrage! New Carnegie Mellon Book Explores Art, Controversy and Society

outrageOne of the first projects formed through Carnegie Mellon University’s Center for the Arts in Society (CAS) focused on the role art controversies play in the public. The results of the multi-year work by CMU faculty and other experts have been captured in a new scholarly book, “Outrage! Art, Controversy, and Society.” MORE
Thursday, December 20, 2012

Suguru Ishizaki receives Joenk Award at 2012 IPCC Conference; CMU to host 2014 Conference

suguru-ishizakiSuguru Ishizaki, Associate Professor of English at Carnegie Mellon University, received the IEEE Professional Communication Society’s Joenk Award for Best Paper in the Transactions at the 2012 International Professional Communication Conference in Orlando, Fla. Carnegie Mellon will host the 2014 International Professional Communication Conference. MORE
Sunday, October 21, 2012

English Class Raises Awareness of Banned Books

Every year since 1982, the American Library Association has sponsored a week dedicated to celebrating the freedom to read. “Banned Books Week” is designed to highlight the value of free and open information.

Students in English Professor Kathy M. Newman’s Studies in Print Culture: Censored Texts course worked to create awareness during the 2012 campaign held from Sept. 30 through Oct. 6.
Thursday, October 4, 2012

Obituary: Carnegie Mellon's Erwin R. Steinberg, Legendary English Professor Helped Found Technical Writing Field and Worked Tirelessly To Improve Education

We are sad to report the death of Erwin Steinberg, professor of English and rhetoric, emeritus.  He retired from the English department in 2007 after 60 years of remarkable service to the university. Our thoughts are with his wife, Beverly and their family.  To read more about his accomplishments and service you can read the full obituary at this link. MORE
Monday, September 17, 2012

Literary and Cultural Studies Program Celebrates 25th Anniversary

The Carnegie Mellon English department’s literary and cultural studies program is celebrating 25 years of graduating classes this September, with festivities beginning on Thursday, September 20.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Brad Walker Receives Steinberg Award

bradwalkerBrad Walker (MAPW ’12) has won the 2012 Erwin R. Steinberg MAPW Scholarship. The $1,500 scholarship was established in 2007 and is awarded annually to a third-semester MAPW student who excels in Style, a course Steinberg taught for many years in the MAPW program. MORE
Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Kaufer Article on Classroom Salon among Top Downloads for 2011 Journal of Business and Technical Communication

davidkauferAn article co-written by English Professor David Kaufer and his CMU research collaborators Ananda Gunawardena (Computer Science), Aaron Tan (CS), and Alexander Cheek (Design) was one of the top downloaded articles in the Journal of Business and Technical Communication in 2011. MORE
Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Heather Steffen Receives AAUW Fellowship

heathersteffenHeather Steffen, a Ph.D.  Candidate in Literary in Cultural Studies, has received a $20,000 fellowship from the American Association of University Women (AAUW) to support her dissertation writing. MORE
Thursday, June 21, 2012

David Shumway Receives Fulbright Award

davidshumwayDavid Shumway, Carnegie Mellon University Professor of English, has won a Fulbright grant to Spain for the upcoming academic year to teach two courses in American Studies. MORE
Monday, June 18, 2012

Suguru Ishizaki Wins 2011 Joenk Award

suguru-ishizakiSuguru Ishizaki, Associate Professor of English at Carnegie Mellon University, has won the IEEE Professional Communication Society’s 2011 Joenk Award for Best Paper in the Transactions. MORE

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